As many of you know, most people have been using Skype for arenas and RBGs for a while now. I like skype and all, but I feel as though it's greatly outclassed by the new TeamSpeak 3 (not teamspeak 2, that shit sucked).
There are a few things that bother me about Skype.
1. The constant background noise
2. Having to "add people" to calls.
3. Calls getting fucked when the host leaves.
4. Over time ending up with an address book full of random people you don’t talk to anymore.
My guild currently uses ventrilo for RBGs and raiding. Think of TeamSpeak 3 as the BMW to Ventrilo's Camry. I looked it up, TeamSpeak has some really cool new features – some of which I don't give a shit about, but here are a few cool ones.
1. Official iPhone and Android client, not some 3rd party shit app. I have an iPod touch and TS3 works flawless on it.
2. Invite buddy option. Lets you invite friends using a single-click link you can just copy and paste to them. If they have TS3 installed and click on the link, they are instantly connected to your server + channel.
3. 3D sound. If you have a 5.1 or 7.1 speaker system this lets you position individual or groups of people anywhere around you. Nice for when you join RBG pugs and need to know who is on offense/defense.
4. File sharing which is just disgustingly nice, whether you're xferring addons, pvp videos, screenshots, whatever.
5. Built-in overlay. Nice for RBG pugging when you’re not yet familiar with someone’s voice.
6. Except for the $4.99 iOS client, IT’S FUCKING FREE. Plus if you register and host the server yourself you can get 512 slots without paying dick which if I recall is way more than Ventrilo allows.
There's a bunch of other cool shit you can check out for yourself, like skins and addons, but these are the only ones I really give a shit about. The main reason why I've ever used Skype over Ventrilo is because of the delay. The delay is almost unnoticeable in Skype…but TeamSpeak 3 is very much like Skype in that sense as long as you have a centrally located server. I tested the delay with some friends and TS3 was way faster than Ventrilo and the delay was comparable to Skype.
I just feel like no one really gives this shit a second thought, so check it for yourself.
Also, we still need a mage/disc priest for our RBG team. We are in the top 5 for RBGs, with tons of rank 1s on our charter. PM me if you're interested.
Edited by Conradical, 22 August 2011 - 09:11 PM.