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2021-09-16 4:14:38 PM  
I have never enjoyed an online gaming experience where I played against strangers. I cannot fathom why anyone would find this fun. Single player all the way.
 
2021-09-16 4:22:54 PM  
Really sleuthed that one out there, didn't you Rick?
 
2021-09-16 4:39:14 PM  

The Silver Mullet: I have never enjoyed an online gaming experience where I played against strangers. I cannot fathom why anyone would find this fun. Single player all the way.


It's rare but a positive experience can happen.  I remember back when Counter Strike Source was new I found a couple of privately run servers that were good to play on.  The difference I think was active policing by mods.  They kicked/banned for trash talking, racist/homophobic/etc. talk, cheating.  Basically don't be a dick and you were fine.

Games today don't have those kind of tools.  Can you even set up a privately run server for, say, Call of Duty?  Best you can do is "vote" to kick an a-hole or some crap like that.  Let people run around being shiatty with no repercussions and you get more shiatty people.
 
2021-09-16 4:40:57 PM  
It's not like I heard anything on Xbox Live was anything I never heard back in elementary school. And unlike elementary school you can't actually get your ass kicked. I only had it for two years over a decade ago, though.
 
2021-09-16 4:45:24 PM  
I played Socom back in the early days. Our clan would have password rooms to play in. I was shocked when we moved to Call Of Duty and had to play with just anyone.  It wasn't worth having a headset anymore.
 
2021-09-16 5:02:18 PM  

The Silver Mullet: I have never enjoyed an online gaming experience where I played against strangers. I cannot fathom why anyone would find this fun. Single player all the way.


I use discord to speak with my friends and mute everyone else.

I don't even have the best, just an old pair of Arctis 7's.

But you need a few things to do it.

1. friends

2. a game you can all agree to play

3. a time you can all get together

4. the ability to mute everyone else except game sound and music

5. Play the game in peace with your friends.
 
2021-09-16 7:16:14 PM  

Madstand: The Silver Mullet: I have never enjoyed an online gaming experience where I played against strangers. I cannot fathom why anyone would find this fun. Single player all the way.

It's rare but a positive experience can happen.  I remember back when Counter Strike Source was new I found a couple of privately run servers that were good to play on.  The difference I think was active policing by mods.  They kicked/banned for trash talking, racist/homophobic/etc. talk, cheating.  Basically don't be a dick and you were fine.

Games today don't have those kind of tools.  Can you even set up a privately run server for, say, Call of Duty?  Best you can do is "vote" to kick an a-hole or some crap like that.  Let people run around being shiatty with no repercussions and you get more shiatty people.


Lots of games have whitelisted servers with an application process.  Even if you don't specifically like to roleplay, roleplay servers are a generally full of friendly/helpful folks.

People get stuck creating a character, but it shouldn't be that hard.  Just make the character you and what you want to do, and then just translate that into the setting.  Are you a loner who just wants to build shiat?  Ok, your character is a mason who came to town from a small village in the mountains.  All of the people in the city are too much for you to handle, so you stick to  yourself at the edge of town.  When people come talk to you just mumble a bit and shuffle away awkwardly.  Modify your language a little (its laggy = I'm confused; open inventory = let me check my pockets) and *BAM* RP is born.

Roleplay servers are also full of women in my experience.  General ARK, 5% women.  RP ARK, 50% women.
 
2021-09-16 7:33:42 PM  

sinner4ever: I played Socom back in the early days. Our clan would have password rooms to play in. I was shocked when we moved to Call Of Duty and had to play with just anyone.  It wasn't worth having a headset anymore.


I think right there is where the trade-off occured and multiplayer gaming has been worse for it.  20 years ago you could set up your own public server and give kick/ban powers to you and your friends.  That also opened up many avenues for cheating since so much occurred client side.  So game servers moved to being closed, developer ran with no in-game moderation.  Cheating went way down but now a-holes get to be a-holes without any real way to deal with 'em.
 
2021-09-16 8:14:53 PM  
Deseret News.

Next they'll realize these hopped up kids drink caffeine and sugar. While wearing the magic underwear!
 
2021-09-16 10:34:47 PM  
"Less than 40% of parents or guardians "

Kind of changes the meaning if you say "More than 35%" instead,
 
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