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12-13-2011 @ 1:25PM
The issue I have with having more vocal questing is that I don't always play with my game sounds on. I will often have other music playing while I play WOW. Some people do not play with game sounds on so as not to disturb others with whom they live. Plus, there are deaf people who play WOW. If everything goes to vocal commands, we will miss a chunk of the game. If it were possible, I'd like the option to select "voice quests" over "written quests". Some days, I might want to be told where to go. Some days, reading the quests would be what I want. With voice quests, I would hope something is put in a quest log that I can refer to later. My memory is such that I'd get way out in the boonies and forget what I came out here for without being able to open up my quest log and see "Oh yeah!" Good article.
12-13-2011 @ 1:33PM
It is actually possible in WoW to enable game sound effects but disable the music
12-13-2011 @ 1:38PM
As mentioned up-thread, there is an option to turn subtitles on for even the characters rendered in English.And you do have a quest log, although rather than it displaying the entire play-by-play the way the WoW quest log does it's pretty much limited to the one or two sentence summary you tend to get at the top of the quest log in WoW.There are times that the longer, more detailed WoW-style log would be handy, but most of the need to have that is gone when the map points out questing locales.
12-13-2011 @ 5:43PM
On the note of forgetting your quest progress, TOR has another convenient thing. Each time you login to a character, the loading screen has a paragraph that sums up your class story so far, just in case you've been away for a while and forgot what you were up to. That's another great underrated feature, though I'm not sure if WoW could copy it, given the non-class-focused questing that just bounces from zone to zone.
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