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Offline Slyk_MinionWorkz

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Open Mic: Music
« on: April 07, 2018, 05:46:30 am »
This is the number ONE obnoxious attribute of this game.  DO SOMETHING.  Instruct admins to mute and or session ban people doing open mic and playing music is b.s.  It is annoying, and done by attention whores.  Simply put.  This individuals have no mission other than to draw attention to themselves and troll others.

Why allow trolling and game disruption like this?  Why should other players have to search out and mute this idiots?  Please institute some sort of admin rules for your sponsored servers.
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Offline Carruthers

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 06:39:01 am »
Nothing to add to this discussion other than yes. Yes, please. Do what OP suggests.

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 07:26:24 pm »
Some people do like music spammers. However, I would like options for admins to be able to mute people for everybody, and for people to be able to vote to mute people.

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2018, 08:47:53 am »
You have the option to mute whoever you want by pressing P, and clicking the sound icon (which will be red if their mic is open). If there are only like 20 people you want to hear speak, turn your in game VOIP volume to zero and invite people to a private VOIP server. A lot of people (myself included) enjoy most of the "DJs" running around. Without any VOIP noise the game feels less alive.

I see no reason that things need to be more complicated when you have full control over who you hear and who you do not.

I would like a global mute command with an expiration timer, although not for this reason.

I think a vote system would be ineffective and abused with 100+ people (see M&B:NW vote spamming).



« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 08:52:16 am by Samurai »

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 11:08:47 pm »
As Absol said... "spammers"... there is nothing good about using that term. 

And Samuai, we all realize we can mute players.  But what about when we are playing, 2, 3, 4 or more of us on our own TS server and we all have to mute the attention-whore because the music is blaring over everyone's system?  Not everyone plays in a headset.

Fact is, a person has every right to be an asshat.  But every asshat does not have the right to infringe on everyone else and force them to take measures to stop the actions of the asshat. 

A timer on open-mic transmit would be good... X seconds every Y seconds etc.  I know that would be difficult to define because officers, especially need to communicate constantly.  Votes are not the answer.  Server admins for one, should be more diligent in muting these people and warning them.  1 warning.  Next time, session ban.  Third offense, server-ban.  If a 'ban' is too strong, then fine, "permanent mute" on the server.  Generally, though, these people contribute little to the teamwork anyway.

I ran game servers years ago and our 'no b.s.' servers were always full because people get tired of the attention-starved kiddies and basement-dwelling trolls and want to enjoy their game time and should not have to deal with tracking down idiots to mute them, etc.
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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2018, 07:07:39 pm »
As Absol said... "spammers"... there is nothing good about using that term. 

I ran game servers years ago and our 'no b.s.' servers were always full because people get tired of the attention-starved kiddies and basement-dwelling trolls and want to enjoy their game time and should not have to deal with tracking down idiots to mute them, etc.
I can find many quotes of players on the Discord, and Steam reviews saying that they're entertaining. Not everyone has the same opinion as you.

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 03:51:26 am »
There is a mute option, its P. Once I hear a person spamming music, i automatically mute him.

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 03:48:43 pm »
If you don't want to hear them, mute them. If you don't want to hear anyone, turn the voip volume down. You kind of make it seem as if this is some sort of civil rights/oppression of your fun issue.

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 11:10:49 pm »
Luke192, the points I am making are:
1.  Players can mute others, yes.  However, we shouldn't have to in cases of attention-whoring kids;
2.  Even if I mute a player on my end, that doesn't preclude me from hearing it via other players mics and drowning out our communications;
3.  It's rude, and I don't care if people "like" it, that fine for them, but it is invasive to players overall.  If I live next door to you and play loud music starting at midnight, every night and it wakes you up... and you call the cops, but they say "Nah, I like his taste in music, let him go.  Just shut your windows or sleep with earplugs...".    How would you respond to that?

I realize there is little to be done from the game/interface/code side other than limiting 'open mic' time so server admins will control asshasts in the end, or not.  To me, and a number of others, this is a 'quality of life' issue with this, or any game.

To each his own and if I get my own admin rights one day, ban-hammers.
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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2018, 03:32:56 pm »
To each his own and if I get my own admin rights one day, ban-hammers.
Exactly, to each his own. So if people want the mic spammers, they can have them. If they don't, they can mute them. Problem already solved in my book

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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2018, 12:28:01 pm »
I sometimes like to play Patriotic music when playing on either side, not too loud or "ear rape" to fit the mood a little and add a bit of fun into charges. Some people may not like this and I respect that but when doing it I notice that many people enjoy it and enjoy playing the game listening. Do I then class as a VOIP spammer or?

I also do yes sympathise with the fact that when the music/audio is being played some players put it to 100% or it is just really loud and they know it, but I can control how I feel about it because I know this is just a game and all I need to do which takes me 10-15 seconds if not less which is press P find the player and they're muted forever, In regards to Discord that cannot really be helped by AGS as it isn't their platform so therefor not their responsibility :)
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Re: Open Mic: Music
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2018, 05:04:04 pm »
I sometimes like to play Patriotic music when playing on either side, not too loud or "ear rape" to fit the mood a little and add a bit of fun into charges. Some people may not like this and I respect that but when doing it I notice that many people enjoy it and enjoy playing the game listening. Do I then class as a VOIP spammer or?

I also do yes sympathise with the fact that when the music/audio is being played some players put it to 100% or it is just really loud and they know it, but I can control how I feel about it because I know this is just a game and all I need to do which takes me 10-15 seconds if not less which is press P find the player and they're muted forever, In regards to Discord that cannot really be helped by AGS as it isn't their platform so therefor not their responsibility :)

I'm in a very similar boat to Jack. I like to think I'm a non-toxic player in the community; but sometimes I do like to pour in "O'er the hills and far away" or the Pirates of the Carribean theme when we're about to smash into a boat. It's all about the fun at the end of it. I completely get that some people do it just to earrape - but I genuienly do believe that the Open Mic: Music can be classy in some cases haha.