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Underdawg67 #1 Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:29 AM

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I play with the sound off so as to not bother others around me.  I don’t see any disadvantage as all the information I need is displayed visually.  To me the sounds are repetitive and the voice is not accurate ( e.g. one more shot like that and they’re through - um no, 10 more shots like that). 

 

But I could be missing something.  Beyond immersing yourself in the game is there any advantage to having the sound on?



EL_Din_46 #2 Posted 20 July 2019 - 06:46 AM

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Hearing is one more environmental input. The sound of a shot or explosion can alert you to action you haven’t seen or noticed. It can irritating when it’s somebody shooting rocks, though. Did you pen, and what type of damage messages help. Knowing he’s on fire is a kick. I ignore most others. Ribbons can be a visual substitute, but my eyes have enough work already.

_TheKidd_ #3 Posted 20 July 2019 - 08:27 AM

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The "ding" helps to remind me to check the mini map.

Zuke76 #4 Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

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the sound when an enemy is spotted and when you are

Player_39363936 #5 Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:45 AM

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View PostUnderdawg67, on 20 July 2019 - 12:29 AM, said:

I play with the sound off so as to not bother others around me.  I don’t see any disadvantage as all the information I need is displayed visually.  To me the sounds are repetitive and the voice is not accurate ( e.g. one more shot like that and they’re through - um no, 10 more shots like that). 

 

But I could be missing something.  Beyond immersing yourself in the game is there any advantage to having the sound on?


You just couldn't be more wrong.

 

The sounds are crucial.  



nicog45 #6 Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:13 PM

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You can hear when enemies fire.

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swampydoodle #7 Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:18 PM

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The sound of a green tank exploding is different than a red one. Good tell for when the team is dying behind you. 

Flexsphincter1 #8 Posted 20 July 2019 - 03:27 PM

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haven't had the sound on since the kuro girls were in my tank

twirlingtowardsfreedom #9 Posted 20 July 2019 - 05:08 PM

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Just a few here..if you're spotting/camping near a ridgeline hotspot sounds are crucial for telling if people are shooting towards you, even if you're unspotted. The shots won't hit and splash dirt if the shooters are aiming up. Sounds are excellent for determining if a giant cannon has fired without looking, and a big help with counting down auto loader shells without spotting. I also find myself reacting first to the richochet direction of a blocked shot via its audible whine, not the marker.

 

Can a vet be successful just through awareness without sounds? Absolutely, but you're choosing to miss some things.



Underdawg67 #10 Posted 22 July 2019 - 09:53 AM

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View Posttwirlingtowardsfreedom, on 20 July 2019 - 12:08 PM, said:

Just a few here..if you're spotting/camping near a ridgeline hotspot sounds are crucial for telling if people are shooting towards you, even if you're unspotted. The shots won't hit and splash dirt if the shooters are aiming up. Sounds are excellent for determining if a giant cannon has fired without looking, and a big help with counting down auto loader shells without spotting. I also find myself reacting first to the richochet direction of a blocked shot via its audible whine, not the marker.

 

Can a vet be successful just through awareness without sounds? Absolutely, but you're choosing to miss some things.


this is a good explanation.  Thank you for explaining what I’m missing.  Net / net - I’m missing some situational awareness from sounds.  



MarBearCat #11 Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:13 AM

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:great:

 

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Ronin_23 #12 Posted 22 July 2019 - 10:48 AM

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I'd agree with the general consensus here. I've played during many lectures and while it's very possible to carry and play well with no volume, I definitely think there's an upside to the audio prompts. I now prefer to play with volume most of the time but when I start losing the starting battle music can really piss me off sometimes.

boris55555 #13 Posted 22 July 2019 - 11:49 AM

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I played with sound off for a long time as not to bother my family. Now I just look like a fool with one blue tooth head phone in...but I can hear crucial sounds like reds being spotted 
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tedg5 #14 Posted 22 July 2019 - 12:06 PM

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View Postboris55555, on 22 July 2019 - 11:49 AM, said:

I played with sound off for a long time as not to bother my family. Now I just look like a fool with one blue tooth head phone in...but I can hear crucial sounds like reds being spotted 

I did this for a long time, then played with the sound on and realized all the basic clues I was missing. :playing:



Underdawg67 #15 Posted 24 July 2019 - 03:41 AM

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Thanks everyone. Headset in my future. 




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