Do you guys play with you clothes, I mean sound on?

#1 Posted by deadken (4 posts) -

After playing wow for a couple of years I've noticed I've only turned my sound on for cut scenes. 
 
I've talked to others and they mostly do the same.  Sound is simply annoying, not useful in the least. 
 
The only time I have found sound useful is for fishing, and I recently found an addon which turns sound on just as you catch a fish, then turns it off again.
#2 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

So you just sit and play in total quiet? That's messed up.

#3 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4666 posts) -

I play with sound on all the time. I usually turn it down a bit if I have a podcast or something playing the background, but I never turn it 100% off.

#4 Edited by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

I turned off the sound a long time ago, I just have spotify or something playing in the background while playing at this point.

#5 Posted by Gamer_152 (14091 posts) -

The sound's not always there to be "useful", most of the time it's there to add something aesthetically pleasing to the game. Sometimes I have had the sound in WoW turned off but if I ever have I've been playing music or podcasts in the background.

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#6 Posted by IBurningStar (2189 posts) -

I keep my sound down low, but not totally off. Probably at 20% volume. If it is completely silent then the game just seems odd to me. The except to this is in places like Grizzly Hills, where I love the music.

#7 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -

Let me put it this way, whenever I join a Black Ops room, I mute everybody.

#8 Posted by Enigma777 (6081 posts) -
@Xolare: That's not really the same thing...
#9 Posted by Xolare (1284 posts) -
@Enigma777 said:
" @Xolare: That's not really the same thing... "
Well, in my mind it is. It's like turning off some sounds in games because you find them annoying. In some games I try to turn the music all the way down because it doesn't really fit to the game or it just impairs my fun. Same goes with the people that decide it's okay to constantly babble on the mic about useless nonsense.
#10 Posted by Enigma777 (6081 posts) -
@Xolare: Voice chat it a totally separate category since the developers have no control over it unlike the game's score or sound effects.
#11 Posted by Obsidian (346 posts) -

I usually mute the music and turn sound effects down so I can listen to my music or Ventrilo.

#12 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -
@Obsidian said:
" I usually mute the music and turn sound effects down so I can listen to my music or Ventrilo. "
#13 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

Sound off at all times.  It gets in the way of me watching TV on the 2nd monitor. 

#14 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

I'm on Skype all the time and when I'm not talking with someone I'm either listening to music or watching TV at the same time. The ingame sound just ruins this.

#15 Posted by TooWalrus (13241 posts) -

I always played with my sound off, and watched TV or whatever at the same time.

#16 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5841 posts) -

Depends on what I'm playing.

#17 Posted by Codeacious (960 posts) -

Sound, yes. I need it for raiding. Music, no.

#18 Posted by deadken (4 posts) -
@Gamer_152:
In my mind, sound SHOULD be useful.  Again, I've never found it useful except for fishing.  The last straw for me was fighting Murmur in Shadow Labyrinth.  If there was ever a boss where Blizz should have/could have used sound to warn you of his upcoming attack, this was the boss.   Instead you just get some lame text.  Sound got turned off and I never went back. 
 
#19 Posted by bartok (2555 posts) -

I play with a pair of khakis and some boxer briefs and I don't worry about the sound because clothes can't talk.

#20 Posted by Tyashki (213 posts) -

I turn the sound down and mix it into whatever I have playing in the background. Its useful.

#21 Posted by dutch42 (533 posts) -

Very rarely play with the sound on these days, just for story driven stuff. I have so little free time to sit and mess about with this stuff so I guess I want to maximise it by listening to a podcast or sticking a show on my laptop while I play. And they said that men can't multi-task...
#22 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

The voice acting is too amazing in this game to miss out on.

#23 Edited by Red12b (9084 posts) -

 

 

 

I have absolutely no idea what your title means

 

"Do you guys play with you clothes...i mean sound on?"

sound off?

 

#24 Edited by Mcfart (1667 posts) -

Depends on the game. For multiplayer games, I generally run at 20ish% sound and have music/podcasts blaring in the background, whereas single-player games I usually run with sound on so I can hear the.........voice acting/story ya know?
 
as for clothes, I usually have the cat sitting on my lap so it'd be creepy if they were off -_-'

#25 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

man fuck random people its why i have vent and skype!
#26 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

I only ever turn the sound down (notice, not off) when I'm on skype with some friends or if I have music running in the background.

#27 Posted by Fjordson (2450 posts) -

Depends on what I'm doing. If I'm raiding or in an Arena match, then yes. But if I'm just doing battlegrounds by myself or questing on an alt I'll listen to music or a podcast.

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