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Posted by: Nottix.7864

Nottix.7864

The shot sound on the legendary Predator rifle has a different sound now. What gives? Is this an audio bug or intended? I miss my old scifi sound already.

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Posted by: Cody Crichton

Cody Crichton

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Since the look of the Predator had gotten changed from a plasma theme to a fiery theme, the sounds have been updated to follow suit. I hope you enjoy your flame rifle!

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Posted by: Nexo.6845

Nexo.6845

Nope. I hate it.

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Posted by: Nottix.7864

Nottix.7864

Nooooo!! The sound was one of the reasons I got this legendary. Tis a sad day.

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Posted by: Nottix.7864

Nottix.7864

Any way to get a toggle or something to let the player decide if they want fire or plasma? I liked the way my rifle was prepatch.

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Posted by: Madas.5193

Madas.5193

I don’t like the new sounds at all.. Guess I’ll use my p/p build from now on..

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Posted by: Solidor.4876

Solidor.4876

Hi Cody, thanks for your answer.
But, i think everyone with The Predator will agree that the new sound is really, really odd.
First of all i must say i actually enjoyed the new color/glow effects, despite the glow(happens with any Legendary aura/glow effecs) aren’t visibles in Charr’s characters.

This new sound doesn’t look like to a fiery theme, it’s really sound like a “bug”.
By the way, i have a request for the ANET team. If you look into a normal rifle, each skill have a different sound effect, and this doesn’t happens to the Legendary rifle. Would be really interesting if we had different sounds for each skill just like any normal rifle, since it’s a Legendary Weapon.

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Posted by: Nottix.7864

Nottix.7864

A lot of us worked hard to get this Legendary only for you guys to change it on us with no warning, would love some help on this.

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Posted by: Signet of Forums.4397

Signet of Forums.4397

I don’t really understand how someone got it in their heads that changing the looks (or sounds, unless they were just using standard sounds) of legendaries people already have is a good idea. Surely they most have known that some people would be unhappy that the item they spent so much time acquiring is no longer the thing they have.

I think, as was suggested, if you are going to do this sort of thing, then it should just be a toggle on the item. I don’t think you should go changing some of the hardest-to-acquire items in the game on people, unless there is a compelling gameplay reason. It just seems kind of wrong, frankly. Obviously, what is “better,” as looks and sounds go, is always going to be subjective and will vary from person to person. The bottom line is that people worked towards one thing and now they have essentially had it exchanged for something else without their consent.

(I guess that there are probably not many people who will complain about additional particle effects where there were none before, however, though I’m sure even that has its limits.)

Therefore we proceed to write a sig.

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Posted by: Metatail.1306

Metatail.1306

Whaaaaaat. I loved my Predator for these Star Wars like pew pew sounds and they got changed to this… woosh woosh!? Do not want! Bring old sounds back!

Also I was about to file a bug report but I found this thread. If anyone not owning Predator wants to hear it I’ve recorded the new sound here.

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Posted by: leman.7682

leman.7682

Whaaaaaat. I loved my Predator for these Star Wars like pew pew sounds and they got changed to this… woosh woosh!? Do not want! Bring old sounds back!

This is a sad day and I share the pain, Mister Metatail. We can also share a tissue! Here, take mine!

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Posted by: Merkhen.7436

Merkhen.7436

i just finished my predator yesterday…

farming for… maybe 2 1/2 months… even before the january update… just for that sound.

and now you take it off?

ok, you can add things (glows, steps, etc), but change the MAIN feature of it… that pium pium… is priceless, it’s a big change… and i don’t like it… i invested more than 1000gold on it… and it’s a shame.

not happy here, and that new sound… it’s just… meeeh.

give our laser back!!!

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Posted by: Kain Francois.4328

Kain Francois.4328

Can someone please show me a video of this change or show me ingame?

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Posted by: Wafflecopter.6398

Wafflecopter.6398

Change it back please! The sound effect was by FAR the best part of the weapon. Now I can barely tell the difference between the sounds of my legendary and my elixir gun!

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Posted by: Alpha.7512

Alpha.7512

Please change it back !!! The sound effects is terrible!!!

