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.
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)
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.
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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