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Why are vehicle mounting sounds so god-awful?

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Why are vehicle mounting sounds so god-awful?

Cor_Vandar's Avatar

02.22.2014 , 09:17 PM | #1
Ok, so I only have experience with four types of vehicles but out of those, two of them have been so wince-inducingly horrible that I've abandoned using them despite really liking the look of them.

The first was the Meirm Hyacinth. It is utterly perfect for my scoundrel. Suits him to a T. But... that sound... Toot! Toot!


And the Ikas Falchion is so wonderfully fantastic for my jedi guardian but hearing it start up I keep thinking there's a petrol-powered whipper-snipper at work.

Honestly, does anyone think these are good sounds? Did these go through any sort of approval process or were they just thrown at an intern who was having a bad day?

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02.22.2014 , 09:37 PM | #2
agree....terrible sound on meir....i stopped using it also, due to sound of stupid horn
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02.22.2014 , 10:53 PM | #3
Weapon sounds are just as bad... Rangehunter Blaster Pistol looks so nice... then you use it... and you sound like your shooting the gun that shoots the ping pong balls at the carnival...

Poink! Poink! Poink!

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02.23.2014 , 12:02 AM | #4
What I particularly dislike about the speeder sounds (except that toot-toot horn sound one model makes) is that there is no real correlation between the startup sound and the actual movement sound.
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02.23.2014 , 12:28 AM | #5
Agree with above posters. I do like the speeder that sounds like a old dirt bike trying to be started.
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Cor_Vandar's Avatar

02.23.2014 , 12:49 AM | #6
Wouldn't these sounds be client-side? Is there an override folder? Could we change the sounds?

Prototypemind's Avatar

02.23.2014 , 02:02 AM | #7
The mounts with good sounds are indeed few and far between, same as the weaponry.

Ferrety's Avatar

02.23.2014 , 02:03 AM | #8
The 'toot toot' on the Meirm mount's is fantastic!

I've never really paid enough attention to the mounting sounds for it to be an issue for me, I think they sound fine.

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02.23.2014 , 03:20 AM | #9
You can take my life but you'll never take my Toot Toot!!!
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02.23.2014 , 04:03 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Cor_Vandar View Post
The first was the Meirm Hyacinth. It is utterly perfect for my scoundrel. Suits him to a T. But... that sound... Toot! Toot!
Actually, once I realized what is the source of the "toot toot" sound, I promptly went to GTN and bought this mount, it's great