1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Voice Chat Booster?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Wojoe, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Wojoe

    Wojoe Guest

    Maybe the dev's might consider adding a Voice Chat system as a booster...I know people use Vent and other programs for this now but I feel if it was a game feature more people would ban together and do more things.

    Right now using Voice chat in the game is pretty much restricted to people of the same guild. Most large guilds have this and in PVP it is sort of unfair to people that do not use it or are solo player's...It would level the playing field somewhat in PVP. And add a extra element to PVM.

    Why im asking for this is so that random players can use it also...Kinda like a party but with Voice Chat.

    I would have no problem paying for Voice Chat in UO, I would rather pay UO 14.99 and be able to use it with anyone in-game anytime verse paying to host a server and have to add people all the time...that's to much work.
    Im sure it would become great addition, and would be used all the time and totaly worth the 14.99 charge.

    Ok hope I don’t get flamed and No, I do not think using it is cheating either.

    I played DnD online and it was a very nice feature.


    ..
     
  2. ChReuter

    ChReuter Guest

    The experiences I've had on general chat (Atlantic Shard) would leave me to believe that a general chat using such a system would be a wonderful experience.
     
  3. Dermott of LS

    Dermott of LS UOEC Modder
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    5,320
    Likes Received:
    528
    ...

    I'm not so sure I want to LISTEN to the e-peen waving that tends to occur in General chat.
     
  4. Warpig Inc

    Warpig Inc Babbling Loonie
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    2,416
    Likes Received:
    397
    Exactly. Just have the speak easy for partied and guild talking. Still waiting to hit the full mark on chat ignore.
     
  5. Fink

    Fink Guest

    At least not until their voices break.
     
  6. Lady Michelle

    Lady Michelle Sprite Full SP
    Stratics Veteran The DarkOutlaws, TDO

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    2,451
    Likes Received:
    1,113
    Not a bad idea would be nice to have something like this in the game. I also see something like this happening 300 players keying up at the same time Crashing the game.
     
  7. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    632
    I don't think I want Mythic controlling voice chat in any way. They've proven their inability/unwillingness to control global chat, I don't want that insanity going to the realm of voice.
     
  8. gunneroforgin

    gunneroforgin Slightly Crazed
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,297
    Likes Received:
    30
    This would be ok if channels could be assigned to diffent party systems, you certinly don't want strangers to listen in (spy)on your guild activity.
    Whether it be a spawn or a raid.
     
  9. Lord Chaos

    Lord Chaos Always Present
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Messages:
    10,075
    Likes Received:
    0
    That is pretty hard to do. They can either do it in house = hugely expensive or get 3rd party software like Vivox, but that again is expensive or you get ads in your voice chat.

    Always nice to join guild chat, only to get a voiced advertisement for "Bobs used car lot"
     
  10. Viper09

    Viper09 Grand Poobah
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    May 16, 2008
    Messages:
    6,680
    Likes Received:
    824
    Nah, no need for Mythic to spend time on something like this. A general voice chat might turn pretty horrible quickly. For personal party voice chats on the other hand, there are plenty of programs out there that allow voice chat that are pretty easy to use.
     
  11. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,644
    Likes Received:
    831
    All I can say is if EA does do something like this they better not make us join the channel as a default, rofl.

    But I think instead of a Voice Chat Booster it should be just a general "communications" booster: map, record macros, and voice chat. All the features of UOA, UOAM/UO Cart, and Ventrilo. If it was just voice chat there would be no reason for me, or anyone who already pays for voice, to buy it.
     
  12. Amren

    Amren Journeyman
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2008
    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think we should first have content that requires teamwork.

    There is nothing about this game that requires it. But I use vent anyway.
     
  13. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,644
    Likes Received:
    831
    Hrm ... PvP and Harrys? ;P closest thing after, maybe Styg Dragon? haha plenty of stuff to work on as a group.
     
