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2-11-2011 @ 1:28PM
Oh, and a question.I'm the only one who gets really uncomfortable when someone in you party (and some times, all of it) doesn't say a word?I mostly only understand this when they are from a guild, and probably using their own voice chat, though I think is quite harsh for the player outside the guild, and a little of bad manners. It's just me?Damn social education I received!
2-11-2011 @ 1:33PM
If I'm in a partial guild run where we've picked up a player or two from the DF, I almost always say "howdy" and explain that we are in vent. Then I try and use the party chat as much as possible so they don't feel left out.I also try and warn them if we are breaking in a new tank or healer ... but that's a different issue.
2-11-2011 @ 1:55PM
When I go into a random, I usually don't say anything. I don't mean to be rude, I just don't have anything to say.
2-11-2011 @ 2:12PM
^ This. I just ain't a Chatty Kathy. =)
2-11-2011 @ 2:14PM
When joining a PUG, I always greet everyone and often make an additional comment ("Utgarde Keep AGAIN?! Ugh! :)") or similar. If other folks respond, then I don't mind keeping up a bit of conversation. Makes things easier when somebody makes a mistake if you have a wee bit of momentary rapport with them.
2-11-2011 @ 2:41PM
I find it creepy. Especially when I am asking questions in party chat -- when NO one answers.It's like hello? Is this thing on?I also find it annoying when players drop from a dungeon run, with no explanation when there have been no deaths and things are moving at a good pace.It's like at least say the cat's on fire or something. Don't just bail.
2-11-2011 @ 3:18PM
I tend to be quite in dungeons mainly because I'm horrible at multitasking and can't play and type at the same time. I'm actually more talkative when playing my healers as long as there isn't a large amount of damage incoming since I can usually get a moment to type something in between throwing heals out.
2-11-2011 @ 4:17PM
I think I lost my point because of my bad use of the language. What I meant with "doesn't say a word", is principally in the start and in the end. Saying "hi" or "bye" with people you are gonna be playing 20 minutes minimum is in my book of rules, because the other players are humans, and all that.This was probably lost with the dungeon searcher feature, and the automation and anonymity of the whole process. Not that I miss those days before.
2-11-2011 @ 7:26PM
I'm often quiet in pugs, more so if someone's speaking and I don't want to encourage it - the chat equivalent of "don't make eye contact!" This kicks in the moment anyone thinks a low drop rate or unpleasant mob ability is "gay," for instance. Some rapport is nice, but I don't want or need to hear about some stranger's fondness for weed, taste in music, or opinions on women.
2-12-2011 @ 1:08AM
Lipstick, whenever I leave a PuG from now on I'm going to say "Gotta go, cat's on fire".
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