What happened to all the people getting on Halo and just hanging out?

#1IGGYTONYPosted 11/17/2012 12:47:55 AM
Back in the days of Halo 3 that's what people did, they hopped on Halo, with a mic, and chilled and talked. You could be in a room with almost everyone talking. Yeah some were young kids, but for the most part they were just cool people wanting to hangout, smoke some weed, kill some people, and socialize. Now it's like you rarely find a person with a mic, let alone anyone you'd want to talk to.
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#2PufTheMgicDingoPosted 11/17/2012 12:49:16 AM
Reach happened. Halo became less social and more about getting those unlocks.
#3bassagePosted 11/17/2012 12:55:11 AM
I've been playing all week and I've heard maybe 4 or 5 words spoken the whole time, and I'm level 25. It's lame.
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#4CalistoCoonPosted 11/17/2012 12:57:17 AM(edited)
Parties killed game chat.

Clarification: Why would I deal with all the crap that you have to deal with in game chat, if you can just be in a party and hear the people on your team?
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#5fornit56Posted 11/17/2012 12:56:42 AM
It still happens. Been forging with friends for a couple of years now.
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#6bassagePosted 11/17/2012 12:57:04 AM
CalistoCoon posted...
Parties killed game chat.


Yeah, that's true.
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#7thatman6sic6Posted 11/17/2012 12:57:17 AM
Bans, rage, kids, a-holes happend
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#8NailbombPosted 11/17/2012 12:59:38 AM
thatman6sic6 posted...
Bans, rage, kids, a-holes happend


Those are nothing new. What surprises me is that it's rare nowadays to even find a game that has both teams in party chat. It seems like everyone nowadays is leaving their mics off, even the Kinect players that still have the icon show up (although that's a good thing in this case).
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#9NovaLevossidaPosted 11/17/2012 1:01:12 AM
thatman6sic6 posted...
Bans, rage, kids, a-holes happend


Plenty of that in CoD still. It's become the social experience Halo used to be. I still prefer Battlefield over either of them, but for a team-based game, no one uses their mic in that one either.
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#10thatman6sic6Posted 11/17/2012 1:05:44 AM
Yes but most ppl got so fed up with all the BS that they just unplug there mics till friends get on to party chat with... I keep my mic on just muted till I see ppl w/mics... I rage alot so I dont wanna piss some1 off and get baned
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