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SWTOR has the best music of any MMORPG .. the game had problems but the music sure as hell didn't

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  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    Originally posted by Greyhooff

    All Star Wars music composed by JW, which is of course immortal:

    SWTOR music > GW2 music

    Jeremy Soule is the most overpaid and overrated video game music composer out there.

    ^

    fixed that for ya :D

    Very mature as usual.

    GW2's music is better than SWTOR's to me based on the fact that most of it is original, and not plucked from a movie series and edited.  In fact, when I was playing SWTOR, I just turned the music off because it was like an old radio station playing in the background. 

    John Williams made music for the Star Wars movies, not SWTOR.  I don't even know how it counts as game music.

    Any original music for SWTOR was still beaten by WoW and AOC.

  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    I play it just for the music, I'll log in and crank it right up  and do chores around the house.

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    gw2 and swtor i find have good soundtracks and i like both music wise.

    but it seems the scandavians have a talent for soundtracks, CCP and Funcom do the best music in my opinion.  If I had to pick one game music wise it would be TSW, though its a hard choice between that and aoc or eve.

    undoubtedly the worst big mmo music wise was Warhammer, there was hardly any in it, and what there was didnt fit the game, it would have suited a more high fantasy world like WOW, EQ or GW, you know bombastic and heroic sounding music.  WAR needed a soundtrack appropriate to a low fantasy game, like AOC had.

  • EazydzzzEazydzzz Lancaster, PAPosts: 24Member

    Glad to see so many people here like AoC music as much as me.

     

    Music is somewhat overlooked, and can sometimes make or break a gameplay experience.

     

    I remember really liking Warhammer, but couldn't stand the music.  It sounded like someone was banging pots and pans together in the backround, and it was that same music for almost every zone.  It was so bad that I didn't even want to log in after awhile.

  • PivotelitePivotelite Hamilton, ONPosts: 2,167Member

    I never was a huge fan of Star Wars music and I didn't find it all the better in the MMO either, I never really remember the sound effects in many MMOs, I know FF11 had some nice soundtracks and Aion as well and as always i'm still a fan of TERAs battle music although most of the other music is lackluster.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPJM-E8j43s#t=500s

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPJM-E8j43s#t=690s

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfAb2HMB1CM#t=505s

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4tboQ1NeRo#t=285s ...love this one the most.

     

    Most of TERAs boss battles were DPS races(kill boss before x amount of time or else your party would wipe) and these really made them very intense, I hold TERAs battle music close to my heart lol. 

     

    Baraka and Aman race themes were pretty good too, but all the ambient and field music was lackluster in the game to me.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05eO3adPXCo&feature=related#t=50s

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLDShS35CA0

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  • ShakyMoShakyMo BradfordPosts: 7,207Member

    tell me these arent awesome

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV2mT-rnW4A

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIGBebzJWi4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhh1bEmlneY

    couldnt find any of the KPOP and scando metal stuff though

  • BigAndShinyBigAndShiny LondonPosts: 176Member

    I thought Conan's soundtrack was also fantastic but it was very short.  There were a number of exceptional pieces on it, but hearing the exact same 40-second piece of music in Conall Valley every 5 minutes got annoying.   SW:TOR has *4 hours* of music in the game.  Some of it will be terrible, particularly the cantina music on the fleet that's so, so annoying after you hear it 5000 times. 

    The sheer volume of music does mean that a lot of it ends up as ambient fuzzle (yay for partially made up words) but there are real gems hidden in there.   

  • JakdstripperJakdstripper logan lake, BCPosts: 2,126Member Uncommon

    i have never played an mmo soley for the music. never.

    i didn't find anything particularly great about SWTOR's music. i thought AoC had probably the best music of any mmo i've ever tried.

  • OrderoOrdero OrebroPosts: 86Member

    Lotro as a whole I think had/has a wonderful soundtrack with many memorable pieces, the whole Mines of Moria soundtrack for example is fantastic, "Hollin's Gate" being a particular favourite. Have not had to the opportunity to listen to the  RoR expansion (or Isengard for that matter), not having bought that particular expansion, but I'm sure it's fabulous, despite whatever problems and issues the game itself is currently facing.

    Come to think of it, most mmo's seem to come with good soundtracks, can't think of anyone that's not actually good and worth listenting to :)

  • Insane666Insane666 gdanskPosts: 66Member Uncommon

    as much as i liked the games music and loved loved the old school movies ost's, it is Age of Conan that holds the title of best mmo soundtrack ever, with Eve Online being the runner-up,,,

     

    obviously a personall opinnion

    Games previously played: AO, AoC, Aion, AoW, Eve, SWTor, WaR, STO, TSW, DCUO, FE, BP, ProjectEntropia, FootballSuperstars!

  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,930Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Insane666

    as much as i liked the games music and loved loved the old school movies ost's, it is Age of Conan that holds the title of best mmo soundtrack ever, with Eve Online being the runner-up,,,

     

    obviously a personall opinnion

    I don't remember any stand out music in AoC.  As you say, it's all personal preference I guess.  AoC could never compete with Basil Poledouris and his score for the first Conan movie anyway.

     

    SWTOR has the benefit of piggybacking great John Williams scores.  WOW has some great music at times.  LOTRO is pretty boring in the score department.  But again, it has no chance to stand against the LOTR film score.

  • PurpleCliffPurpleCliff DarwinPosts: 156Member Uncommon

    The WoW soundtracks are incredible and I love them, but yeah, SWTOR's is unmatched. There's actually a review of it over here: http://tracksounds.com/reviews/star_wars_old_republic_mark_griskey.htm

    I hope they get the chance to create more music for the game in future years.

