OMG, I just did Amon Sul and this ridiculous horn blasts between every wave of mobs. I had to turn my speakers off. It's ridiculously loud. Who thought that was a good idea? There were a few posts about it in the thread about the worst sounds in the game, but that thread was apparently purged. There was also a thread titled Number 1 Required Fix / Change for us that talked about the horn, but it too was apparently purged as clicking the Google link doesn't go anywhere. That poster summed up my feelings perfectly:
Can anyone tell me which volume slider controls this horn? I've read that it's the combat volume. I've also read that it is the player music volume control. I guess I can try to mess with it during the skirmish and see if I can figure it out. I really hope it's the player music control. I can live with turning that one down to almost nothing. I do not want to have to mute my combat sounds. Please Turbine, drop the volume on that thing.The sound effect before each wave in skirmishes is probably one of the single most annoying sounds I have EVER had to deal with.... and it is constant. PLEASE for the love of god and all things LOTR's... Give us a way to mute or turn off this sound. I really don't enjoy playing with all of my game sounds muted just so I can keep my sanity.
The sound controls in this game have enough problems as it is.. (turning some down have little to no effect)...
For example. I am currently set to .12 on EVERY single slider... I can barely hear anything in the game... but when that skirmish horn sounds OVER and OVER... it echos through my room and the entire house... causing ears to bleed for anyone within 100 feet!