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  1. #1
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    [Voice Chat] Check out RaidCall

    Hi all,

    I just discovered RaidCall recently, and it has replaced Ventrilo as our voice chat program of choice. I love it because it's so simple to use - no port forwarding, no separate client/server versions to confuse you - you just install it and go. There is an in-game overlay that will enable you to use RaidCall from inside your favorite game, however LOTRO isn't one of the supported games, yet (the developers assure me this is in the works). The sound quality is excellent and best of all, RaidCall is 100% FREE for everyone. I know I sound like a commercial, but seriously - go check it out!

    http://www.raidcall.com
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  2. #2

    Re: [Voice Chat] Check out RaidCall

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpot View Post
    Hi all,

    I just discovered RaidCall recently, and it has replaced Ventrilo as our voice chat program of choice. I love it because it's so simple to use - no port forwarding, no separate client/server versions to confuse you - you just install it and go. There is an in-game overlay that will enable you to use RaidCall from inside your favorite game, however LOTRO isn't one of the supported games, yet (the developers assure me this is in the works). The sound quality is excellent and best of all, RaidCall is 100% FREE for everyone. I know I sound like a commercial, but seriously - go check it out!

    http://www.raidcall.com
    Why not just use LOTRO's built in voice?

  3. #3
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    Re: [Voice Chat] Check out RaidCall

    We tried doing that at one time, but LOTRO's built-in voice chat left much to be desired. It was buggy, the sound quality was terrible and was seriously affected by game lag much of the time. Just wasn't a good solution for us.
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  4. #4

    Re: [Voice Chat] Check out RaidCall

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpot View Post
    We tried doing that at one time, but LOTRO's built-in voice chat left much to be desired. It was buggy, the sound quality was terrible and was seriously affected by game lag much of the time. Just wasn't a good solution for us.
    I've used it for 3+ years without problems more severe then one person being too quiet...and 50% of the time it's because they don't have mic boost on...or they've got their mic behind them. :-p

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    Re: [Voice Chat] Check out RaidCall

    Well that's really great for you. I'm glad you're happy with LOTRO's built-in voice chat. I prefer the extra functionality of a stand alone voice chat application, but different strokes for different folks. Thanks for replying.
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  6. #6

    Re: [Voice Chat] Check out RaidCall

    Quote Originally Posted by Inkpot View Post
    Well that's really great for you. I'm glad you're happy with LOTRO's built-in voice chat. I prefer the extra functionality of a stand alone voice chat application, but different strokes for different folks. Thanks for replying.
    Seriously - I'm asking what benefits you get from a standalone. I've used Ventrilo in the past, but never found a reason to use it while playing LOTRO. What are you gaining with Raidcall?

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    Just found about this program and its great and free.

    Much better voice than in game.

    But overlay doesnt work

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbalister View Post
    Seriously - I'm asking what benefits you get from a standalone.
    I haven't used the program he's talking about, but from my experience with both Vent and TeamSpeak:

    • Volume is a reasonable level "out of the box".
    • You can set individual volumes for each person.
    • Clarity is much better than in-game.
    • You don't have to be in a fellowship to chat with people (potentially larger participant limit, can continue chatting when you're switching characters, can chat outside the game, etc.).

    Volume control and clarity are the two big advantages. Even after my group got their Windows mic settings configured "correctly" (by which I mean they worked for LotRO, but were extremely overdriven for any other application), I still had to turn my game sounds down to 2-5 and have my voice settings at 100 to hear people, and quiet talkers were still impossible to understand most of the time. Being able to individually adjust players' volumes helps ease-of-conversation a bunch, and the difference in clarity (and therefore understandability) is huge.

    I never saw the point in third-party chat software until I actually used it. Now the only time I would ever use in-game voice chat is if I were in a PUG or multi-kin group that didn't have access to a third-party server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arbalister View Post
    I've used it for 3+ years without problems more severe then one person being too quiet...and 50% of the time it's because they don't have mic boost on...or they've got their mic behind them. :-p
    To be honest, I think the lag really kicks in when someone plays Justin Bieber's songs while chatting through the mic. :-P Other than that, no problems at all through the mic on LOTRO!
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