MMO-Champion - The Evolving Sound of Warcraft
The Evolving Sound of Warcraft
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Sound
  • Jason Hayes is back at Blizzard.
  • New character models will come with new character attack sounds.
  • There are only about six footstep sound surfaces now, but WoD will add many more.
  • There are also new creature sounds recorded with animals.
  • There are also new crafting and working sounds recorded with actual blacksmiths.
  • If you notice what the sound team is doing, they have failed in some way. The team wants to have less repetition in sounds going forward, so you aren't annoyed by hearing the same sound over and over.
  • Hunters were using transmog to avoid hearing gun sounds. The team was originally small and did the best they could with gun sounds. Hunters will be getting updated weapon sounds in WoD.
  • Mists of Pandaria enlisted even more sound actors to get all of the character voices sounding great.
  • Orc voices are hard to cast, but it will be a fun challenge.
  • Hearthstone had to be music from the same universe, but a different vibe than WoW has. It is a friendly and fun game, not an epic battle.
  • Hearthstone music is usually relaxed, but becomes more exciting when something big happens.
  • At one point Hearthstone had the crowd laugh at you when you lost, which wasn't very popular.
  • The biggest orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, was used for Diablo 3 music.
This article was originally published in forum thread: The Evolving Sound of Warcraft started by chaud View original post
Comments 31 Comments
  1. broflmao's Avatar
    Jason hayes!?!?!?
  1. darkbreaker's Avatar
    Is the stream live? Can't watch.... it´s looping yesterday content.
  1. JoeyGrease's Avatar
    Stuck with replays from yesterday
  1. Aradena's Avatar
    yeaaaaaaaaaaah Jason Hayes!!!!!!! Who is that?
  1. Mesima's Avatar
    Hard refresh your browser and it'll pop up, I'm watching the Live Raid right now.
  1. heartless8604's Avatar
    OMG The blacksmith has a youtube channel where he makes video game swords called man at arms. Cool to see him work with wow.
  1. Riggan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by dragothica View Post
    Weirdly enough, it seems some of virtual ticket owners cannot watch the stream today, there's only the recap from yesterday rolling on repeat.
    Jesus, so that's not only me. I'm going to be rather disappointed if I'm only able to view half of Blizzcon.

    Are there any virtual ticket owners who are able to view to proper streams?
  1. Frozenbeef's Avatar
    Just seperate the boss/character speevch from normal combat and i will be happy >.<
  1. |Dexter|'s Avatar
    YES FINAL new sounds of guns!!! I hate that freaking gun sounds!!
  1. Ruojin's Avatar
    REMOVE MYTH RAIDING! its gonna destroy everything.
  1. theonly's Avatar
    Woot man at arms for blacksmith soiunds haha sad im geeked for that!!
  1. ldev's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Riggan View Post
    Jesus, so that's not only me. I'm going to be rather disappointed if I'm only able to view half of Blizzcon.

    Are there any virtual ticket owners who are able to view to proper streams?
    I am, no problems...
  1. ro9ue's Avatar
    Russell Brower is a genius

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riggan View Post
    Jesus, so that's not only me. I'm going to be rather disappointed if I'm only able to view half of Blizzcon.

    Are there any virtual ticket owners who are able to view to proper streams?
    You probably aren't logged into your B.net account
  1. Ruak's Avatar
    The sound team is the most useless, seriously.
    Game sound, music, etc are only good for a single player RPG with proper voice-overs where you can get immersed in the environment.
    Blizzard are such jews when it comes to money for voice-overs, and sorry, but in raids you either: a) mute it all to hear vent/mumble + important addon alarms, b) all that you hear for 4 hours in a row is "WOOOOSH! DANG!!! SWOOOP!! SPLAT!!! WOOOSH!! WOOOOSH!! WOOOOSH!!" x3894739483948 (those combat sounds are a brain damager), or c) you do like me and play winamp and Two Steps From Hell.

    Like someone else said - make it so that you can hear narrations even if you have disabled music and we're fine.
  1. Kanariya's Avatar
    Jason Hayes is back at Blizzard.
    YESSSSSSSSSSS! He always made the best non-instanced zone music. I'm really excited now.
  1. Tisane's Avatar
    As a Dwarf Hunter it must be my lucky weekend; New dwarf model + new hunter weapon sounds, I'd buy the next expansion only for that reason already
  1. Elmow's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruak View Post
    The sound team is the most useless, seriously.
    Game sound, music, etc are only good for a single player RPG with proper voice-overs where you can get immersed in the environment.
    Blizzard are such jews when it comes to money for voice-overs, and sorry, but in raids you either: a) mute it all to hear vent/mumble + important addon alarms, b) all that you hear for 4 hours in a row is "WOOOOSH! DANG!!! SWOOOP!! SPLAT!!! WOOOSH!! WOOOOSH!! WOOOOSH!!" x3894739483948 (those combat sounds are a brain damager), or c) you do like me and play winamp and Two Steps From Hell.

    Like someone else said - make it so that you can hear narrations even if you have disabled music and we're fine.
    Have fun with your ban.
  1. Azahel's Avatar
    I want my gun sound to stay as it is, thank you.
  1. MistsofBoredom's Avatar
    Man at arms guy works for Blizzard?

    That's cool as fuck.
  1. Azahel's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by MistsofBoredom View Post
    Man at arms guy works for Blizzard?

    That's cool as fuck.
    he works for a lot of things

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