Yup, another voice post. This time with a question. :p
Hawks & I were discussing the affect voice has had on our perception of others. Up until recently, it was all positive. For instance prior to voice a seemingly quiet girl use to come to tringo & kick our asses. Of course, she didn't say much but in my head she was this intimidating player that I didn't care much for. After voice was introduced the quietness vanished & it turned out that I did like her after all. She really wasn't this intimidating, aggressive person that I had made her out to be in my head. She just sucked at multi-tasking general chat text & staying on top of her game, as most people do.
On the flip side, some one that I actually sort of liked on a acquaintance basis was in voice earlier. It was the first time I had ever heard her voice. There's was nothing wrong with the sound of it, just her tone. At first I thought, "Wow I wonder how much of that sarcastic bitchiness was wasted in text chat." After awhile I ended up just turning her volume down because it was just too much. It's not like she directed her tones at anyone in particular but just overall. She's not someone I would rush to be in voice with, that's for damn sure.
I believe voice has turned SL into a more personalized experience with its introduction. I'm not sure how we lived without it. Oh yah, we had Skype. :) I'm sure ya'll already know that I'm a huge pro-voice in SL resident. My question is, do you think voice in SL has changed your perception of others?