Just one little nitpick

#1 Posted by warxsnake (2650 posts) -

Game is awesome, but those sound effects, like when you crit and so on. Or if you are an elementalist using electricity strikes, effects sound poor and bland. Electricity strikes sound like something cooking on a frying pan rather than proper lightning.
Anybody else have feedback on this?

#2 Posted by Nickieroonie (141 posts) -

I can definitely see where you're coming from. I don't find that my profession has annoying/bad sounds, but I have definitely heard half a dozen off-putting ones.

On the flipside, I love the nearby heart sound effect :D

#3 Posted by Imsorrymsjackson (855 posts) -

I love all the swishing about of the thief.

#4 Posted by Th3irdEye (256 posts) -

I keep hearing this one sound effect that I think is coming from some sort of gun skill from another profession. It sounds like a Star Wars blaster firing and it's awesome, yet slightly out of place. I still love it though. In general I really like most of the sounds. The nearby heart mentioned above and the waypoint unlocked sounds are great. My favorite is probably the Warrior's F1 ability while wielding an axe. The sound it makes when it hits is just so satisfying.

#5 Posted by CatsAkimbo (618 posts) -

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

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#6 Posted by Jams (2960 posts) -

@CatsAkimbo said:

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

I made a warrior that uses a hammer and it extremely heavy sounding. at the end of the basic move and some of the other ones. makes a real deep boom sound and kind of shakes the screen.

#7 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1850 posts) -

I bought a sound card for my computer a few weeks ago. I had played beta before then and now playing it after having one, the sound quality on all of the voice acting is really poor. You can tell that they're all in a studio and it is REALLY distracting.

#8 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@CatsAkimbo

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

You can change the music that plays.
#9 Posted by CatsAkimbo (618 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@CatsAkimbo

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

You can change the music that plays.

Really? How?

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#10 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@CatsAkimbo

@CL60 said:

@CatsAkimbo

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

You can change the music that plays.

Really? How?

Somewhere in the games files, you can put custom music in for certain stuff. Like city music, combat music, etc.
#11 Posted by Chobbit (24 posts) -

Heh, to play devil's advocate... I searched for a bug making an annoying sound in my house for about 5 minutes before I realized it was in game... I'm sure this had NOTHING to do with the scotch I was drinking.

#12 Posted by CatsAkimbo (618 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@CatsAkimbo

@CL60 said:

@CatsAkimbo

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

You can change the music that plays.

Really? How?

Somewhere in the games files, you can put custom music in for certain stuff. Like city music, combat music, etc.

Oh, I thought you meant like a list of tracks where I could turn off the Lion's Arch music or something. I mean sure, I could just turn the music slider all the way down and play some mp3's, but I'd like to hear something new that's composed for the game.

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#13 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@CatsAkimbo

@CL60 said:

@CatsAkimbo

@CL60 said:

@CatsAkimbo

I wish there were more sound effects that had a deep bass to them, there's a few skills that really sound really powerful because of that, but they aren't necessarily the best skills to use.

Also, it's sort of odd they use some of the same music from Guild Wars 1 (or at least one song loop I've noticed so far). It's like a nice nostalgia thing, but I heard so many hours of that music that it's kind of disappointing that I'll be hearing many more hours of it.

You can change the music that plays.

Really? How?

Somewhere in the games files, you can put custom music in for certain stuff. Like city music, combat music, etc.

Oh, I thought you meant like a list of tracks where I could turn off the Lion's Arch music or something. I mean sure, I could just turn the music slider all the way down and play some mp3's, but I'd like to hear something new that's composed for the game.

Nooo, you can change the music that plays for those specific situations. Not the sliders to turn the music off. By adding the music into your game.

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