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Speaking of Voice Acting

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*pun intended*

Hasn't technology advanced enough yet, where they could take a hand full of great voice actors, and make them sound like dozens or hundreds of different people simply by tweaking various characteristics of the voice?

The voice actors do a very good job in ESO, but it's less immersive when so many NPCs have the same voice.

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  • Asha_11_ESO
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    It's probably very time consuming, and more costly, to have to cut and edit every word of dialogue out of a limited amount of voice actors recorded dialogue, and tweak it all to give it a different vocal character. It might also be extremely hard to do that and make the flow of dialogue sound natural.

    Much easier and cheaper to flesh out less important speaking roles with one voice actor.

    I'd love it if there was a much larger range of voice actors though!
    Ashanu Iru'Anai | Dunmer Templar (EP) Nomadic Ashlander
    Valanara Adal'anir | Altmer Sorcerer (AD) Master Crafter
    Valar'ya Viszcari | Dunmer Dragon Knight (EP) Kick-Ass Adventurer and Blacksmith
    Sylvari Iru'Anai | Bosmer Knightblade (EP) Werewolf, Thief, Rebel, and Outcast
    Chretien de Troye | Breton Templar (DC) Chef de Cuisine, Bard, and Healer
    Ras'Tafari | Khajiit Knightblade (AD) Laid-back Mis-Adventurer, Cool-Cat, and Part-Time Thief
    Wind-In-The-Willows | Argonian Templar (AD) Has lost Hist Way
    Viszcenti de Vedici | Dunmer Sorcerer (EP) Vampire with a taste for the finer things in life
    Vilaryu V'driszyu | Dunmer Nightblade (AD)
    Amaltheia Althaia | Altmer Templar (AD)
    Sabah Al'khir | Redguard Warden (DC)
  • Sylvermynx
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    Ugh. I just totally dislike VA. Spare me. I don't want to hear what someone who is not ME thinks some important NPC should sound like.
  • BrokenString
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    Ugh... Vanus Galerion just killed it for me. I read about him when I first played Morrowind many years ago and was looking foward meeting the character in ESO. He's so annoying that I muted the game everytime he spoke. Voice acting is great, but sometimes it ruins things.
  • BrokenString
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    John Cleese is hilarious as, the very eccentric Cadwell in Coldharbour! I always go talk with him to see if he has any new lines, so far he hasn’t let me down. Great fun! Very cool!

    Yes! This is a good example where voice acting is awesome! Cadwell is the best! I miss him... gonna visit him right now
  • ArchMikem
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    Sylvermynx wrote: »
    Ugh. I just totally dislike VA. Spare me. I don't want to hear what someone who is not ME thinks some important NPC should sound like.

    I'd rather have sometimes bad voice acting than a completely silent game.
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  • Cadbury
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    ArchMikem wrote: »
    Sylvermynx wrote: »
    Ugh. I just totally dislike VA. Spare me. I don't want to hear what someone who is not ME thinks some important NPC should sound like.

    I'd rather have sometimes bad voice acting than a completely silent game.

    Agree 100%. People ragged on SotN's voice acting, but I loved it. It has a certain B-movie charm to it.

    "If a person is truly desirous of something, perhaps being set on fire does not seem so bad."
  • wenchmore420b14_ESO
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    Just a bit of trivia....
    Total Named NPC's ~16,045 @UD12 (Note: 2016 Guinness World Record Holder for “Most Unique NPC's in a Video Game”.)

    Also, there are over 100 voice actors for ESO, with lots of classic voices from previous TES games and celebrities, besides our favorite John Cleese. :)

    Here is a list of 70 or so if anyone is interested.....
    I think the voice acting is amazing in ESO, not near as bad as Oblivian or Skyrim for every one sounding the same.
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  • Reistr_the_Unbroken
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    I still wish Molag’s VA from Skyrim was in eso
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