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Poll: About Betty's voice speed and warnings. (351 member(s) have cast votes)

¿Do you think Betty's voice should be played a little faster to be more effective, to sound less dozed and get a faster game rhythm?

  1. Yes. (237 votes [67.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 67.52%

  2. No. (114 votes [32.48%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.48%

¿Do you think we should be allowed to configure what kind or warnings do we get from Betty?

  1. Yes. (321 votes [91.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 91.45%

  2. No. (30 votes [8.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.55%

¿Do you think Betty's voice should be tweaked to sound more electronic, a little like GLaDOS or Crysis Nano Suit?

  1. Yes. (134 votes [41.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.88%

  2. No. (186 votes [58.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.13%

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#1 Matta

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:12 PM

From the first moment I heard voiceover it sounded too sterile, too perfect, like you can clearly hear (or not hear) artificial purity in it. It "drowns" every other sound by being far more "noiseless" than anything else.

In my opinion (and I may be wrong) it would have much better sound if it's actually a bit metallic, or distant, or if it sounds like it's actually coming from some sound source inside cockpit and not just played in your headphone.

I hope you understand what I'm talking about.



EDIT:
To respond to some negative comments (Garths included ;)), this is not careless b-i-t-c-h-i-n-g about voiceover. As a matter of fact, I appreciate PGI have listened the community and introduced Carol's voice and I salute them for their hard work.
This is about finesse of the implemented. You implemented - we're giving feedback; you tweak - we give more feedback. All for the greater good.

Edited by Matta, 28 November 2012 - 12:22 AM.


#2 TheAquired

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

I would have to agree.

#3 Xendojo

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:18 PM

I understand exactly what you mean, but i think it should be that way. Considering you are not actually hearing her with your ears, that her voice is coming directly into your brain....i think that it sounds about right. And so far, she is the *only* sound we hear internally in the game.

Everything else is external sound, which may explain why she sounds so crisp and clean.

#4 Vrbas

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

View PostXendojo, on 27 November 2012 - 01:18 PM, said:

Considering you are not actually hearing her with your ears, that her voice is coming directly into your brain....


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#5 AgroAntirrhopus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:27 PM

I definitely agree. Nothing wrong with her voice or reading, it just needs some mechanical value.

Even if the lore implies it goes right into your brain, I'd still prefer some sort of audio tweak to make it less clean and crisp, something out of an intercom.

#6 Xendojo

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:28 PM

@Vrbas:


Neurohelmet!

#7 Vrbas

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:29 PM

View PostXendojo, on 27 November 2012 - 01:28 PM, said:

@Vrbas:


Neurohelmet!


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#8 MuFasa

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:32 PM

Ok I dont know whats funnier the first post of the pic, the guy going neurohelmet or the second pic, but you guys have won the mwo forums for the day... epic stuff I literally laughed out loud.

#9 Franklen Avignon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:34 PM

A neurohelmet cannot project something as complex as a voice into your mind, fyi.

That being said, I think her voice is justifiable as being that "clean" because it's likely being piped into your ears through a snug fitting headset.

I do agree though, that it would probably sound better if it were mixed a bit better with the other sounds. They aren't done with her yet, though, so I wouldn't worry.

Edited by Franklen Avignon, 27 November 2012 - 01:35 PM.


#10 Vrbas

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:36 PM

Unless she's attractive and is using some tongue, I don't want her coming into my brain through my ears anyways.

#11 Xendojo

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:43 PM

View PostFranklen Avignon, on 27 November 2012 - 01:34 PM, said:

A neurohelmet cannot project something as complex as a voice into your mind, fyi.

That being said, I think her voice is justifiable as being that "clean" because it's likely being piped into your ears through a snug fitting headset.

I do agree though, that it would probably sound better if it were mixed a bit better with the other sounds. They aren't done with her yet, though, so I wouldn't worry.



I am disappoint.
I pictured a helmet with wetwire connections ala Ghost in the Shell or Johnny Mnemonic...not some fancy headphones.

Edited by Xendojo, 27 November 2012 - 02:27 PM.


#12 Shazarad

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:04 PM

Would much rather prefer them to just add the MW2 Mercs voice files if at all possible

EDIT: Clientside modding/replacing of said audio files would be fantastic

Edited by Shazarad, 27 November 2012 - 02:04 PM.


#13 Aegis Kleais

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

View PostMatta, on 27 November 2012 - 01:12 PM, said:

From the first moment I heard voiceover it sounded too sterile, too perfect, like you can clearly hear (or not hear) artificial purity in it. It "drowns" every other sound by being far more "noiseless" than anything else.

In my opinion (and I may be wrong) it would have much better sound if it's actually a bit metallic, or distant, or if it sounds like it's actually coming from some sound source inside cockpit and not just played in your headphone.

I hope you understand what I'm talking about.

I haven't even played the patched version yet and I can infer from your context perfectly. I hope they add a bit of post processing to make it feel more integrated with the game world.

#14 Axeman1

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

Last time I checked I was playing mechwarrior, not having my grandma nagging at me about everything I'm already doing. I heard a previous ******** betty's voice, and this one is just some lame old woman, How do I turn this crap off?

#15 Vanguard319

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

I'd point out that it's BB ver. 1, and some dialogue is still missing, so it's kind of unreasonable to assume this is the final voice. On that note, I do agree that the current voice is kind of in the uncanny valley atm, and could use a filter to make it sound a bit more synthetic. Right now it sounds like a real person trying to be a robot, rather than a computer trying to sound human.

#16 XionCore

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

Yeah - some reverb, some distortion and she´d be good to go. And a **** hotkey.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:25 PM

View PostAxeman1, on 27 November 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

Last time I checked I was playing mechwarrior, not having my grandma nagging at me about everything I'm already doing. I heard a previous ******** betty's voice, and this one is just some lame old woman, How do I turn this crap off?


Some people are hard to please?

#18 von Pilsner

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Setting the dialogue slider to 0 in options will probably silence her.

#19 Redshift2k5

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

dialog volume slider

#20 Zanathan

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

View PostTruePoindexter, on 27 November 2012 - 02:25 PM, said:


Some people are hard to please?


Indeed





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