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Guild Wars 2 music is forgettable.

AzureProwerAzurePrower AustraliaPosts: 1,508Member Uncommon
Seriously, apart from the first few seconds of the title theme that is blasted into your ears every time you log in. The rest is simply forgettable, uninspiring and samey.


Though there is only one track played in Guild Wars 2 that is legitimately not forgettable to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxa7n1mXVMs

Guess what. It's a Guild Wars track that hasn't been altered in any way that is played in Guild Wars 2. This track was memorable in Guild Wars 1 and it is still memorable in Guild Wars 2. This track is creative and beautiful. The new tracks in Guild Wars 2 lack such a soothing and atmospheric melody this track has. If it wasn't for this one track, I would have muted Guild Wars 2 music a long time ago.
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  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member
    Strange, because I find myself whistling several different GW2 musics.

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  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Have to agree, I was just thinking recently, its been pretty disappointing.  Not bad, just not memorable, or atmospheric enough.  Doesn't really conjure up any particular fantasy themes.. it's just kinda gently there, to fill the space.  Guess I'm not really a fan of Soule's style or something, I don't know.

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  • EvilGeekEvilGeek londonPosts: 1,225Member Uncommon

    Have to disagree, my current favourite is Times of Hope and Sorrow

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  • TheBigDRCTheBigDRC Everson, WAPosts: 162Member

    I'd wish it would play all the time. Two MMOs now with 2-3 minutes of music then a few hours of nothing.

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  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by TheBigDRC

    I'd wish it would play all the time. Two MMOs now with 2-3 minutes of music then a few hours of nothing.

    I don't like this on and off crap. image

    You can adjust that in settings.  Slide "music interval" all the way to the left, to reduce the silence between tracks.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    I can't think of a single MMO I'd say music is highly memorable for me... but I haven't forced myself to play my own music which I've done with several other MMOs

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  • TheBigDRCTheBigDRC Everson, WAPosts: 162Member
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by TheBigDRC

    I'd wish it would play all the time. Two MMOs now with 2-3 minutes of music then a few hours of nothing.

    I don't like this on and off crap. image

    You can adjust that in settings.  Slide "music interval" all the way to the left, to reduce the silence between tracks.

    Ah, so that's where they put it? Damn, you would think a "loop music" option would be easier. Meh.

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  • rastapastorrastapastor KnurPosts: 153Member Uncommon
    LoL...GW2 is the only MMO game where i dont turn off the music. 
  • VhalnVhaln Chicago, ILPosts: 3,159Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    I can't think of a single MMO I'd say music is highly memorable for me... but I haven't forced myself to play my own music which I've done with several other MMOs

    AoC and LOTRO both come to mind immediately for me.  Might be others if I give it more thought..

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  • lalartulalartu SeoulPosts: 444Member

    like the above said, LOTRO is definitely a leader in terms of music and atmospheric sound effects, but GW2 is pretty close.

     

    it may not be an "OMG best song ever" type of a game, but it does what it's supposed to: adds to an already great atmosphere in the game

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  • vort3xvort3x Jebem vam materPosts: 129Member
    Acutally OP, even the music in the link that you posted is from GW1, and yes GW1 had much more memorable music. That which is new in GW2 is far from being as memorable and touching as most stuff in GW1 was.
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Strange, because I find myself whistling several different GW2 musics.

    That's..........that's not really suprising, all things considered.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    Originally posted by Vhaln

    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    I can't think of a single MMO I'd say music is highly memorable for me... but I haven't forced myself to play my own music which I've done with several other MMOs

    AoC and LOTRO both come to mind immediately for me.  Might be others if I give it more thought..

     

    played both of those nothing sticks out in my mind as I still remember many console games music from over a decade ago...

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  • stevebmbsqdstevebmbsqd Orlando, FLPosts: 448Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    Originally posted by Vhaln
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    I can't think of a single MMO I'd say music is highly memorable for me... but I haven't forced myself to play my own music which I've done with several other MMOs

    AoC and LOTRO both come to mind immediately for me.  Might be others if I give it more thought..

     

    played both of those nothing sticks out in my mind as I still remember many console games music from over a decade ago...

