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Guild Wars 2 music is below expectations.

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  • ictownictown iowa city, IAPosts: 123Member
    Originally posted by aejorii

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

    I like this one from gw2 a lot.

    This one is one of my favorites.

  • AeliousAelious Portland, ORPosts: 2,854Member Uncommon
    Music is going to hit everyone's ears differently. That's the beauty of music.

    I rate game music on two factors.

    1. Production quality
    2. Does the music evoke a tone a feeling you would expect from a fantasy MMO.

    In both cases I would say yes so mission accomplished. Forgettable? Not to me, I like the drama felling of the intro. Some of the zone tracks are not as dramatic but they ate intended for background music.
  • RequiamerRequiamer ???Posts: 2,034Member

    They should really put a down vote system into mmorpg forums, be it for poster or post.

     

    Also the music is absolutely fantastic.

  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member
    Originally posted by TGSOL
    I'm not a huge fan of the theme myself, in part because I rather dislike horns as well, but in general I like GW2's music. It is Jeremy Soule, after all.

    I don't think much more need be said.  I mean, seriously, even if you don't like the main theme....have you even HEARD any of the rest to make such a statement?  I guess you really DO have "different" taste, OP.  And by different....I really think I might mean BAD.  But to each their own.

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  • LostarLostar Johnstown, PAPosts: 901Member

    A Matter of Taste: I've always loved Jeremy Soule's compisitions in some of my favorite games.  GW2 is no exception.

    That being said: Will I be able to hum every note like, to this day, I still do with the EverQuest theme song?  Unlikely.  But EQ stole my MMORPG virginity in 1999 so is that sound memory based on the quality of the music or the quality of the experience? 

  • AericynAericyn Jita, WAPosts: 394Member Uncommon

    Music is an aspiring, powerful, fierce, reflective, majestic, loving instrument of creation.

    We all have ears - yet our experience is distinctive.

    Jeremy Soule knows emotion in music. He stays true to his core of music - telling "your" adventure.

    One thing I note from personal experience is that I know when I am listening to Jeremy Soule. Like I know when I am listening to Inon Zur, Hans Zimmer, or John Williams. Same for some classical too, Mozart most of the time, Bach, Bruckner...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxwCsV2nzTw

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

    Not trying to say that it "tastes like chicken", but perhaps akin to an English cut and a Porterhouse steak.

    Their personality makes itself known. It seeps and pours through the tones. Inon does this as well as Jeremy. Listen to Crysis 2 and then put on some Baldur’s Gate 2, Tera, or Icewind Dale II.

  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member
    Originally posted by Fendel84M
    I have to disagree about the Main Theme sounding jumbled. This is coming from a musicians perspective though, I don't even find it to be that layered. Everyone hears things differently though, just throwing my 2c in. For me it sounds pleasant and well arranged, not cluttered, but not simplistic either.

     

    Oh thank God.  

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 7,906Member Uncommon

    Whaaaat!

    Good riddance, I had to shut down GW2 music because it was SO epic I couldn't get it out of my mind!

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  • Dreamo84Dreamo84 Niagara Falls, NYPosts: 3,437Member Uncommon
    I don't think the horns are "blasting" over everything at all. Maybe my ears are just less sensitive. I know some people just hate horns they have a negative association as being a corny instrument type. Strings tend to be the cool instrument our time.

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  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member

     

    A lot of sounds like it was cribbed from pieces these:

    O Fortuna

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesSBsw&feature=related  

    Entrance of the Gods

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q3Xlu7G7mM&feature=related  

    Parsifal (prelude)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQOfIENN2tk&feature=related

    Spring

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFHPRi0ZeXE

    Summer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g65oWFMSoK0

    Mars, the Bringer of War

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8EwBTQhl3Y

     

    Oh, sorry "homage" and 'influence.'  :)

     

    That's the problem with modern gaming and movie music done in the orchestral styles.   They, at least for me, often associate with what was done by others who did it a long time ago.   For example, Star Wars = Wagner + Holst + Strauss.    The Norn theme in GW2 screams Wagner influence, even if there isn't any in there just because of all the brass and woodwinds in it.

     

  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member
    Originally posted by AzurePrower

     


    Originally posted by Meowhead

    Originally posted by otinanai123 Do gw2 fans really think gw2 music comes even close to this? be honest.
     ... so if people think it does, or is better, are you going to accuse them of being dishonest?

     

    It's like people here are unfamiliar with the concept 'taste in music'

    I mean, there are whole RADIO stations dedicated to types of music most people dislike. :)

     


     

    Taste in music usually applies when it comes to different genres. These are in the same genre and are comparable.

     

    1.  De gustibus non est disputandum  

     

    2.   Easily false.   You read music interviews of any established artist one thing that routinely happens is a comparison to the artist's prior work.   Same with movie directors, authors, etc.   They are also compared to the genre itself.

     

    3.  Comparison is a human action and, honestly, you can compare any two real or imaginary objects.  I can compare bathing suit to an orange.  I can compare Luke Skywalker (a fictional character) to Darth Vader (another fictional character).   I can even compare Luke Skywalker to an orange.   For example, oranges can't wield lightsabers and eating Luke Skywalker won't prevent scurvy.     

    In any of those caes, it might cleaerly be a stupid waste of time, but it is possible.  

     

     

     

  • RavenRaven LondonPosts: 1,974Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by elocke
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan

    This is just completely epic:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JAOe-WNiQLY

    "I am Norn, Hunter of the Wild!". Brrr!

