Author Topic: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties  (Read 2583 times)

Offline Arturo Sanchez

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A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« on: October 18, 2015, 04:54:51 pm »
Apparently thats a thing even though shanties are meant to be sung by the crew.

I feel nothing for the idea but eh what you think?

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 06:05:08 pm »
Make it play my mp3 files to everyone and I.. and I assume all of the bards.. will be signed up!

Nothing says "Team Predators" like rolling around Canyon Ambush blaring out this !

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 07:14:36 pm »
There's already in game music and the characters wouldn't be listening to sea shanties. Playing music would be detrimental because players need to communicate. A feature for user loaded audio files would need another feature to mute it. And again there's communication problems along with all the required implements. Complicated and unnecessary.

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 09:49:13 pm »
Make it play my mp3 files to everyone and I.. and I assume all of the bards.. will be signed up!

Nothing says "Team Predators" like rolling around Canyon Ambush blaring out this !

Use Squids and mines and that would be terrifying

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2015, 11:58:30 am »
I like the idea of a player activated/controlled gramophone on-board the airships in principle. But like BlackenedPies said, communication is something that would have to be taken into account. Hypothetically were it to be implemented, I feel as though it should be something that the captain controls (whether he/she either turns it on and leaves it there activating it like a ship hard-point and then leaving it be, or having some sort of keybindings to control it at the helm), and the music would have to be IN the game, rather than player imported MP3s. The ships having gramophones playing some soft atmospheric classical-styled music while the ships are otherwise quietly floating around (minus the sounds of the engines puffing away and engineers whacking at components with metal tools) could lend to the game's tension and suspense. Especially while hunting for the other team on maps like Canyon Ambush, and Paritian Rumble.

Further thought: Since the "Drum Sonar" was taken out of the game, it would be interesting if ship gramophones took its place, allowing you to hear the ship's engines/gramophone rather like before where combat drums would start to play if you were near an enemy. Obviously, you could just turn off the gramophone and avoid that problem entirely, but while we're sitting here spit-balling, it would be rather interesting.   

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 02:53:48 pm »
make it an easter egg. e.g. you need to hit it with a wrench, spanner, mallet and buff within 3 seconds of the first hit to work (so you need a full crew to gather around it).

force the whole map to hear it until they find and kill you.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2015, 02:55:31 pm by Maximillian Jazzhand »

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 01:15:47 pm »
Make it play music in lobby with some voting system (or just ability to mute it for yourself).

But then again Muse would have to produce that music and that means money. So, you know the drill.

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2015, 06:35:15 pm »
Make it play music in lobby with some voting system (or just ability to mute it for yourself).

But then again Muse would have to produce that music and that means money. So, you know the drill.

But then... What would happen to the bards?!

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2015, 12:39:45 am »
Make it play my mp3 files to everyone and I.. and I assume all of the bards.. will be signed up!

Nothing says "Team Predators" like rolling around Canyon Ambush blaring out this !
The way you represent us as a group on this forum makes me want to violently vomit up my lungs.

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2015, 11:38:24 am »
Love you too Newbluud!

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2015, 11:41:14 am »
SHANTIES?

MORE LIKE FUCKING "RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES".

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2015, 12:53:29 pm »
I like it

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2015, 11:24:50 am »
I like it

I think the two of us can speak for the whole clan when I say

"Bards are in"

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2015, 03:23:31 pm »
+1  8)

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Re: A gramophone on the ship that plays shanties
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2015, 01:02:27 pm »
Am I the only bard worried about what this'll do to our future?!?!