  14. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    632
    I know people who can solo the Stygian Dragon with very little effort...
     
  15. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,644
    Likes Received:
    831
    Yeah ... a single person can solo a Harry (if no one raids), and a Styg. But if you know people, as in plural, as in two archers running away from Styg, lol ... not the same thing.

    Let me know when you find a video of a Sampire doing Nipo, by the way. Styg is difficult mostly because it'll flutter, but I've seen it solo'd as well. Still, the vast majority of people in UO cannot solo a Styg, lol. Oh, also Undead Gargs are pretty funny for a Sampire :p.
     
  16. Gilmour

    Gilmour Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,841
    Likes Received:
    274
    in my honest opinion dev should worry about finishing loose ends before starting new stuff. and not sure that ingame voice is a viable solution, very few games succeed in this, everyone else use ventrilo or teamspeak.

    you all welcome to use our public ventrilo server tho.

    location: scandinavia
    host: vent.knuckleheads.dk
    port: 3882
    slots: 50
     
  17. popps

    popps Always Present
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2004
    Messages:
    13,445
    Likes Received:
    461
    Sorry, but this is an addition which I personally would not want.

    Besides my personal concerns about risking to hear language which I'd rather prefer not to, I also have concerns about the servers already quite stressed as far as bandwith goes.

    I mean, sometimes in the game I feel the lag where there is quite a number of players and I can only imagine how worse lag could be if voice chat was also taking part of the bandwith.

    That's at least how I see it.
     
  18. Wojoe

    Wojoe Guest

    I still think it's a good idea....but i do wonder if it's possable to do in UO....dev's?
     
  19. Gilmour

    Gilmour Certifiable
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,841
    Likes Received:
    274
    everything is possible, but how do you imagine how it is controlled or selected who you speak to?

    because are no such thing as instances in uo except for the facets/dungeons (and you dont really wonna champ in fel using a public voice channel IE, so this means you either have to select channel you want to be in, or make it guild/party exclusivly.

    i still think its complete pointless to focus on ingame voice, are some very good standalone options, teamspeak and ventrilo or even skype.
     
  20. Mapper

    Mapper Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran Alumni Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2005
    Messages:
    3,528
    Likes Received:
    110
    I would quite like this if it came with new content, But if this took up an entire booster I would not buy it and would actually be quite annoyed that the 'booster' for that half year was taken up by something I wouldn't use - At least with new content also it would keep everyone happy.
     
  21. Ender

    Ender Crazed Zealot
    Stratics Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2008
    Messages:
    3,548
    Likes Received:
    548
    Niporailem or whatever? Unless he was buffed since launch (probably, I haven't checked) he was a total joke. And undead gargs aren't that bad either.
     
  22. Martyna Zmuir

    Martyna Zmuir Crazed Zealot

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,052
    Likes Received:
    632
    Yes, I know multiple people who can solo the Stygian. One has done it around a hundred times, he is an archer. Another is a sampire, not sure hoe many times he's done it though.

    No big mob like that should be soloable, period. It takes the MM out of the O. Might as well be playing a stand-alone offline game.



    Your virgin ears, eh? :lol:

    If Mythic added voice chat to UO, the liklihood that it would run on the shard servers is about zero. Like housing and vet rewards, it would he housed on a server dedicated to VOIP-style communications. Hell, it might even just be Ventrilo or Voon tacked into the client - at which point I would still stay with our separate alliance vent server.

    Mythic has its hands full to overflowing with haphazzard projects, they don't need another to rush out the door only partially finished.
     
  23. G.v.P

    G.v.P Stratics Legend
    Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    9,644
    Likes Received:
    831
    I like that both actually have AI at least :) Nip weighs a dexxer down so you have to toss items out all the time (unless there is some sort of gimp way to do it) plus Nipo actively runs away. Undead Gargs dont have much HP, but can debuff you out of form. Not many things in game debuff you.