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Posted by: BOSSMAN.2647

BOSSMAN.2647

I loved the old sound to that’s why I wanted to craft this for my warrior. I don’t know if I should continue to craft it as I almost have everything to craft it.

Please bring the old sound back.

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Posted by: Faraya.1935

Faraya.1935

As a proud owner of this amazing rifle ( predator ) I am very very sad that best sound in game from all weps is changed into somethink what kill my ears. I had to shut down sounds just because this sound is so terrible.

Other legendary weps have beatiful skins and animations and no sound. Predator had not so good skin and animation compared to Sunrise or Twilight but had amazing sound and you just changed it :/

Every Predator owner on the world have very sad day today and we going to put down some flowers into grave of our old sound…. So please admins and developers give to us our old PEW PEW star wars sound… THX in name of all predators

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Posted by: TheBeetus.1470

TheBeetus.1470

incredilbly disappointed with this ninja change to the legendary rifle.

the ENTIRE reason that i spent so much time going for the legendary and the reason i chose this one, was the audio from each shot.

This new audio sound, is bad. Just bad. There’s no two ways around it. The sound doesn’t fit the gun. Sure. Maybe the previous sound didn’t fit the gun either, but it was still better than this new audio and i think you should have atleast considered making a SIMILAR sound more towards a very small edit to what it was..

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Posted by: Calms.9318

Calms.9318

+1 to reverting the sound effects. The flame effect just doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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Posted by: Reave.2701

Reave.2701

Hi Cody, thanks for a reply. I’m not happy with the new sound change. I spent a lot making my rifle because of the sound and now its gone.

Please revert it back or tune up the new sound so it’s on par with the pew pew sound.

2012 cMBP 15" 2.6GHz 650m

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Posted by: Lenivik.3081

Lenivik.3081

Wow I dont even own or plan to ever go for the preditor but I feel sorry for all those who made this legendary. The new sound fx is soooo bad, not special at all! If u want to get a fiery swoop sound effect spam 1 with a sword on a warrior.

Just sad tbh.

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Posted by: Windleaf.8725

Windleaf.8725

As the other 99.99% of people who own or plan to own the legendary rifle The Predator I would like the old sound effect of The Predator to be returned, I’m guessing it is as simple as overwriting the new sound file with the old one and issuing a patch out, please without further delay resolve this issue, many people that made the rifle are heartbroken and many more who want to make it are hopelessly lost now! A sad day indeed… You can easily see that people feel cheated on, there is NO, I repeat NO positive feedback on this change, that is more than enough convincing power for the good people at arenanet to revert this sound effect change, I hope you people understand and that we can all agree this wasn’t called for!

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Posted by: Noway.6482

Noway.6482

I build Predator for his awesome scifi sound, know fire effect+star wars sound isnt perfect combo, but its unique and its the reason why I built this epic rifle. Hope u return old sound because now I give it to bank and start longbow or another rifle. This sound is a big fail.

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Posted by: Fender.3624

Fender.3624

The new sound is terrible. It is so annoying especially when u keep volleying. I don’t see how this sound is suppose to fit a fire theme. It sound like my speakers have been dunked under water (aka broken). Please give us back the old sound or at least come up with something better.

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Posted by: Joycey.7205

Joycey.7205

I kinda skimmed these posts but I don’t think I noticed anybody actually preferring the new sound.
My boyfriend and I both have the Predator, and we both don’t like it either. Personally the pewpew sound effect was one of the main reasons I decided on the rifle (As a main engi, I didn’t have TOO many options anyways)
Please change it back Anet

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Posted by: Pennry.9215

Pennry.9215

Throw my tag in as one building The Predator with the original sound in mind and hating the new sound.

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Posted by: BOSSMAN.2647

BOSSMAN.2647

If they can revert the mist weapons back to how they where before the patch why won’t they do this to the predator

No one wanted the sound change so why do it in the first place?

Why won’t Anet reply on this matter?

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Posted by: joshueTM.5294

joshueTM.5294

Honestly… I do not like the new sound effect. I like the old one so much.

it does not sound anything like “flame/fire”

it sounds like the 5th warrior horn skill “Call To Arms”

if you guys listen to that skill sound. You’ll know it’s the predator sound.

