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#1 Conradical

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:38 PM

Hey,

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.

www.teamspeak.com

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.


#2 Disorderly

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:53 PM

View PostKushhx, on 22 August 2011 - 08:47 PM, said:

Skype's chat function is too good though :(

I have to agree with this. The new teamspeak looks legit but I don't think I can give up the convenience of being able to set up games without having to log in and know everyones alts etc, especially if you're on the tr.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:59 PM

i love skype

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:04 PM

Well that's what I like skype for. I like being able to message my buds without being online, but I'd way rather have a TeamSpeak that all my friends would go to anyway.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

View PostConradical, on 22 August 2011 - 09:04 PM, said:

Well that's what I like skype for. I like being able to message my buds without being online, but I'd way rather have a TeamSpeak that all my friends would go to anyway.

I wish I had friends :(
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:13 PM

I have to agree that having millions of people you dont talk to anymore is annoying but I just use 2 skypes (when I played WoW) and renamed the people I added.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:15 PM

I think TS3 is more comparable with vent and not skype

Skype is basically used to call single / multi ppl just like a phone with msging included

while TS3 is basically just like vent with channels and rooms usually used for gaming or big group chatting hosted by a server
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:20 PM

View PostShadowtwist, on 22 August 2011 - 09:15 PM, said:

I think TS3 is more comparable with vent and not skype

Skype is basically used to call single / multi ppl just like a phone with msging included

while TS3 is basically just like vent with channels and rooms usually used for gaming or big group chatting hosted by a server

Killer insight.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:25 PM

for rbg/raids its much better

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:33 PM

In Germany everyone uses TS and I think ts3 is on par with vent, but have been a while since I had the possibility to compare.
I use TS for randoms and for rBG/raids/hanging out with gmates and skype for people I know better, but yeah, my skype is full of people I barely know

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:42 PM

In Germany everyone uses Skype.
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 09:53 PM

Skype for Mac is like better than windows

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:03 PM

View PostConradical, on 22 August 2011 - 08:38 PM, said:

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.

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.


you spoiled brat shut the fuck up
1. Depends on their microphones
2. Is IT REALLY that hard to drag people in?? you want people to randomly join? and even so it has WAY more perks to it.
3. And? call them up again or don't, host decides.
4. Jesus fucking christ, and?

Only thing you can complain about with skype is that the calls sometimes lagg(depending on the host)


I dont give a fuck about your charter

Edited by lugzan123, 22 August 2011 - 10:06 PM.


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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:08 PM

View Postlugzan123, on 22 August 2011 - 10:03 PM, said:

you spoiled brat shut the fuck up
1. Depends on their microphones
2. Is IT REALLY that hard to drag people in?? you want people to randomly join? and even so it has WAY more perks to it.
3. And? call them up again or don't, host decides.
4. Jesus fucking christ, and?

Only thing you can complain about with skype is that the calls sometimes lagg(depending on the host)


I dont give a fuck about your charter

Please calm down...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:08 PM

He is right though

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:19 PM

If you don't like Skype I would say Vent > Mumble > Teamspeak.
Just because Vents quality is better because of their codex, Mumble uses the same codex but is heavier. Teamspeak's codex isn't bad but not as good as Vents.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:23 PM

Wish skype worked on the phone so u could be in calls with 3g internet
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:23 PM

View Postlugzan123, on 22 August 2011 - 10:03 PM, said:

you spoiled brat shut the fuck up
1. Depends on their microphones
2. Is IT REALLY that hard to drag people in?? you want people to randomly join? and even so it has WAY more perks to it.
3. And? call them up again or don't, host decides.
4. Jesus fucking christ, and?

Only thing you can complain about with skype is that the calls sometimes lagg(depending on the host)


I dont give a fuck about your charter

1. Yeah, it DOES depend on their microphone, unlike on TeamSpeak.
2. No, but it's something you have to do on Skype that you don't have to do on TS.
3. Again, something you have to do on Skype that you don't on TS.
4. Is that even a valid argument?

Yeah, but that's a given when working from a server and a direct line.

I really don't care if you don't care about my charter. I don't understand why you're being so hostile and rude when I'm trying to bring AJ to the light.

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 10:24 PM

View PostTrakke, on 22 August 2011 - 10:23 PM, said:

Wish skype worked on the phone so u could be in calls with 3g internet

It does, you can download Skype for Android/Iphail...
Doesn't work too great tho :P




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