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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 7:03PM Ozewa said

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You know, truth be told... I've never played an MMO for the music.

Did they ever announce an actual date for their beta test?

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 7:15PM Fakeassname said

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@Ozewa

no, I keep thinking this is already out from all the promotional news bits that show up on massively.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 8:16PM Rialle said

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@Ozewa

Music can help complement a zone if wisely chosen. Of course, everyone has different tastes. The important thing is being memorable and fitting the setting without getting in the way of the ambient sounds in the zone. I loved Grizzly Hills in WOTLK partly because of the music.

As far as the music itself here, I'm digging WestTumbara. My concern with these tracks is that they might not be "ambient" enough for a standard MMO zone. They would work well in a regular JRPG.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 12:52PM Pingles said

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@Ozewa

If I'm not mistaken I signed up for the beta over a year ago.

Still waiting to hear.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 7:10PM Wensbane said

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Pure genius...

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 7:40PM eLdritchZ said

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oh look!

An anime style eastern MMO with scantily dressed women and super mopey piano music!

If cliches were cheese you could feed half of africa with this...

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 9:44PM Braiks said

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@eLdritchZ To an outsider it might seem like this but to someone who is familiar with his music..not really.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 10:27PM Utakata said

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@eLignoranZ

...the game is likely less cliche than your trolling post.
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Posted: Feb 14th 2012 12:41AM Cyroselle said

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@Utakata I read what you did there, very well done! :D
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 8:56PM (Unverified) said

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My kind of music. I really loved those tracks. Not surprising since I loved his work in those other games, minus Xenogears which I never played.

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 9:39PM DevilSei said

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Shame I say, SHAME! If you own a PS3/PSP, you can nab Xenogears off the PSN Classic store for a heck of a lot cheaper than you would be able to god knows where. I'd say give it a shot since the combat is fairly unique in both modes, they have a decent little 2-player diversion built in, and while the story is about as crazy as it can get, its pretty heavy when you start to understand a few things in it.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 10:52AM Krelian said

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You know, it's just... the greatest game ever made. No big deal.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 9:22PM MMOaddict said

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Awesome stuff. I'm not big on F2Ps, but this one is catching my "ear" heheh, and after hearing these will be a definite download and try at the least. Love video game music when it's done like this. Unlike the gamers who don't listen to music in video games, many like myself do and will play a game just to hear it from time to time. Helps if the game is good to of course, hehe.

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 10:33PM (Unverified) said

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I completely agree! This music is excellent, and I hope that the game turns out nicely as well. Hiring a composer renowned for his quality work is a sign of good things overall, or so I would think. I'm always disappointed when I download an MMO or play any game in general, and the music is sub-par. Remembering my favorite gaming tunes goes hand-in-hand with remembering my favorite gaming moments. Music may not be all that there is to a given game, but dating at least as far back as the days of the Ancient Greeks, humans have known that music has an effect upon its listeners.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 9:46PM DevilSei said

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Gotta say I'm digging the themes here, and that goes double for the the West Tumbara theme. All of them are pretty great, but I'm latching onto WT because, for me at least, you can close your eyes and the music guides you into the plains.

It starts out soft, like the sun rising from the horizon towards it peak, then drifts into what I can only describe is exploring across the plains with a sense of wonderment until it fades like the sun setting into an uncertain night, holding the tone for a good minute or so before rebounding back into a slight variation of its cheerful day tone, letting the listener know its a new day with new sights.

Posted: Feb 12th 2012 3:52AM eLdritchZ said

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oh what a snappy comeback ^^

here's the thing though... I wasn't trolling. Trolling implies that I want to rile people purposely for effect... Truth is though, I really don't care what anyone takes from the things I say... It's called cynicism.

Also ignorance, mate... really? I don't have to know, care or have an opinion about everything... it's people who pretend they do who are the scourge of this world.
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 10:35PM Utakata said

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That guy is on par with the composer(s?) who did the Guild Wars music. Not my cup of tea...but it doesn't make me run screaming for the /mute music button. That's a good thing.

Posted: Feb 11th 2012 11:43PM DevilSei said

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@Utakata
Jeremy Soule? I'm not sure if he was the only composer who worked on GW, but he is definitely the most well known, since he has contributed to other games as well.
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Posted: Feb 12th 2012 1:26AM Utakata said

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@DevilSei

Thanks for explaining that. :)
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Posted: Feb 11th 2012 11:09PM Thefoxkit said

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Now I know where he disappeared into!!! =))

I found his work on this is a comeback to his Chrono Trigger style, since his theme on Cross, Xenogears (and saga) has more celtic sound, he also composed a song for Shadow Hearts Covenant, after years i still have that album....

although it's doubtful that I'll ever played this game, time is a luxury I can't afford... I also wanted to play Xenoblade which also contains some of his works.

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