Since Guild wars is a PvP Based MMORPG, I think it is very important to have a way that Questing Parties and PVP parties can communicate without Typing. I have played Counterstrike and other games where Voice communications was enbedded within the game and it transformed the enjoyment factor by 100X. I think it would transform the TOURNEYS and even questing. :xsmile5:
Does anyone know if the Final Release of Guild wars will have a voice com for Guilds and teams for coordination, strat etc.
I think that with it. this game would sell even more copies ... and bring in even more players around the world.
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21-12-2004, 01:11 #1
21-12-2004, 05:39 #2Originally Posted by Kregor77
I will voit no to this idea.
21-12-2004, 06:01 #3
I use Teamspeak and Ventrilo so I'm not voting...
21-12-2004, 17:32 #4Originally Posted by Bobangry
21-12-2004, 19:05 #5Originally Posted by Kregor77
Teamspeak and Ventrillo are both good, free programs that work well while you are playing. Our guild uses a teamspeak server.
Teamspeak and Vent both work by having a computer act as a server, while other computers connect to that server. You are then able to voice chat while playing. It works well if you have a remote computer, one that isnt used much/at all, to run the server. You can also rent servers, but they cost something on the order of $10/month, I think.
21-12-2004, 21:22 #6
It would be nice to incorporate voice chat in for parties, it could be very helpful. However, it's something I'm willing to see cut if it interferes with the release date of guildwars any further. Ventrilo is sufficient
21-12-2004, 21:31 #7
Coming from Counter-Strike and Half-LifeČ as being my primary games at the moment, I am completely biased towards voice-based games, and I *also* realize that the voice system gets flooded when too many people are using it. The groups of 4 would be excellent for voice systems though. You might even be able to use a Guild voice system whenever you're not in a mission or PvP, but if all the members were on, it would be pure chaos. Maybe groups within the Guilds could create channels like in Teamspeak or something if they did something beyond the 4-person teams.
The 4 person teams would GREATLY benefit from a voice system. It would help especially during battles, which is when you most need to communicate about tactics and who needs to do what, but you also most need to be controlling your character, not wasting time typing.
Voice on small scale>>>>>>typing>>voice on large scale
As long as you have less than about 10 people in a voice group, and they're reasonable people, who know when to let others talk, it would work, but anything bigger than that is guaranteed to not work well.
21-12-2004, 22:47 #8Originally Posted by Fa'Rain Shad'a'lain
Granted.. I can see the bandwidth issue with streaming media. And can understand what it could do to the game performance. So I guess I have to get a 3rd party program to have voice communication with my Guildmates. I can deal with that. I think Team communication is IMPORTANT. Voice makes it easier.
ANd Duh! if you had mono and couldnt talk.. So what. That makes no sense to me. :xsnow: You dont have to use voice if you dont want to, plain and simple.
I Have used RodgerWilco in the past for team to team communication. Teamspeak and Ventrillo are new to me. Which one uses the least amount of resources?? Free is definitely a Magic word I like to hear. I would like to have my Guild mates d/l one program, What do you all suggest?
21-12-2004, 22:55 #9
I agreeOriginally Posted by Gyro Scope
21-12-2004, 23:22 #10
just thought i should mention that imo this poll is really biased. There is only one answer that is not-for-voicechat and it doesnt cover what i'd like to say. First, as stated above, it wouldnt work because of bandwidth issues and 3rd party voice chat is being endorsed fully by AN. I mean, I wanted to vote that voice chat is a good thing but it doesn't need to be added.