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=THB= Captain Kuijt 24 okt 2013 om 12:52nm
Very few mic users - why?
I would imagine that a game which relies so heavily on teamwork, most people would be using a mic. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Why? I've been playing this game for 415 hours and I've seen less than 30 mic users (NOTE: I play campaign mode).
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Crimson Chin 24 okt 2013 om 1:10nm 
mics are more common in the versus modes
illuknisaa 24 okt 2013 om 3:40nm 
You don't need a mic if you are good enough.

Mics most of the time do more harm than good.
sophia 24 okt 2013 om 6:09nm 
Advanced players use their mics the most, if you're in normal or expert you'll have fewer mic users.
Johnny[МАЛЫШ]Walker 25 okt 2013 om 12:14vm 
Becase they dont want to show off with their childish voices.
Nosfrat 25 okt 2013 om 12:38vm 
Mics are pointless in public. Most of the time, quality is so horrible it's impossible to understand anything. Not necessarily because people have crappy mics, but because of the awfully low ingame bitrate for voice transmission. Many players don't understand spoken English well enough, especially in the middle of a bloodbath, and Source games are ridiculously LOUD. Not to mention musical clues and sounds are very important to spot SIs, or a CI sneaking up on you on Expert.

If using TS or something, with three friends, then yes it's the way to go, but otherwise smart use of in-game vocal commands and chat beats mics anyday.
Laatst bewerkt door Nosfrat; 25 okt 2013 om 12:42vm
Famic0m 25 okt 2013 om 7:16vm 
Origineel geplaatst door Tavi:
Mics are pointless in public. Most of the time, quality is so horrible it's impossible to understand anything. Not necessarily because people have crappy mics, but because of the awfully low ingame bitrate for voice transmission. Many players don't understand spoken English well enough, especially in the middle of a bloodbath, and Source games are ridiculously LOUD. Not to mention musical clues and sounds are very important to spot SIs, or a CI sneaking up on you on Expert.

If using TS or something, with three friends, then yes it's the way to go, but otherwise smart use of in-game vocal commands and chat beats mics anyday.

I'll have to agree with most of what you said.
There's some good points in there.
Crestfallen_Rose 25 okt 2013 om 8:07vm 
I agree with Tavi; I often find it hard to hear some players because there's static on another person's end. Usually, I just type to communicate with everyone, I'm used to it so it works better and faster than talking. ^^

As for why there isn't a lot of mics in general, though, the reasons vary.

I find a lot of mic users late at night, though, so you can try and find people then.
ᗷᗴᗩᖇ 25 okt 2013 om 8:15vm 
You dont need to use mics in this game unless you're completely worthless especially if you're just talking about campaign. Even in versus a good team should need no communication to form a good attack. Mics are only good for banter and commentary infact anytime I come across someone trying to "communicate strategy" its some asshat with a couple hundred hours spouting pointless commands I know to do without thinking.

You really dont even need sound if you have comments on. Its one thing If you need to scream at some idiots that have no idea what they're doing. If you need someone to have a mic so you know what to do or that they need cleared or an item youre hoarding then you need to find a new game to play.
Nosfrat 25 okt 2013 om 8:18vm 
Mics are somewhat important in Realism, unless you really know the people you play with, and can use "in-game body language" as clues to what you guys are doing, but otherwise the only reason to use a mic would be in the rare cases where every second is valuable, and typing takes enough time to make a difference between life and death... Not common enough to warrant the use of a mic though.
Laatst bewerkt door Nosfrat; 25 okt 2013 om 8:19vm
Apoc 25 okt 2013 om 11:37vm 
Originally posted by THBmaxie526:
Every time I see someone play Easy mode I join their game, vote to Expert, teamkill and play the ♥♥♥♥tiest music I can find to ruin their gaming experience.

you are Dumber then I thought.....Maybe its because there are idiots like you taking crap in the mic all time....
Laatst bewerkt door Apoc; 25 okt 2013 om 11:46vm
LINC 25 okt 2013 om 11:40vm 
That's strange that everyone here agrees that mics are useless in this game. It's been a while since I've played regularly a little more than a year ago but the mic was extremely important in Advanced and Expert.
Apoc 25 okt 2013 om 11:50vm 
Well, have you never stopped and think about, that the people start in easy and will work their way up to experienced.... but meeting crappers like you, maybe have taken the joy away of having their voice over on?
Laatst bewerkt door Apoc; 25 okt 2013 om 11:51vm
GWAPSTAWP 25 okt 2013 om 12:19nm 
Not many people use mics in Coop, they use them in situations that requier more teamwork, like versus.
=THB= Captain Kuijt 25 okt 2013 om 12:25nm 
Origineel geplaatst door Apoc:
Well, have you never stopped and think about, that the people start in easy and will work their way up to experienced.... but meeting crappers like you, maybe have taken the joy away of having their voice over on?
Chill out. It's not like I constantly look for Easy games and join everytime just to ♥♥♥♥ people off. I do join them sometimes but not nearly as often as you seem to think. I usually just stay away from them because I don't like to join a noobfest. Let the noobs play with the noobs, let the pros play with the pros.

UPDATE: I actually don't join any Easy games at all these days, I mostly stick to Advanced and I even do coaching in order to help people become better at the game.
Laatst bewerkt door =THB= Captain Kuijt; 12 mrt om 8:44nm
INTERIOR CROCODILE ALLIGATOR 25 okt 2013 om 5:19nm 
Cause u dont need a mic in non-realism mod?
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