The team button will now flash not only when a chat message is posted but also when a player has joined the team battle, which is now shown in the member list.
The team button shouldn't be flashing for players joining team fights. Since now there is not even a chat message for that, this will only create confusion: oh, my team button is flashing, someone must have said something! let me look... nope... no new messages... wtf?
And, in the first place, no one is interested in players joining fights as an event. It' good to have a possibility to see who are joined and who aren't (for logging attendance or maybe for sending Kongregate messages to them, asking to report), but why in the world could anyone need the information that player X joined team fight now?
We have indicators in the members list. That is 100% enough. We don't need those everyday 90 updates on players fight reports. It is nothing more than a distraction.
I can see any of the following events be interesting at least to someone
- Someone said something.
- Someone leaves or joins team or is kicked out
- There is a new fight I can report to
- There is a past fight I haven't yet seen
- Team expansion has been bought
- Team notes or description has been changed
But I can't imagine a single person who would be interested in constant stream of fight reporting related text events or (as now) team button flashing.