I have a few questions about the Xbox Live headset and talking to people in Halo 2. Does it only allow you to talk to other people when you are close to them during the game? I can hear them and they can hear me when we are close in the game, but not at any other times. Can you somehow talk to people on your team all the time? We were hoping that we would be able to talk some sh.. to each other while playing.....not just for a brief moment when killing each other. Another question is about talking to people during the menu (while setting up the game). Today I was playing against some friends in Wisconsin and some in 2 different cities in Indiana. The people in Indiana and Wisconsin could all talk to each other during the menu-set-up-game-area (in between games while we changed game types), but they could not hear me nor could I hear them. Should I be able to hear them too? I was the party-team leader but could not hear anyone. I am using a wireless controller (headset plugs into the wireless receiver that is attached to the Xbox). I am in New Mexico. Does the distance between us (literally between the 3 states) have anything to do with it? Thanks for any help!