Very cool, lets try it out!
Voice was actually first added all the way back in TBC.It looks like this is less integrated with WoW than that was-- you can't voice chat to people in-game, you need to use the launcher. That integration was the best part of the ancient TBC voice functionality.
Will there be an overlay on the game field to see who is in the channel and who is currently talking?
I think Discord will still be the go-to for voice chat. It's user interface and voice clarity is superb.
This is going to very interesting. I look forward to trying it out and surprising a friend or two.
I hope this is a better Voice then they had back in tbc. :) I tired it, and it didn't sound so hot, and it didnt work half the time.. But, I will try it out, soon as I figure out how to work it. Prolly need to reload my client and bnet.--Yup, had to reload the client. Not sure I like that you have to do the thing from the bnet. The sound is pretty clean. I like it so far.
This will be perfect for guild related communication, but I think I will stick to other VOIPs for now at least.
A bit useless thing as for me, cause you need all the ppl to be in your b.net friend list. It's well go for small paty of friends, but will stuck when you need to invite some one from aside (random dd for a wow mythic+ for ex.).
Can people on your friends list add themselves to voice chat channels you already have started? Or do you need to invite them first? (Dont want random people jumping into the channel who weren't invited, for example)Any answer to that would be great, thanks.
I think the main problem Blizz will have with this voice chat feature is that it doesn't solve any problem that isn't already better solved without running the B.net client all the timeStill, as long as it's optional (i.e., not unilaterally forced down our throats like other "improvements"), I can ignore it.
Nice addition. I can see this being used by 2-3 friends when they do something together but for anything else, like and RBG, a raid or Mythic+ etc... I don't see this being used, I see Discord.
Does it say anywhere what the max number of people in a chat channel is? Is there a max? Is this a viable alternative to the real voice chat options like Discord, Mumble, TS3, Vent, etc?
Less external laggy software like discord and other trash - good news.Already test it - good start, so goodbye discord, mumble, teamspeak, raidcall, ventrilo, etc.
Since you can only add friends to calls I would say they either need to make it so you can add anyone while in-game or make it so you can organize friends more so you can have subsets of friends.
OK. So the words "and chat with other gamers around the globe" were used in Blizzard's description. Does this mean I can add friends from The States to my bnet now?