Posted 12:40pm on Mon 1 April 2013
|rbevanx|Well not dead dead as in no one taking part but in terms of finding a decent game with human beings rather than this sort of thing below..
Every time I go on a shooter now I tend to come across this sort of thing quite a lot with fag, twat and all sorts of other names shouting from everywhere all the time.
If it's not then it's dead and no one wants to talk as they are worried everything will just erupt into name calling etc.
I have tried so many times to get people to talk on Full House Poker for example and when they do talk, it's because the bloke has given his headset to his baby kid to play with it switched on!
Yeah great idea mate…Just end up putting it on mute
It's a shame really as I can remember when I was playing the original Xbox and it was incredibly rare that abuse would happen and everyone was quite friendly.
I remember just a week after 9/11 happened and an American came on asking about 9/11, asked how we felt about it and we all pretty much said it made us sick to the stomach.
That actually gave this guy a bit of relief as he was that worried everyone around the world at the time hated America and I had a gut feeling he was close to someone or New York as seemed very affected by the events.
If that happened today, well I would rather not think what people might say back at the guy.
I would say once every 20-30 games of Castle Wolfenstien or Halo 2 it would be abusive mind but now that anyone can play online and almost everyone have access to broadband, the immature in their droves play online and I now just avoid playing online when before my gaming was pretty much online.
I think the biggest problem is parents let their kids play online from an early age who then feel that adults use this sort of language all the time.
They shouldn’t be playing the game anyway as some of them are rated 18 or whatever but I think some parents don’t realise how violent these games are and just think kids play online, while MS monitor it heavily which lets be honest is an almost impossible job to police.
I personally think MS/SONY should now be more firm with their online policy when it comes to peoples conduct, or rewrite rules if they currently can’t allow this. As it can take almost countless calls of abuse for someone to get banned and when they do they just create another account.
If your wondering why I created this topic I played online on the new Gears game and it was full of kids talking rubbish, and it just reminded me why I don’t bother with it.
Anyway what are others views on it?
Posted 1:36pm on Mon 1 April 2013
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Multiplayer has never really held much interest with me but as someone who will go for the silence online, it has absolutely nothing to do with a fear it will erupt into name calling.
Multiplayer with friends is good, multiplayer with stangers is hit and miss and more miss in my experience.
Posted 1:43pm on Mon 1 April 2013
|rbevanx|Yeah that tends to be why I do it now with co-op mainly, but it did hold my intrerest before but now...I just get a headache from plonkers on there.
I do notice people on here still play online but I don't know if it's with mates or not. Altaranga is always online with Black Ops and MrGloomy is playing Mass Effect 3 on Both PS3 and 360
It would be quite good to see their POV on the topic.
Posted 1:54pm on Mon 1 April 2013
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I play BlOps2 quite a bit but I have never encountered anything like that. I will occasionally stumble across the odd tard who is out to spoil it for everyone but it is easy enough to mute them.
To be fair, though, I rarely try to engage in a conversation online (in fact I'd go so far as saying I never speak with randoms). If I am playing with people I know, even sort of know, then the headset might make an appearance. Other than that I don't bother.
Posted 1:54pm on Mon 1 April 2013
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My main issue with multiplayer is that all too often people just quit when things don't go their way or they simply want to spoil it for others.
I've only really had one verbal attack come my way and that's when I rammed into someone in a racing game and he took it badly. He did reverse out into the middle of the road and I was going at quite some speed and I'm not sure I could have avoided him if I wanted to. I still feel so ashamed of myself, imagine causing an opponent to crash in Burnout Paradise!
Posted 7:44pm on Mon 1 April 2013
Yeah I feel most people don't bother when I'm online esspecially if it's clearly a group of mates and they are in a party.
I very rarely encounter rage quiters but there were loads on the original xbox for Capcom vs SNK (I think it was that one) but I have seen on youtube a lot do it on FIFA.
I can't imagine someone playing something like Burnout and expect true racing or certain rules. I did it on acident as well on PGR 3 once and the bloke went mental and I told him it was an acident but he didn't believe me, no swear words mind but he didn't half huff and puff lol.
Posted 8:10pm on Mon 1 April 2013
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For me, multiplayer has always been either silent or littered with abuse, so I totally agree with you on that one mate. I don't look for vocal interaction when I play online though, I just want to play against other real people and know that this is some dude sat in a room in a town or city maybe far away, and not AI.
Posted 9:26pm on Mon 1 April 2013
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Multiplayer is also a slient experience for me, but it depends on the game as to whether I enjoy it or not
Racing games not so much as I 'try' to overtakepeople cleanly, and when I do they invariably ram you off the track on the next corner and ruin your race, with no interest in racing fairly whatsoever. Not everyone but it only takes a few to ruin the race, and with 12-16 racers there are normally more than a few per race...I don't mind shooters but it's hard to be competitive when you have logged 6 hours and there are people who have logged 6 days of play...but still fun nonetheless and I can normally be somewhat competitive (for a top 3 placing at least)
But I do like the fact that when you have a short window of time you can put in 30 mins to an hour without being engrossed in a story, so I think there will always be a place for it, plus it's a good laugh with your mates in the same session
Posted 11:25pm on Mon 1 April 2013
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Finding random people online with mics is not as fun as it used to be. I rarely get anybody who does talk (you lucky bastards) but when I do it's normally just some kid.
Up until maybe a couple of years ago I used to freakin' LOVE chatting to randomers during matches. Or, at the very least, hearing other people chat and bicker among themselves. It made it feel like more of a community of sorts. I suppose more people enter party chat as far as Xbox Live goes (the system I use the most), and I do that with my cousin and occasionally my brother when they're on. Every now and then my friends will be playing the same game as me as well. It is still fun, but I miss being able to converse with random people. It was so much fun. Something like this would often amuse me, in fact:
Posted 10:09am on Tue 2 April 2013
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Pretty much the same as everyone else.
If I'm playing something like CoD, if it's with friends, then the headset is used.
Otherwise, everyone is put on mute.