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Old 06-12-2011, 01:11 AM
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Yeah... I guess since I said I liked the new one, I've now decided the old one was better (I still really like the icy effects!). I do like the old one, but they should have just given it to some other lich

Maybe it's meant to sound different because he's double undead or something? *shrugs*
A convert! Huzzah!

They apparently change the actor to avoid confusion between the Lich King and Kel Thuzad, which is too bad because McConnohie didn't sound much like KT when he voiced the Lich King.

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And I really like Alexstrasza's voice. Sounds very maternal and ancient.
I was thinking of her WotLK voice. I just listened to some of her Cataclysm lines and I actually like it. I don't know if its a different actor or just better direction
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:14 AM
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:17 AM
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A remarkable discovery. Shame the phenomenon is so rare.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:20 AM
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A remarkable discovery. Shame the phenomenon is so rare.
Heh, well I try to keep an open mind when I'm discussing things with people. I hope they do too! It just makes the conversation/argument/debate/whatever so much more interesting and fulfilling. I hate pointless arguing, which is surprising considering how often I end up partaking in it on forums
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:36 AM
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I think it's pretty obvious blizzard has learned a lot since BC in story telling.
Not the world's hardest thing to do.

I actually don't mind Sylvanas' new voice, I just wish they'd kept the old one. Garrosh is derptastic, but so's his personality.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:28 AM
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I actually don't mind Sylvanas' new voice, I just wish they'd kept the old one. Garrosh is derptastic, but so's his personality.
Pretty much. I think Patrick Seitz does an awesome job as Garrosh all things considered.

It's just that Garrosh is... Garrosh.

His voice was too low for Arthas, though. He made him sound really odd and burly.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:47 AM
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Yogg-Saron had the best voice acting in the game.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:05 PM
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Garrosh's voice isn't the best, but it fits him nonetheless.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:46 PM
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The voice acting is pretty good, the dialogue gets silly most of the time with dragons, elementals, or demons having to say "mortal" in every sentence.

I hate hearing Cam Clarke now. The same voice for several different characters in the same world (BE male, Malygos, Medivh, Nexus-Prince Shaffar), what the hell? This isn't a Seth McFarlane universe! At least Metzen's characters don't sound exactly the same, at least to me they don't. I was oblivious to the similarities until I learned of the characters he voiced. I would think it is like that for most people who are not terribly observant.
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Old 06-12-2011, 03:00 PM
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The voice acting is pretty good, the dialogue gets silly most of the time with dragons, elementals, or demons having to say "mortal" in every sentence.

I hate hearing Cam Clarke now. The same voice for several different characters in the same world (BE male, Malygos, Medivh, Nexus-Prince Shaffar), what the hell? This isn't a Seth McFarlane universe! At least Metzen's characters don't sound exactly the same, at least to me they don't. I was oblivious to the similarities until I learned of the characters he voiced. I would think it is like that for most people who are not terribly observant.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:12 PM
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Hey, at least Metzen makes a little effort to make his characters sound slightly different. Maybe. Well, all the ones that aren't of the Thrall style of voice.

So only Varian.

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Well shit, at least he's not a professional voice actor. He indeed does seem have more range than Cam Clarke, at least what Cam has displayed in Metal Gear and Warcraft. Binary vs. unary, with an equal portion of cheese.

It really fucking bugged me, Clarke being Malygos. His voice is totally out of character for Maly, and Cam's lack of range makes me expect him to yell out SNAAAAAAAAAAAAKE when he dies.
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Old 06-12-2011, 10:27 PM
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I loved Malygos' voice

Edit: well in fairness, I mostly loved his dialogue ^,^
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:16 AM
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I liked Malygos' voice back when it was Die Fleidermaus on Tick.
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:18 AM
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I liked Malygos' voice back when it was Die Fleidermaus on Tick.



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Old 06-13-2011, 03:29 AM
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I know that voice actors will do the same voice in different shows, like you'll hear the same voice in every anime, or Patrick Warburton and H. Jon Benjamin showing up in every american toon.. but god damn, not the same voice for multiple characters in the same universe.

I think that Metzen's voice roles are more diverse sounding than most people say. If you're really paying close attention to a voice then I think you would pick up on it, but I would wager that he's done roles that nobody thought was him.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:12 AM
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I always pick out Metzen pretty much. He doesn't have a huge degree of range. I generally like his voice for like... extras, though. Never really been wowed by him in a major role. He was kind of cool in WC3 as Thrall, but I can't think of much else. And I so would have vastly preferred Clancy Brown as Thrall.

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Yes, but Cam Clarke is fucking awesome. He also only plays minor characters and raid bosses, so I don't really see the issue.
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Old 06-13-2011, 06:30 AM
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:27 AM
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I always pick out Metzen pretty much. He doesn't have a huge degree of range. I generally like his voice for like... extras, though. Never really been wowed by him in a major role. He was kind of cool in WC3 as Thrall, but I can't think of much else. And I so would have vastly preferred Clancy Brown as Thrall.



Yes, but Cam Clarke is fucking awesome. He also only plays minor characters and raid bosses, so I don't really see the issue.
Yea Metzen isn't like Seth Macfarlane who literally voices half the main characters in Family Guy yet you never really notice. For example Peter and Stewie sound nothing alike although they are both him while Brian is the only character using his true voice. While in WoW I can easily tell Metzen is voicing Thrall, Vol'jin and Varian (making the convo in the troll starting zone hilarious since it's like he's talking to himself). Blizzard just needs to spend some money on actual professionals.

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Old 06-13-2011, 12:00 PM
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Bill Roper, before he left, voiced everybody, and it was awesome.
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Old 06-13-2011, 12:56 PM
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On the subject of voice acting:

Cho'gall

Now HE is a guy I love to listen to
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:53 PM
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On the subject of voice acting:

Cho'gall

Now HE is a guy I love to listen to
I think it's clever how they made him speak, but I wasn't really wowed by the actor.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:37 PM
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Yea Metzen isn't like Seth Macfarlane who literally voices half the main characters in Family Guy yet you never really notice. For example Peter and Stewie sound nothing alike although they are both him while Brian is the only character using his true voice. While in WoW I can easily tell Metzen is voicing Thrall, Vol'jin and Varian (making the convo in the troll starting zone hilarious since it's like he's talking to himself). Blizzard just needs to spend some money on actual professionals.
AFAIK Metzen stopped voicing Varian in WotLK. They had John St. John (Duke Nukem's voice actor) record his lines for Cata... but the only time I can remember Varian actually saying anything was the scrapped Twilight Highlands intro.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:52 PM
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AFAIK Metzen stopped voicing Varian in WotLK. They had John St. John (Duke Nukem's voice actor) record his lines for Cata... but the only time I can remember Varian actually saying anything was the scrapped Twilight Highlands intro.
Don't forget the scrapped Benedictus reveal.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:55 PM
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The scrapped Benedictus thing was definitely Metzen.
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Old 06-13-2011, 02:59 PM
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I listened to the audio files of that Alliance intro on Youtube and it's pretty good. It has two anti-Horde admirals going against King Varian's specific orders and then getting half the fleet killed. It cast the humans in a bit darker light than what we've seen.

Flintlocke's definitely funny, but I'd have preferred something else from the intro.
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