    This said, I remember the first time I entered Stormwind with a newbie human... you pass the huge gates, walk between the huge statues, and you have that music:

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYidb1LvMs8

    By the way, do you know who is doing the Mists of Pandaria music? Jeremy Soule... =P

    Wait, what?!!!  You sure Jeremy Soule is doing MoP music?  Link please.

    http://www.wowpedia.org/Jeremy_Soule

    Also, just search google for "Pandaria Jeremy Soule" and you'll find some of the tunes.

    Jeremy Soule is crap now how dare he make crap music for WoW, GW2 was his last decent piece of decent work obviously.

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  • VarthanderVarthander BarcelonaPosts: 471Member
    Originally posted by otinanai123
    I agree it's nothing special. I actually muted it and played with the wow cataclysm soundtrack.

    Even in the irony of that, it still scare's me out...

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  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon

    i think its pretty good actually, even though i never really pay attention much to music because i usually have my own playing in the background.

  • MosesZDMosesZD Kirkwood, MOPosts: 1,383Member
    Originally posted by BadSpock
    Originally posted by The_Korrigan
    Originally posted by Vesavius
     

    lol no, not in terms of whether individuals connect with them and enjoy them more or less.

    You really don't understand what's being said to you here?

    I've met quite a few people like that in "real life" too. Some people think they just hold the ultimate wisdom about music (or any other art from, including video games). Everything they don't like is obviously sub-par crap and the persons listening to it can only be inferior beings.

    To be fair there are concrete definitions of musical quality and complexity established long, long ago by professional musicians and visionaries in the classical era.

    The "decently good" music of today is based upon the concrete rules and foundations established by their predecessors.

    Yes.

     

    As goes for story-writing.   We go back to Aristotle someitme around 350BCE to find out that all solutions to a play must come from within a play and that Deus Ex Machina is, essentially, a lame crutch.     BioWare blows it in ME3 with a poorly changed ending after someone leaked the real ending in 2010 and suddleny 2400 years of understanding in the basics of dramatic story-telling, including the total ****ing stupidity of Deus Ex Machina endings, is thrown out the window because some MBA and his bootlickers scream 'artistic vision' as cover for their amateur ****-up.

     

     

  • Tawn47Tawn47 LincolnPosts: 512Member
    Originally posted by AzurePrower

    Is any one else a little underwhelmed by the music of Guild Wars 2?


    You know, I can almost understand why some people might not like the game itself..   but this?  This is pure blasphemy!
     :)

  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member
    Originally posted by Magnetia

    Having said that my absolute favorite piece of GW2 music is this - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YzWlxbg34Y&feature=related

    I can almost hear the struggle and heartbreak. (Break the loop whenever you want to :P)

    I have to repost this for it's utter awesomness...

    It's maybe not the most complicated piano piece ever, but it grabs you in the gutts and doesn't let you go until the end.

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  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon
    Wouldn't know, first thing I do in any MMO is turn the music off and put my own on. MMO music is never up to snuff. Never. SRPGs are different, but MMO music has to be subdued enough to replay for potentially hours on end without annoying the players, making it boring (imo). The one and only MMO with good music far as I'm concerned, was Granado Espada, but even that wasn't as good as my youtube playlist. Last time I was in a big battle I had AWOLNATION "Sail" blasting. It was exquisite.

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  • AeliousAelious Portland, ORPosts: 2,854Member Uncommon
    As a side note, for those of you who mute sound to listen to other music you may consider tiring down all levels but voices or environmental sounds. There is a text record of course but as you pass by areas NPCs will talk you and it often relates to what is going on at the time.
  • baphametbaphamet omaha, NEPosts: 2,838Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Aelious
    As a side note, for those of you who mute sound to listen to other music you may consider tiring down all levels but voices or environmental sounds. There is a text record of course but as you pass by areas NPCs will talk you and it often relates to what is going on at the time.

    personally i just turn the music off and leave all the other sound on.

  • terrantterrant Virginia Beach, VAPosts: 1,683Member
    Originally posted by baphamet

     


    Originally posted by Aelious
    As a side note, for those of you who mute sound to listen to other music you may consider tiring down all levels but voices or environmental sounds. There is a text record of course but as you pass by areas NPCs will talk you and it often relates to what is going on at the time.

     

    personally i just turn the music off and leave all the other sound on.

    This. I actually like GW2's music, I spent all the beta events listening to it, but I'll likely turn the music off, leave the other sounds up, and put on my own soundtrack.

  • DaezAsterDaezAster new york, NYPosts: 803Member
    The music is memeroble enough and you can really tell it's the same guy who did oblivion/skyrim. I do find it putting me to sleep when I'm tired but I find the horns more apropriate for the setting, makes me think castles and midievil. 
  • The_KorriganThe_Korrigan EastPosts: 2,630Member

     http://youtu.be/NldBUqL1AY0?t=46s

    HORNS! That music is ruined! image

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  • gaeanprayergaeanprayer Somewhere Out There, PAPosts: 2,320Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by terrant
    Originally posted by baphamet

     


    Originally posted by Aelious
    As a side note, for those of you who mute sound to listen to other music you may consider tiring down all levels but voices or environmental sounds. There is a text record of course but as you pass by areas NPCs will talk you and it often relates to what is going on at the time.

     

    personally i just turn the music off and leave all the other sound on.

    This. I actually like GW2's music, I spent all the beta events listening to it, but I'll likely turn the music off, leave the other sounds up, and put on my own soundtrack.

    That's what I do. I leave voices and battle sounds on, turn off music and ambiant noise if I'm able. Like having your own game soundtrack. Too bad ingame music players haven't become standard yet, alt-tabbing is annoying.

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