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7-18-2010 @ 12:12PM
Why is there ever nothing on TS3? I swapped to it almost instantly and love the better Admin options and voice clarity(you know all those people who have annoying background noise, well it might as well be non existent in it).
7-18-2010 @ 2:18PM
It might be an EU / US thing. On the EU servers I play, I never even see people mentioning vent, let alone mumble, it's Teamspeak only. That said, I like mumble (played in a semi-hardcore aion legion when it was hot, and they used mumble).. but as others have mentioned, when there is such a homogenized playerbase concerning voice programs, it's hard to switch when you are pugging alot (and nowadays, who isn't?). By the way, TS³ is comparable to mumble in quality.
7-18-2010 @ 2:55PM
Actually somewhat related to the article, Teamspeak was the voice of choice in the early days of WoW and over the years people gravitated to Ventrillo. Articles like this bring attention to Mumble and I'd expect in a year or two down the line it might be the preferred system.
7-18-2010 @ 7:11PM
TS3 FTW in my opinion. While Ventrilo has been stagnating the guys at Teamspeak have been working on version 3; it has more features, sounds a hell of a lot clearer and server admin is soooo much better (and has no limitations on the number of connections).Mumble? Never heard of it.
7-18-2010 @ 7:10PM
"On the EU servers I play, I never even see people mentioning vent, let alone mumble, it's Teamspeak only. "Really, I play on EU servers too, and I've hardly ever seen anyone mention TS. It's mostly vent, with the more sophisticated people using Mumble.
7-18-2010 @ 10:50PM
Teamspeak is no better than vent as it is evil proprietary software just like vent, Mumble/Murmur is under the GPL so its free (as in free speech) Mumble FTW!!!
7-19-2010 @ 5:34AM
@jakedamuss - proprietry != evil. If it did why would you be playing WoW?
7-19-2010 @ 6:49AM
I tried setting up a TS3 server once, but the latest version available for my server (running FreeBSD) was TS2. And even that has always been running in Linux emulation. Still, that's what we've been using so far.I just noticed that in the meantime they (finally!) made a TS3 server version for my OS, so I may give that a spin again. Still, I don't think it has overlays or positional audio?I also have Vent installed, but it's a bit laggy and it only allows 8 connections - we can't use that for raids.And lastly, we've been experimenting with Murmur/Mumble the last couple of days and so far we're really impressed by it. I was just thinking about how to convince the rest of the guild when this article came out! Great timing!!!Finally, I read somewhere on the WoW forums (was Googling, could be anywhere!) that Mumbles positional audio violates WoW's EULA? Is that still true? I know the positional audio is disabled by default, but maybe that plugin needs to be withdrawn or at least wear a very big warning label?
7-19-2010 @ 2:43PM
I have used Vent TS3 and Mumble and I feel that mumble is far superior to the other two. I got introduced to mumble over a year ago when looking for a vent alternative. At that time I found a host that offered a 50-slot server for free. In using it it is immediately evident that the sound quality is superior and that the latency is next to nothing. Its like the rest of the raid is in the room with you. the part about normalizing volume too is huge! no more endlessly tweaking player volumes... In short, Mumble "Just Works"™ and sounds soooo much better.
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