The Benefits of Voice Chat in Online Computer Games

By: Cade Wilson

Online computer games with its a realistic, engaging environment in which people can play and interact have turned the world into a smaller place, allowing massive inflow of revenue. The gradual increase in the number of the potential visitors has made these online computer games a multi-billion dollar industry within a few years. It is such a platform where gamers from all walks of life meet resulting in large and vibrant online communities.

Among the interesting features provided by the online computer games, choosing an avatar or character that represents the gamers is very appealing. Not only this, online computer games also offer the ability to customize these characters in endless ways which has been developed lately. It is really full excitement and gamers find pleasure to customize their characters with the different options available like hairstyle, facial features, size, weight, and clothing. Your avatar would become more real if another option like "voice" that matches your personality is provided. Fortunately with the advancement of the technology it has also been made possible. Gamers could now change their voice to sound like a troll, giant, dwarf or dark lord. Hats off to the master brain that have devoted hours and hours trying to make their online character to look somewhat near to real!
MorphVOX is voice-changing software specifically designed for online computer games that allows gamers to role-play more effectively together with a voice to match. It has not been a long time but only recently voice chat has achieved popularity in online games. Gamers find voice chat to be a superior way to communicate than to communicate with typing messages on a keyboard, which is very time consuming. Voice chat also has another advantage of allowing the gamers to align large groups of people effectively in large attacks while playing online games. The increasing needs and demands of voice chats in online computer games have originated companies like Ventrillo, Xfire and TeamSpeak to meet the needs of the gamers.

Though there voice chat is becoming increasingly prevalent in online game use but it some gamers are reluctant to use the same in online role-playing games. Reasons are voice chats lack good voice-changing tools that can work effectively with games, less control of good content on voice chat, external noises, in the same room, are very distracting and cannot be easily disguised over a microphone, aggressive gamers could use voice chat to taunt or annoy other people and etc. such responses poses a challenge for those who are not good at extemporaneous acting dealing in real-time.

In the end we could conclude that the brighter days of online computer games are very near with a rich auditory experience, voice chat and addition of many more features to these world of computer games.

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