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7-18-2010 @ 12:03PM
Vent is garbage compared to the other options. Skype for Arenas or 5-mans, Mumble for raids... overwhelmingly superior.
7-18-2010 @ 12:17PM
I wish there was a mod which made Skype work on Push-to-Talk mode.
7-18-2010 @ 12:20PM
There is an option in the settings. Tools-Options-Advanced-Hotkeys.
7-18-2010 @ 3:01PM
I'm using the newest version of Skype, and the only option I see there that's like PTT is "Mute microphone" which is definitely NOT the same thing. I have a small child and a lot of background noise, I definitely don't want to be holding the mute microphone button the whole night. Maybe I'm just missing something in the options, but I've been round and round over this issue before with some idiot who used to be in my guild. She couldn't understand why I had no desire to transmit every bit of audio in my computer room to everyone in the guild. Seriously, if I'm missing an option somewhere, let me know, but "Mute microphone" is the only thing I see there and that's just not adequate. I only want to talk when I push a button *to* talk.
7-18-2010 @ 3:03PM
It's tap-on, tap-off. Instead of holding it down to speak, you toggle the mic on and off. Not quite PTT, but accomplishes the same objective.
7-18-2010 @ 3:05PM
That's a fair middle ground then. It's not perfect, but tolerable. Though with Skype running, on a side note, my latency in WoW jumps by 100ms, even when I don't have the actual program running and just a service in the background. That's not a huge amount, but it was noticeable to me when doing very timing-specific things in game like jousting.
7-18-2010 @ 5:38PM
My guild switched to Mumble last year. No one has missed Vent.
7-18-2010 @ 10:00PM
I like the overlay feature
7-19-2010 @ 1:24AM
I'm about to recommend to my guild that we start to use Mumble instead of Vent. Can anyone recommend a good server host in Europe, preferably in the UK or thereabouts?
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