Here are various ideas to make the chat system in Shaiya better.
* Typed chat history. After typing something, it would be good to be able to scroll through things you've previously typed using uparrow and downarrow.
* Add item links for trade chat. clicking an item link would allow you to inspect the linked item.
* Link the users name in chat to be right clickable for quick chat actions such as ignore or whisper.
* Add blocking of all chat from specific users.
* Add the creation of chat channels much like IRC does.
* Allow users to alter the transparency of the chat window.
* Allow users to change the font and text size in chat.
* Add a command to check if a user is online.