I see. You could always use a mic with a mute button, though.
I don't really mind when people don't have their mics on because i barely use mine.
I guess i don't talk much because of my accent... i do know english but talking to a person is so much different than just typing words. If english was my 1st language i'd talk way more often, but right now it's like... eh they won't like my accent or won't understand me.
But it's nice when my friends tell me "behind you!" or "the Flynn has an RPG". Feels like they're really into the game and want to win, like a team.
Have you heard me talk?? I think you're safe!! LOL
I would just like to help reinforce the true* idea that no one should feel ashamed or embarrassed about having an imperfect english dialect (or "accent") if english isn't their first language. Firstly, it is absolutely nobody's place to judge you on how well you speak other than you and a person teaching you, or a helper of some sort. Second, It's not your first language, so yeah, it's not gonna be exactly like someone who has spoken a certain language all their life, and that's totally ok, don't feel timid about it if you can help it feel empowered to have confidence and speak more often, so that you can work on improving - for your own reasons and motivations, your hopes of speaking any language more accurately. I can understand someone's motivation in feeling awkward about not having a certain dialect down, but don't feel actually timid about it, let that run off your back like water off a birds feathers, because life is too short to worry about some people's judgement of you. I would love speaking to anyone - and be grateful that they are speaking to me in my native language no matter how thick their "accent" is or how broken their english is or whatever, because I'm not capable of speaking to them in their native language. I appreciate anyone who's trying to learn another language, and doing any decent job of it. You rock for that. /Rant