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Luc Sejanus
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:08:00 - [1]
 

Been playing the game for a few days. I absolutely love it. Getting ready to shop around for a Corp. to join and was just wondering how critical is it to have voice chat, can you get by efficiently in a squad for example without it? Thanks in advance for replies

WW918
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:13:00 - [2]
 

Being rather new to the game but a veteran in gaming altogether, voice chat is almost a necessity. Hitting Left Alt and speaking is way easier than typing out what you need to get across. I'm not the biggest fan of TeamSpeak, but Ventrilo is the program I have been using for years. Its almost a completely new gaming experience not having to type out everything you need to say.

In addition, the ability to hear someone else's tone of voice can be ideal. Clans, guilds, and corporations have crumbled because something that was meant to be a joke was taken literally and with the ability to sense someone's voice disallows for such things to happen.

Hope this helps.

-Westwood

Captain Tardbar
State Protectorate
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:30:00 - [3]
 

I think its easier in general to communicate in voice even if you aren't using a mic as long as you can listen to the FC.

dtyk
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:40:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: dtyk on 29/09/2009 18:41:21
At least for pvp, being able to at least listen to voice chat is pretty much necessary. For pve, I would think it's not as much necessary as nice to have for chatting, but if you want to pvp, get at least the programs (Teamspeak and Ventrilo at least, some corps/alliances might use something else but those are the most common ones)and preferably a mic of some kind.

Luc Sejanus
Posted - 2009.09.29 18:45:00 - [5]
 

Yeah, that's pretty much what I thought. I've managed to get by all this time in other MMO's without it (of course for COD4 on the consoles I think it's a must if you have a good squad you are playing with), but I really couldn't see not using it in this game later on.
So, let's have a vote then, what in your opinion is the best program and compatibilty for EVE, or does it matter?

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:07:00 - [6]
 

Edited by: Serge Bastana on 29/09/2009 19:09:40
Edited by: Serge Bastana on 29/09/2009 19:09:19
In general it's not absolutely vital but having joined a corp that used Ventrilo a lot, I would say it's a great addition to the game and lets you have plenty of idle chat while you play the game, spin your ship, etc.

I learned a lot from just listening to various convos on our vent, plus I could ask questions of older players and discuss things that helped me get into the game a little easier.

For pvp and fleet stuff I would say that it's pretty much required by most corps and gangs, some FC's won't let you join fleet unless you are on Vent/TS, which I can understand when you get involved in that sort of thing.

I only have experience with vent, haven't used TeamSpeak, but either one is very useful, I just rented a small vent server from this site http://www.lonetrek.ws/ quite cheaply for my group of friends when we go off on a roam or do any group activity.


PyroTech03
Caldari
Legion of Darkwind
Order of the Void
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:09:00 - [7]
 

Why not use the system built into Eve??

along with the ability to listen to the multiple channels, which would be great for a chain of command situation and being able to pass stuff down for the much larger corps, it's built in. So no extra programs, having to leave the interface, no having to find hosting if for some reason you can't host the vent/teamspeak server.

I just don't see a reason not to. Although admitidly, I have only used it twice so far, and with only a couple of people at once so....*shrug* i may be missing something.

Mikayla Grey
Gallente
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:15:00 - [8]
 

The ability to at least listen is critical for most pvp corps. Generally you want to be able to talk a bit too.

Originally by: PyroTech03

I just don't see a reason not to. Although admitidly, I have only used it twice so far, and with only a couple of people at once so....*shrug* i may be missing something.


Because its not a separate client. If EVE crashes your voice coms crash.

Luc Sejanus
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:15:00 - [9]
 

I was curious myself about the built in system, and how well it works, especially when it comes to gangs, squadrons, etc.

Serge Bastana
Gallente
GWA Corp
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:23:00 - [10]
 

I found EVE-Voice didn't work that well for me and my friends when we tried to use it, but it's worth giving it a try.

But as was pointed out, if you lose EVE you lose your voice comms, and there were several times when someone crashed and was able to let us know over vent.

Plus you can have a chat during downtime too or if you don't feel like logging in for some reason Very Happy

Luc Sejanus
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:26:00 - [11]
 

Makes sense. Thanks for the input all! See ya in space...

PyroTech03
Caldari
Legion of Darkwind
Order of the Void
Posted - 2009.09.29 19:45:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: PyroTech03 on 29/09/2009 19:45:53
Originally by: Mikayla Grey


Originally by: PyroTech03

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Because its not a separate client. If EVE crashes your voice coms crash.


Good point I guess....i myself don't have broadband at the moment (playing over an alltel air card) so I can't run a vent server for my corp.

of the programs however, i do prefer ventrilo over teamspeak...mostly due to more experiance with vent though.

Captain Tardbar
State Protectorate
Posted - 2009.09.29 22:08:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: PyroTech03
Edited by: PyroTech03 on 29/09/2009 19:45:53
Originally by: Mikayla Grey


Originally by: PyroTech03

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Because its not a separate client. If EVE crashes your voice coms crash.


Good point I guess....i myself don't have broadband at the moment (playing over an alltel air card) so I can't run a vent server for my corp.

of the programs however, i do prefer ventrilo over teamspeak...mostly due to more experiance with vent though.


If you do FW, then in game EVE chat is easier to use since you don't have to setup team speak with people who you may or may not see again.

Mal Lokrano
Gallente
The Executives
Executive Outcomes
Posted - 2009.09.29 23:17:00 - [14]
 

I personally have never had anything but problems with Eve Voice, but my corp uses mainly Teamspeak so I rarly ever deal with it

Ruban Spangler
Caldari
24th Imperial Crusade
Posted - 2009.09.30 15:59:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: dtyk
being able to at least listen to voice chat is pretty much necessary. For pve, I would think it's not as much necessary as nice to have for chatting, but if you want to pvp, get at least the programs (Teamspeak and Ventrilo at least, some corps/alliances might use something else but those are the most common ones)and preferably a mic of some kind.


Exactly this. The ability to listen to orders is essential. A working mic will make life much easier in PVP. I've lost count of the ships I've lost because I've had my mic off and am dead by the time support arrives Smile

Draeklore
Unknown-Entity
Maru Ka'ge
Posted - 2009.09.30 18:47:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Luc Sejanus
Been playing the game for a few days. I absolutely love it. Getting ready to shop around for a Corp. to join and was just wondering how critical is it to have voice chat, can you get by efficiently in a squad for example without it? Thanks in advance for replies


Voice chat is required to run a gang properly. In a gang several people MUST be able to talk through some sort of voice communication. Those being the FC (and any back-up FC) to call primaries and any scouts who are flying ahead finding targets. Many corps only require that you listen while on voice comms but some communicate totally with it and rarely even type in chat.

It's not really a hard requirement to meet either. Vent/TS are free downloads and you can get a mic for a couple bucks down at walmart. It feels more personal to talk to people over Vent than in game chat anyway, especially when you've been playing with them for a while.

Sara Bonnaro
Eleutherian Guard
Posted - 2009.09.30 19:32:00 - [17]
 

You pretty much have to be able to listen to voice chat to function in pvp, but you probably won't need a mic unless you intend to lead a fleet, or do another role where communication is important such as scouting.


 

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