Please Anet… We don’t like it at all…

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Posted by: Miss Pink Floyd.9730

Miss Pink Floyd.9730

I don’t really understand how someone got it in their heads that changing the looks (or sounds, unless they were just using standard sounds) of legendaries people already have is a good idea. Surely they most have known that some people would be unhappy that the item they spent so much time acquiring is no longer the thing they have.

I think, as was suggested, if you are going to do this sort of thing, then it should just be a toggle on the item. I don’t think you should go changing some of the hardest-to-acquire items in the game on people, unless there is a compelling gameplay reason. It just seems kind of wrong, frankly. Obviously, what is “better,” as looks and sounds go, is always going to be subjective and will vary from person to person. The bottom line is that people worked towards one thing and now they have essentially had it exchanged for something else without their consent.

(I guess that there are probably not many people who will complain about additional particle effects where there were none before, however, though I’m sure even that has its limits.)

I feel for ya bro, they nerfed my Greatsaw sound into the ground, and now I can’t hear it at all. I know that everyone worked very hard to get their weapons, and it is devastating to one day discover that the weapon that you worked so hard for has suddenly been made into a joke. They really need toggles for these kinds of changes, so as to not ruin anyone’s hard earned prize.

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Posted by: joshueTM.5294

joshueTM.5294

I wonder if we can start a petition for this.

Yes please… It’s not a flame sound. More like a warrior horn skill “Call To Arms”

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Posted by: Rozbuska.5263

Rozbuska.5263

Since the look of the Predator had gotten changed from a plasma theme to a fiery theme, the sounds have been updated to follow suit. I hope you enjoy your flame rifle!

It sux. Old was amazing bring it back. Worst part of this patch.

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Posted by: joshueTM.5294

joshueTM.5294

Since the look of the Predator had gotten changed from a plasma theme to a fiery theme, the sounds have been updated to follow suit. I hope you enjoy your flame rifle!

It sux. Old was amazing bring it back. Worst part of this patch.

true indeed…

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Posted by: Lokheit.7943

Lokheit.7943

Woahhh absolute 100% of negative responses. I think this is a CLEAR indicator of something going wrong and needing a revert.

I don’t have it, but was thinking about getting one. I hope it changes back.

And I didn’t know about the change from plasma to fire, but we already have too many fire weapons, plasma is far more unique. If the sound change was to make it fit with the new appareance, maybe the best change would’ve been to revert the appareance change instead.

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Posted by: GuzziHero.2467

GuzziHero.2467

“Oh hey, so I heard you like your red Ferrari. Well, we decided to go and swap it out for a green Audi R8. Enjoy!”.

I don’t have a Predator but I can imagine its something like that. I hope you guys can get the change undone.

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Posted by: Windleaf.8725

Windleaf.8725

Day 2, 100% negative feedback, I am only asking for a bit of kindness and understanding, if anyone qualified at arenanet could answer this simple question: “Will we get our energy weapon sound effect back?” I am not asking for a full written report, even a simple “yes” or “no” will suffice, but please, do not ignore us the players, owners and aspirants of this amazing weapon The Predator!

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Posted by: TheBeetus.1470

TheBeetus.1470

changing the sound on the gun is like taking away the unicorns and rainbows from the bow. Everyone would be angry and noone would want it.

that is as simple as i can put it.

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Posted by: joshueTM.5294

joshueTM.5294

Day 2, 100% negative feedback, I am only asking for a bit of kindness and understanding, if anyone qualified at arenanet could answer this simple question: “Will we get our energy weapon sound effect back?” I am not asking for a full written report, even a simple “yes” or “no” will suffice, but please, do not ignore us the players, owners and aspirants of this amazing weapon The Predator!

Yeah… We would like a Yes or No answer. But I’d say we all in here agree we do not like the new predator sound. 100% negative feedback on that.

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Posted by: Serra.8069

Serra.8069

I’ve been eyeing this legendary as my next in-game goal, but now I’m seriously reconsidering if this change sticks. What an awful decision. The rifle’s sound effects before were unique and desirable, now they are just something that would make me turn my sound down.
Really disappointed, please change it back!

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Posted by: BOSSMAN.2647

BOSSMAN.2647

I don’t think they care about us unless there is hundreds of people complaining as with the exotic mist weapons they where changed back instantly.

