Top
160°

Why I Avoid Talking on Xbox Live

CurvyT says:

"For years after purchasing my Xbox in 2009, I always envied those who had wireless internet in their homes AND had Xbox LIVE subscriptions. Finally, after years of jealousy (and missing out on a lot of fun, apparently), I got my Xbox LIVE Gold Membership. I made friends, ranked up in multiplayer, and got those pesky online achievements that had remained locked for months (and, in some cases, years). Sure, it was all roses, sunshine, and puppies at first. But as time transpired, I began to notice “little” things here and there that were happening."

Read Full Story >>
digitalnoob.com
The story is too old to be commented.
EVILDEAD3602178d ago

DigitalNoob.com makes perfect sense now..

Who cares if theres are bad apples out of the millions of people playing online?

I always laugh out how people exaggerate the online experience like there are only kids playing and drama. If you have an idiot playing in that game simply leave the game or leave once that 5 to 10 minute match is up.

The truth is most are simply gamers of ALL ages who just want too enjoy the experience just like you. What I laugh at is people are still pretending this gen started yesterday. You can mute anybody you want in the biggest games.

I honestly think it's like going back in time if your not playing on Party Chat with your friends and the people you invite.

There isnty ONE multiplayer game I've ever played that wasnt 10 times better when a bunch of your friends or family etc. are playing with Party Chat (avoiding any of the silly nonsense that may occur).

I literally spent an entire day play ME3 online leveling characters and helping my friends level theirs through psarty chat. We NEVER cared about who else even tried to talk to us and it was literally one of the funnest online experiences I've had in a long time.

Its pretty hard to whine about people over the internet when you literally don't have to hear them if you don't want to.

Just my humble take on the subject.

Evil

Kyosuke_Sanada2178d ago

Evil Dead's jimmies are eternal....

BrutallyBlunt2178d ago

@EVILDEAD

1. Why should anyone have to leave because of some moron who can't control themselves, if anything they should leave.

2. Yes we can mute them and on XBOX Live it's pretty easy to do and the good thing is they stay muted if you ever meet up with them. What would be cool is a number next to their Gamertag showing the public how many have actually muted this player. That way members can have better tools. An example would be if this player has at least 10 people who have muted him/her you might be able to set that number as a guideline where it can mute anyone above 10 automatically.

3. Party Chat is cool but it also comes at a huge expense and that is virtually blocking others off. This creates a barrier and misses the whole point of playing with everyone.

I'm hoping next generation has better tools dealing with these people. There really needs to be more accountability. XBOX Live also did a very poor job at making classes. Most people play in the same class and there is nothing stopping you from being in any class.

EVILDEAD3602178d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

1. Why should anyone have to leave because of some moron who can't control themselves, if anything they should leave.

I could care less what someone chooses to do, but unless it's your party or you are playing something like ME3 you can't kick people out of the game. The point of the article was about obnoxious people online supposedly ruining this guys online experience. That's the old day of the net. You have choices now..simply make them.

2. An example would be if this player has at least 10 people who have muted him/her you might be able to set that number as a guideline where it can mute anyone above 10 automatically.

I don't agree there. they have rep statuses that will let you know about people. But if I'm playing a game where I may need this guy I could care less what he did prior to me playing with him. But that's just me...on the other hand you may be onto something for people who would want something like that.

3. Party Chat is cool but it also comes at a huge expense and that is virtually blocking others off. This creates a barrier and misses the whole point of playing with everyone

This is the biggest fallacy about Party Chat. In fact it is always the glaring reason you know that people either don't have a 360 or they never used Party Chat. It comes at ZERO expense to the game because in the games where you need to hear each other you simply change the audio on the fly to the GAME's audio and go back to Party chat when you want to. People who never use it assume that you are playing the same game. It is far from the truth. I could be in Elder Scrolls and you could be in Battlefield 3 and we'd still be able to talk.Which is why they make it easy to switch between the different audio. When it is amazing is when you and your friends family or friends are on the same team. You simply could care less about about the stuff the author of the fan blog is talking about.

