Article detailing how one of Xbox Live's biggest strengths is the source of its biggest weakness.
I found the best way to get rid of the morons is to change your gaming zone to recreation or family. I have come across fewer idiots since switching.
And have met my fair share of idiots, so I can't imagine how bad it must be in pro / underground...
I've been in hardcore/pro/recreation/family . They all have their share of idiots. It's funny sometimes though. Sometimes kids are just eh... Why won't your mom just leave you in a microwave you little turd??
Agreed, this is good advice, but here are a few more tips 1. Aforementioned change gaming zone. 2. Out of your friends list, whoever usually hosts the game should simply kick the annoying people. My friends list is about full, I play alot of Gears, & everyone always wants me to host because I don't take any crap from anyone, I don't start or perpetuate trash talking or glitching, & I will boot anyone who starts talking smack or glitches. 3. Merc 'em. This is my favorite. Most trash talkers don't have any skills, that's why they talk, just like Fanboys like Peter Moore here below. They get real quiet at the end of a match when they have won 0 out of 5+ rounds. 4. MUTE & AVOID PLAYER. I find alot of people just don't use these features although they are right at your fingertips. Someone's bothering you & your boyz ? Mute them, avoid player in player review, merc 'em & then boot 'em if they are really getting under your skin. 5. Any racial or other remarks that go way over the line ? File a complaint. After a player receives enough complaints, they are kicked off XBL for 72 hours & told why via PM. Another great thing about MUTE & AVOID player is once you do that, they will REMAIN muted if you ever run into them again. I wish you could MUTE & AVOID all the little flaming fanboys on this website ! But, like in life, just ignore a$$h0le$ & enjoy yourself & your friends.
Even in recreation I have met countless people whose sole goal is to be annoying. I have just gotten quick with the mute, submit player, and file complaint features.
Here is how it works so STFU if you disagree or remove my bubbles it means your a fanboy and want to suck bill gates D!(K if you give me bubbles and agree with me Sony rules The Xbox 3fixme will die in two months and all the broken ones go to ebgames @$$ so think brfore you press disagree Im watching!!!!!
Sony is the corporation who sucks. Sadly that's my faul, I failed them with my idea with for the PS3. I actually pitched the idea as a joke...they took my idea and ran with it.
You represent everything this article is talking about peter. I have friends that have played xbox 360 on-line for 5 months and have yet to explore marketplace. So it comes as no surprise when people can not figure out that since it's inception xbox-live has a MUTE feature. All you need to do is highlight the level 9 retard in players list and mute them at the bottom of the provided options. Problem eliminated because they will stay muted forever in any game you play on xbox-live. Or you could just do my favorite boot them if you are the host.
@Peter M00re and Kutaragi Ken lame corporate soap opera my a$$ @Double-Edged, thanks, one for you too.
I agree 100% with you. But really... this ken guy... he's comedy... lol bubbles for you Darth Kudos
A lot of people are immature and just get off on making other people miserable. Usually bc they are unhappy themselves and/or have low self esteem. For every idiot you mute there will be 2 to replace him. It isn't XBOX Live, it is the quality of people in this world.
True as a punch in the stomach... Whoever gets more people online will have more fu(king bastards. It's not like a MS problem, since all the Big Three have at least a considerable number of people chatting, will surface that you always need a mute option and patience.
i find that PSN is the exact opposite of live in that people are actually act like people. go figure...........
UMMM, maybe that’s because only 1 out of a 100 have a headset most likely. Give it some time, you will get your fair share I am sure. I think the game that made people act in the worst way was HALO 2. All the other games I play online never get as bad as the crap that spews from peoples mouths when playing HALO 2. I think what it is, is the proximity chat they have. When you get close enough to an enemy you can hear them and vice- versa. This is where they start trash talking like mad and if they kill you they can continue trash talking you as they tea bag the hell out of you until you span back 10 sec later. After a few hours of that you find yourself almost acting the same way. I am so glad HALO ][ wasn't as bad, maybe because there wasn't as many people online in the beta as there will be come Sep. 25th. Good thing they added the quick mute function in HALO ][. All games need to get that, some games take forever to get to the mute button and almost not worth it.
what service you use you run into idiots and there is a simple solution that takes 5 seconds......mute them....
Yeah I noticed that once I switched over to recreation I stopped running into 12 year olds who won't stfu.
There's morons no matter where you go. The internet is full of them. You have to sort through a lot of their psycho babble on this site, even. YouTube is extremely bad. I've seen plenty on PS3 (lots of trash talkers on Fight Night, not to mention 99% of them look at your career before refusing to fight you because your rank is too high). Voice chat just makes it worse, and the 360 just happens to have the best setup for attention whores.
What's next? Why are there so many fanboys on N4G?
I once had this guy take down his pants with his "member" out and start pleasuring himself. Not only did I report his account to Microsoft I reported him to the police for what is basically sexual harrassment, since then I have been very wary of using Live at all. The guy spoke Italian, so maybe he thinks he is untouchable over the net WRONG, with his acount name given to MS and the police he stands a very good chance of being prosecuted in his own country....if my kid had been in the room, it wouldn't have been harrassment, it would have been child abuse. There are definately more idiots on Live than I have experienced on PC FPS games..probably due to the fact on the PC, dedicated server hosts tend to ban idiots very quickly.
thats pretty imense about the flasher guy, good for you im set as underground on xbox, have been since release date, and its terrible, especially since im from UK and majority of Americans uxse that against you straight away. i hate the fact on certain games you run into THE SAME people. and you both remember each other
Goes both ways, my friend. I've ran into numerous Europeans on Forza 2 that spew anti-American drivel, telling me to go eat a hamburger or assuming I'm fat. I've even been abused in-game, getting ran off the track, because I'm American. Now I'm a reasonable guy and know that morons occupy all countries, not just America. I know some really cool people from all over the place, like Europe, South Africa, Mexico, etc. Unfortunately, racism and nationalism are just two more things we all have to deal with on Xbox LIVE and the like.
Thats why you have so much trouble with Forza ;)
MUTE THEM, its that simple.
It's not just Live, it's the Internet as a whole. The whole "anonymous" aspect of communicating over Live/Internet is why, IMO, people are like that. In person, if you said some of the things they say, you'd get a beatdown. On Live, it's really only muting and feedback, none of which matter to them.
To many people in this world b!tch about trivial things. It's not like the gamer doesn't have control over what he hears on Live.
I'd say that the biggest reason kids talk sh1t, would have to be the anonymous aspect of XboxLive. They know they can talk as much sh1t as possible, and get nothing negative in return for it. I good kick in the teeth is what the little brats need. I mostly only play with dumbasses when I play Halo. That's one reason I moved to Gears. Just seems people act a lot more mature and responsible when playing Gears.
is playing R6V (last man standing variation) and dead players using the player views to tell their mates where the other players are hiding. Infuriating!
Something I find just as annoying as the "12 year olds" are the pompous teenagers who think they are so "cool and mature" as they laugh to themselves in such a nerdy dorky way I want to strangle them. The "I don't take crap from nobody" people who act all big and tuff on the internet because they kicked a guy. As well as the people who won't stop whining and complaining about all of the other people, "oh this guy team killed me, oh this guy is talking too much." Generally I mute the whiners before I mute the offenders because they are just that much worse and frequent.
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