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My MASSIVE pet gripe with being dead

Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭
edited February 18, 2021 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

The ambient music is the most condescending, infuriating thing I have ever heard. I'd pay to have an option to turn it off forever.

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  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    It happens to absolutely everyone.

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    It's like the game thinks it can just smooth over what just happened with some calming music. I don't want to be soothed, smoothed, or calmed, I want to get up, as you said, and take revenge. To me it's a musical way of saying "it's no big deal, relax". It is a big deal to me and I will NOT relax. Yep, might sound childish but that's how it is to me. Music is different to people. What it is to us is individual and hence it's "in your mind" for EVERYONE.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Well, now you know the option: put in an uptempo metal head playlist and go wreck them after you get up.

    Problem solved.

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  • miraude.2107miraude.2107 Member ✭✭✭

    @maddoctor.2738 said:
    You can create your own playlists and have the game play those instead of the game music. You create a folder named Music in Documents\Guild Wars 2 (where the Screenshots folder is if you take pictures), put a playlist you can create on most media players, give it proper name and voila the game will play that music.

    Unfortunately the playlists available aren't in any way comprehensive. For example, you can't have separate lists for the different zones, or cities, it was a suggestion back at release to improve this feature but it never happened. As for the thread's topic, the playlist you are looking for is called "Defeated", make your own playlist with that name, put it in the Music folder and you will listen to that instead of the vanilla sound.

    You can find more information/details on the wiki:
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Customized_soundtrack

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  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @KidRoleplay.3615 said:
    There's a way to make a custom ingame playlist that's shown somewhere on the wiki, which even includes what plays on death. I've never done it but found the possibility neat once I heard of it. Perhaps someone more enlightened than I can link you to it.

    Custom playlist options do indeed exist, but are extremely limited. It's not very useful if you only want to replace few specific music tracks but don't want to change the rest.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • Farohna.6247Farohna.6247 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2021

    @Oxstar.7643 said:

    "Yep, might sound childish but that's how it is to me. Music is different to people. What it is to us is individual and hence it's "in your mind" for EVERYONE."

    The first step to acceptance....
    Least you know it. Suggest turning the music off, switching to some decaf or herbal tea, and yes it's only you who finds it condescending and takes it personally.

  • Sobx.1758Sobx.1758 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Oxstar.7643 said:
    It's like the game thinks it can just smooth over what just happened with some calming music. I don't want to be soothed, smoothed, or calmed, I want to get up, as you said, and take revenge. To me it's a musical way of saying "it's no big deal, relax". It is a big deal to me and I will NOT relax. Yep, might sound childish but that's how it is to me. Music is different to people. What it is to us is individual and hence it's "in your mind" for EVERYONE.

    Sure, but that's not somehow "condescending" by default. The music can be more energetic when you're in combat, why would it stay the same when you've died? :D It's not condescending, it's fitting the situation you're currently in. It would be pretty weird to have nothing changed after the huge dynamic change between fighting and... you know... not fighting, which is what you definitely do while staying on the ground. It's as if you had a problem with happy music in one of the main cities "because you've just finished fighting that huge monster and now the game pretends you didn't!". Nobody's pretending anything or being condescending, you're just in a different scenario. When you're dead, you're not in combat, so the change of theme is just fitting.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I have a mute button on my keyboard and my headset. I could just mute that music when downed. Maybe try something like that?

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • what?lol
    i dont even pay attention to it

  • Rogue.4756Rogue.4756 Member ✭✭✭

    Huh, never realized there was music playing at death. I guess I don't spend enough time on the ground for it to matter.

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 18, 2021

    Haha, yes, don't die, thank you, very funny.

  • SexyMofo.8923SexyMofo.8923 Member ✭✭✭

    Don’t die or waypoint fast.

  • Strider Pj.2193Strider Pj.2193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @maddoctor.2738 said:
    You can create your own playlists and have the game play those instead of the game music. You create a folder named Music in Documents\Guild Wars 2 (where the Screenshots folder is if you take pictures), put a playlist you can create on most media players, give it proper name and voila the game will play that music.

    Unfortunately the playlists available aren't in any way comprehensive. For example, you can't have separate lists for the different zones, or cities, it was a suggestion back at release to improve this feature but it never happened. As for the thread's topic, the playlist you are looking for is called "Defeated", make your own playlist with that name, put it in the Music folder and you will listen to that instead of the vanilla sound.

    You can find more information/details on the wiki:
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Customized_soundtrack

    Don’t know why the thread is still ongoing. This post should have #/thread.

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  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm confused too

  • @Oxstar.7643 said:
    The ambient music is the most condescending, infuriating thing I have ever heard. I'd pay to have an option to turn it off forever.

    Lmao. Golden.

    How to avoid it? Stop dying. Problem solved.

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  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    @XenoSpyro.1780 said:

    @Oxstar.7643 said:
    The ambient music is the most condescending, infuriating thing I have ever heard.

    Oh, if it were up to me, your death would instead play The Price Is Right - Losing Horn, the Super Mario Brothers death theme, or that short bit in Family Guy when the fat guy falls over while Stewie has a trumpet/tuba, whatever the eff. This would just be the side benefit to having sound customization.

    Also, by "your", I'm not referring to the entire playerbase. I mean literally only you, since you're the only person to fabricate some reason to complain about video game death music.

    "Fabricate"
    Yes, that's what OPINIONS are. Thank you for pointing out the obvious, hope it made you feel better.

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    @Strider Pj.2193 said:

    @maddoctor.2738 said:
    You can create your own playlists and have the game play those instead of the game music. You create a folder named Music in Documents\Guild Wars 2 (where the Screenshots folder is if you take pictures), put a playlist you can create on most media players, give it proper name and voila the game will play that music.

