Originally posted by T1000
Aye, there was also a rants forum in addition to the chat room.
Not so sure it was solely (if at all) a bandwidth issue that led to the chat room's demise.
RHP Live has a real time chat facility, but only between you and your opponent rather than a whole room.
If I remember correctly, the chat room was not on the RHP server. There was a link that took you away from our server and connected to the server where the chat room was operated.
I think the common practice was to stay logged onto RHP to play games, and be in the chat room at the same time.
We had an exclusive room that could only be accessed by RHP members (and the people who ran the chatroom server).
As I remember the real problem, it was that several RHP members were unwilling to comply with the rules that were being enforced by the people who controlled the chat room, which eventually led to the chat room being shut down.