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Meet me in Outer Space
comment 9 Written by on April 5, 2008 – 8:55 am

I’ve always played Wow with the original, in game sound. I’ve never run iTunes while playing because up until very recently, my computer would not run WoW and iTunes and Vent simultaneously, and because I play a great deal “by ear” – which is to say that I weave steady shots by listening for the auto shot sound, and I know when things are hitting by the sound they make, etc. But yesterday, as I decided that 3 rounds of daily quests was a good idea (what was I thinking?) I thought maybe I’d give it a try and see if I like grinding with some music that had a bit more beat to it than the generic Hellfire soundtrack.

So I hop on my slowpoke stupid gryphon, turn off in game music, alt-tab out, open up iTunes, put it on random, tab back into the game, and there on my screen is one of those incredible Outland skies. And “Stellar” turns up as the first song in the playlist.

Meet me in outer space…


I thought it was cool.

Of course the next song that came up was “Count Bubba” from Swingin’ for the Fences by Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band. Oh well.

I’m not sure if I’m sold on this whole “listen to other music in game” thing – certainly not for raids, I’d get too distracted, and its too hard for me to pick out the “game noises” from the background music. But for farming/dailies, it was fun – and it certainly helped with the monotony of doing the same 15 quests on three characters in a row.

So anyway, I’m curious – am I the only one that is perfectly happy listening to the in-game soundtrack? Do you guys have specific things you listen to when you play different characters or tasks?

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9 Responses to “Meet me in Outer Space”

  1. I rarely listen to ingame sound, and almost never to ingame music. At most, I might have sound effects turned on very low for a bit of feedback on the fight, but usually I play with iTunes on and the game completely mute.

  2. I like listening to the in-game sound, but every now and then I’ll switch it all off and stick some tunes on for a change – usually dailies 😉

  3. I’m exactly like you Anna in that I have always played with the in game sound and music on and I also play very much by ear. It kinda boggles me that people can play with no in game sound at all… what about that distinctive sound when a rogue is trying to sneak past you to cap a node as just one example of the aural cues in the game?

  4. Generally speaking, I tend to listen to in-game music rather than external soundtracks. However, I do sometimes get tired of some of the soundtracks, especially when I’m in one zone for an extended period of time. When this happens, I usually do one of two things:

    1)Listen to whatever is on the radio (or streaming online), or

    2)Load up the Warcraft 3, World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and World of Warcraft: Taverns of Azeroth soundtracks and listen to the tracks at random.

    Yes, I’m a big Warcraft fan. =P

    By Gryphonheart on Apr 5, 2008 | Reply
  5. During the last year I’ve almost stopped listening to wow sounds and music completely. iTunes rules during my wow time. Even in BGs the loss of sound doesn’t hurt me much although I tend to pan around with the camera more quickly than before.

    There are times when I just listen to the zone soundtrack – usually when arriving at a new zone I haven’t been in for a long time.

  6. I play with the sound off most of the time. I need to hear the “household” sounds, like the Hubby, Kids, or cats. When I’m playing alone, I’ll turn the sound on. I actually like it and it can be helpful to hear what’s going on around you.

    Oh, and since some friends starting playing with us, we have been using the game’s voice chat. So sound on when playing with friends as well.

  7. I haven’t had in-game music on for almost 2 years. We entered BT and so many people said it was cool so I turn it on when I’m there. Usually in a raid I listen to something like Rage Against the Machine or Oldschool Metallica.

  8. I do something in between: My sound effects and ambient sounds are usually turned up, but my in-game music is off, and I’m often listening to music from Winamp (classic 20px skin “always on top”)unless I’m raiding (I can’t make out people in VENT if theres any background noise at all).

    By Obaketenshi on Apr 6, 2008 | Reply
  9. Occasionally when I’m soloing, I’ll turn the game music off, and iTunes on. Usually, though, I’m questing with one or two friends, and have game sounds coming out my speakers while voice chat (Skype) is in my headphones. It can be distracting for them if I have music cranked up through the speakers, and I can’t hear them if I run the music through the ‘phones.

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