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  1. #1
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    Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    I'm not given much to begging nor posting on the forums but I can keep silent no longer. Please can a little dev resource be given to adding a violin to the music system.

    I wonder sometimes if you realise what a priceless USP you have in the music system. It is, as far as I know, pretty unique and is much loved by many of your customers. But it has the air of something introduced and then forgotten about and could do with some love (I could argue the same for housing and hobbies).

    A great many of the tunes played by the bands and serious musicians is of Gaelic origin, usually traditional folk tunes, and these almost always use a violin (fiddle). It can be pretty hard substituting for this although some fantastic transcriptions are available.

    I know you are busy with all the usual development work but perhaps a little resource could be used for this (and even housing one day); after all you don't need to keep fiddling with classes, we could all use a little stability there for a while.

    If it is not possible or in your plans, I would appreciate you saying so, then we know to stop bothering you.

    Thank you for listening.
    Jobbing musician that resides in Bree. Frequenter of Taverns and places of ill repute

  2. #2
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    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    I join your request. Violin is often not easy to replace with any other instrument. But I wonder if it will sound good...

  3. #3
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    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    Violin, yes please. And a tromba of some sort too please. Just the fiddle for starters would be quite OK though!

    It's no trivial task however, besides adding new samples to the synth there's also the small matter of making character animations playing the instrument ...

    But if dev resources were indeed allocated to a music system overhaul, there are a couple of things that I'd prioritize higher than a new instrument.

    First would be a serious look at the existing samples. Some of the instrument register transitions make me squirm. Even worse are the out of tune instruments.

    Second would be extend the ABC interpreter to 4 octaves. For example it's annoying that I can't play the lute (well ... guitar) higher than 8th fret on the E string. Same with the harp.
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  4. #4
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    Thumbs up Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    Hear, hear! /signed!
    [url=http://my.lotro.com/character/windfola/keranthis/][charsig=http://lotrosigs.level3.turbine.com/0520a00000019441c/01004/signature.png]Camara[/charsig][/url]

  5. #5
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    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    /signed

    'He plays the violin, he tucks it right under his chin,
    And he bows, oh wait, no he doesn't... he can't.

    He has to transpose it bagpipes and double it with harp so it's some poor, dreadful imitation. C'mon and be good sports!

    Love,
    A Music System Fan
    Bards, Beers, & Longbeards!
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  6. #6

    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    Second would be extend the ABC interpreter to 4 octaves. For example it's annoying that I can't play the lute (well ... guitar) higher than 8th fret on the E string. Same with the harp.
    4 octaves would be nice but 5 would be better.
    [charsig=http://lotrosigs.level3.turbine.com/0520a00000029110f/signature.png]Orladan[/charsig]

  7. #7
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    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    Quote Originally Posted by Orlor View Post
    4 octaves would be nice but 5 would be better.
    The only instrument in our arsenal that could possibly have more than 4 octaves playable range is the harp as I see it. For the wind instruments 4 octaves is already pushing the limit a bit. That's why I suggested 4.
    Last edited by Phede; Oct 21 2011 at 12:11 PM.
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  8. #8

    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    There was a answer to this request way, way....WAY, back in the early days of the music system. The Devs said something about the samples that are available, or would work in the music system, were not good, and sounded terrible. I personally was not happy with this answer, but be that as it may, it seems that we will never get fiddles in game. (I am saying this in the hopes that the Devs will prove me wrong).

    and for the last of many times.......

    Yes. Please give us a Sustained String Instrument in Game!!!! I will take any at this point!!!!!

  9. #9

    Re: Dear Turbine - Please give us a violin

    A fiddle! A fiddle!

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by Keli View Post
    A great many of the tunes played by the bands and serious musicians is of Gaelic origin, usually traditional folk tunes, and these almost always use a violin (fiddle). It can be pretty hard substituting for this although some fantastic transcriptions are available.

    Thank you for listening.
    This, this, a thousand times THIS!

  11. #11
    Let's see. The dwarfs in the Hobbit had violins, you can craft violins for reputation, but you can't play one in our music system.

    Supposedly this year will be the year of updates rather than having an expansion. How about updating the music system to include a violin. We've been asking for this for years.
    Aldekim (95 Landroval) Aldekim (65 Meneldor), Aldekim (13 Arkenstone),Aldekim (33 Laurelin), Aldekim (11 Nimrodel), Aldekim (Crickhollow), Aldekim (Elendilmir)

  12. #12
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    Yes! /signed
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