Iam curious, do you play with sound ON or OFF ingame?
Personally i have not been playing Wow with any sounds since Vanilla, when MC, Naxx came i couldnt hear trough the cluttering of 40 people trying to lead the raid themselves, so I had to turn off the sounds in order to filter out whos actually was leading.
I tend to switch between having it on low and having it on. Sometimes I like to get immersed in the environment and put the WoW music on and everything which is great, in small doses.
Certain ability sounds like Howling Blast (Or in your case, Mind Flay) can get very irritating and it's just not something you want in your ear ><
I generally have sound on low while raiding and some epic soundtrack music on like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KipH9GLuiiI
While doing other bits and bobs like dungeons, PVP and general time-wasting, I have WoW sounds on low with some general music.
I played with sound on when I first started. Got tired of the ''you can't do that yet'' or ''not enough mana'' or whatnots. Always have it off now but the only time I have it on is for the cinematics when they speak and such.
I play with the sounds effects on and the game music off. The music in Orgrimmar and the Eastern Plaguelands make me want to throw my damn monitor out the window. Now I just play movie soundtracks in the background; Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean, or (oddly enough) Transformers. I highly recommend "The Breaking of the Fellowship" for Dun Morogh and the Storm Peaks.
I was never able to play without sounds, I just sucked terribly, cos I usually remember some abilities by their sounds...
Originally Posted by Slummish
I don't get it. I've gone AFK a million times to blow my bf so he'd get off my back and let me raid. What's the problem here? People have sex...
Originally Posted by Malkiah
"you need to understand that my computer and i have a relationship that was here before i met you, and will be here long after we break up. if i could have sex with the CD-rom drive, you would be irrelevant. just so we're clear on this"
Yeah, I can't imagine playing without sound. I've watched some of my friends play with no sound and it looks so boring. I sometimes play music along with it, sometimes not, but I don't ever turn off sound effects. I like hearing my spells and weapons, and the screams of my enemies as they're dying.
Sound on and when I'm raiding I just turn it down rather than turn it off.
I rather like the sounds in WoW, it's never so much as crossed my mind to turn it off because of that and I just don't get why another person would .