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[DOF]SteelAce

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For those of you who do not know what this is, chatspam occurs when an individual cannot (or will not) stop talking on the game voice chat. Dru and Shanty allow the voice chat to enhance the gameplay and create a general atmosphere of comraderie amongst the players. Unfortunately, a few players have taken this privalege to the extreme, participating in "small talk" to a degree that quickly becomes rather irritating to most of the other players. While we appreciate everyone's input, we do not need to know every facet of your personal life, or that of your character's. Please show a little consideration to the other players that have to share the chat channel with you and make the game more enjoyable for everybody. Thanks.

TheDruidXpawX wrote:
As a note to this, if you're wondering if you're a chatspammer, here's a good guide. If you're in a game, and you're talking more than everyone else combined, you're probablly chatspamming. If you're talking over other people regularly, you're chatspamming for sure. If you type in a lot of wwwwww characters in the text chat, you're killing people's text to speech and even more so, you're chatspamming. At the end of the day, most players dont care about every single weapon you pickup and every monster you kill  
Cloud34

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I hope this isn't directed at me
cplmac

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cplmac

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well... maybe trapezoidally

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(dof)dcs

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Chatspammers know who they are...and we sure as heck know who they are. and where they live. whoa! shouldnt have told you that.
ps cloud ur not one of them. hang ten dude.

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gee hope im not chatspamming....

im a really talkitive person but i try to keep my talking about the game @hand... or at least, the previous game
Ess-Jay

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I personally don't find the chat spamming to be that bad at all. It's actually nice to play on a server where the members are actually friendly with each other, not just a list of silent players on the scoreboard.

The only spammers which do irritate me are the arrogant players. They're either mid-teens and think they're the dogs (UK expression for amazing) or they're old enough to know better and violenty defend that they're really not camping the redeemer, just making sure they get a go of it by standing around it for 10 minutes or so...

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Shantara

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personally don't find the chat spamming to be that bad at all. It's actually nice to play on a server where the members are actually friendly with each other, not just a list of silent players on the scoreboard.  


Just to clarify, we have NO problem whatsoever when multiple people want to carry on a conversation (assuming it follows the rules of the server). That is not considered chatspam. Honestly, I don't play Unreal single-player because the game is not that exciting- it's the people on the server that make it interesting.

That being said, if someone is frequently talking to dead air, responds to every single thing that someone else says, informs everyone of every weapon they pick up, or talks a great deal about nothing (especially when the server is full), this is not okay. It is a waste of our bandwidth, and creates unnecessary lag for other players.

Somehow, though, I have a feeling most of the people reading this thread are not the problem.


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cplmac

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except you cloud. you are the problem.
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Cloud34

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cplmac wrote:
except you cloud. you are the problem.
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cplmac

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DONT DO IT CLOUD!!!! ITS NOT WORTH.....
uhhh cya

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I'm sure you two will make a great couple.
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doh!

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Auto-taunts don't bother me (and it is amazing how few bytes it takes to transmit them), like they do some folks. And I don't mind voice or text chat too much either, just so long as I can hear the bugs most of the time. To help with this, I have done some mucking with my audio settings, so that the FX are all the way up, chat is down a ways, and the music is totally off. But in a few cases, I did get miffed at the incessant childish questions, comments, etc., of some folks and I will go into the communications menu and mute them. One such example is when someone asks "How do I use the redeemer?" My answer will generally be "Go to X, change weapons to the deemer, point it at the floor, and push the fire button.". Of course, I am hard pressed when I start laughing at myself, but it is the only way I can keep from killing someone for such a stupid question. Don't get me wrong, either. I don't mind questions like "which works better, alternate mini fire or primary mini fire"... too much. But I would hope that folks would play instant action for a bit and try to figure it out for themselves. And I have no problems what so ever with "Where is the W in this map", since it is kinda hard to learn where everything is in all the maps. But after a two or three such stupid questions, sure bet I will be muting the player. And as for the folks who type "wwwwwwwwwwwww" and spam that way...one warning and I immediately turn off the TTS (text-to-speech) for them. And should they offend again, I then will pass the info along to Druid.

As for the "how you doing?" and such, if it gets to be more than a brief discussion, I try to take it to the private channels. Unfortunately, I have been having some problems with those since upgrading to the latest patch, and have not been able to entirely figure that out entirely (i.e. bug vs. change-of-feature-operation).

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cplmac

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well put *e*, thought the autotaunts do irritate me. in this game type friendly fire is a regular occurence.

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