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Weapon Sound Effects

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Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#1 - 2012-01-16 09:22:09 UTC  |  Edited by: Iris Bravemount
Hi,

Is it just me, or do most weapons sound awkward?

Next time you fire your autocannons, think about a sewing machine, and you'll hear what I mean.

I am aware that creating/recording (spectacular) sound effects is expensive, but I think it's worth it.

So let's keep this short and simple: please make those several meter big guns sound like what they are.

Some examples:

This a 100mm cannon, so roughly equivalent to what we fit to our Rifters. Hear the difference ?

Here is the sound of + or- 400mm guns (16 inch).

While I am not a weapons enthousiast at all, the game sounds really are inappropriate.

Here you got the sound of a 32Mj Railgun, couldn't find out the exact caliber, but consider that the 75mm gatling rail in game has a 1.67 Gj activation cost.

As we can see in this video, sadly lasers don't make any sound at all in real life. So let's just get something to increase our slaveholding spaceship captains satisfation. Won't link any content from another game or sci-fi movie, but I'm sure you can imagine a sound of a charging up and then firing laser that sounds better, and more importantly, bigger than the current EvE sound.

Last but not least, there is no such thing as blasters in real life, so there is nothing we can refer to. But here as well, a better and bigger sound is required. Blasters don't sound powerful at all as they are.

Gasgat Alur wrote:
Agreed. All I hear while doing PVE is lame sounds while shooting my guns and impacts from enemy fire.. I'd love for more "random" sounds such as turrets adjusting etc..

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#2 - 2012-01-16 10:08:19 UTC
So is it just me then? Shocked

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#3 - 2012-01-16 14:59:42 UTC  |  Edited by: Iris Bravemount
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"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#4 - 2012-01-16 15:39:47 UTC
yep. most eve weapons sound awkward.

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Kolya Medz
Kolya Inc.
#5 - 2012-01-16 21:27:44 UTC
Most of the sound in EVE needs serious rework, it isn't 2003 anymore.

I want to hear my bass shake the walls when I fire a rack of big guns.
Gasgat Alur
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#6 - 2012-01-17 08:04:50 UTC
Agreed. All I hear while doing PVE is lame sounds while shooting my guns and impacts from enemy fire.. I'd love for more "random" sounds such as turrets adjusting etc..

If you're reading this then that means my time travel worked

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#7 - 2012-01-17 08:12:32 UTC
Gasgat Alur wrote:
Agreed. All I hear while doing PVE is lame sounds while shooting my guns and impacts from enemy fire.. I'd love for more "random" sounds such as turrets adjusting etc..


Good idea, i didn't even think of that.

Just think of it... the sound of the target lock, followed by turret adjustment and then a massive, wall-shaking boom from those huge guns.

Maybe increasing the lower frequencies of propulsion sound would also fit in nicely. Same thing for increasing the sound of surrounding vessels' engines.

This would dramatically improve the impact of a small frigate gang homing in on a bigger ship and riddling it with bullets.

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Gasgat Alur
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#8 - 2012-01-17 08:52:58 UTC
Absolutely, more random sounds are needed to make it a more exciting experience Cool

If you're reading this then that means my time travel worked

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#9 - 2012-01-17 13:16:33 UTC  |  Edited by: Iris Bravemount
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"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Aglais
Ice-Storm
Duck.U
#10 - 2012-01-17 16:46:24 UTC
The 200 and 250mm railguns sound like someone's shooting a pistol through a straw, all of the medium projectiles sound obnoxious, and the mega pulse laser (I think) is a scratcy, ear-raping blunder of audio engineering. Whose sound hardly decreases with range.

Oh. How could I forget.

Every missile launcher sounds the same. All of them.
Jace Errata
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#11 - 2012-01-17 18:21:59 UTC
I agree most weapons could use some more punch in the sound department. Pulse lasers (with the possible exception of the one noted by Aglais, which I haven't used) sound freakin' awesome though.

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Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#12 - 2012-01-17 19:15:57 UTC
Jace Errata wrote:
I agree most weapons could use some more punch in the sound department. Pulse lasers (with the possible exception of the one noted by Aglais, which I haven't used) sound freakin' awesome though.


Would you still agree that all weapons should sound bigger ? (considering the size given in the preview window and the caliber given for rails, ACs and artillery)

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Danika Princip
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
#13 - 2012-01-17 19:20:34 UTC
You're not hearing the gun, you're hearing the echo of it through the hull, further muffled by the goo in your pod.
Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#14 - 2012-01-17 19:36:17 UTC
Danika Princip wrote:
You're not hearing the gun, you're hearing the echo of it through the hull, further muffled by the goo in your pod.


Nope, that's not it, or you wouldn't hear other ships firing at each other. All sounds for a pod pilot are completely simulated by their camera drone interface, as it was discovered capsuleers keep their sanity better when space is not dead silent. I couldn't find the source saying that, but I did find a story detailing this: http://wiki.eveonline.com/en/wiki/The_Jovian_Wetgrave

Accidentally The Whole Frigate - For-newbies blog (currently on pause)

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#15 - 2012-01-19 00:32:01 UTC
This is also a nice RP explanation of why you can adjust sound levels :)

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Akatenshi Xi
Elite Shadow Society
#16 - 2012-01-19 01:23:34 UTC
This is why there is a volume button. I am currently putting you on mute. You hear that? Exactly. Blink
Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#17 - 2012-01-19 12:51:38 UTC
And here we have a video demonstrating the rapid decrease of laser effectiveness beyond optmal range P

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#18 - 2012-01-23 11:03:38 UTC
Is there anything you would like to add before I post about this on the CSM forums ?

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

Petrus Blackshell
Rifterlings
#19 - 2012-01-23 11:05:59 UTC
Iris Bravemount wrote:
Is there anything you would like to add before I post about this on the CSM forums ?

I believe that as part of the V3 changes, CCP are already in the process of redoing some sounds in the Eve universe. I do not appear able to find the exact place where they said they are doing so, though.

Accidentally The Whole Frigate - For-newbies blog (currently on pause)

Iris Bravemount
Golden Grinding Gears
#20 - 2012-01-23 11:07:10 UTC
Petrus Blackshell wrote:
Iris Bravemount wrote:
Is there anything you would like to add before I post about this on the CSM forums ?

I believe that as part of the V3 changes, CCP are already in the process of redoing some sounds in the Eve universe. I do not appear able to find the exact place where they said they are doing so, though.


The CSM minutes told about some secret changes which amazed the CSM, but nothing specific.

"I will not hesitate when the test of Faith finds me, for only the strongest conviction will open the gates of paradise. My Faith in you is absolute; my sword is Yours, My God, and Your will guides me now and for all eternity." - Paladin's Creed

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