I run a role playing website that writes via forums and chat rooms. I've recently switched to Xenforo and found Siropu's chat add on. I purchased it just this week and can say without a doubt it is absolutely perfect for what we needed. I wanted to give them the ability to create their own rooms, password protect them, and I can. I wanted easy text formatting, and this does it. On top of that I contacted Siropu for some small visual tweaks and they were super fast with their support reply and very kind to a newbie like me. I love this add on!
Wanted to add one more thing, that about a year ago I asked if there was a way to create a pop-up menu for the add-on so users would not be directed from the site and would be able to pull the chat in a popup. Siropu responded saying there wasn't but implemented it within days of asking and added the feature very fast. Was surprised at the dedication
Works decently enough. The mobile side of the responsive design could use some work though (at least on the dedicated chat page). On phones, the chat window height should scale to the height of the display in such a way that the text input box and options snap to the bottom of the screen (height changing when the keyboard pops up to match) like you would see in a native chat app. Rocket.chat does a great job of doing this in a web browser.
Super awesome chat, tons of options. Support is top notch! We went from Shoutbox XF2, which was good, but my members complained about lack of options like we had in the Taigachat Shoutbox in XF1. Upgrade to this version and I feel like a hero now, nothing but love from the members. Thanks Siropu!
What an excellent resource! the chat isn't that easy to set up but set user permissions and poke around the options and be prepared to be blown away! Fantastic addon with support second to none! Highly recommended for anyone moving to v2 from tiaga chat or similar :)
Got tired of waiting on another well-known chat addon to be upgraded for XF2 and took a chance on this one, and I'm glad I did. Have to say that I like this one even better: it doesn't seem to have any more of an impact on performance, and it's a more full-featured chat app. Glad I made the change.