1. When Joining a room for the very first time on Xbox Live ......
DO NOT! Yell into the microphone "HELLO HELLO CAN ANYONE HEAR ME!" - if you look at the connector box for your headset communicator and the little light is GREEN (or the Switch is flicked to the RIGHT for 360 users), then there`s a good chance everyone can hear you . When people have stopped talking try to introduce yourself and explain that it`s your first time on Live . People can be very sympathetic to a new Live user (new beginner=newbie=noob.....often spouted by some spotty overseas obese adolescent) . In a lot of cases this may be the place where you can make new friends too by showing that you are indeed a nice person and not a complete Ignoramus .
Whilst I am on the subject of headsets ........ on the connection box that goes into the back of the pad is a mute button , press this and it turns RED (Merely flick the Switch to the LEFT for 360 users). You are now muted . DO! press this button when you need to adjust your headset as the mic is very sensitive and everyone HATES having to listen to someone adjusting a headset and fumbling around . Before you even start a game make sure the headset is on and in a comfortable position . My top tip for when you need to visit the toilet or even leave your Xbox momentarily is to unplug the headset from the back of the pad and tuck the connector into a pocket . When you return you slap it back into the pad and hey presto all is well with the world . No noisy fumbling and other such rubbish whilst you adjust your headset and annoy people and the added bonus is that everyone can see when you are away or have returned , personally I take my new 360 wireless pad with me so everyone can hear the gentle splashing of me emptying my bladder
The mute button can also be pressed for these circumstances ......
Yelling at the Kids/Spouse/Dog (nobody wants to hear your personal grievances on Live .
When someone tells you that you are breathing hard into the mic (tap the mute button and adjust the headset so it isn`t right into a nostril/mouth) ....... NOT so much of a problem on 360 as the OFFICIAL Mic has some form of Noise Reduction built into it .
Having a coversation with someone who is physically in the room you are in (we don`t give a damn what your real life buddies have to say about the game - if they were so good at this then they would have bought an Xbox too)
Answering the phone (tap/slide THAT BUTTON people , we don`t wanna hear what you have to say to other people on the phone it`s rude to them and it`s rude to us.....have some self respect!)
This post has been edited by xXBADGERXx: 05 March 2007 - 02:53 AM
Reason for edit: Updated for 360