Was going to bring this up too. I like this suggestion, but I’d rather have custom quips than mission messages, personally.
I don’t think the policy will change given a significant portion of the game’s audience will be children.
- Quips and mission messages are both local - other players can’t see these, so there’s no huge danger in allowing them.
- The game already allows for custom text in callsigns and spaceship names, not to mention having a built-in translation engine(!), so it’s not as though this would be a huge step away from that. (And yes, streamers, and yes, trueuser has a point here. You could edit the video or mod the game to have bad content in there, if you were so inclined.)
tl;dr: I don’t think that there’s a strong argument against custom text entry (especially for client-only display) given the precedents that have already been set.
This is also a great idea. Could be entertaining in multiplayer, too. Probably not the easiest thing to code, though.