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Cdr84
05-06-2006, 04:56 PM
I just cannot understand for the life of me why so few people use TeamSpeak http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif . It adds a lot to online play and helps reduce the misunderstandings that that commonly occur.

A decent mic can be had for under 20 USD so it can't be because of that.

We as a community surely aren't scary to speak to, well most of us anyway.

Here is a link to the TeamSpeak site.

Link (http://www.goteamspeak.com/index.php?page=news)

If your not currenty using it please give it a try.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e397/Cdr84/RT_desert_hawks.jpg

Cdr84
05-06-2006, 04:56 PM
I just cannot understand for the life of me why so few people use TeamSpeak http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif . It adds a lot to online play and helps reduce the misunderstandings that that commonly occur.

A decent mic can be had for under 20 USD so it can't be because of that.

We as a community surely aren't scary to speak to, well most of us anyway.

Here is a link to the TeamSpeak site.

Link (http://www.goteamspeak.com/index.php?page=news)

If your not currenty using it please give it a try.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e397/Cdr84/RT_desert_hawks.jpg

Dean3238
05-06-2006, 05:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I just cannot understand for the life of me why so few people use TeamSpeak... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have it and use it all the time on games I host. When I go to on-line games, I never use it.

Why?

Too many times I tried to use it and logged onto the appropriate server only to find myself locked in a sort of lobby channel with either no one, or some other hapless newbie. The main channels, where, I presume, the other players are on, are off limits to me as I do not have permission to go there (not being a member of this or that server).

Happened often enough I gave up trying. I don't recall even one successful attempt.

Dean

mavr6
05-06-2006, 05:25 PM
its because i havent got a clue how to use it! ive just d/l'd teamspeak 2 rc2 (?)

now what.....

Tooz_69GIAP
05-06-2006, 05:58 PM
The vast majority of squads use some kind of comms program, and many of the full or near full switch servers that I use on hyperlobby have public TS servers. But not everyone uses them. Many people prefer to use their own comms with a squad mate or something. But it is very dependant on what time zone you're in. I find that most of the servers I frequent, there's not much activity until the US players log on.

Anyway, yes, I reckon people should try and get onto comms more often.

mrsiCkstar
05-06-2006, 05:59 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">its because i havent got a clue how to use it! ive just d/l'd teamspeak 2 rc2 (?)

now what..... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


next you need to know the IP address to a server... if you look at the server info window in HyperLobby... a lot of those servers have IP addresses for their TeamSpeak servers... and the password required to enter.

then you start TeamSpeak. click on connect... then you right click on the window and choose add server... you give the server whatever name you want... type in the IP address, your nichname, check the box that says "anonymous" and then you type in the password and click on connect... you should then get into the server.

then you just join the proper room...

there's some settings etc you can also fiddle with to get the optimum input and output levels etc...

Freelancer-1
05-07-2006, 10:36 AM
I agree with Tooz for the most part.

Most squads simply use their own servers, so you won't see many on the public servers (generously, IMO) provided by the the hosts.

I have no problem with this in dogfight servers, but it can make it difficult to coordinate mission objectives in coops or online wars.

Bearcat99
05-07-2006, 06:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tooz_69GIAP:
The vast majority of squads use some kind of comms program, and many of the full or near full switch servers that I use on hyperlobby have public TS servers. But not everyone uses them. Many people prefer to use their own comms with a squad mate or something. But it is very dependant on what time zone you're in. I find that most of the servers I frequent, there's not much activity until the US players log on.
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Imagine that..... and here we get the redheaded stepchild treatment for the mostpart....LOL.. (I had to say it..... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif )

-HH-Quazi
05-07-2006, 07:55 PM
I think alot of m8s are skiddish\shy about joining a TS server full of strangers, especially when flying on a particular server in HL and the server hosts its' own TS server. I have tried joining a TS server and coordinating with those already flying on the map, but found myself ignored alot. It seems, like everything else, there is a click or acceptance level of somekind when flying on a server in HL an using the servers TS server. It's like, "If we don't know ya, scroo ya." or "If you don't fly here enough for your name to be recognized, go away." Then you decide to keep your mouth shut and try to listen in on where the battle is so you can at least be of some help. And what you find then are all the arrogant, egocentric, "i'm an ace", personalities that you would have to deal with if you were accepted worthy to be recognized when you speak. So after a while of laughing your arse off because of a few that think they are all that and a piece of cake "please stroke my ego", you decide it better not to be recognized and have no desire to be. Shoot, you may even decide to become a TK just to whizz off the egocentric i-diot(s) you have run into. So what if you are banned, it is worth the pleasure you recieved from doing it.

I decided long ago that I have no room for BS like that and just fly with my squad, the DD squad and the many friends made, and to host TS servers for both squads. No BS to deal with and anyone that has ever been a guest on either of our TS servers can tell you they felt just as welcomed there as they would if they walked into one of their own familys' homes, the way it should be.