    AOC for sure...  That and the graphics are untouchable by any other MMO. The music in AOC was unbelievable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efl_PNTvPmU

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,051Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by stevebmbsqd
     

    AOC for sure...  That and the graphics are untouchable by any other MMO. The music in AOC was unbelievable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efl_PNTvPmU

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  • 1vald21vald2 StuttgartPosts: 75Member
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Originally posted by stevebmbsqd
     

    AOC for sure...  That and the graphics are untouchable by any other MMO. The music in AOC was unbelievable.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efl_PNTvPmU

    Great , no question about that

    AoC has one of the best soundtracks among others like FF7. 

    Back on topic though: GW2 has very good music too, few examples below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4G9Yr3pRIhc

     

    Edit: A shorter song which I really like: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRcKgiO2KVg

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  • DignaDigna City, CTPosts: 2,014Member Uncommon

    I liked the GW2 score after you kill the Eye in that highly annoying run in/run out battle. And there is a short score that is kind of monumental that plays during normal PvE though I have no idea what/where it is.

     

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    I have to agree, it's really lackluster in my opinion, nothing gives me the feel of adventure or excitement. 

     

    Only games where I have fond memories when I re-listen to the music are Final Fantasy and TERA. Don't remember any of Rifts, or WoWs, actually I kind of get a little buzz of nostalgia from runescape music, it was simple but pretty catchy at the time in some places.

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  • moguy2moguy2 Saint Peters, MOPosts: 337Member
    Originally posted by Aerowyn
    I can't think of a single MMO I'd say music is highly memorable for me... but I haven't forced myself to play my own music which I've done with several other MMOs

    Everquest

  • LydonLydon Cape TownPosts: 2,913Member Uncommon
    I love the WvW theme tune. And it's great running about hearing the GW1 tracks as well. They make it feel like Guild Wars.

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  • KalestonKaleston TrinecPosts: 173Member

    Music in MMO is not meant to be very memorable. It's supposed to be part of atmosphere/experience. There are tons of very catchy songs in jRPGs as people mentioned... but note that you don't play those RPGs for years... If music in MMO was more than something nice in the background, it could become pretty annoying quickly and after that you turn on your winamp. This was typical in WoW... You couldn't listen to dungeon music for very long (not mentioning it was arguably very bad).

    That being said, I like GW2 music very much. It may not be the best epic music, but it just fits the world perfectly for me.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,272Member Uncommon
    Befroe I first logged in, I had heard some saying the music was "amazing". When I did log in I was underwhelmed, even irratated by the music for a few days. After about a week I really started to dig it. By the time I left, I felt that it was ok. 
  • huihuhuhuhuihuhuhu shawnee, KSPosts: 28Member
    these kind of posts crack me up. do people actually care wether you or someone else like the music?? have we become a world that is so self centered that we Have to post positive or negative things?? heres an idea,play the game,listen to the music,or don't play and wish you hadn't heard the music,but seriously who cares either way
  • RoxtarrRoxtarr Freeland, MI, MIPosts: 1,122Member
    Originally posted by AzurePrower
    Seriously, apart from the first few seconds of the title theme that is blasted into your ears every time you log in. The rest is simply forgettable, uninspiring and samey.


    Though there is only one track played in Guild Wars 2 that is legitimately not forgettable to me.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxa7n1mXVMs

    Guess what. It's a Guild Wars track that hasn't been altered in any way that is played in Guild Wars 2. This track was memorable in Guild Wars 1 and it is still memorable in Guild Wars 2. This track is creative and beautiful. The new tracks in Guild Wars 2 lack such a soothing and atmospheric melody this track has. If it wasn't for this one track, I would have muted Guild Wars 2 music a long time ago.

    Couldn't disagree more.  I still have this tune on my playlist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAwkcNSK5tc of this tune occur at epic moments in the personal story, which really add to the experience.  

    Music tastes are matters of opinion, and my opinion is that GW2 music is very well done.

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  • MahavishnuMahavishnu BerlinPosts: 336Member

     I like the music very much, a few examples:

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g-2U44OacE&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJNlHc4JwTc&feature=plcp

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rWkzpMoY5s

     

    There are some bad things in GW2, but why is there at least one new thread every day on this forums, that critizises this game in a very unjustified way? Bad graphics, antisocial, no pvp, pay to win, boring combat and now bad music. It is rediculous.

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