Many players online don’t have headsets and are unable to communicate with other players on their team. This always gives clans the advantage since they have a better team strategy and better communication. Some people have headsets and don’t talk at all, which always surprised me.
Using my headset is what has allowed me to meet other players and actually become friends. When you realize you make a good team you end up friending them on your online account so you can play with them again in the future.
You can also friend other friends that you know outside of gaming who also game, then you can also play together online. It’s a great way to hang out with them. You just have to make sure that they have the same gaming system you do. If you play with Xbox you can’t friend them if they are on Play Station or a PC.
Some headsets are wireless, some are bluetooth, and some are even built into your gaming chair that has speakers. Either way, they all work and are great to have. One day I was at the mall shopping for some creams, I went to buy lifecell all-in-one anti aging treatment when I found my bluetooth headset still in my ear… oops!
I’ve found that talking to other players not only helps us win the game, but also makes the game more fun. However, you must be cautious if you are listening to other players over your TV. If you have children or don’t like bad language than I suggest either automatically muting all other players or only have it set to play through your headset so only you can hear them. Too many times do I hear horrible language and i’m astonished that they allow their children around them to hear it.
Also, don’t be offended by anyone being rude. So many times other players have thought it was smart to say vulgar or nasty things to me the second they realized I was a female. You also hear people having conversations in the background with there friends and family. I always found it funny when you hear a full out fight between a couple over them playing games to much, I think they forget that everyone else can hear them!
Liz Crawford is a technology and gaming enthusiast. She started Dungeon Dwellers to help express her geeky side. Aside from helping seniors and baby boomers during her 9-5 at a Medicare learning resource center, she enjoys blogging about upcoming tech news.