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some very quiet people that you meet in the game

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Esproc
03.22.2014 , 12:56 PM | #11
I say hello and sometimes type some chat during dead periods, but I can not type and walk (well sometimes I can) at the same time.

I would rather be aware of the surroundings and what people are doing. I do a lot of tanking and healing and there are too many people that create a need for immediate response through a multitude of actions.
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03.22.2014 , 02:01 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by plotenox View Post
OK I've been playing this game for almost 2 years now and I've seen some weird things so far. One of them includes being in a group with someone who doesn't talk...like at all. This doesn't happen often in my case but its happened like 3-4 times already,enough to make me get .
Truth is Plotenox the person is probably in a voice chat room somewhere talking to his buddies while grouped with you!

MMORPGs (not just TOR) socialization skills have suffered greatly since the rise of voice chat.

I was playing these games before Voice chat was ever possible. Players were much better typers and chatted often. But once Voice chat came out it almost instantly started to have a negative effect on PUGs and general socialization.

Honestly it wasnt even just PUGs.

I remember playing SWG, my computer at the time could run SWG but couldnt handle anything extra, so running Vent (at the time) was out of the question. But rest of my guild for most part could. Our guild chat went from lively and funny to dead silence almost over night. And when I did type in it (or group chat) I would sometimes have to ask the same question 5-6-7 times before getting an answer because half the people were not paying attention to guild chat anymore and the other half had completely removed the chat box from their screen.

And that was in a guild setting with a guild I had been apart of (at the time) for over a decade. Its only gotten worse not computers have gotten stronger and voice chat programs easier to use and install and run.

Join a PUG for a daily mode HD Flashpoint and often you will say hello at the start and thanks bye at the end and inbetween there is nothing at all said in group chat.

Sadly its just the way of the times for the modern era.

Until voice chat becomes so common that games supply their own built in voice chat (like DDO did) so groups can chat via voice chat, socializing in these games almost dead.

And role play is also pretty much dead as you can never create the visual impression for a character with voice chat that typing something like
*grins evilly and chuckles" "you do that"
Would achieve through typing.

At some point tech will get to the point that these missing elements are somehow re-introduced to gaming in a new manner or fashion but for now they are casualties of a changing landscape.
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03.22.2014 , 02:29 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by Cotlu-Hunlon View Post
1) Sometimes they don't speak your language
2) Bad mood and don't feel like small-talk
3) Only grouped for xp bonus
4) Maybe autistic / aspergers and don't understand it makes some people uncomfortable that they're not talking

Couldn't think of any other reasons, but yeah this has happened to me as well
Just want to chime in that most people with aspergers have no problem communicating and understanding that others get uncomfortable when you don't communicate.
Autistic, maby, but even there most of the ones playing a game like this would be high-functioning autists who understand that there is a need to communicate every now and then.
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ZETA_SCORPII
03.23.2014 , 07:08 AM | #14
I've had people upset cause I decline group invites while leveling and when I do dailies and I never accept random invites. I only group for HM FP's and Ops.

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Legolose
03.23.2014 , 11:19 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by plotenox View Post
OK I've been playing this game for almost 2 years now and I've seen some weird things so far. One of them includes being in a group with someone who doesn't talk...like at all. This doesn't happen often in my case but its happened like 3-4 times already,enough to make me get .
Usually it happens to me on the starter planets like Thython or Hutta. I would start on a new character to level up and out of nowhere I wold get a random group invite. I would accept the invite just out of curiosity and then I would ask why I got the invite. I got no response from the guy who invited me. I figured OK maybe its for the extra XP so I tagged along. I would later ask more questions of what we were going to do next. Again no reply. This happened a few times already and I would sometimes stay in the group for a while just to see the guy respond back to me. Nothing. He did his own missions while I did mine,even if I didn't help him he would still say nothing. Now the thing thats strange is that this same situation happened to me 3-4 times already like I said earlier. If this just happened 1 time then I probably wouldn't think about it much,but not in my case.
I just can't help thinking are these guys that shy even over the internet? Or are they just trolling me the whole time?

Have you guys had something like this?
More than likely its a Chinese Goldfarmer having you in a group for when he needs you I remember back then when I use to get those invites then I found out from friends if they don't respond then most of the time "70% or higher" it a Chinese Goldfarmer most of the time they just do flashpoints and heroics but sometimes they just run around getting nodes and such, it is a big reason most of the time I never join random invites...
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Fidelicatessen
03.24.2014 , 05:43 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Legolose View Post
More than likely its a Chinese Goldfarmer having you in a group for when he needs you I remember back then when I use to get those invites then I found out from friends if they don't respond then most of the time "70% or higher" it a Chinese Goldfarmer most of the time they just do flashpoints and heroics but sometimes they just run around getting nodes and such, it is a big reason most of the time I never join random invites...
Why would a gold farmer want you in group? Seriously, what possible reason can you dredge up?

