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    Music does help with setting the tone and mood of a game world - Do you think music makes a game? Or do you find game music annoying and just turn it off.

    I find that some soundtracks within games are ok, however some games have extremely annoying soundtracks

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    There's good and bad music in MMOs just like there's good and bad music in everything else. Good musical selection is often a major reason why people enjoy games, if not makes them at the very least memorable. To me, it's the best kind immersion, and what links the proper emotions and mood to the visuals.

    That was one of the best things about Ragnarok. It's what set the forests and caves apart from each other, made Comodo seem like a lively island vacation and what turned that big crater that used to be Morroc into a desolate desert town.

    Basically, music makes shit feel adventurous. At least it does to me.
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    Granado Espada does have epic soundtrack. At times, i'll just sit back enjoy the music and the auto attack system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohican View Post
    Granado Espada does have epic soundtrack. At times, i'll just sit back enjoy the music and the auto attack system.
    I've never actually played Granado Espada, but I still listen to that game's OST from time to time (A lot of folk here used to talk about about how good the soundtrack was so I got it a few years back). I really like the tracks by S.F.A. but I didn't know for the longest that the guy that wrote those also did some of LaTale's and Talesweaver's music as well.
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    Music is REALLY important actually.
    Music is what made L2 such a great MMO and memory to me for example.
    I still remember the days sitting in Dion, listening to the music and trying to sell soulshots on dwarves...

    Or RF Online has some really top-notch music too. And I played that one for a few years too.
    So far all the MMO's I played for a longer period of time (only L2 and RFO) both had top-notch music, and really memorable one.

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    I always turn off the music in a game. I find it counterproductive when you are in a fray and you hear soothing "nappy time" music.

    I go and turn Pandora on and let it do the trick for me.

    I really like the games that allow you to play your own (Spaecowboy).

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    Ya music in mmos do play key...for example i like atlantica and PWI along with Sword2...it really helps bring the mood and when u think back on it the music, atmosphere and etc makes you emotionally attached to that particular moment when you were playing it.

    When music is bad in an mmorpg i usually play music i think is fitting to the area...like some final fantasy type stuff or other mmorpg music. Only time i really listen to mainstream type stuff in an mmorpg is when im grinding or doing something really repetitive..

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    Music has always been a large part of my life, especially classical, opera, and jazz. MMORPGs, on the majority, have a classical-themed score. This suits me very well, indeed.

    Good examples:
    RF Online - Amazing musical score. The Cora base theme is probably in my top 5 most favorite songs I've heard in MMORPGs.

    SUN Online - Outstanding. Made by the same composer who produced the LOTR score for the movies, Howard Shore.

    2Moons/Dekaron - Surprisingly, I enjoy this music. Some of the short, 30-40 second scores are amazingly good.

    Granado Espada - Great baroque style, it went perfectly with the setting of the game.

    Atlantica Online - Not the best score, but the fact that the music changes so many times depending on where you are in the world, you never get tired of hearing the music.

    Aion - Fantastic, full-symphonic score. Few games surpass this quality of music.

    Silkroad Online - Wide variety of music from oriental to European scores depending on where you are.


    Bad examples:
    FLYFF - This has one or two nice pieces, but the majority of it is horrible. It's a constant barrage of cute, techno junk that assaults your ears from the moment you login.

    Kal Online - By far the worst music in any MMORPG, ever. It's a constant -- I repeat, CONSTANT -- taiko drum track that repeats itself over and over and over regardless of where you are, be it a town, a dungeon, an open field, or a boss battle. The only difference in music is the login screen which is decent and the original castle war theme.

    Tantra Online - This game actually has nice music, but every piece in the game is basically a rendition of the same song. It rapidly turns a nice song into one that just makes you want to turn of the sound.

    Those 1001 random Korean grinders - Too many to count, but they all have that very generic, quasi-pop-classical score that just does nothing for the game. Most have one or two redeeming tracks, but the rest is garbage.

    Champions Online - The musical score is as bland and repetitious as the game's many instance dungeons.
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    Ragnarok online OST, precious memories of my childhood came with the music.

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    PSO2's music. Awesome.

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    I actually enjoy the music in flyff but that's probably cause i have horrible taste. I usually have all sound off and play my own music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeRo View Post
    I actually enjoy the music in flyff but that's probably cause i have horrible taste. I usually have all sound off and play my own music.
    I don't think it was all bad personally. This was good.



    I didn't care for the original battle theme though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohican View Post
    Granado Espada does have epic soundtrack. At times, i'll just sit back enjoy the music and the auto attack system.
    This. Now if there was a way to download the OST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kashis View Post
    I don't think it was all bad personally. This was good.



    I didn't care for the original battle theme though.
    i love the flying theme><

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack_frost View Post
    Ragnarok online OST, precious memories of my childhood came with the music.
    <3 indeed <3


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    for mmorpgs now a days, i dont really think the music makes a difference... in single rpgs though, music is really important... i remember my final fantasy days


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    Ragnarok, Rose, and Mabinogi have some amazing music that made the game better to me.

    yay!

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    Best freaking MMO Music is this:



    Though, all L2 themes are freaking ownage.

    And this one is amazing as well. (RFO)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo9slsrqpMU

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyber7chink View Post
    I always turn off the music in a game. I find it counterproductive when you are in a fray and you hear soothing "nappy time" music.

    I go and turn Pandora on and let it do the trick for me.

    I really like the games that allow you to play your own (Spaecowboy).
    I can understand doing that with that one and actually liked that feature. The music in that game really didn't get you amped up enough for what you had to do. Do you look for music that does fit setting of the game or do you just find something else to listen to that you like and puts you in the right mood?

    One of the few reasons I did like DFO was that it did have pretty good stage music + boss battle themes. If the music fits the atmosphere of the game, I'll listen to it.


    Quote Originally Posted by PeRo View Post
    i love the flying theme><
    oh you mean this?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3Eb-vZo__o

    I thought it was ok; I used to play this song when I was flying around in that game though: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU8Ubj3qjYg

    This is, I think, the kind of stuff HastyPudding was talking about though. This kind of music is alright in small doses and I think it's alright. I think what kills it for people with this kind of music is the overabundance of the synth and bass and can see why people tend not to like it. However, even among this style of music, there's some that stands out. LaTale's soundtrack for example is full of the happy go lucky stuff, but it's all high quality music that fits the game's areas and colorful visuals very well. I couldn't see myself turning off the music in that game.

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    This. Now if there was a way to download the OST.
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    I can only listen to Square Enix and Touhou. I find that with music playing, it is harder to hear people. Sometimes I listen to Two Steps From Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phenoca View Post
    I can only listen to Square Enix and Touhou. I find that with music playing, it is harder to hear people. Sometimes I listen to Two Steps From Hell.
    Two Steps From Hell....I love them. So much. Wow...just...wow...

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    Love music in games but it also depends on the type of mmo your playing, sometimes you need to hear things sneaking up on you
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    MMORPGs have bad ambient music in general. The only exception for me is SoundTEMP that made music for Granado Espada and RO. I sometimes even find myself humming melody of some of their tracks.

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    I like your post HastyPudding! Had to listen to most of these at least twice! Try hearing:



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