But with this legendary they think the new sound will grow on us. It like if you where working towards a super car that has a cool engine noise and and can’t wait to get it then all of a sudden the company decides to replace it with a tractor engine..

Arenanet please revert this back as I got everything to craft it and now I’m having second thoughts.

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Posted by: Metatail.1306

Metatail.1306

I don’t think they care about us unless there is hundreds of people complaining as with the exotic mist weapons they where changed back instantly.

Keep in mind that feedback sample from legendary owners is a lot smaller than those who have acquired exotics. That means the power of our voices comes not in numbers!

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Posted by: Merkhen.7436

Merkhen.7436

I don’t think they care about us unless there is hundreds of people complaining as with the exotic mist weapons they where changed back instantly.

Keep in mind that feedback sample from legendary owners is a lot smaller than those who have acquired exotics. That means the power of our voices comes not in numbers!

yep, actually… we are “owners” of the most expensive rifle on the game, and one legendary weapon, that we build trough blood and tears.

as i said before… they change the MAIN feature of the item..
the skin? meeh, actually the hunter is better in my opinion, the aura and footsteps?… twilight ones are a loot better… the sound? oh god… that’s amazing!! i want this now!!… that was the Legendary thing on this item!! if you want to introduce a “fiery” one, do another new!! and watch how people still craft the predator only for the sound fx!!!

rly thanks for all the things you do with the patch, i love it all, especially the change of the events in orr… they’re a lot more fun now…
but this was a low kick for us…
you didn’t even care about put this on the patch notes!!! >.<
i know that you think that this will be the best option… bue WE ALL (the onwers of it) don’t like it.

sad kitty here.
and a disapointed one.

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Posted by: Kain Francois.4328

Kain Francois.4328

After hearing the sound, I am VERY disappointed!

Please turn it back ANET. The old sounded powerful, as if it broke the sound barrier. But this new one is just.. Are my speakers underwater?

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Posted by: Flameseeker.1397

Flameseeker.1397

+1 to changing it back to the original pewpew sound. Took me exactly 6 months to work on mine for my fiery charr, I made it only last Sunday. And I was only able to experience and hear the majestic pewpewing that I worked so hard for for a grand total of TWO DAYS.

The visual update was awesome, I’ll grant you that, but I specifically chose The Predator because of that cool sci-fi-ey sound “misplaced” in the GW Universe. It was epic.

Now it makes me sound like just another member of the Flame Legion wielding a flame-gun.

The enemy, can you believe it.

Believe in Iron, not False Gods.

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Posted by: Jason King

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Thank you for your feedback, everyone. We appreciate your input and have been following the responses to this thread; based on the overwhelming sentiment that the rifle was preferred as is, we’ll be reverting these changes soon.

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Posted by: Nottix.7864

Nottix.7864

Awesome!!!! Thank you. Had a very rough day today at work, so this great news makes my day.

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Posted by: Merkhen.7436

Merkhen.7436

thanks!!! now the patch is perfect!!!

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Posted by: Kain Francois.4328

Kain Francois.4328

Thank you for your feedback, everyone. We appreciate your input and have been following the responses to this thread; based on the overwhelming sentiment that the rifle was preferred as is, we’ll be reverting these changes soon.

I +1 your post.

We are very pleased. Just keep in mind that the sound effects of the original Predator do not sound off at all if you interpret it as a blast so powerful, it creates a sonic boom.

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Posted by: globe.7238

globe.7238

Thank you for your feedback, everyone. We appreciate your input and have been following the responses to this thread; based on the overwhelming sentiment that the rifle was preferred as is, we’ll be reverting these changes soon.

Wonderful news and great to hear!

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Posted by: kingbread.6174

kingbread.6174

maybe asking too much, but will projectile go back to the old purple because that was lovely. Also, the engineer tool belt skills were pretty cool too.

Will these changes be rolled back as well.

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Posted by: Rozbuska.5263

Rozbuska.5263

Thank you for your feedback, everyone. We appreciate your input and have been following the responses to this thread; based on the overwhelming sentiment that the rifle was preferred as is, we’ll be reverting these changes soon.

Thanx!:-)