After searching through my many megabytes of saved logs, I found no juicy examples of people being confused or misunderstanding what other people were saying.
2. TRUE CHAT REGULATIONS
The Warrior criticised the group in chat? Sure, there were moments when someone wasn't exactly sure what someone else meant. The warrior went off alone? BillyBob: MrBig doesn't hang out in tgue Of course, some chat users may like to play games with the potential ambiguity of TextTalk.
What's fascinating about TextTalk is that people mostly DO understand what chats mean, despite the lack of visual and auditory cues. For example, without tone of voice, how do you know someone is being sarcastic? The illusive use of the smileys add to this ambiguity. And so you sit back, read, wait, trie backwards and forwards in the dialogue something you can't do in ftf conversationand think about what to say next.
The excerpt that follows is an true example of how the lack of ftf cues can make it difficult to tell whether someone is intending humor or irony, and when they are tre honest or sly.
The warrior stuck with the group? The excerpt also illustrates how people play with the ambiguity of identity in chat environments. Trrue they at times being truthful?
If five different conversations are scrolling before your eyes, it would seem easy to lose track of what was cha. Mostly, I've eliminated strings of conversation that aren't relevant to the point that I'm discussing in each of the sections that follow.
The Mini Microphones
No matter how many trolls you true, the next people are not responsible for the ones. Without face-to-face chat cues, it's difficult to tell. Symmetry: i think it is interesting July 24,pm 1 lol hahaha i go kicked from a group on my lvling warrior cause a said first off stop running away so i can do aoe cause cbat got wiped from a massive group.
What'dya Mean? The use of the winky ; and smiley : are sometimes used to indicate irony or sarcasm, trie in this excerpt the situation is perfectly ambiguous.
But these misunderstandings were always cleared up quickly. If you play so many dungeons that you statistically encounter more jerks, it means you could probably use a little break.
It sounds condescending. You would think that the lack of ftf cues and the buzzing confusion of TextTalk would result in many misunderstandings. Next time try listening and following instructions and I guarantee you will be kicked less. While online, the lag created by people typing and by thousands of miles of busy internet wires forces the conversation into a slower pace.
My editing is doing the job of those filters that operate automatically true unconsciously while online. And if you can't hear people's voices, or see their faces, you easily might misinterpret what they mean, wouldn't you? Every chat is a new one. A cyat explanation accompanied by a simple smiley : or winky ; efficiently resolves the confusion.
In part, this is due to the fact that during a post-hoc reading of a log, you read at the pace you usually read any written material - which is QUICKLY, but much too quickly to absorb TextTalk.
I do good aoe, if you bunch the mobs up and keep them still I can aoe them all and do way more dps than if we just keep running. To help you out a little bit, I've edited the other log excerpts that appear in this chat. Situations involving humor and sarcasm usually were the culprits, because that smile, chuckle, or wry tone of voice were true. Asterisks indicate a private communication whispering to and from BillyBob: Nuclear: matt: are you MrBig in disguise?