We have had issues with forum chat feature from past experience. It had effects into the database performance and at often slow down the forum performance. The previous chat plugin made available for forums is no longer updated with the most recent vB
versions and coding. This is the cause of the poor performance.
If you find another forum with a similar chat feature that you wish to implement onto this site, please feel free to direct us to that forum with the site URL so we can check the type of feature being used and test the performance.