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Old 09-30-2010, 06:05 AM   #1
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Default Question: Mumble/Ventrilo servers?

Does any significant amount of posters use a particular third-party chat for games? At least a couple of people have mentioned vent, but not a particular public one, and I don't know how many posters know about or use mumble, which supposedly has slightly worse voice quality than vent but compensates for lag better. Or does anybody skype routinely or something like that?
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Skype costs money, man.

We do have a few Ventrilo servers among us. I briefly had a Mumble one on the same account I have our TF2 server, but I converted it into a Vent server. Mumble doesn't have a lot of the annoying problems Vent does, but it has a lot of its own.

Profanity has a Vent server. It was our original World of Warcraft server.

Krud has one as well, which is the current Vent server we use for WoW and whatever else.

As for the one I have, I just got it to test Vent out from the same location the TF2 server is located, since its latency is usually great. Wasn't so much expecting to keep the server.
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Old 09-30-2010, 06:50 AM   #3
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I think Skype costs money to make actual calls but ... I'm fairly certain you can do conference calls for free. I don't use it, though. So I could be wrong!
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They are. You only have to pay to call actual phones.
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I've been using Skype for free for conference calls for years.

But when using it in the background while playing a game it can get a bit laggy.
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Old 09-30-2010, 09:01 AM   #6
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skype is a bit of a resource hog, but if that is all you are using it for, it isn't an issue.
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Sykpe is also for smelly jerks.
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You are the jerk who is smelly
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