Does music give you a few extra skill points in PvP?
If the answer is yes, what type of music gives you the biggest improvement? And what kind of improvements?
On the other hand, when I'm in random BGs (usually on my few dps toons) I prefer not being on voice comms so I can blast System of a Down and Disturbed (favorite 2), Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Obrint Pas, and such.
Whilst I think music makes you feel like you're playing better (especially in PvP) because of the music emphasizing your attacks, it does lead to lesser awareness and I'd say overall lowers how well you play.
That said it doesn't matter much, I play music whenever I'm on WoW. I just have it super quiet as some nice ambience.
WUB WUB MC SHABBBBA SKIBB WUBBBB DROP THE BASS POW POW BRAPPPP
I listen to Dubstep coz it makes me play better, and coz I'm edgy as fuck.
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I can lose focus quite easily, probably a big factor
Obviously nothing that drowns out the sound effects, don't think that would work out to well.
edit: and it has to be a song with some kind of "attitude", the kind of song that says get out of my way.
i'dd say i get like 5% better when i listen to "let the bodies hit the floor" or "another one bites the dust"
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Paladins isent OP Blizz just made all ohter classes weaker.
Music makes thingsm ore fun such as gaming or homework, but ultimately it is a distraction and causes you to play worse.
It's different for everyone, some people have a better focus with total silence and others do when music is blasting through their headsets.
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Contrary to the opinions of some people in this thread, I find that music does indeed help tremendously. When I need to get something done, I put music on and I can honestly say, I focus a LOT more. It really helped me get Prove Assailant, it's caused me to lead enormous amounts of BG wins in the past while staying calm and focused and when I dps or pvp with music on, I do feel much more focused and alert and tend to do better usually. But I don't always need it. It definitely helps with long grinds though. In Diablo as well. I don't listen to music when I'm learning important things though like raid mechanics or when I'm playing with people. Also helps that I use ATH M50's and a sound card. My shit bumps =)
Some of the top players in the world stream and they all have music on all the time, so there's that too.
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This should apply to all things.
Chess tournaments should have dirty bass lines roaring out to help the players focus.
Snooker players should be allowed dubstep to be echoed through the hall to help them focus.
It's all clear to me now.
Usually calling the shots via voice comm, music, while definetly increasing my focus in solo play, is just a disturbance when i try to communicate with my team.
If i'm chilling, i will use music. If i want to win and contribute to the team efforts. I will go without or with very quiet music.
Well, I do like listening to music when I play, but I don't think it has any effect on my playing. If I'm really focused, I don't even know what song I'm listening to. When theres voice comms involved, I don't have any music on, because I need to hear wtf people are saying
Oh yeah. I seem to play a lot more aggressively when I listen to music, with a better focus on control. Like I'll target swap a lot more, and with better efficiency. (I play a Rogue).
It's usually something like Blue Stahli (Doubt by Blue Stahli is an AMAZING PVP song for me), Nero Argento, or Celldweller. Any kind of music with an energetic beat usually does it for me. Techno music can work. For example, Re-Sublimity by Kotoko. Metal music can work (But very rarely). Coffin Fodder/Hollowed be thy name by Cradle of Filth for example. Rap can work sometimes (Not going to name bands xD). Sonic Syndicate - Turn it up is probably one of my favorite PVP songs, and I can't STAND listening to it any other time besides that, which I find kind-of strange and is the only song like that for me (Holy run on). Pendelum is a good band that I listen to when I PVP. Witchcraft, Blood Sugar, and propane nightmares specifically.
Oddly none of the songs/bands I listed are things I listen to much when I'm NOT gaming..lol.
you get alot better playing with communication than with music