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The Sounds of Verra

LukianLukian Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
So far the game looks pretty great, minus some work needing to be done here and there that we can all see but something I haven't heard much about is the sound. After watching the recent gameplay footage, many of the sounds currently sound very similar to sounds I've heard in other games. Whether they're just basic placeholders or not, I'm very interested to know what kind of sound work would be happening as the game progresses. I am also interested to hear what others think about the sounds/music of the game currently.

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  • nidriksnidriks Member, Warrior of Old, Kickstarter
    I'm not sure what sort of sounds you're expecting that are any different from another fantasy MMO.

    I think the truth of the matter is that sounds will probably be one of the latest things that is worked on.

    Dont expect to hear the full game sounds till beta.
  • NoaaniNoaani Member, Intrepid Pack
    We've not heard the actual music score for the game yet, so I can't expect people to have much of an opinion on it just yet.

    As for other sounds - I expect them to be very similar to other games. I mean, a sword hitting a shield should sound largely similar in all games, as should footsteps.
  • LukianLukian Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I hope no one misunderstood what I saying as if I was trashing the game or something because that's not the case at all. I'm incredibly excited for the game. It was just a question that I haven't seen answered anywhere else. I know that Bear McCreary was mentioned during an older stream to be the composer for their music.

    To reply to @nidriks - As to what I may expect is sounds of their own. I don't want to hear something and think "I've heard that before." because right now, a quick example of something that really made me think that is the whipping ability sounding similar to certain sounds made by the Bloodstalker in ARK. I know it's an odd example but that's what sounds like to me.
  • nidriksnidriks Member, Warrior of Old, Kickstarter
    @Lukian yeah, apologies if my reply came out blunter than I meant it to. I just think there's only a certain type of sounds we can expect to hear. I don't think we're going to hear above and beyond the sounds of any other MMO. For me, as long as a sword swing and connect sounds like a sword swing and connect then I'll be happy.

    I wonder, do dev teams have a database of sounds they can dip into? Is that a thing in game development?
  • LukianLukian Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    nidriks wrote: »
    I wonder, do dev teams have a database of sounds they can dip into? Is that a thing in game development?

    That's an interesting question. I put my question in about more information on the music/sound of the game for the upcoming Dev Update. Hopefully, we can hear more haha.
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