MONSTER KILL!!! Humiliation!

Discussion in 'Server Discussion' started by Hawk, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. Hawk

    Hawk L7: Fancy Member

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    Is anyone else confused at the gross infatuation with Unreal Tournament sounds that so many server admins seem to have? I don't know what it is, but for some reason they think we want to hear some obnoxious voice yell at us every time something significant happens in a match.

    To make matters worse, I've sat around for 10 minutes waiting for some servers to dump a directory full of custom sounds onto my hard drive. And for what? So I can hear "Banana Phone" before the match starts?

    I don't know... tell me if I'm in the minority and everyone else loves to hear "UNSTOPPABLE!!!" in the middle of a game. But otherwise, I'd just like to say that I'm perfectly happy with just the default grumpy lady announcer. I think more servers should stick with it.
     
  2. Paria

    Paria L5: Dapper Member

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    totally agree, can't be doing with ut/quake sounds - people who think you want to listen to their music/radio stuff, about the only thing that made me smile was a server that played the benny hill tune in sudden death melee mode - it seemed quite fitting :D.
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    well on hl2dm I found it hillarious when it went "mu-mu-mu-mu-monster kill" but TF2 doesnt need it cos it already has its own sounds for dominating and revenge....

    If you dont want to put up with tht crap just hit cancel when you see custom sounds loading and find a better server.... no big problem really there are 100s of proper servers that haven't got rediculous sounds
     
  4. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    As a server host I flat out refuse to use those stupid Quake/Unreal sounds. I stripped the default Beetlesmod package of all the custom sounds except the mapvote.wav (which I replaced with the Portal curiosity orb saying 'Where are we going?') and two of my own sounds related to teamkilling. Three sounds in all, rather than a whole folder full of junk that just takes up space and eats time while connecting.

    Thankfully there's now an option on the multiplayer tab to block custom content from servers, so you don't have to put up with that garbage.
     
  5. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    Does it block specific kinds of content? Like if I want to still download maps, but want to ignore the mp3s it wants to force on me.
     
  6. Pseudo

    Pseudo L6: Sharp Member

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    There are three options: Allow all custom files from server; Do not download custom sounds; Do not download any custom files.
     
  7. phatal

    phatal L6: Sharp Member

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    Don't diss Unreal. UT is the grandfather of fps IMHO.
     
  8. Apex_

    Apex_ L3: Member

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    I'm not dissing Unreal, I'm dissing the annoying announcer that only fits in Unreal and NOT in Team Fortress. Playing cut and paste with content from other games doesn't make a server cool and for some people totally breaks the TF2 feeling having that over the top voice yelling kill milestones at them.

    Nothing personal against any hosts who like those sound packs, you're entitled to use whatever sounds you like and I completely support that. I just can't stand that announcer voice and avoid it like the plague.
     
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  9. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    Totally agree with you
     
  10. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Agreed apex, have a thanks.