Xbox Live etiquette (newbie)

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by whooleytoo, Jun 21, 2007.

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    whooleytoo

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    #1
    I've been using XBL for a while now, but only for downloading updates, demos etc. I've never played multiplayer (even had the Crackdown-Halo3 beta and didn't play it).

    But in the last week, I've received 4 friend invite-thingies. Is there a customary response - just click yes? Send a message saying hi? Not sure why the sudden interest. (It might be as I topped the leaderboard in one of the Crackdown road races, but I don't want to gloat.. </oh yes I dooooo!> :p )

    Do people actually receive a lot of messages thru XBL? I've been using it for 5 months and haven't received one.
     
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    SilentPanda

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    #2
    I'd just reject em. Unless you talked to them in game and enjoyed playing with them. Having a bunch of people you don't know on your Live friends list is like having a bunch of people you don't know on AIM.
     
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    iKwick7

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    #3
    Exactly. I only have 1 person on my Live friends list that isn't actually a friend of mine. I really don't see the need to have aton of people on your list.
     
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    whooleytoo

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    #4
    Well, I already accepted them, but will bear this in mind in future. Do you have to be a 'friend' to send messages to someone?

    (..and they were complete strangers, I've never played a multiplayer game so either they were sending random friend requests or saw my username on one of the leaderboards)
     
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    SilentPanda

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    #5
    Remove them then if you want. It doesn't tell them you've removed them or anything.
     
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    steamboat26

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    #6
    it's better to only accept friend invites from people you
    1) know
    or
    2) have played with and had fun with them
     
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    2nyRiggz

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    #7
    Indeed, they only take up space and you might never get to play a game with them again...see them sign in a few times...I do my own spring cleaning.



    Bless
     
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    cycocelica

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    #8
    Like its been stated, just reject them. I only accept people who I played with and were actually good at the game. Random ones just get rejected. They just want to be my friend because I am so good at the game. :p
     

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