Sort of continuing from Ned's topic on Gaming and Relationships where you're dealing with others who are in the same place of residence, what do you do with others who are not in the same place of residence but are close to it? I live in a unit/townhouse/duplex block of about 38 "separate" unit/duplexes. (Each unit is a duplex with 2 units and a shared wall) Tonight I was happily playing my games - granted it was about 12:10am, I had TeamSpeak on at a nice and soft level and basically the only noise that was coming out was at a level of a conversation. Granted, sound travels a lot further and is a lot louder at night. Anyway, here I was chatting about inconsequential things while gaming when I hear the sliding door of the neighbours open up and an angry neighbour come out to say something like, "Derelict, I don't know what you do in the evening but this is a sleeping area and this is a sleeping time, so whatever you are doing shut it off right now!" and promptly she went back inside and closed the door. Of course, during the day, the noise of the surrounding roads and general other noises would have prevented the neighbour from hearing these noises eminating from my beloved PC. But it's night time when I'm at home, and it's night time when I get a chance to play games. It's hot, so I open the windows. What am I supposed to do? Tell the neighbour politely that what I do in my own time in my own house is not of your concern. The volume is not loud - it's the same noise level as a conversation, there's no raucous party happening in the house to keep everyone awake at night. I also believe that council regulations has a certain limit on noise emission standards - my council area has an Airconditioning standard of between 10pm and 7am to not have greater than 40dBA of audible noise and I find it hard to believe a conversation goes beyond that level. Fellow TOGgers, what am I to do? I don't want to give up my gaming.