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A request for more sound options. (Regarding the hangar background drone)



Posted: //
March 8, 2017, 2:40 p.m.



Hello, I would like to make a request for the following sound options to be added:

Disable hangar background ambience
Disable sound while program is in background

To explain my view, I like watching twitch and youtube videos while waiting in queue, which can be at times 5-10 mins. However, the background noise of the hangar greatly interferes with this (and is generally very annoying and mind numbing when you have to listen to it for so long).

In most other games the sound automatically disables when the game is in the background, letting you simply tab out to temporarily mute it. However, the sound in this game is always on, and thus you're always subject to the constant drone of the hangar, even when tabbed out.

Additionally, the only way to mute this noise is to mute the "effects volume" in the sound options which mutes ALL effects, such as guns and missiles in-game. As I prefer to have these sounds on while I am in-game, the only way for me to effectively enjoy my time in queue is to manually mute the game sound in the hangar, and then manually unmute it every time I get into a game.

This is very tedious and annoying, and could be easily remedied by implementing one or both of the above options. Both are common options available in other games, and I would like to request them to be added here. It would improve my enjoyment of the game greatly.


Posted: //
March 8, 2017, 4:02 p.m.



An option to disable the hangar growling is very much needed.


Posted: //
March 10, 2017, 10:03 a.m.



We need to make a clear distinction here:

1) background rumble = bad

2) loud DING sound when you've found a match = good

You can't get rid of that DING, or else I'd never tab back in.

Also I want to compliment the composer/sound design team on the cinematic swell during the 60 second countdown to the match starting (when you're selecting your ship in orbit with your team). The timing is perfect where I know when to tab in with 2 seconds left before the match actually starts, and it's the same every time. So much nicer than other games with just an annoying beeping on the last 5 seconds or something to that effect. It's become an unconscious thing which is rather neat, in that I'll be doing something else, and then I just "feel" like I need to tab back in, and it's always 2-3 seconds before the round starts. It wasn't until I thought about it further that I realized it's the musical cues that was responsible.

Very cool touch if intentional or not, and something that other devs should mimic.


Posted: //
March 15, 2017, 4:01 p.m.



+1 for me, I would like to be able to disable that annoying sound smile


Posted: //
March 15, 2017, 5 p.m.



I've mentioned a lot of these to the developers, so it's only safe to assume changes in the future. I'm sure at some point we may get music in the hangar, which would completely alleviate a number of these issues. But we'll have to see how it pans out! smile


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Posted: //
March 16, 2017, 1:18 a.m.



Boomyak#0384 posted (#post-113550)

Also I want to compliment the composer/sound design team on the cinematic swell during the 60 second countdown to the match starting (when you're selecting your ship in orbit with your team).

+1 this point. The music is perfect for setting the scene without being obtuse or over-the-top.


// K-Wire //


Posted: //
March 16, 2017, 9:27 a.m.



+1

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