Create music and sound effects for mainline or user-made content.
I agree with that, but then reach the opposite conclusion. The breathing (heaving?) animations, the recruit animation, and, although a lot of good work went into them, the long & elaborate attack animations of common units are something I notice at first, then they become something between noise and distraction. The wolf sounds have a similar problem, I think they would be more tolerable if they were interspersed in a more subtle sound-list. Or maybe the old sounds.Pentarctagon wrote:but really, you don't see spectres very often in wesnoth while you see these animations very frequently.
Not true. Of course, if one's only hanging around in multiplayer, but there are several sp campaigns where spectres are the meat of my army and much more frequent than their animated lower levels since ascension stops once they are reached.Pentarctagon wrote: but really, you don't see spectres very often in wesnoth while you see these animations very frequently.
Also - please don't confuse standing and idle animations. The idle ones are enough for breaking "unmovingness".
I don't care about the animations (I play at 3X, I barely see any animations, sorry for wasting your hard work, guys...), I am just staggered that someone thought it was a good idea to play a sound with every single recruit, especially since you tend to do quite a lot of recruiting as undead. And I don't know, I think Spectres show up a fair amount in the campaigns.Pentarctagon wrote:I would agree that the recruit animations are kind of annoying, but the idle/water anims are nice since they break up the unmovingness (can't think of the actual word) of the map. And not that things like the spectre animation shouldn't get done, but really, you don't see spectres very often in wesnoth while you see these animations very frequently.
When the Undead recruit Adepts, no sound is made, as they are living and need not be summoned. Now, I do believe that the animation/sound is not a terrible thing, as long as the time it takes to recruit is exactly the same as the time it takes for other factions to recruit.HenryPlainview wrote:I am just staggered that someone thought it was a good idea to play a sound with every single recruit, especially since you tend to do quite a lot of recruiting as undead.
Bingo! Elaborate animations for rare, high-level units or for certain conditions when it conveys information[*] would be great. That's not what's happening, unfortunately. So players disable or accelerate the animations because it all takes too long. Or they disable the sound effects.Pewskeepski wrote:I actually think it adds a little bit of intensity to hear the liches' magic sound every time he summons a dangerous unit :twisted:
[*] A near-death spearman or horse heaving would make some sense and would draw the player's attention. A field full of heaving soldiers is objectively not helpful (and looks silly, subjectively, to me at least). The WML exists to change this.