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moflaher
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Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sat, 23 April 2011 00:38
Another thing I noticed is that NOBODY chats in this game room. As you can tell, I chat a lot. I come from a board game background. It seems no one even says hi. Every chat I have had went something like this. Hi. nothing. How is your day? nothing. Good luck! Isn't this a great game? nothing. Anyone there? nothing.

Obviously, the online world is different? Wrong place for social activities?


(I know. I talk too much. Can't help it. I'm in a room with engineers all day.)

[Updated on: Sat, 23 April 2011 00:41]

      
Kelly's Hero
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sat, 23 April 2011 01:05
moflaher wrote on Fri, 22 April 2011 18:38



(I know. I talk too much. Can't help it. I'm in a room with engineers all day.)


Sometimes I don't chat because I don't speak French. (I have learned 'salut' though Smile)

I generally like to chat back and forth - then again - I'm an engineer too, and I don't even have other engineers in the room Confused
      
Randwulf
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sat, 23 April 2011 02:28
some are very quiet, some are not... if invited I will say hello or hi or got time for both sides? and many times I would get....

........ chirp ..... chirp.......

and then I would leave without starting.

even in French or German people know what hello is.

      
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sat, 23 April 2011 08:21
Try to chat, getting to know an opponent makes getting beat easier to take but sometimes im so focused during a game ive noticed ive ignored an opponents question/comment for 3 turns or so Embarassed
      
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sat, 23 April 2011 20:39
depends how many people are actually in the lobby- if everyone's in two-player games, there might not even be anyone receiving your message- i've always found it a bit odd the way players are listed in the lobby when they're actually in a game.
      
stenic
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sun, 24 April 2011 11:00
Lack of chatting in the lobby I can understand as people are playing often; but what gets my goat is those that leave a game straight after it's finished without even the curtesy of a 'gg', or 'thank you'. I find it rude and those people go in my black book... just in case I ever become ruler of the world Twisted Evil
      
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sun, 24 April 2011 11:43
I'm a chatterhead as well... It's a very big deal of my gaming experience. Sometimes I don't say much, but often I talk a whole lot, even sometimes just making a commentary of the game for my self.
      
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sun, 24 April 2011 16:19
To me, Memoir is a social game, and talking a little with the opponent is part of the fun -- especially online, when your opponent can be from a completely different part of the world. (But I avoid simply chatting in a crowded lobby. The one time I did that, I felt guilty about it.)

In most cases, I like to say hello to someone in the lobby before challenging him to a game. (Interestingly, it's not uncommon for me to receive a challenge from player B while I'm talking with player A about playing a game.)

When I accept a challenge or someone accepts my challenge, I always say hello, sometimes in multiple languages, if "hello" doesn't get a response. I've found that I don't enjoy playing against opponents who say absolutely nothing. So, on a few occasions when opponents didn't respond to my greetings, I've left, instead of playing against a silent opponent.

Even at chess tournaments, where you can get shushed for writing too loudly, people say hello and shake hands before playing a game.
      
mescalito
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Sat, 07 May 2011 22:16
in my opinion the common chat in lobby is a bit lame thing. most chats have a way to send private message. in M44 there is no way to do so (or i did not figure out how to do it). so when i post a message it is really hard to direct it to someone particular. but once you start a game with someone i rarely saw situtations when the opponent did not chat at all.
      
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Re:Alls Quiet on the Online Front Tue, 10 May 2011 06:30
Could be that some players find it hard to play and type at the same time. I suspect that may be due to the age of the average player - maybe, maybe not. Or else everyone is an engineer and just not "chatty."
      
    
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