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9-17-2009 @ 9:55AM
Even though both of my guilds (one ally, one horde) have vent and we use that all the time, I sometimes do use in game chat. The sound quality is pretty inferior. The bit rate and compression scheme - or both - must be much worse than a vent client. Also, vent gives you excellent control over individual player volumes, which is SO important in a large group.Another IMPORTANT point about vent - it is not dependent upon the game to function. So, if you get DCed from the game, you can still communicate in vent. And, if the realm is down, you can still communicate in vent.The times I do use game chat:1.if I'm grouped with someone who doesn't have vent or I don't want to give my vent's access info to.2. I want to be able to listen to and, if necessary, talk in guild vent, but still have a separate conversation with someone in game chat. (I use different key bindings for each, obviously). This has come in very handy a couple of times.
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