  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by PurpleCliff

    The WoW soundtracks are incredible and I love them, but yeah, SWTOR's is unmatched. There's actually a review of it over here: http://tracksounds.com/reviews/star_wars_old_republic_mark_griskey.htm

    I hope they get the chance to create more music for the game in future years.

    Link to all soundtracks on YouTube

    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC06B7C9CF80A3731

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    Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
    Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
    Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,191Member Uncommon
    Some great music in games these days.  Personally I think Final Fantasy IV had the best music, they even did some concerts with actual orchestras playing it.  Music in Lotro is darn good too.  So was the free music given away from torchlight II was very good.  SWTOR music was excellent, but so are many others.
  • AromoreAromore Anaheim, CAPosts: 1Member

    I don't know about you guys but... Mabinogi is the only one for me.

     

    Please pick your favorite color.

     

    Theme of Nao

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3YMYREpmAk&feature=related

     

    Arena Lobby

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAm2BzUlT2s

     

    G9 Final Boss Battle Theme

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

     

    Elatha's Orgel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-rc8BHBgzk

     

    Osna Sail

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG0XctDL9tk

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member

    Honestly, the music in TOR is a miss.

     

    Not only most of the time it does not fits the planet/environement but also it seldom fits a SW setting at all.

     

    Remove the SW name on in the titles, have people listen to the music and ask them what IP they are from.

    It's the exact same thing as the gear art in the game.

  • Dahkot72Dahkot72 Pelham, ALPosts: 261Member

    Like many other posters have noted ,and  I am glad to see that the music is remembered as it was great , that

    AoC's sountrack is regarded by many as the best soundtrack score for a mmorpg.

    Honestly it put any other's I've played to shame.

    EQ's oringinal midi intro still holds most nostalgic tune though.

     

     

  • MikeBMikeB MMORPG.com Community Manager Queens, NYPosts: 5,724Administrator Uncommon

    I enjoyed the music in SWTOR, but Age of Conan was the MMO that really blew me away when it came to the soundtrack.

    The Eiglophian Mountains track, in particular, is a favorite of mine. http://youtu.be/kQxOTMF0NMY

    Michael "MikeB" Bitton
    Community Manager
    Twitter: @eMikeB

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member
    Originally posted by MikeB

    I enjoyed the music in SWTOR, but Age of Conan was the MMO that really blew me away when it came to the soundtrack.

    The Eiglophian Mountains track, in particular, is a favorite of mine. http://youtu.be/kQxOTMF0NMY

    Totally agree, AoC music was great as was neverwinter one too ;)

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by MikeB

    I enjoyed the music in SWTOR, but Age of Conan was the MMO that really blew me away when it came to the soundtrack.

    The Eiglophian Mountains track, in particular, is a favorite of mine. http://youtu.be/kQxOTMF0NMY

    I dunno, the AoC song you linked didn't have any memorable parts to it.  It was dreamy,  It got louder towards the end.

     

    AoC songs don't really hold any emotion, or thoughts. (Sorry)  They didn't have themes to make the mind wander in intrigue.  They were just ... songs.

     

    Now, the original theme from Conan movies (Barbarian & Destroyer) had humungous music qualities.  The soundtrack was brilliant.  I own the soundtrack.  AoC? meh.

     

    The Soundtrack from the 80's Conan movies are worth knowing.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • wrekognizewrekognize salt lake city, UTPosts: 384Member

    Yeah? and Star Wars Galaxies had the best music of any MMORPG before it was shut down.

     

     

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  • ImperialSunImperialSun WorcesterPosts: 212Member
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Sure, Star Wars The Old Republic has problems.

    It had problems when it was released, and it still has problems to this day.  It did carry to the genre a great story telling mechanism, as well as a defined graphics standard (stuff gets to full resolution when you get close, instead of blurry).

    It also carried with it a monster of a soundtrack package.

     

    Yes It did.

    The Music of Star Wars

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OFD-mYylJo

    5.5 hours of ORIGINAL music in SWTOR + KOTOR + Original John Williams.

     

    Regardless of how I feel for this game in it's current state, or how anyone else feels, SWTOR set a new level of music and songs.  I simply have not yet even seen a game even compare.

     

    Examples (includes actual music in their entirity):


    Show Me Your Papers & I'll Show You Mine
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-AvD7VrTEM

    Shapa Keesay
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Sj28PupXg&feature=plcp

    Shake That Wampa Down!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WPbIpoo6ek&feature=plcp

    Run Kessel Run!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wTpK8XO8hs&feature=plcp

    Smeeleeya Whao Tupee Upee
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rliQR2wBVXk&feature=plcp
    (this one has translations if you want to understand what was said)

     

    A small handful of orchestated tracks:

    Peace
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGa1eYRR-ao&feature=plcp

    One Chuba Too Many (synthesized example)!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29rxRMMNcJM&feature=plcp

     

    This is a tiny amount of the music included.  I can't possibly link every song or it would spam everyone to hell.

     

    This game will go down in history as being the biggest sound & music game in history (thus far).  Some games have nice music too (hey I like other games music) ... but can they do 5.5 hours of original music for 1 game?

     

    Agree 100%

    Driz

  • ZinzanZinzan NorthPosts: 1,351Member
    Musically, amibiently, graphically......take your pick but TSW blows SWTOR out of the water on all counts in this department.

    Expresso gave me a Hearthstone beta key.....I'm so happy :)

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