The Evolving Sound of Warcraft
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
  • 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. Zephre's Avatar
    Not a big fan of Jason Hayes band tbh they've done hearthstones theme and legends of azeroth so far and both versions sucked imo.
  1. Malenurse's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Zephre View Post
    Not a big fan of Jason Hayes band tbh they've done hearthstones theme and legends of azeroth so far and both versions sucked imo.
    Im in the same boat, yeah the band isnt anything special. Though he still does best of the best soundtrack for wow.
  1. Libretto's Avatar
    Does this mean...

    no more Opuno Ironhorn at anvil in valley of wisdom

    clink clink clink




  1. DJKalteraphine's Avatar
    I hope the new attack sounds for our characters won't mean new voices for them. I'm pretty fond of my Paladin's voice! "So I got this idea for a movie..."
  1. Orikon's Avatar
    Man at Arms with Blizzard + new Hunter gun/Blacksmith sounds?

    Good job,Blizzard.
  1. Nathiest's Avatar
    Oh no something tells me all the sexy moans you hear from female toons when they suffer pain or death will be removed and replaced with Miley Cyrus voice.
  1. FunkyRaccoon's Avatar
    One thing I have noticed, is I'm sure I can hear dungeon music from Diablo 1 being used in places like Undercity.

    But I always liked Diablo anyway.
  1. Tarx's Avatar
    Yes the will finaly fix the gun sound. Was so annoying.
  1. GhstBearX's Avatar
    "hunters transmog away from guns" i still think they're all nuts. i transmog into guns for the sound.
  1. permanub's Avatar
    i really like what blizzard is doing with this. awesome!
  1. Skippert's Avatar
    Orc voices aren't hard to cast, you just use Patrick Seitz for half of em: Fuckyeah.
    He could have done GHEAVY WEAPONS GUY in Team Fortress 2 as well, but that was someone else

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