View Full Version : What to do and what not to do on Teamspeak... A message for hosts and players Alike.

01-12-2006, 02:13 AM
If you pop onto a `public` teamspeak server (invited by server suggesstion):

What to do:

Introduce yourself so every one knows your there and adding to the team.

Listen to the general situation.

Help where you can: Enemy spotting, vectors, etc.

Welcome the new player. Advise of any particular situation unique to server.


Go on Teamspeak to complain incessantly about the `uber` abilities of the enemy aircraft. Sure, the odd little `whine` is natural, but not every single bloody time as an excuse to why you were shot down. Believe it or not most of us come to fly.

DON`T whine about the planeset. Live with what`s available. In real life many pilots had to ACCEPT what they were given, not just the Russians, but Americans and Brits too! Go to another server if you don`t like the set.

HOSTS (yes, YOU!):

Don`t get into arguments with aircraft whiners. tell them this is what`s available and they can stick with it or go.

DON`T tell people where they MUST take off and what airfield they MUST use if the airfields are legitimate airfields. Sure, I can understand if some airfields can`t be landed at or whatever, but to start ranting at people because they`re taking off from too far airfields is not on.

Neither is it on to then start `tracking` people to see if they`ve followed your `law` and flown from the airfield you want them too with the limited aircraft they cannot get elsewhere using Team Speak. You might as take over their computer and fly the sim for them. If you don`t want people taking off from an `active` airfield, don`t make it available.

Also, don`t shout or rant on new people on a TS server. This rapidly makes the sim unenjoyable for all concerned and they will show this with their `disconnect` button.


The reason for this thread:

Yes, last night I went onto a public TS server for a coordinated dogfight (full real server). I won`t name the host or server, but all was going quite well at first. The Host was welcoming and the other TS (a mix of British and American) users were ok.

But then started the whining about how uber german guns were, not just the odd whine, but over and over, even the host joining in. Then one of the US guys starts whining that there weren`t enough US aircraft and getting into an argument with the Host on this. TS users don`t want to hear arguing online, it`s ok on private servers where the Squad`s known eachother for a long time, but not `open` servers with strangers.

After that there was a scrum on the furthest Allied airfield as it was attacked. The attack was dealt with, but this set off the Host in demanding that EVERYONE (at least on TS) MUST take off from the carrier airstrip because it was closer. Now suggesting is one thing, but demanding?

The carrier strip was closer, but aircraft were far more limited and some of us prefer starting on the ground. But the host even went to the point of watching and checking who was obeying his words and not. Berating anyone if they apparently weren`t following his orders.

Here the host made several big mistakes. telling people where they had to take off from when there was another perfectly good airfield to take off from and berating, arguing with people who chose the airfield they wanted.

The result was a fast exodus of the TS server of nearly everyone including myself.

This is the sort of thing that would scare new TS users from going on TS forever. A bad way to work a TS server. Perhaps the Host was tired (he sounded a bit strained) cos it was late and maybe he didn`t realise the effect he was having, but he`s gotta keep on top or take a rest.

Worse thing i`ve seen in a long time.

01-12-2006, 02:22 AM
Sorry for the double post.

01-12-2006, 02:36 AM
The whining that happens on IL2 TS servers can be more tedious than the bickering and whining on CS:S or BF2 TS servers. Given the average age of the guys who play this sim its pretty surprising.

01-12-2006, 02:52 AM
Hehe, sometimes you can hear all about weather in Alabama and deer hunting season in Nebraska, while at the same time you cannot put up the info of an enemy raid party spotted near your airbase http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

I even learned about 401's on TS, despite living a world away http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

01-12-2006, 03:06 AM
True on both counts. The TS users were mostly adults of a good age with maybe one quite young lad, at least from the sounds. And indeed, trying to give vectors took some work. You don`t want to be rude, but you`re forced to talk over some people who just won`t stop whing... Kinda sad to hear adults whining like children.

01-12-2006, 03:12 AM

I know what you're talking about, Hristo! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

01-12-2006, 07:37 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
Sorry for the double post. Fixed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

01-12-2006, 07:44 AM
As an aside:

Hosts: Do provide a designated chit-chat / whining channel and a designated tactical operations channel on your TS server and enforce correct usage of each channel (of course if someone really wants to try conducting tactical ops on the whine channel that's their problem http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif).

01-12-2006, 02:33 PM
I admit that I€m new to online flying and I€ve only had Teamspeak for about a week. In fact I still have technical issues to iron out. Anyway, a couple of days ago I entered the Wing Walkers server and I really enjoyed how that squad communicated with each other. It was €œtechnical€ and to the point. I think one can learn alot when TS is used well.