'XBOX Live also did a very poor job at making classes. Most people play in the same class and there is nothing stopping you from being in any class.'

What are you talking about? Being in the same class?? Are you talking about game specific? Whine to the develooper of that game..People playing in the same class in some game has literally nothing to do with Xbox Live. If your talking about something else please use an example of where its done better.

Evil

BrutallyBlunt2177d ago

1. You should care because you are suggesting to leave the room if there are idiots in it. Again the paying customer is being forced to adapt to them, not the other way around. I see no reason why good people should have to leave a room because of a few bad apples. I have played many games where morons are so persistent on being an idiot that the only recourse is to leave or somehow boot them. Again better tools need to be available and more accountability for those who shouldn't be there.

2. More options never hurts.

3. I have used party chat and I too like it in certain instances. It's also why I like Live is because it can be utilized from game to game in its own dedicated voice channel. The point is many use this instead in team based games and unless they choose to open up the channel they will be in their own world. I find too many now use party chat and it has come at the expense of open dialogue.

4. I am talking about classes within XBOX Live when you set yourself up. Most are recreational. They have Pro and Family. The point is it does a poor job because most just use recreational. The racists/foul-mouthed and too serious gamers should be in a different class but it is up to the Live member to choose. I say Live members should have better experiences by having the ability to dictate the type of gamers we want to play with without having to add people to our friends list all the time. Is there really anything wrong with having a 18+ club for example? Or a casual/friendly group that is actually that?

Emilio_Estevez2178d ago

I don't really mind anyone online, when I have my mic on, even playing with friends, I tend to get into the game and not even hear them. I just find it distracting, especially party chat. I only want to talk to you while in game if you have something useful to that game. Even then, can't be guaranteed I'll even be listening.

NukaCola2178d ago

People yelling and acting like idiots on the mic never bother me. What really pisses me off is having to listen to people when they want to blare their music in the background or sing into the mic. I really get annoyed by that and have to turn off the headset.

Emilio_Estevez2178d ago

True, true. I would gladly listen to a bitching 10 year old than somebodies terrible music. It's never any good music.

EVILDEAD3602178d ago (Edited 2178d ago )

DING DING DING..MUSIC is the WORST...

It comes of like crazy uneven static and depending on how loud your headset is it sometimes pops in your ear

My latest hate for multiplayer is games like ME3 where you need EVERYBODY to approve before the match starts. Which is cool because you can buy new stuff..upgrae etc..

But it sucks when you have that one player that takes FOREVER..

Hicken2178d ago

That's how I tend to be. I don't want to listen to you if you've got nothing productive to say, unless you happen to be one of my friends and we're all playing.

That said, I still don't think it's alright to just accept some of the things people say online to each other, especially in the arena of video games, which are as much about having fun together as competing. Party chat on the 360 has done away with having to hear insults from strangers... but at the same time, that takes away from any sort of cohesion or teamwork you have the chance for otherwise. Can't work with a team full of strangers if you're partied up with friends who are doing other things.

Not too many people think about that, though. They simply run into less douchebags than there previously were, and assume the problem has gone away, when it's really just been hidden from them.

Bowzabub2178d ago

Nobody, I repeat, NOBODY talks shit like PC gamers.

SKUD2178d ago

When it comes to gaming online on the PC. EVERYTHING IS AT STAKE!.

vega2752178d ago

I agree. I stop playing L4D on PC because of the people yelling and screaming. Bad thing was they were grown ass men doing it.

EVILDEAD3602178d ago

Two Words..Leroy Jenkins..greatest PC moment in History

Evil

+ Show (1) more replyLast reply 2178d ago
Valenka2178d ago

I tend to avoid letting silly little things bother me when it comes to gaming. Otherwise, one would be a very bitter and very aggravated gamer. Someone's annoying you through voice chat? Mute them or vote to kick them from the match. Getting ganged up on or harassed? Leave the match, find another, and file a complaint against the wrong-doers.

If all else fails, you can completely avoid the problem by either not playing online or not going online with a game that's bound to have a slew of negativity.

brendan44442178d ago

I use it for masturbating

Because im a boss

Show all comments (22)