Saga from Spellbound has asked everyone what our soundtrack is for the Shared topic this week:
Your WoW Soundtrack
The WoW in-game music is awesome, but there are times (at least for me) when I’m listening to my own music instead. Are there any specific songs that you connect with WoW? Whether it’s tied to your own characters in some way or simply because it reminds you of WoW. Please share!
Given the immense diversity we have in game I find this an absolutely divine topic! I get to brag about my favourite bands and potentially find more! Definite Win Win!
When I first started WoW I listened to the amazing soundtrack and the noises that were already in game. They were delightful, then I started raiding and needed things like vents etc – so I turned down all the sounds except for the character noises so I could hear if anything procc’d and also to hear what was going on in vents.
I still haven’t gotten out of that habit to a certain extent, however I tend not to sit on vents unless it is an absolute essential component so I do have the chance to listen to music a little more.
I had never really thougth about having music playing in the background until one video on youtube – which is damn old now….and the audio has been disabled on youtube now so there is not much point in linking it 😦 However it was a Mindless Self Indulgence Song called “Straight to Video”. I had never heard of MSI and I had not given much thought to listening to music whilst playing WoW….it just wasn’t something I did prior to that one video.
All I have done since though, is listen to everything and anything to see what works with whatever I am doing – and in my mind I always think about what it would look like to someone watching as a video.
I have found my preference when raiding is the good ole fashion Symphonic Metal – Within Temptation, Nightwish, Nemesea – are the three bands I am generally listening to in the background when raiding. There is something so satisfying about it when the boss is killed 🙂
When I am questing, I prefer something a little less intense but still upbeat – Anberlin, Lacuna Coil, Delain and general rock (ala nickelback or Avril Lavigne stylings).
When grinding/farming – I much prefer something I can sing along with and keep me going – please don’t stop visiting my site!!! – I listen to the Glee soundtracks (when hubby isn’t home; of course!!) and sing along at the top of my lungs! If hubby is home and sitting behind me – it is generally Michelle Branch, Katie Melua or Amici – or even some classical music like Four seasons etc.
I know I have pretty eclectic tastes in music, and I think it is great that I do get to mix them up based on the activities 😀 I think discussing music in game is awesome as I have started listening to bands I probably would have never even thought to listen to.
Anberlin and 3 days grace were suggestions made to be my other guildies at some point – bands which I now love and adore. Thanks to that video and my hubby downloading the MSI album I now like them a lot as well 😀 So, I can’t wait to see what everyone else listens to…