It would be amazing if there's a way to share music or add background office music. And moderator or people could change stations.
Doors that Open, Close, and are password protected
Enable doors that you can interact with to open/ close
Moderators Delete Chat Messages
It is essential to have, at minimum, a way for moderators and up to delete offensive chat messages, even if Gather's main focus is proximity-based voice and video chat.
Possibility to add pets
It would be really great if there was a possibility to add a pet to a user, ideally with customization options, which would follow around the avatar
Thinking of a very simple script-based implementation. For example to staff an "Info Desk" and make custom tutorials for in-gather games.
Record directly from inside Gather
The only way to record a session right now is to use 3rd party applications.
We are considering using Gather for our company, but what is holding us back is the huge CPU usage needed to keep Gather running, as well as crashes during larger meetings because of our computers not being able to handle Gather. We have various setups (Windows with Chrome or Firefox, Ubuntu with Chrome or Firefox, MacOS) and most of us are often times noticing 100% CPU usage during larger meetings - when we all switch over to e.g. Google Meet, the CPU drops to 50% (with the same amount of meeting participants!). See the attached screenshots of the same meeting using Gather and Google Meet. It would be great to know if any performance improvements are planned!
Additional VIP Role
For large, public events, it would be useful to have additional roles for, say guests of honor, and be able to use that additional designation to gate access to certain rooms, or allow only VIPs, Mods, and Owners access to voice and video chat, for example.