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Poll: Should Aran Linvail be revoiced? (52 member(s) have cast votes)

Should Aran Linvail be revoiced?

  1. Yes (12 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  2. No (12 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  3. Optional component (27 votes [52.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.94%

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#1 SConrad

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:52 AM

While developing Khadion, I feel that revoicing Aran Linvail would add depth and emotion to the Khadion-Aran dialogues, and make the mod seem more 'alive'.

However, a problem is that Aran already is voiced, and since people generally dislike voice-actors imitating the existing voices, we'd need to revoice Aran entirely.

So, therefore I ask what you all think. If the voicing was of the highest possible standard, could you accept a revoiced version of all Aran's present lines, as well as lines from the mod? Or even make it an optional component? What's best, do you think?

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#2 Wiskas

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:55 AM

Two options are always better then one.

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#3 SConrad

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 06:57 AM

So you'd rather see it as an optional componet?

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#4 Wiskas

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:00 AM

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#5 Kai of Candlekeep

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:05 AM

I'm not a fan of big downloads, and voicing from scratch will make the mod a lot bigger than it already is.

I vote to simply find a really *good* voice actor and simply "appending" current audio.
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#6 SConrad

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 07:20 AM

I'm not a fan of big downloads, and voicing from scratch will make the mod a lot bigger than it already is.

I vote to simply find a really *good* voice actor and simply "appending" current audio.

Well, difference in voice may drag down the overall quality of the mod, and people might react to it. There's been a few attempts of 'appending' voices already in the game, and I seem to recall that the 'mob' wasn't overly enthusiastic. ;)

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#7 NiGHTMARE

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:26 AM

Voiced lines for a single non-joinable character shouldn't bump the mod's download size up all that much, as long as they're compressed (i.e. oggs). The last beta of SimDing0's quest pack is under 8 megs, and that has a fairly considerable number of voiced lines.

#8 SConrad

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:39 AM

So, NiGHTMARE, what do you think?

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#9 Meira

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 09:46 AM

I suppose that's it's okay to have Aran re-voiced. I don't even remember what he sounds like, so I can't be to attached to his original voice. :ermm:
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#10 Feanor

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:06 AM

While developing Khadion, I feel that revoicing Aran Linvail would add depth and emotion to the Khadion-Aran dialogues, and make the mod seem more 'alive'.

However, a problem is that Aran already is voiced, and since people generally dislike voice-actors imitating the existing voices, we'd need to revoice Aran entirely.

So, therefore I ask what you all think. If the voicing was of the highest possible standard, could you accept a revoiced version of all Aran's present lines, as well as lines from the mod? Or even make it an optional component? What's best, do you think?

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If it matches with the character's personality, there's no problem for me.

#11 SConrad

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:16 AM

I suppose that's it's okay to have Aran re-voiced. I don't even remember what he sounds like, so I can't be to attached to his original voice.  :ermm:

Heh, well... To be honest, neither can I. ;)

    If it matches with the character's personality, there's no problem for me.

We'll naturally make sure that the quality of the new voicing is of the highest standard, just as all other voicing in the mod, and that it fits the character.

Of course, all old voice-clips will be redone and replaced.

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#12 Feanor

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:23 AM

    If it matches with the character's personality, there's no problem for me.

We'll naturally make sure that the quality of the new voicing is of the highest standard, just as all other voicing in the mod, and that it fits the character.

Of course, all old voice-clips will be redone and replaced.

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Very good, Seb, I had in mind Kelsey, whose voicings were good, but it cried out loudly "Kelsey is a student !" :D .

Edited by Feanor, 28 January 2005 - 03:03 AM.


#13 SConrad

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 10:50 AM

...Seif?

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#14 Feanor

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:19 AM

...Seif?

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Eh ? :blink:

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Posted 27 January 2005 - 11:31 AM

      Very good, Seif, I had in mind Kelsey, whose voicings were good, but it cried out loudly "Kelsey is a student !"  :D .


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Posted 28 January 2005 - 02:29 AM

Keep the new voicing as an optional component.
Normally I'd say 'no', since Aran's original voiceset is very nice and fitting, but if you think you can make it better, or give more depth the other way, it might as well deserve an attempt. ;)
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#17 Feanor

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 03:02 AM

       Very good, Seif, I had in mind Kelsey, whose voicings were good, but it cried out loudly "Kelsey is a student !"  :D .

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Ups, I was refering to you. :blush:

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:48 AM

So, NiGHTMARE, what do you think?

I'm all for it, especially if whoever does it is willing to voice new Aran lines for other mods... ;)

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#19 SConrad

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:50 AM

Heh, well... That's not really my primary concern, it'd be up to the voice-actor in that case. ;)

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#20 SConrad

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:50 AM

Keep the new voicing as an optional component.
Normally I'd say 'no', since Aran's original voiceset is very nice and fitting, but if you think you can make it better, or give more depth the other way, it might as well deserve an attempt. ;)

True, I guess. But we can make it work as well. :)

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