The importance of In-Game microphone usage

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I can't seem to find any setting for utilizing microphones in Heroes at all. If this is truly not a part of the game it certainly needs to be integrated.

For games such as MOBA's or anything based on positioning it seems pretty essential to have an in-game microphone feature at least akin to that in CS:GO (hold down a key to speak). It's essential that you can communicate with your team mates to ensure that you're all in position. I know that people will say that they do not want to be griefed or trolled but I find that it is just as easy to call someone a scrub in typing as much as it is through a microphone.

When you deny microphone usage ingame you are denying a huge amount of strategy for teams that are randomly thrown together. Personally none of my friends like this game and I would like to become reasonably good at this game. They all prefer games like Starcraft and CS:GO. It seems pretty brutal to have to rely on pinging and type messaging when it can be easily rectified by having an in game voice option. I don't want to really have to be microing and worrying about typing out a message to my team of what the next move may be.

I can understand that an ingame microphone has some fall backs for casual gamers who do not want to get talked down to by other players but for gamers like me who are rather competitive and aim to be very talented at a game this reliance on pinging and typing seems hugely inconvenient. I also feel like it lowers the skill ceiling in this game because unless you are skyping or team speaking ganks and other forms of tactics would be easier to pull off when you cannot easily communicate to your team mates you require help.

If I am completely wrong about there being no microphone in game please feel free to call me a noob and instruct me how to turn it on but otherwise I feel its an extremely essential aspect to a team game.
http://www.raidcall.com/index.html
http://beta.cursevoice.com/
http://www.teamspeak.com/
http://www.mumble.com/
http://www.skype.com/en/

Pick one or all of them.
I understand that these applications are something that may be usable but unless I'm mistaken that doesn't really help when you're randomly queuing up alone.
05/09/2015 01:06 AMPosted by Zelos
I understand that these applications are something that may be usable but unless I'm mistaken that doesn't really help when you're randomly queuing up alone.

HL Lobby
I have CurseVoice open, my lobby's open for you to join.
okay cool.


As simple as that.
Telling people about 3rd party programs doesn't change the issue.

I would love to have a built in chat system for this game. The easy way to avoid problems is to make it an option to use it and when you select it you will only matched with people who have the same preference as you. I hate trying to type while I am in the middle of game.
The only issue are people that are not serious enough to get a chat program, and demand to have voice chat included in all their games.

05/09/2015 01:01 AMPosted by Zelos
I feel its an extremely essential aspect to a team game.
yet, does not feel it essential enough to even try a chat program.
05/09/2015 01:28 AMPosted by WeebleMan
Telling people about 3rd party programs doesn't change the issue.

I would love to have a built in chat system for this game. The easy way to avoid problems is to make it an option to use it and when you select it you will only matched with people who have the same preference as you. I hate trying to type while I am in the middle of game.

fragmenting community based on preference of using in-game voice chat is not really best way to go..

I am not against optional in-game voice chat at all however..
05/09/2015 01:04 AMPosted by Ran
http://www.raidcall.com/index.html
http://beta.cursevoice.com/
http://www.teamspeak.com/
http://www.mumble.com/
http://www.skype.com/en/

Pick one or all of them.
You forgot Ventrilo from that list. :)
Yeah the reason you need in game chat is for the random queues. I already use other programs when playing with friends though it would be convenient not to need to do that.
I also died a few times cause I had to write =/
05/09/2015 01:41 AMPosted by Klaital
Ventrilo


You're funny.
Please add this. and don't tell me that pings are the new way to communicate. I can't stress how useful it is to communicate to people in a pub game, where people need a more immediate and quick form of communication to coordinate the team. I'd rather sacrifice voicechat in a team of friends than in a team of pubs.

http://www.raidcall.com/index.html
http://beta.cursevoice.com/
http://www.teamspeak.com/
http://www.mumble.com/
http://www.skype.com/en/

Pick one or all of them.


The problem is that some people wouldn't even bother with those programs. Some don't even have it installed. and on the off chance that you have an entire set of people which all have the decided on program installed and ready for use, whats the point? An Implemented in-game coice chat would've achieved this much quicker and more simply, without effort.
05/09/2015 02:07 AMPosted by FullyDonkeys

The problem is that some people wouldn't even bother with those programs. Some don't even have it installed. and on the off chance that you have an entire set of people which all have the decided on program installed and ready for use, whats the point? An Implemented in-game coice chat would've achieved this much quicker and more simply, without effort.


while you are right (and I am not against in game voice chat), in most games I played, where voice chat was implemented..people either abused it or just turned it off after few first games if not even before...
OP is asking for ingame voice comm -> blizz instead puts in an option to turn off the entire chat.

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05/09/2015 01:04 AMPosted by Ran
http://www.raidcall.com/index.html
http://beta.cursevoice.com/
http://www.teamspeak.com/
http://www.mumble.com/
http://www.skype.com/en/

Pick one or all of them.

I want to coordinate verbally with my solo queue HL and QM groups. Those programs are great for premades, but useless for PUGs.
People are scared of voice chat because of that one unfavorable person out of a hundred who might be annoying.

In all serious though, I don't see why they don't just put in voice chat. You'd be surprised how few people you run into that speak over the microphone during a game, but it's incredibly useful nonetheless.
Having a voice-chat in this kind of game should be a no-brainer. Blizzard is trying to create a team-oriented game, yet they deny the players of QM from communicating with each other (pings cause a lot of misunderstandings and chat is just way too slow). This is a multiplayer game where people should be working together with other players but Blizzard thinks people should just be allowed to be in their little bubbles? Absolutely insane. Single players are the way to go if you want to play alone.

Yes, there will be trolls who use voice-chat for wrong purposes? So what? The same people will ruin the game for others one way or another. Besides, most of those idiots are 10 year old kids who don't have a mic or are afraid to speak to it.

Give us the option to report those who are misusing the voice chat so you can give bans for those who misuse the voice chat. Problem solved.

Please, Blizzard, don't be so stubborn on this. You are being completely idiotic here.
05/09/2015 02:28 AMPosted by ManiaCCC
05/09/2015 02:07 AMPosted by FullyDonkeys

The problem is that some people wouldn't even bother with those programs. Some don't even have it installed. and on the off chance that you have an entire set of people which all have the decided on program installed and ready for use, whats the point? An Implemented in-game coice chat would've achieved this much quicker and more simply, without effort.


while you are right (and I am not against in game voice chat), in most games I played, where voice chat was implemented..people either abused it or just turned it off after few first games if not even before...


I used to play CS:GO a fair bit and I never had problems with the voice chat.

As long as there is a mute function for people who abuse it (and frankly, there's already a text chat mute button, so it wouldn't be hard to do), there's really no reason NOT to include it.

It is really useful and most people will use it responsibly.
05/09/2015 01:06 AMPosted by Zelos
I understand that these applications are something that may be usable but unless I'm mistaken that doesn't really help when you're randomly queuing up alone.


Voicechat is essential to good team play.

I'd never use it with random players, as I haven't done in all the years I've played online games. I'm not alone.

They could add in-game chat, but they'd have to add a disable feature as well, and I'd engage it immediately and never look back. This wouldn't end up as useful as you think.

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