70% or higher, huh? I'm sure you must have statistics to back that number up. Obviously you know a lot about chinese gold farmers

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plotenox
03.26.2014 , 11:58 AM | #17
OK after playing swtor again recently I just had to chime in here to add my 0.02 cents again. I was in the republic fleet on the Bastion server with one of my low level toons and I notice some guy invited me randomly to a group. I joined his group out of curiosity and notice it was just me and him. I also notice him on his toon running around on fleet back and forth. He then starts randomly inviting other people to the group and I soon ask him ''whats this group for?''. I didn't know if he would respond back but he did, he just said "her". I got confused on that one and said "her?". He would then start queuing for some mission I think but I didn't get the queue message somehow. It didn't work out for him I guess so he then just disbanded the group.

Now this recent experience right here^ and the last few recent posts of this thread made me thought of something: "Did I just saw a possible gold farmer?"
When I was in his group the 1st thing I look at was his name. It was like a long name that looked kind of gibberish, like kirou-habbua or something like that. That name reminded me of some of the gold farmers' names that I would see in general chat sometimes and they had long gibberish names too. I thought he might've been a gold farmer,but then I thought why would he invite people to a group? At that point I looked at this kirou-habbua guy again and I noticed he was just level 7. Again thoughts kept rushing in my head thinking "Was this guy one of those gold farmers who would level up his toon somehow?". This sort of thing doesn't bother me but it got me thinking alot. I thought back to the times when I would see some gold farmers spamming chat and I remembered something else. When I see a gold farmer in chat I would sometimes look on the Who's online list to look for their username,I often wouldn't see their names but sometimes I get lucky. I remember seeing 1 name of some random gold farmer on the Who's list and I saw that he was level 10,but I forgot what his name was.

Now back to the present. After all of that thinking in my head I couldn't help but wonder if that guy who invited me was one of those potential gold farmers with a long gibberish name who just happen to be leveling up his toon. He didn't talk much so I thought maybe he is...or maybe I'm just going crazy with all of this things.LOL
Either way this is just me sharing my 2 cents of some strange events lately.
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Engeopathichero
03.26.2014 , 12:36 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Cotlu-Hunlon View Post
1) Sometimes they don't speak your language
2) Bad mood and don't feel like small-talk
3) Only grouped for xp bonus
4) Maybe autistic / aspergers and don't understand it makes some people uncomfortable that they're not talking

Couldn't think of any other reasons, but yeah this has happened to me as well
Another reason to add to this, might be too young to type fluently, or not fluent readers. Though tbh, I don't accept random invites, because I simply don't trust random people. This is from someone who is not necessarily shy, but cautious, and levels off of group finder. Usually when sent a random invite, I almost find it creepy (for lack of a better word). The xp boost is not that significant, so really no reason to just randomly invite someone to quest with you. Good point on the autistic thing though, it is possible they just simply don't know how to interact with people.
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03.26.2014 , 01:14 PM | #19
When I get random group invites, before I accept I'll whisper them and ask what they need help with. I'll help anyone if possible, but if you don't respond then I'll deny the request. You may be shy, but you got over your shyness long enough to ask me to group with you. I hate being ignored
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Hebdomas
03.26.2014 , 05:06 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by OddballEasyEight View Post
Just want to chime in that most people with aspergers have no problem communicating and understanding that others get uncomfortable when you don't communicate.
Autistic, maby, but even there most of the ones playing a game like this would be high-functioning autists who understand that there is a need to communicate every now and then.
As someone with high functioning autism and social anxiety I agree, at least for myself. If I join a group and the other member(s) offer a greeting then I'll greet them as well. I'll communicate as needed or required in order to keep the group effective, or when etiquette and common courtesy dictate. I rarely initiate things when involving others I don't know such as creating a group and/or being group leader. (I do gradually "warm up" when it comes to conversation, but this typically takes longer than an average PUG lasts.)

I usually decline blind invites unless I can see the player is nearby and appear to be working on the same mission. Even then there is normally a greeting and/or asking if I'm doing the same mission once I've joined. There have been times when I joined a group and no one said anything, we'd follow each other, complete our task(s) in the area and then disband.

Plotenox - The placement of the vowels in "kirou-habbua" made me think it might not be gibberish. I did a search and it searched for "Kirou Habbo" listing sites that mostly seemed French, there was also a similar term "cria habbo" which appears to be related to some online social game in Portuguese. My guess is you probably encountered a player who is from Brazil.