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Don't forget to communicate
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-12-03 21:35:44

I have a friend that for some reason that never remembers to communicates with the rest of the team on what he's doing in a game. For some reason, he will never understand why it is so frustrating to play with someone who doesn't tell you what he's doing. We will never sell him on the fact that it's important to tell the rest of us what he's doing.

For example, we were all looking for an item in a game. We searched as a team and communicated effectively our findings. We spent a good 20 minutes looking for a specific item that would help us advance in the game and in one form or another we were discussing it while we were playing.  Lo and behold our lone ranger friend had found the item and failed to report it to the rest of. So instead of thinking he was an idiot or apologizing for not saying that he had the item. He acted like it was everyone on the team's fault for not advancing further.

All he had to do was listen or look at the screen to know that we were looking for the item he had in his possession all along. Instead, he had to be a lone wolf and play the game by himself and not let any of the five other players know that we could advance further, because he had the item. How could he not know that we were looking for that item all along?

It is a simple process for anyone to figure out. When you are playing with the team do not forget to communicate. If you do your team can adjust its strategy and be more effective when playing the game. I really don't think it's that hard to figure out. Here is another thought. If you communicate with your team your team will respect you and want to play with you more. That way you won't be the butt of all their jokes.

 



Don’t eat in my ear!!
Written By: Teresa Beech
Section: Blog

Category: Blog

2008-11-30 21:34:43

I don't know if any of you experienced this one, but I have. It is very annoying and kind of disgusting. I understand how it gets done and why its gets done, but what I don't understand is why people can't be more conscious of it.

Please don't eat when playing against me, online. Actually, let me clarify this statement. Don't hook up to your headset that has a microphone on it and eat something while you are talking on it. Is that specific enough? I hope so, because a lot of people still don't get it. It's rude and it's gross so please stop doing it.

If you think that I want to hear you much on crackers while I am destroying you. You are sadly mistaken! What makes people think that they can be heard munching away on their favorite snack? I don't want to 1. Have you talk smack me and 2. Listen to you eat, while you are talking smack me. It is not fun at all and I don't want to hear it so stop doing it!

Don't get me wrong I like to munch on snacks too. I am a big Cheeze-It eater and as someone that likes this particular snack I am well aware of how loud they are to eat. They are yummy and a crunchy and I am addicted to them. But I know as I am playing a game that I have a headset with a microphone attached to it on that people will be able to hear me eat. So guess what? Knowing this tidbit I choose to either not eat my favorite snack or I don't put my headset on so people can hear me. It isn't that hard of a concept to figure out.

I remember one day, a long time ago I was playing one of my favorite first-person shooters. The person I was playing against had his headset on and was eating something while he was talking smack to me. Do you know how frustrating it is to ask someone to repeat the smack talk that you are receiving? This is very irritating! Not only did he FRAG me and made me feel like a total loser he made me listen to him as he digested his favorite food.

My advice is just put the food down. I know in today's day and age that it is difficult to consider the other person listening to you eat. We do not want to do it. I may be a little bit clearer about this. We do not want you to do it to us EVER! So do everyone a favor and put the bag of Chips Ahoy down and get down to playing the game. If you're hungry go eat, trust me you aren't missing anything.






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