    Unfortunately the playlists available aren't in any way comprehensive. For example, you can't have separate lists for the different zones, or cities, it was a suggestion back at release to improve this feature but it never happened. As for the thread's topic, the playlist you are looking for is called "Defeated", make your own playlist with that name, put it in the Music folder and you will listen to that instead of the vanilla sound.

    You can find more information/details on the wiki:
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Customized_soundtrack

    Don’t know why the thread is still ongoing. This post should have #/thread.

    Because there's some people who think they are being funny by saying "don't die lol". Which in itself is a more hysterical fact than probably anything they could come up with.

  • Tsakhi.8124Tsakhi.8124 Member ✭✭✭

    @XenoSpyro.1780 said:

    Oh, if it were up to me, your death would instead play The Price Is Right - Losing Horn, the Super Mario Brothers death theme, or that short bit in Family Guy when the fat guy falls over while Stewie has a trumpet/tuba, whatever the eff. This would just be the side benefit to having sound customization.

    If you ever find a way to do that, let me know. That would crack me up so much. I would actually put it on speaker so my husband could hear it, yeet off a cliff, and let him hear The Price is Right Losing horn. XD (probably followed up with said husband making the sad "wonk wonk wonk" noise and making me laugh harder.

    On topic, if this were a wide-spread problem, I suspect they might make the "death" music part of ambient sound, maybe.

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  • Dadnir.5038Dadnir.5038 Member ✭✭✭✭

    First thing that I do in any game is to modify the sound setting. Usually I just put music down to 0 (because I can't stand hearing always the same tune in a loop), that solve this kind of issue.

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 21, 2021

    @XenoSpyro.1780 said:

    @Oxstar.7643 said:
    Yes, that's what OPINIONS are.

    Your 'opinion' boils down to artificially generating BS outrage to [checks notes]... get triggered at video game music. This is why I used the term 'fabricate'. This is textbook keyboard warrior behavior. What you ought to do instead is 1) Get over it 2) Get over yourself

    What are you even talking about? Like I made crystal clear, it's JUST ME. That is why the "pet" part is there. Then you come and tell me it's BS, like I have to pass your criteria?
    I really don't get you. Also, what's with the "keyboard warrior" remark? You're the one coming at me dude.
    All that aside, thanks everyone for letting me know about the playlist. Very cool.

  • kratan.4619kratan.4619 Member ✭✭✭

    Wait, people play this game with the sound on?

  • Parasite.5389Parasite.5389 Member ✭✭✭

    you're dead, Congratulations! you want it to play you a fanfare?

  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 22, 2021

    Can people please start listing music suggestions for the OP. I think we all need a good laugh.

    Here's mine:

  • Pfft! First thing i do with any game is turn the music off. Then i can better hear the amusing or daft things that npcs say.

  • mindcircus.1506mindcircus.1506 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @MokahTGS.7850 said:
    Can people please start listing music suggestions for the OP. I think we all need a good laugh.

    Here's mine:

    "We recognize that some players are not able to complete all content." Gaile Gray 01.10.19

  • @maddoctor.2738 said:
    You can create your own playlists and have the game play those instead of the game music. You create a folder named Music in Documents\Guild Wars 2 (where the Screenshots folder is if you take pictures), put a playlist you can create on most media players, give it proper name and voila the game will play that music.

    Unfortunately the playlists available aren't in any way comprehensive. For example, you can't have separate lists for the different zones, or cities, it was a suggestion back at release to improve this feature but it never happened. As for the thread's topic, the playlist you are looking for is called "Defeated", make your own playlist with that name, put it in the Music folder and you will listen to that instead of the vanilla sound.

    You can find more information/details on the wiki:
    https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Customized_soundtrack

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  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    sip
    This thread just keeps going don't it.

  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭

    @Oxstar.7643 said:
    sip
    This thread just keeps going don't it.

    Actually, with someone pointing out the custom soundtrack options GW2 has (which I had no idea was a thing) this has become one of the most useful threads on this forum in the last 5 years.

  • Oxstar.7643Oxstar.7643 Member ✭✭✭

    @MokahTGS.7850 said:

    @Oxstar.7643 said:
    sip
    This thread just keeps going don't it.

    Actually, with someone pointing out the custom soundtrack options GW2 has (which I had no idea was a thing) this has become one of the most useful threads on this forum in the last 5 years.

    Look at what we've done together. Beautiful =)

  • Svarty.8019Svarty.8019 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 23, 2021

    If you play the music in the OPPOSITE PHASE simultaneously, you won't be able to hear it.
    Hashtag NoiseCancelling.

    This post contains my opinion.

  • MokahTGS.7850MokahTGS.7850 Member ✭✭✭

    @Svarty.8019 said:
    If you play the music in the OPPOSITE PHASE simultaneously, you won't be able to hear it.
    Hashtag NoiseCancelling.

    The most complex version of a mute button I've ever heard of.

    This is how I will forever explain to people how the volume button on your TV remote actually works. You're not turning down the volume...you're actually just turning up the opposite phase.

  • Randulf.7614Randulf.7614 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 24, 2021

    @mindcircus.1506 said:

    @MokahTGS.7850 said:
    Can people please start listing music suggestions for the OP. I think we all need a good laugh.

    Here's mine:

    For those lost on the WvW Battlefield

    What sleep is here? What dreams there are in the unctuous coiling of the snakes mortal shuffling. weapon in my hand. My hand the arcing deathblow at the end of all things. The horror. The horror. I embrace it. . .