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We all know these days, you HAVE to use Ventrilo or teamspeak to raid or dungeon or do anything in an MMO...I myself refuse to use it and come up with health/disabiliy reasons not to. I don't lie, or anything, so don't get the wrong idea...but I don't want to disclose what those disability(ies) are.
Plus...I don't want people to know what I sound like (and no it isn't because I "pretend to be female", my characters are always male. It is disturbing to be hit on by males on a female charater), nor do I want to hear a 10 year old...no...nor do I want to hear any real voice when I'm playing a game. I don't care if the person talking is a famous hollywood star and I'm his/her biggest fan...I still don't want to hear his/her voice. I play games to escape reality, not to be brought back into it. Besides, another negative...as soon as a female comes on voice chat...everyone (or even just one person, is all it takes) goes stupid. I will never use voice programs. Which is a shame that they are always required, since raids were a lot harder in the days of Everquest 1 and Asheron's Call...and I did them without voice...and the group was able to get through the raids just fine...and they were harder.
But, what about voice commands in the game? I don't know how raids work in modern MMOs, since I refuse to use anything related to voice...but what about commands that your character actually says (and not just text)...like "fall back" or "avoid ___" "focus target #1"...as some examples of what I'm getting at, but probably said better. This removes needing some secondary client running in the background, and for people who refuse or dislike using voice...can do just as good in a group.
It could work for PvP too...same kind of thing.
What do you guys think? Built in voice command in MMOs? Or do most just not care and use voice programs?
Or has this already been done? Or is any future MMO planning anything?
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PvPers that gank newbies, are carebears. They don't want a challenge (like a carebear), they just want easy mode (like a carebear) and a no challenge combat (like a carebear).