Why don't people use their mics anymore?
RickGotti posted...1. Where's Solo Slayer? I'll play it
You need to hear his commands so you know what to do......apparently
Kids cursing like sailors thinking they're cool.
Idiots playing crappy music over the mic.
Trash talk from mediocre players blaming others for the loss.
Listening to total strangers talk about their day.
Honestly, why would I WANT to use a mic with randoms? The only times I see people using chat for strategy is when I'm with friends, and that's what party chat is for. The days of Live on original Xbox, when only serious players were paying to play online, are long gone. Every kid and dudebro who can buy MS points at Walmart are on now, and frankly I have no desire to talk with them.
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Asherlee10 posted...RickGotti posted...1. Where's Solo Slayer? I'll play it
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In Halo 2 pretty much everyone had a mic because it was new and cool. In Halo 3 still some people did, but by the time Halo 4 came out, everyone is bored of the mics and it's been so long that they bought their xbox that they lost/broke their mic.
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RickGotti posted...Asherlee10 posted...RickGotti posted...1. Where's Solo Slayer? I'll play it
I don't know it all. I just know I don't need to talk to you
Major_Marth posted...Cyanocitta posted...I find that if I am the only player using a mic, I just start talking early in the lobby, and a few people will usually put them on during the game.
I've tried this and had virtually no success. I'll even go into a lobby and say "hi" and get blatantly ignored by the 2 or 3 other people with mics on, time and time again.
It's all crap and I agree TC. My last 20 matches, I don't think I heard a single word from a random. Ever. It feels weird; I'm talking and saying stuff, and they can hear, yet nobody says anything themselves?
This game would be 100 times as fun if people just talked and made me feel like I'm not playing with seven other bots.
Also it seems like half of you need to lighten up and sacrifice your ultra-sensitive game sensibilities for a little bit of sociability. Maybe if we did this we wouldn't have this problem.
Will one 12 year old kid cursing ruin your entire experience if you have 3 other people actually communicating and having a good time? I'll just ignore the 12 year old. Or even better yet, trash talk back at him.
this is another reason why everyone loved halo 2, i remember "almost" everyone having a mic. it made the game way more enjoyable. most of my friends now were met from h2 and h3 and carried on through cod, reach, and now h4. conversely, i have gained fewer friends as time goes on because not a lot of people have mics. IMO the more people have mics the more fun the game is.
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I think it's partly because people just don't care as much about winning anymore. With JiP and the lack of a visible trueskill system, the only thing that matters is doing okay and completing the game. Very little incentive to put your mic in, call out/communicate for the win.
99% when someone has a mic on it's either a whiny 12yo, or someone listening to music, or both.
I really hate to say it, because I'm not very cynical, but this is the major reason for me and I'd assume a lot of others as well.
If it isn't this it's the mouth breathers, or the extremely loud talkers, or the racists. I just don't have anymore time for that nonsense.