Ventrilo is a proprietary VOIP program with clients for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. Most users of Ventrilo use a headset or microphone and use the program to talk to each other, similar to a telephone conference call.
Gamers often use the software to communicate with other players on the same team of a multiplayer game. Communicating by voice gives a competitive advantage by allowing players to keep their hands on the mouse and action keys while playing a fast paced game such as a first-person shooter, particularly in team-based, tactical games. This kind of quick and easy communication can be crucial for those who participate in electronic sports. Ventrilo is also popular among players of other genres of online games, especially MMORPGs (World of Warcraft, Dark Age of Camelot, Warhammer Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Navy Field, Guild Wars etc.) and real-time strategy games. Ventrilo is often referred to ingame as “Vent”.
So, every guild that respect it self will use this or something else with same usage at the end.
The advantages for using Ventrilo are pretty obvious and I doubt there is someone that doesn’t know about it, but… I have a small problem: people are talking on vent in some bad moments.
- Cosmic Smash incoming soon
- a star that is close to die (and some times those 2 event are happening pretty close in time to each other)
- Big Bang and the tank needs to call on vent for a cool down, or not.
In my guild the cool down is called when is needed usually over vent. All mentioned above are telling me that is huge raid inc damage, a black hole might be near me soon so I need to watch where the lowered star is, move away from cosmic smash… heal and don’t die. Along with that, search your escape route and cast a cool down on tank before entering in a black hole. This is fine, I honestly don’t mind any fight but… if I know I will be hearing on vent that my cool down is require or some other important info is given and people are talking things that should be discussed another time, then…. SHUT UP pls and let people that needs to talk about something that is require for that fight to speak only.
Unfortunately it did happen to me and I missed the call on vent because of the noise and different people calling different things.
- new ability soon
- 2 catchers on one side dead… 1 on the other side
grrr and here is what I did last raid and pissed me off… my actions but the activity on ventrilo in same time
Since I mostly heal with renew, pom, coh…in this fight, I wanted to switch color and catch black orbs… but, after I shielded my self (so i had body and soul),I so a trillion of white orbs coming to the middle but… because of the talking that all the time it’s happening on vent during a boss fight I do miss important stuffs, like now, a holy paladin going to catch orbs. (I won’t comment why a holy paladin should do that, but anyway…) And… I killed him because he was already black… and I blew up white orbs. We had 50 tries left, so everyone was hopping for a new cloak, however the stress was there and I wanted to help but in fact I didn’t.
Was a bad idea to decide sudden that I will switch color… and probably I wouldn’t if I had heard on vent that left side will be covered.
We did got again Insanity but I still fucked up and the vent will still be busy when it shouldn’t be… I need to focus more because I don’t expect 25 people to change when I don’t care about random talking over vent during a boss fight 😦