Anyone else notice that the chat in pvp has become very nasty. For a long time chat was cool, ppl would say things like good fight, good game and so on. Now chat is rude and turned into your mama this your mama that type chat
This is not limited to multi-faction chat. I tend to see the same condescension, arrogance, and posturing in FvF as well. It has less to do with gameplay mechanics, and more to do with individual maturity.
My solution is, I just don't look at Zone chat anymore. I separate Team chat from Zone chat, in separate chat tabs. (Right-click on your chat window in order to customise the channel display for each tab, or to modify/create tabs.)
Unfortunately, these forums are becoming the same (looking at some responses within this very thread), so I will probably be reading these less, too. I do feel sorry for the people who -must- read through it all, however (i.e., Cryptic).
Don't take away my Cross-Faction chat... I hated that I could not talk to the other faction when I played WoW and I am very glad I can do this in STO! Often when a match is unbalanced, my friends and I like to suggest we do 1v1 duels-- this is a fun distraction late at night when there's only a couple people on either team, instead of it turning into a total curb-stomp instagib match.
But yeah, all it takes is one wise-guy with a smart mouth to turn the zone chat into something ugly. This is largely because PVP is competitive-- obviously, and people don't like losing, especially if it's because of a cheap tactic the other team/player used. I try to keep things civil and polite, but some people are just backwards and wrong in the head. :p