Does the music need improvement?

Discussion in 'New Player Welcome' started by hunanbean, Mar 4, 2019.

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What is your opinion of the music?

  1. Great and matches location

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Good, but does not match location

    7 vote(s)
    46.7%
  3. Good all around

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. Annoying, and I mute it

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Could Use minor improvements

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    6.7%
  6. Fair to middlin'

    1 vote(s)
    6.7%
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  1. hunanbean

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    To me, as an amature musician, some of the music is annoyingly repetative.
    I just logged in after a while away and recalled one of the main reasons I left for a break initially. 1 measure that repeated eight times, should have been four maximum, and did not even match the location I was in.

    What is your opinion on the music?
     
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    I would have clicked the "Great, but does not match the situation" button instead of doesn't match the location.

    Primarily I mean it should switch to combat music in combat, and dungeon music in dungeons. Hobbiton music doesn't make sense while battling a dragon.

    Edit: And the above is the reason I don't listen to the music anymore. It's too jarring to have chill music during battle.
     
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    Agreed... the music does not match. Until they match scenes with music, it would be wonderful to have a music player interface that allows us to change tunes manually.
     
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    The music is great :)
    And as asked before:
    Yes it would be fine if it changes depending on situation. Currently it matchs not every time, but can't say never ;)

     
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    Are you aware of the history of the music? It was crowd-sourced by players, in the very early days (before I joined in R20), and there was even some resistance in Port at first, though they didn't have any music at all at the time, except I guess the theme you hear at the login screen.

    And how do you think they are going to get new music? With their crack team of musicians? This isn't a triple-A studio project, so there isn't a floating team for game music. It's not something that tends to be constantly worked on in a game. They did have a sound guy once before The Layoffening, but he wasn't there to compose music.

    I tend to leave it at a very low volume or off. I had it completely off before I started streaming, it just makes the ambience too sterile without it.
     
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    There IS exciting and chill music. If they just matched them to location it would go a long way to not being in Hobbiton while fighting a dragon.
     
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    There is stuff in there like dungeon music. I haven't been paying attention for a while where the music pops up because I usually have my sound off, but there a variety of different pieces.

    But I agree in principle it should change according to context. I've also suggested night-time music for instance, so you don't have a very upbeat tune playing in the dead of night.
     
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    I think the game music is beautiful and we need more of it. It's repetitive but beautiful. Unfortunately, that wasn't an option, so I didn't vote.
     
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