07-28-2011 02:33 PM
A post from another thread gave me the idea to open up this discussion.
So, what you think about the use of Gestures in World?
Do you like them? Are they annoying to you?
Do you like to shouting, giggling and howling?
Gestures are fun, joy, happiness or just noise for you?
07-28-2011 02:47 PM
i like gestures in sl.. but if some one repeatedly uses them over and over and over and over and over and over over and over and over and over and over and over over and over and over and over and over and over over and over and over and over and over and over over and over and over and over and over and over over and over and over and over and over and over over and over and over and over and over and over ............ it gets anoying and i mute them!!! but i like them and they are fun when put to use in a good way. they can add to character.
07-28-2011 02:59 PM
People who use gestures around me usually end up muted very fast; I can't stand the spammy things. They're generally not that funny the first time round, and considerably less so with endless repetition.
And as for that ASCII wolf or that creepy little girl giggle... eep.
07-28-2011 02:59 PM - edited 07-28-2011 03:03 PM
Really depends on the situation IMO, and the people/persons present. They can be fun, entertainaing, expressive, informative and all sorts of positives. Not to mention just convieniant if you happen to have a job that requires making periodic announcements.
I think largely most people seem to be too intolerant of those having fun with gestures. We need to remember that is why we are here in the 1st place...to enjoy ourself. Also don't be too quick to breathe fire on the people that shoot off a gesture that seems obscene for the situation. Many of these are loaded into freebie packs and not labeled so a new person would have any clue what text or sound they put in local chat. Sure, they should maybe test it elsewhere, but heh, unless you're running a church or funeral for someone, lighten up a bit. It was probably an honest mistake..and if it wasn't? Who the hell really cares in the long run, lol. If nothing else it's a wake up call to check your own sense of humor. You do have one, right? (not 'you' the poster of this thread, the proverbial 'you')
One of my fave SL DJ's of all time, who also happened to have a very good on the air voice was also known for his incredible ability to do an entire shift, responding to everything said in text chat with an appropriate gesture. It was uncanny. You could say almost anything to him and get a humorous gesturized response.
I can honestly only recall a couple times where I found gestures to be truly annoying and that was instances where people came into a location and just kept doing the same gesture over and over and laughing at themself...was like a kid that just discovered playdough.
Otherwise heh. whatever.I think most of the new veiwers actually let you block gestures now, don't they?
07-28-2011 03:11 PM
The preferences check box to turn off gesture sounds took most of the pain away.
07-28-2011 03:42 PM - edited 07-28-2011 03:43 PM
I agree, being able to kill the sounds was a giant leap forward. I find most gestures juvenile -- somewhere between mildly and really annoying, depending on the gesture and how many times I hear it in a 5 minute period. I get very annoyed if some Bozo decides to fill my entire screen with a scrolling picture of a spam bunny or 50 copies of "Ooooo-la-la-LA!! I LOVE this SONG!!" I usually leave rather than stay for more. Needless to say, I don't use gestures myself. Well, except for one tiny one that does :-) , only a little more gracefully.
07-28-2011 03:44 PM
if you can't stand them at all, that's the way to go. if you are a land owner you can do the same for your whole parcel....
... but for someone like me that doesn't mind the occasional one (just repetitive and constant ones), it's mute or boot, =/
gestures, the new bling. =P
07-28-2011 04:00 PM - edited 07-28-2011 04:01 PM
I love them if used in the right theme and at the right moment but like anything else, they can be overdone. In clubs, the do tend to add a lot of life and make it seem more lively but even there, gesture spam gets so bad, I often have to mute certain residents.
But, gestures aka, emotes in other games, are essential to the virtual world as the lets us express ourselves through our avatar better.
07-28-2011 04:27 PM
the one place gestures annoy the crap out of me more than anything else is at clubs where they gesture spam you with "tip me" "hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
07-28-2011 05:28 PM
I don't dislike some cute, funny or comical gestures and also understand their necessity to warm up the party at clubs or events to some extent, but I rarely use gestures myself these days. When there were still some chat camping places, I made some gestures made up of all text and used them to win at chat, though.