My DH is is being very PA in the latest game we play: Diablo 3.
My DH and I usually play together with my BIL and brother, and we can talk to each other using voice chat. The playstyle of my brother differs a bit from my DH and I. My brother pushes on fast and wants to get through the story in a quick pace, sometimes being impatient if people want to explore. My DH and I like to explore every inch of the areas we play in. So sometimes we drop behind or lose each other. I usually shrug it off and decide to explore the areas again later on my own. My DH sometimes steams on the inside, but won't tell my brother what his issue is.
One example: At one point we lost my brother - he had advanced to another area in the game. When we wondered aloud where he was, he told us to use the minimap (a feature in the game which also shows where the other players are) so that we could see where he was. Later in the game, my DH lagged behind as he was attacked by monsters. He was annoyed because my brother didn't notice, and he sniped that people should use the minimap.
There little barbs go back and forth. I am annoyed because it creates an unwanted tension in the game. It also annoys me because they both go thinking now that the other person is unreasonable and acting all snippy because they have no idea how the actions relate to their own actions at an earlier point - because they never explain to each other. Ok, all people who also think they act like little boys, raise your hands!
The killer is that my DH has explained to me about my brothers game behaviour, but when I tell him to clearly explain what his problem is to my brother himself (and yelling 'you're going too fast' once, midgame, doesn't count). Then my DH tells me not to inject myself this situation. And he didn't understand my argument that their bickering is really affecting my enjoyment of the game too, and by bickering around other people, he dragged other people into the situation.
The true question is: Do the etiquette rules allow me to strangle him now?
(edit because I misspelled strangle)