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  • HotDelirium.7984HotDelirium.7984 Member ✭✭✭

    With feedback from devs, the community and hopefully John DiMaggio he can nail the sarcastic sassy nuance in future releases.

  • Quench.7091Quench.7091 Member ✭✭✭

    Canach's voice actor is okay, but the writing felt off in some areas. He was rather proper to us in his greeting and the "overgrown feather dusters" line didn't really set with me. Everything else felt alright.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I really, really enjoyed Matt's performance, although I am rather saddened John stopped voicing him.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 15, 2021

    @Asum.4960 said:
    Yes, changed from John DiMaggio to Matthew Mercer.
    Bonus fun fact, if you play a Male Norn, you can have Matthew Mercer have a conversation with Matthew Mercer.

    Just proves that Matthew Mercer's voice is actually beautiful and ANet is distorting it into that awful sounding voice for the male norn PC, just like they are ruining the male charr character's voice with the "extra work" they are applying to it. :/

    On topic: I think he is doing a great job with Canach - he is obviously trying to stay as true to the original as possible. :+1:

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Poormany.4507 said:
    Didn't really like Canach's voice change in this episode, as it sounded kind of like he was bored, rather than his usual snarky, witty self

    I completely disagree. To me, it sounded more like John DiMaggio suffering from a cold. That means, to me at least, that Matthew Mercer did a very good job at staying as true to the character as possible.

  • Blockhead Magee.3092Blockhead Magee.3092 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I was sad to hear a different voice coming from the games best NPC I'd would rather have him killed off and a new character introduced than to recast the voice. Its just not he same.

  • Lan Deathrider.5910Lan Deathrider.5910 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @AgentMoore.9453 said:

    @Fire Attunement.9835 said:
    ..whose (b)iconic performance as Canach..

    Oh, maybe you can settle something for me and a few of my friends.

    Laranthir, right? Secondborn. Mentions that he's looked for love all his life and had no luck as one of his first pieces of dialogue. Does Vigil things in Heart of Thorns. Has a great time blowing things up with explosives. Has a less great time cutting down his fellow Sylvari and essentially killing his own creator. Decides to take a hiatus/vacation in the Grove/Caledon Forest by the time Icebrood Saga rolls around.

    Then Canach. Secondborn. Does commander things during Heart of Thorns. Has a great time blowing things up with explosives. Has a less great time cutting down his fellow Sylvari and literally fighting a twisted version of himself in his creator's mind. Decides to campaign in Path of Fire and then bury himself in the nearest casino. Inexplicably reappears in Central Tyria, specifically in Caledon. Hesitates for a long, awkward moment when asked what (or who) he's doing there.

    Did Laranthir and Canach meet during Heart of Thorns, part ways, and later reunite in Caledon? Are they dating? Did they reach for the same grenade one day and accidentally touch hands? Enquiring minds want to know!

    I do believe it was a pack of landmines that they both reached for. They then had a contest to see who could create the largest explosion. Canach was blown away and instantly smitten.

  • HotDelirium.7984HotDelirium.7984 Member ✭✭✭

    @Eloc Freidon.5692 said:
    Canach is my favorite character in the game, because his attitude and John DiMaggio's delivery. This isn't Canach anymore if Matt Mercer can't pull it off in the future.

    I think with the right feedback and practice he'll eventually get it. It wasn't horrible it was just missing that sarcastic twang. Plus if they see all our concern they could definitely slide some constructive critique his way.

  • HotDelirium.7984HotDelirium.7984 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm honestly surprised players are complaining so much when last year we had no voice acting at all.

    If Faren (Yuri) is ever recast I will surely die. xD ;_;

  • Sounds as American as the old one

  • He ate cabbages

  • I cannot express how incredibly disappointed and devastated i am by this... Canach was hands down my favorite character in the entire game. You just knew that whenever he showed up, some excellent sarcastic quotes were gonna come flying.

  • DawnSketch.7105DawnSketch.7105 Member ✭✭✭

    John is working on something like 7 shows right now, I think (and that's just the ones that we publicly know about)? So I don't blame him for dipping, it makes me beyond sad because people are right there is a spark missing from Canach. But if there's anyone I trust with my fav Prickly Pear it's Matthew Mercer.