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(Proposal) Pre-Ascension Aura

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WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#1 - 2016-11-15 19:24:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Procyon Alcyone
With the new Ascension expansion, Aura's voice is changed. I, and any others who agree with this post, would like the "warp drive active" and "docking permission requested" voice to be reverted to what it was pre- Ascension. The new voice sounds odd and does not have the computerized tone of the old voice.

Old voice: https://soundcloud.com/ccpgames/eve-online-aura-warp-drive?in=ccpgames/sets/aura

https://soundcloud.com/ccpgames/eve-online-aura-docking?in=ccpgames/sets/aura


New voice: in game

Update: After hearing the new npe is voice acted, perhaps just revert the notification sounds?


Example: "warp drive active" "docking permission requested" "approaching stargate" and "skill training complete"
Circle-Of-Two
#2 - 2016-11-16 12:48:29 UTC
Without trying to sound too harsh, I just don't see the old aura coming back in any capacity. It doesn't make any sense to have two different aura's. At the end of the day people hate change, but will also adapt and move on.

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Red-Frog
#3 - 2016-11-17 16:07:11 UTC  |  Edited by: Ruthbar
Hi,

I agree that people can and probably will adapt but Aura is like Darth Vader in Star Wars, Marvin in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy etc..... you can't just change that. Obviously I have no clue about the technical implications here but generally I can not see why a NPE can not introduce a new 'Aura type' entity like a tutor, a new player/customer would not even know about Aura and her history in eve and perfectly accept a tutor with a different voice. A new player has no emotional attachment to our original Aura. So use a distinctly different voice for the tutor entity and leave Aura as she was before the patch/update/expansion.

In in game terms or ideas, Aura is your ships computer talking, the tutor could be a one time code snippet in your ships memory banks that was placed there by some AI designer to help you out.

Have FuN!
Ruthbar

PS: I am surprised that there is no input from CSM at all on the feedback and issues discussions. Would have hoped you would be able to give some insides behind the decisions CCP made here.

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With the above I assume Aura was changed for the NPE only, obviously if there are other situations where Aura's new voice is now used outside the NPE my idea wont work.
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WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#4 - 2016-11-17 17:35:07 UTC  |  Edited by: Procyon Alcyone
The Judge wrote:
Without trying to sound too harsh, I just don't see the old aura coming back in any capacity. It doesn't make any sense to have two different aura's. At the end of the day people hate change, but will also adapt and move on.


Yes, I suppose it would be strange to have two different Auras. If the NPE is in the new voice, a new player would expect the notifications to be in the same voice.
WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#5 - 2016-11-17 17:49:03 UTC
Ruthbar wrote:
Hi,

I agree that people can and probably will adapt but Aura is like Darth Vader in Star Wars, Marvin in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy etc..... you can't just change that. Obviously I have no clue about the technical implications here but generally I can not see why a NPE can not introduce a new 'Aura type' entity like a tutor, a new player/customer would not even know about Aura and her history in eve and perfectly accept a tutor with a different voice. A new player has no emotional attachment to our original Aura. So use a distinctly different voice for the tutor entity and leave Aura as she was before the patch/update/expansion.

In in game terms or ideas, Aura is your ships computer talking, the tutor could be a one time code snippet in your ships memory banks that was placed there by some AI designer to help you out.

Have FuN!
Ruthbar

PS: I am surprised that there is no input from CSM at all on the feedback and issues discussions. Would have hoped you would be able to give some insides behind the decisions CCP made here.

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With the above I assume Aura was changed for the NPE only, obviously if there are other situations where Aura's new voice is now used outside the NPE my idea wont work.
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Aura was changed both in the NPE and the notifications. I admit a new player would have no attachment to the original. Perhaps I was a little "bittervet" about it.
Amarr Empire
#6 - 2016-11-17 22:56:54 UTC
People who are stating '' it's a change and we must accept that'' are the kinda players that play eve online without sound or they simply need the presence of a real woman ( or at least her voice ) next to them. Eve first of all should be ( and is ) an immersive game. The voice of old Aura combined with the ambient of space and it's specific music, represents the perfect recipe for a awesome virtual sci fi experience. What new Aura does, is simply to wake up from all that, like an annoying girl friend with a stupid voice. Please bring back old Aura or at least give us an option to mute the new one.

new aura voice is crap

Black Sheep Collective
#7 - 2016-11-22 20:27:37 UTC
Could we atleast have a setting or mod that lets us use the old auraQuestion
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#8 - 2016-11-23 09:48:43 UTC  |  Edited by: Jin'taan
Klein Volkan wrote:
Could we atleast have a setting or mod that lets us use the old auraQuestion


As with many changes, especially in terms of things that are personal preference, we always ask for a 'nope' option. But this was felt to be immersion breaking as the voice was different to the tutorial Aura. Personally I hope they do find a way to bring Voicepacks to eve for this sort of thing, as I would love a Rahne (Valkyrie's protagonist) or Fatal (Antagonist) VO for the game, as well as opening the door for a revival of old Aura.
Phantom-Recon
#9 - 2016-11-23 14:49:10 UTC
They should have hired Claudia Black to voice the new Aura. Her accent is much closer to old Aura. And she was cool in Stargate SG1.
WiNGSPAN Delivery Network
#10 - 2016-11-25 03:51:15 UTC
Jin'taan wrote:
Klein Volkan wrote:
Could we atleast have a setting or mod that lets us use the old auraQuestion


As with many changes, especially in terms of things that are personal preference, we always ask for a 'nope' option. But this was felt to be immersion breaking as the voice was different to the tutorial Aura. Personally I hope they do find a way to bring Voicepacks to eve for this sort of thing, as I would love a Rahne (Valkyrie's protagonist) or Fatal (Antagonist) VO for the game, as well as opening the door for a revival of old Aura.


Voicepacks would be interesting, and as seen in the NPE CCP is starting to use voice actors, so it could be down the line.
#11 - 2016-11-25 13:49:07 UTC
I too prefer the old voice over. To be honest, the new voice is annoying.

It would be very nice if they would give us a choice on it.
#12 - 2016-11-26 00:59:51 UTC
Jin'taan wrote:
Klein Volkan wrote:
Could we atleast have a setting or mod that lets us use the old auraQuestion


As with many changes, especially in terms of things that are personal preference, we always ask for a 'nope' option. But this was felt to be immersion breaking as the voice was different to the tutorial Aura. Personally I hope they do find a way to bring Voicepacks to eve for this sort of thing, as I would love a Rahne (Valkyrie's protagonist) or Fatal (Antagonist) VO for the game, as well as opening the door for a revival of old Aura.

Voicepacks would be a great addition! Why CCP cant get into it? I am sure people would make their own sound samples and add them to the game, and share them.
Curatores Veritatis Alliance
#13 - 2016-11-26 15:56:46 UTC
Nana Skalski wrote:
Jin'taan wrote:
Klein Volkan wrote:
Could we atleast have a setting or mod that lets us use the old auraQuestion


As with many changes, especially in terms of things that are personal preference, we always ask for a 'nope' option. But this was felt to be immersion breaking as the voice was different to the tutorial Aura. Personally I hope they do find a way to bring Voicepacks to eve for this sort of thing, as I would love a Rahne (Valkyrie's protagonist) or Fatal (Antagonist) VO for the game, as well as opening the door for a revival of old Aura.

Voicepacks would be a great addition! Why CCP cant get into it? I am sure people would make their own sound samples and add them to the game, and share them.


Probably because they aren't wizards and have limited time in the day :)
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