Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Will This Enable Voice Chat in Lineage 2 SEA?

In the old forums, I remember someone asking for a survey whether they wanted to have voice chat in-game. Of course, a lot of people agreed to it and even suggested Ventrillo or Teamspeak. However, nothing came of it and it died a natural death.

Now with news on the partnering of NCSoft and Vivox (one of the world's best providers of voice chat for online games like World of Warcraft, and Second Life), looks like that reality may come in the near future.
Through this partnership, the NCsoft player community will enjoy market-leading voice chat from Vivox. Players will have the ability to communicate with scalable, full featured voice within and across NCsoft games via an NCsoft branded game communication portal. Vivox will also deliver advanced features such as voice fonts, voice mail and in-and-out of game communication via regular phones and text messages.
However, the question will be, is that, will this be implemented in Lineage 2 SEA or will it be included in future NCSoft games like Aion? I'm hoping that it will come here soon, but most likely, they'll try it out at the NA and Korea servers first. It'll be up to AMDG and iPlayAsia to push the envelope and request that we be included as soon as possible.
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4 comments:

damdisisshiznats said...

Well Sony Online Entertainment has also partnered with Vivox and they are integrating voice into their already existent games like Star Wars Galaxies, EverQuest, and EverQuest II. So maybe NCSoft will take a hint and do the same.

I've tried out the voice on Second Life and it's pretty shnazzy with 3D positioning and all that jazz. I hope NCSoft brings that to Lineage 2 instead of just having flat channels.

Alcarcalimo said...

Hi damdisisshiznats,

I do hope that NCSoft does the same thing as Sony as soon as possible. Lineage 2 is an old game in need of a rehash and new add-on feature.

Rain Mistress said...

+1

If this gets implemented in L2SEA, the question would be if the players will put it to good use. This early on in these talks, I can already foresee the rise of the jologs.

They'll have a new channel to spam, and this time it's gonna be worse -- you might hear them blabbing nonsense. Argh! @_@

*bad thought, bad thought*

Alcarcalimo said...

Hi rain mistress,

Agree with you on that one. I was able to listen to a lot of audio recorded "spam" in Ventrilo.

However, the pros overweigh the cons for me with this feature. I'm still hoping for the best, but expecting the worst.

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