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Pro Easily text chat
On top of the VOIP communication the app focuses on there is also an integrated text chat tool that is a great option for when the user doesn't have a mic handy or just doesn't feel like talking.
Pro Light on resources
For those that may have an under-powered system or just want to make sure most resources are pushed to the game instead of their VOIP client Ventrilo is a good choice as it is light on resources.
Pro Useful online tutorial
Upon opening the app for the first time the user is presented with an online tutorial that covers how to register the app as wel as how to start using it. This greatly reduces the barrier to entry.
Con Hasn't been updated in years
Barely works in compatibility with newer operating machines and the instructions for setup are somewhat outdated
Con Lacks a Linux client
Con Horrible latency issues
Due to the latency chat can be delayed on both sides of the conversation making for a very disjointed feeling that can be troublesome when second to second communication is necessary for coordination.
Con Requires a server to use
In order to use Ventrilo's VOIP tool one must rent their own server which costs around $50 a year which will afford one communication with 10-20 people.