It appears that Cryptic has decided to finally integrate in-game voice communication! That should make it easier to even enable voice comm in PuGs (depending on how clunky they will make the interface ) and "level the playing field" if people wish to do so.
Let's just hope that, once this becomes realized, the jack-asses of the world don't ruin it by bypassing profanity filters and forcing Cryptic to disable it again.
BTW, there is more in the Engineering Report (PvP related):
More Species (Androids, Aenar, Talaxian, Hologram species)
Improving Hair and Cloth tech
Unfortunately I was wrong with my earlier comment. They aren't even actively talking about it. It's just being considered! Somehow I get the feeling that DStahl and I were thinking different things when I was asking about meaningful territory control, and his response being that it's slated for Season 5.
Cause y'know months ago folks were asking for new PvP maps and the result was... PvP tourneys (which never happened). Asking for territory control results in... possibly new PvP maps?
Don't get me wrong though. New PVP maps is still great and all, but there does seem to be a serious breakdown in communications between the community and the devs.