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Video Games Gaming experience: How do you feel about Mic’d players?

Steven Toast

Chill is my lifestyle~ Love over hate is my mantra
I’ll keep this simple and somewhat short. As the title says how do you guys and gals feel about Mic’d players when you play online in whatever game it might be? Myself, I have a headset for my PS4 and a cheaper one for my Xbox one, idk why because I’ve never had the time to spend gaming on such a level that perhaps I don’t belong in online play unless I keep improving and sometimes that might be the only way to improve and break from that comfort zone and try, possibly enjoy new experiences, etc.


But recently I’ve started playing nba 2k park after only ever trying it back in 2k17 (I believe 17?) however you run as a prospect then rookie and until you get to whatever rep, which means unless you’ve got pals to run with you, you’re stuck hoping randoms will team with you. (Just how life is in 2k) sometimes you get invites from people and sometimes not. But so far my experience with Mic’d players is.... I’m Not a fan. Usually you get those types that just annoy the hell out of you and like to complain and blame more then just play. They tend to act like superior players and etc, but usually they are making just as many if not more mistakes or plain not even playing D or throwing bricks for jumpers. Anyways so far that’s my experience.

How about you folks?
 

tuxedo-fish

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I think it depends heavily on the game, and if the majority of players use mics or not.

Frex, playing mech games (Hawken, Mechwarrior, etc.) where the majority of players are/were mic'd, it wasn't too bad.

But the few times I've run into mic'd players while playing Depth, or other small-scale games, where most folks don't use mics, it's been annoying as heck.

Then there's Sea of Thieves, where being annoying on your mic is absolutely part of the built in game mechanic, so, y'know, YMMV.
 

Emotional Enigma

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I play Dead by Daylight and Monster Hunter World and tend to use mics when playing with people I know. In Fallout 76 I don't use mic much since there seems to be a lot of kids on the game. As for FFXIV, I can't do end game raids without a mic. The newer, extreme raids I use a mic if the mechanics are still new or its a rarely farmed raid.
 

Steven Toast

Chill is my lifestyle~ Love over hate is my mantra
I think it depends heavily on the game, and if the majority of players use mics or not.

Frex, playing mech games (Hawken, Mechwarrior, etc.) where the majority of players are/were mic'd, it wasn't too bad.

But the few times I've run into mic'd players while playing Depth, or other small-scale games, where most folks don't use mics, it's been annoying as heck.

Then there's Sea of Thieves, where being annoying on your mic is absolutely part of the built in game mechanic, so, y'know, YMMV.
I’ll be honest had to google ‘YMMV’ never seen that or heard it before. But that’s true. It makes sense that it would depend on the game, 2K for example is half and half with not knowing until the game starts if you’ve got a Mic’d player or not. Unless you have where your pre-planning to play together and have stuff worked out for mic communication ahead of time. Since I’m usually playing with randoms I don’t use my headset and will usually mute if they do, I’d rather focus on the game and fighting lag/internet issues then listen to possible players of which previously described.

A few months back I got the Xbox one and saw sea of thieves, good to know a little about it from actual players and not just brief trailers in the store.
I play Dead by Daylight and Monster Hunter World and tend to use mics when playing with people I know. In Fallout 76 I don't use mic much since there seems to be a lot of kids on the game. As for FFXIV, I can't do end game raids without a mic. The newer, extreme raids I use a mic if the mechanics are still new or its a rarely farmed raid.
Yeah I get that. Playing on Mic and with people you know seems like the best way to go or if the game calls for it, I can see why people would use it. 2K tends to have a large variance in ages of players and a lot of kids so you’ve got all kinds there. Thinking about how many games I own have online play, seems like 2k might be the only current one. But I can see the benefits of them.
 

Onmyoji

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I only play with mic with people I know. If we play a team game it's helpful and more fun.

In random teams I usually either opt out voice chat entirely or stay there to hear teammates (for strategy) and not talk unless it's absolutely needed.
99% of the time it's not strategy though it's random insults so I do not enjoy hearing that. I understand it may be helpful for strategy sometimes but in most cases it's more harmful than helpful. People trash talking or random noises in the background are distracting.
 

Steven Toast

Chill is my lifestyle~ Love over hate is my mantra
I only play with mic with people I know. If we play a team game it's helpful and more fun.

In random teams I usually either opt out voice chat entirely or stay there to hear teammates (for strategy) and not talk unless it's absolutely needed.
99% of the time it's not strategy though it's random insults so I do not enjoy hearing that. I understand it may be helpful for strategy sometimes but in most cases it's more harmful than helpful. People trash talking or random noises in the background are distracting.
Agreed.

I’d stick around with randoms on listening to strategy cause that is smart play. But usually it’s not really tactics but the other half of voice chat during games like you referenced, no help at all in those cases. Plus it really is distracting and pending on the suddenness of it, throws off your timing on shots.

I think I’ve played online multiplayer in games like SW battlefront, mass effect, a couple others a long time ago. But don’t recall any Mic’d players however maybe those games had a different set up, I don’t remember for sure.
 

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