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have a lot more people using microphones as opposed to European servers?

I've noticed in TF2 (and other games) on European servers there's almost no one using microphones and everyone is keeping to themselves whilst when I pop on American servers everyone is talking to each other over mic and being chatty. Hmmm?
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have a lot more people using microphones as opposed to European servers?

I've noticed in TF2 (and other games) on European servers there's almost no one using microphones and everyone is keeping to themselves whilst when I pop on American servers everyone is talking to each other over mic and being chatty. Hmmm?
I have noticed this aswell. Here is my thearoy. I think the Euro players are trying to avoid us silly Americans lol. Totally joking of corse.
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Well I think it's a good thing that Americans are being social over gaming.
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I think there's typically a language barrier in European servers is there not? Not everyone speaks the same language as opposed to here in the US, everyone from West coast to East Coast speak English.

There's tons of European countries that speak other languages as a primary language that's not english.
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The only person I have seen/heard on a mic was in TF2 and he sounded like a <14 year old that was screaming over the mic trying to get someone to trade him some piece of equipment.
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The only person I have seen/heard on a mic was in TF2 and he sounded like a <14 year old that was screaming over the mic trying to get someone to trade him some piece of equipment.
I don't like your tone towards me.
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The language barrier seems like the best predictor. Try talking to see if anyone will reply. Maybe Europeans, on average, are just shy.
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Originally Posted by luanswan2002 View Post
I don't like your tone towards me.
Shouldn't have been screaming at me

Seriously though, I think a lot of people use Skype for their communications now days. Maybe that's why it seems like Europe has no one with mics.
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with asian servers.. you have people with headsets breathing.. lol they don't really talk even with headphones.

i think it has to do with culture.. us americans are more talkative when gaming since we see it more of a social thing vs serious competition.Of course it will depend on the individual, but speaking generally, it seems that way
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with asian servers.. you have people with headsets breathing.. lol they don't really talk even with headphones.

i think it has to do with culture.. us americans are more talkative when gaming since we see it more of a social thing vs serious competition.Of course it will depend on the individual, but speaking generally, it seems that way
Spot on. It's more of a culture thing than language. This is one of the reasons why I only play on US servers on MMO's. The players are much more friendly and talkative. For instance when I do interviews for our clan most of the guys that are from the U.S we will have a looooong conversation and totally go off the point at the times. Where as EU players seem to be more to the point and themselfs (There are the exceptions).

It's the same in most games you'll find and more obvious in MMO's.
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