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7-17-2008 @ 4:06PM
"The other reason is, I'm not entirely sure I want the ability to hear other absent minded people like me babbling to themselves, forgetting the rest of the world can hear them."I'm not sure this is an actual problem. You have to hold down a button when you want to talk (at least I do), so you tend to not get random chatter unless someone spaces out mid-sentence.And if someone has annoying chatter coming from their end (usually some incompatible file setting or some junk), I just mute them.It is a lot cheaper than calling other countries, though.
7-17-2008 @ 4:35PM
Yup... > "The other reason is, I'm not entirely sure I want the ability to hear other absent minded people like me babbling to themselves, forgetting the rest of the world can hear them." Made me cringe a little. I don't want to pick on those lacking in what is basic knowledge for a lot of us wow players, but I will ask - if you're *that* unfamiliar with wow culture, should you be a comic artist on a blog for that culture?Speaking of lack of knowledge, go buy a headset and pester your Aussie buds to join you on Skype or many of the other free VOIP options. You'll save so much from simply buying a headset and not minutes, plus you can conference call up to a few folks in.
7-18-2008 @ 9:08AM
@Saelorn: The spacing out thing is sort of what I was referring to. I know you have to push a button, but if other people are anything like me, I'd likely set my elbow down on it, or push something so that it leans up against it and be singing along to a radio or something equally embarrassing.But yeah, I space a lot when trying to talk and play, which is why my sister sang at me over the phone that one day.@Rihsul: I'm not even sure what you were trying to imply by your second paragraph as you're pretty much repeating what I said (IE- online voice chat programs are cheaper than phone calls) unless you were thinking along the lines of Australian servers != US Servers. However, they play on US servers (since they used to live here).And for the first paragraph, you're reading way more into what I posted than what was intended. But thanks anyways.
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