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2-06-2009 @ 1:10PM
Why do some groups INSIST on using ventrilo when the in-game voice chat does the same thing? It doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
2-06-2009 @ 1:16PM
The ingame system has very little in the way of customization. It's very easy to set Ventilo so that everyone's voice is "normalized" and you don't have to turn people up or down; even if you do it's got a lot of granular control.The in-game system is very basic and if the person on the other end has any problems at all (such as a poor mic) it's very frustrating. Often times to the point that no matter what you do you can't get everyone in the group to an acceptable or uniform level.
2-06-2009 @ 1:20PM
In my experience the in game voice chat either doesn't work or anyone you need to use it can't get it to work. It would've been a good idea but it's been a bit slow out of the gate and i think these days people don't use it out of habit. There was quite a bit of controversy when it came out because people were desperate for another patch and a lot of sound/sound-card issues cropped up around the same time. Bitterness can last a long time.
2-06-2009 @ 1:23PM
Mainly it's because the in-game voice chat sucks. It's hard to understand what folks are saying, and it puts very bad lag in in-game NOT voice chat. It's not very helpful when your group wipes because the dps telling her to heal them in voice chat puts a severe lag spike on her system while she's trying to heal them.
2-06-2009 @ 1:25PM
Her being the healer, of course.*
2-06-2009 @ 1:58PM
Ingame voice is annoying. Its easier to perform functions like muting, etc, with Ventrilo. Ventrilo also has better voice quality, whereas ingame voice has a much poorer quality.
2-06-2009 @ 1:37PM
In addition to what everyone else said, the in-game chat doesn't keep chat sessions open while you're on alts, or more importantly, logged off. We've had people report that htey've been disconnected from WoW while still on Vent, which is helpful.
2-06-2009 @ 1:44PM
Tinwhisker, how do you automatically normalize everyone's voice in Vent? I usually end up adjusting individual users' volumes manually.(By the way, to do it manually: right click --> Miscellaneous --> Special Effects --> Volume and then adjust the slider.)
2-06-2009 @ 7:09PM
Once you've used vent, you will know why. In-game sound is horrible, and especially in Europe with a plethora of different accents to parse it's nice to be able to hear people clearly.
2-06-2009 @ 2:19PM
Our guild also uses vent comments to link things like WSS reports at the end of the night (Since there's no way to send clickable links in-game)
2-06-2009 @ 2:35PM
I agree, the only thing that is cool about vent is that if your talking to people just for the sake of talking and your swiching charcters, you don't have to be constintly turning it on and off and crap like that
2-06-2009 @ 5:08PM
Because Morse code and Smoke signals are better than in-game voice chat...
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