I use a mic all the time, but I mute everyone, most people are just trashtalking, so why bother, I just want to talk with my friends
anyway, isn't a little earpiece inlcuded with the PS4? because I would be interested in how many people put it on and use it properly on a PS4 game, I expect most people just don't care enough about talking to random people on the internet to even bother switching it on, but I don't know, I have no PS4 yet (and sadly not being able to buy it, I want to play inFamous Second Son so much )
my point was fellows that these aren't "random people on the internet". these are people you've added to your PSN FRIENDS list and are in a party with. If you don't want to talk to these people, why are you playing with them? why did you send them a FRIEND request?
If you want to play with somebody but do not want to talk to them, get to know them, be friends with them then you don't really want to play with them. You want to play with their stats so they can win games for you, not with the actual person.
I most definitely did not delete you Hihi. I haven't deleted anybody in like 2 years. I'll look for you real quick on my list.
there is a PSN glitch where friends don't show up on your PSN....even if you're in a party with them. anyway, yeah....I haven't deleted anybody since I had to make room on my friends list for my Madden 13 online league in September 2012.
Lol yeah, I know quite a bit about that glitch since I nearly have 500 friends.
I think it's a bit harsh and while I get where you're coming from, for me, it's principally about gameplay not stats or winning. I generally exchange friend requests (either sent or received) with people whose gaming style is similar or at least compatible with mine...whether or not they use a mic. I've developped some great friendships from this.
I can communicate just as well as in a text chat for getting to know someone. A case in point is arguably my best online friend....from Finland, she didn't use a mic because she was worried about her accent (as well as being a bit shy). I knew her for well over a year before she tried a mic (and she'd been on PSN for years before I met her). We text chatted all the time and I'd gotten to know her quite well before she finally decided to try a mic (in part, through the trust I had built in text chat), I told her in all honesty that I really couldn't detect an accent with her.
It cuts both ways. If I'd "abandoned" her because she didn't use a mic, I wouldn't have gotten to know her as well as I do; she might never have tried a mic...getting the truth about her perceived "accent" from someone she trusted AND I would have missed out on getting to know an interesting, intelligent person with a great sense of humour as well as learning a great deal about Finland.
I can think of many reasons:
1. 90% of the UC3's pool speaks Romance languages (Spanish, Portuguese, French). You rarely find English-speaking players these days.
2. Perhaps their accent is weird. They could either be non-native speakers or from Scotland (lol, heavy English accent!).
3. Perhaps they're shy.
4. Perhaps they're playing late at night and they can't use their mics for obvious reasons.
5. They could be squeakers (voice changer could help though, haha!)
6. Maybe they don't feel like talking to anyone, because of real life pressure (job etc.)
7. Multitasking (playing & chatting) can be hard for some people.
CoD is not a good example, because it has a huge and US-centric pool.
I agree with @CaptainProduce67, this emphasis being placed on a mic being the sole option of communication is a bit irrational. I have met some really great people through UC3 & we use text chat & it really works when ur in game & just idling online.
Me & my buddies have a chat we all join daily or whenever we're on & we all chat there, sometimes we have up to 15 people chatting, while we are all playing different games. I've added people through text chat & vice versa without ever playing with them because we both hitt it off in chat.
Have you ever heard Barryhains during a match? Now imagine a team of them. It scars you....
You'll mute people for the rest of your life. Become a recluse and have a house in the mountains...probably end up on the news....in a bad way...
But seriously I mute everyone. Never know when Billy "I live next to a jet engine" Bah-dass will show up.