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Annoying Sounds: GW1 Skill Cancel & GW2 Power Lock

Seriously the most obnoxious sounds in two games that put the fear of mesmers in your heart.

In GW1 it was skill canceling in general but most of us know it from being interrupted by those pesky mobs of Wind Riders. Who will be brave enough to attempt to cast the first skill in this fight?

In GW2 it is that troll noise from a mesmer using Power Lock to interrupt you. Thankfully Wind Riders in GW2 are a little less evil.

Anet buff me :-(
Make me good at game!

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  • Hey Justine,

    Thank you for the feedback! No one likes obnoxious sounds... (especially us folk here on the Audio Team), and we do try to retroactively remedy some of these problem sounds, (when we can.)

    Unfortunately, we do not have the bandwidth to go back and touch up Guild Wars 1 content. (Sorry. :'() As for Guild Wars 2, we tend to be careful when touching player skills, especially the ones that have been in the game since launch. While you find it obnoxious, there are players out there who would be disappointed if we changed it. That being said, I did look into the Mesmer's Power Lock skill and I think that I have a solution that will work for everyone. :)

  • Justine.6351Justine.6351 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 30, 2018

    @Joseph Clark II.3425 said:
    Hey Justine,

    Thank you for the feedback! No one likes obnoxious sounds... (especially us folk here on the Audio Team), and we do try to retroactively remedy some of these problem sounds, (when we can.)

    Unfortunately, we do not have the bandwidth to go back and touch up Guild Wars 1 content. (Sorry. :'() As for Guild Wars 2, we tend to be careful when touching player skills, especially the ones that have been in the game since launch. While you find it obnoxious, there are players out there who would be disappointed if we changed it. That being said, I did look into the Mesmer's Power Lock skill and I think that I have a solution that will work for everyone. :)

    Wait what? No! Those obnoxious sounds are what make it so satisfying to interrupt someone!

    Although spatial surge could be softer on my ears...

    Anet buff me :-(
    Make me good at game!

  • @Joseph Clark II.3425 said:
    That being said, I did look into the Mesmer's Power Lock skill and I think that I have a solution that will work for everyone. :)

    Reminds me of my topic. :disappointed:

  • @AllNightPlayer.1286 said:

    @Joseph Clark II.3425 said:
    That being said, I did look into the Mesmer's Power Lock skill and I think that I have a solution that will work for everyone. :)

    Reminds me of my topic. :disappointed:

    The solution to this issue, (which is an issue), is not to remove the sound, but add variation. It is, currently, only playing one sound asset, which causes the skill to sound repetitive and really stand out.

    The actual sound of this skill isn't the problem, so it just needs some extra variation and a potential mix update and we'll be good. 😊

  • The only sounds that I find obnoxious are voiceovers that I hear too much. The main ones are "I could outrun a centaur" which drives my wife and I up the wall, and those bankers in Lion's Arch who never. shut. up.

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