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May 27, 2005 12:06:08 PM

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After seeing that Leroy Jenkins Video, I was interested to know how to
use vocal communications in WoW. Does WoW have some internal voice
functionality or is it done through IRC or MSN Messenger or some such
thing?

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Doc
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Anonymous
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May 27, 2005 12:06:09 PM

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"Doc" <the.doc.is.in@REMOVETHlSgmail.com> wrote in message
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> After seeing that Leroy Jenkins Video, I was interested to know how to use
> vocal communications in WoW. Does WoW have some internal voice
> functionality or is it done through IRC or MSN Messenger or some such
> thing?
There are 3rd party software that you can use, such as Ventrilo.
Anonymous
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May 27, 2005 12:06:09 PM

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My guild uses both Ventrilo and Teamspeak. I honestly don't know how
people play in instances or raids without voice comms of somekind. I
have even heard of people using MSN messenger or Yahoo pager to do
voice comms with. Although, I don't think the IM clents support more
than two people talking at a time.
Anonymous
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May 27, 2005 2:00:20 PM

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Teamspeak and the other voicecomm clients change the dynamic in a high level
instance radically. When you have a human voice say to you "don't move from
this spot or we'll wipe", you pay it heed. Yet the same thing typed into
chat makes people start running around like Leroy Jenkins for some reason.

Though not mandatory in our guild, known Teamspeak users are much more
likely to get the first slots in an UBRS, MC, Onyxia raid than non-users.
The utility of being able to quickly scream out "Roamer coming up behind you
[insert player name here]!" is invaluable in places where a wipe could mean
3-6 hours of hard work completely down the drain.

Xanex....UndeadRogueazon, the coordination factor is increased by ten-fold.
THAT, is the most powerful weapon in the game in my opinion.




"Groko" <tauren.groko@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> My guild uses both Ventrilo and Teamspeak. I honestly don't know how
> people play in instances or raids without voice comms of somekind.
Anonymous
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May 31, 2005 7:14:41 PM

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> After seeing that Leroy Jenkins Video, I was interested to know how to use
> vocal communications in WoW. Does WoW have some internal voice
> functionality or is it done through IRC or MSN Messenger or some such
> thing?
>
> --
> Doc
> Save the Earth, it's the only planet with beer...

Yahoo - works fine with voice conferences.
Skype - best audio and performance I have found.
Teamspeak - hate it with a passion, way hard with multiple firewalls and
multiple people behind the same firewall - it is possible, just a pain to
set up.
June 1, 2005 12:08:45 PM

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Lorad <jeff_nospam@hotmail.come> stared blankly into space for a
short while before writing:
>> After seeing that Leroy Jenkins Video, I was interested to know
>> how to use vocal communications in WoW. Does WoW have some
>> internal voice functionality or is it done through IRC or MSN
>> Messenger or some such thing?
>>
>> --
>> Doc
>> Save the Earth, it's the only planet with beer...
>
> Yahoo - works fine with voice conferences.
> Skype - best audio and performance I have found.
> Teamspeak - hate it with a passion, way hard with multiple
> firewalls and multiple people behind the same firewall - it is
> possible, just a pain to set up.

Thanks for all the responses, I actually went with Teamspeak because it
seems to have the highest user-base.

BTW, I found it fairly simple to configure.

--
Doc
Save the Earth, it's the only planet with beer...
Anonymous
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June 3, 2005 11:04:11 AM

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How does it affect the lag or performance of the game?


On 27 May 2005 06:24:02 -0700, "Groko" <tauren.groko@gmail.com> wrote:

>My guild uses both Ventrilo and Teamspeak. I honestly don't know how
>people play in instances or raids without voice comms of somekind. I
>have even heard of people using MSN messenger or Yahoo pager to do
>voice comms with. Although, I don't think the IM clents support more
>than two people talking at a time.
Anonymous
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June 4, 2005 1:16:32 AM

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<SNIP>

>Though not mandatory in our guild, known Teamspeak users are much more
>likely to get the first slots in an UBRS, MC, Onyxia raid than non-users.
>The utility of being able to quickly scream out "Roamer coming up behind you
>[insert player name here]!" is invaluable in places where a wipe could mean
>3-6 hours of hard work completely down the drain.
>
>Xanex....UndeadRogueazon, the coordination factor is increased by ten-fold.
>THAT, is the most powerful weapon in the game in my opinion.

<SNIP>
Voice comm is great, but I think that with more than a couple of
others you will have to cut the casual chatter or you will be adding
distraction.

I use a telephone headset and my close friend uses that or a
speakerphone when we play. We started it in EQ and it improved our
fighting ability by about double. We were going to setup our spare
computers to do voice, but the phone idea, just works so well...

Julie
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