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10-08-2005, 10:46 PM
I am looking for jobs but you can only look for so long, in the course of a day you can only check certain sites and agencies for a morning at best. In the afternoon i usually kick back with either ultima online or counter strike. The second often invites you to join teamspeak, a program which lets you chat with other players. For some reason i am really uncomfortable with this. I often say that i don't have a mic etc.
Has anyone else come into contact with this, ventrilo, or anyother pc based voice programs... and could you share any tip's. I am more interested in the mind set than in stammer evasion.
10-11-2005, 07:32 PM
funny i was gonna make a post on this a few days ago
I always used online games as a bit of a way to escape, and being able to type to chat let me become very successful in more 'social' games like ultima online, shadowbane & eve online. But over the last few years voice comms have become more and more important, and it's a pain for me because it just reintroduces the thing i was using games to escape from; my stutter.
For example, in Shadowbane my 'clan' didn't use voice comms at all. After a few months I was in charge of leading about 150 people in the large battles that took place in the game. Then voice comms are introduced, and I'm totally unable to communicate to the same level as I could with typing, and eventually I step down and let someone more coherant take over.
Pain in the ass.
10-13-2005, 09:33 AM
I love ultima online, firstly because you never need voice chat and secondly there are free servers.
I am part of a counter strike clan and i and i am about to be made a leader, i kick ass and the rest don't know what they are doing, i will organise the crappy thing. So this meads that now voice chat will be even more important... its a pain. I think i will just have to bite the bullet and give it a go.
10-15-2005, 08:14 PM
Socom for PS2 has had voice communication since version 1, but at version 1 my stutter wasn't as bad I'm guessing due to stress. The only speaking ppl really would say in v1 n v2 is "go left" or "go right" or "sniper on roof" which was pretty simple. With version 3, there's vehicles, larger maps, more guns, so speaking isn't so simple anymore. The "no mic" excuse comes into play here. Good thing you can hook up any USB keyboard to PS2.
11-12-2005, 07:58 PM
I have run into this problem aswell and also used the no mic excuse. I did try ventrillo once for this game called ragnarok which is a game that really doesn't need to talk but I just spoke very little. However, I don't use it anymore and you really don't need it anyway for this game.
maybe some of us could all play a game together or something if that becomes a big problem ;)
11-15-2005, 03:44 AM
I recently got a mic headset for World Of Warcraft. Stopped playing it now cos im bored hehe. I was kind of reluctant to get it - not really because a worry of stuttering but more because it brings gaming to a whole you level in geekiness. Sitting in my room on my own with a headset on just put me off. But i needed to have the headset to do raids etc...
But for the first few days no-one knew i was even on ts with a mic. Then i decided to just go for it and said hi. I was uncomfortable at first but then managed to relax as i was already good friends with a some of the people. I actually ended up chatting with people in the guild as a way to get my confidence up and practice talking. Admittedly there were only say 6/7 people on at a time and half of them didnt speak english as their first language.
12-13-2005, 11:34 AM
lately i have been talking more and more, i get wrapped up in a game and my finger instinctive hits the broadcast key as i speak. So often people are hearing.
"Need help guys"
"Where are you"
"Help! You useless bunch of... *release key*"
Mainly i use the mic when angry. Or to tell someone to stop singing.
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