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#1 Mar 01 2013 at 7:09 AM Rating: Decent
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I've never played FFXIV but I did play FFXI for years on PC using solely the keyboard, never used the mouse. I expect FFXIV will be fairly similar?

I'm going to be playing on PS3 and initially thought I could just get a wireless keyboard and use that alone. But having watched the gamepad videos released by Square Enix (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hqbg9_ZJLw) the controller seems quite effective and user-friendly.

Having played FFXI, I realise the importance of being able to communicate with the other players, so at least some form of typing will be necessary... So what are your views on using:

1) Full-sized wireless Keyboard, no gamepad/controller

2) Gamepad/Controller and mini keypad (something like this: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51xvISXjIIL._SX300_.jpg) <-- Has anyone used these?

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3) Mixture of gamepad/controller and a full-sized keyboard <-- Would that be too difficult to keep dropping/picking up your controller to type?
#2 Mar 01 2013 at 7:42 AM Rating: Excellent
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To me, mini keypads are so ineffective that you might as well be picking up and dropping your controller. Maybe even affix is to a lanyard on your wrist like you would with a Wiimote. For me, anyway, I'm going with 3, if my netplay controller doesn't keep up, at least.

****, I'm half tempted to saw a controller in half and glue it to the sides of a keyboard. Make my own :P
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Yeah we've talked about the PssssssS2 Logitech keyboard/controller combo they had around when FFXI came out, but if I were going to play this on the PS3 I would still want a full sized keyboard on my lap. Honestly I've molded my office into something that is much more comfortable than my livingroom would ever be, so I've never really considered playing the PS3 version.
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I've considered that too; the question really is what to do with the controller while typing.

Also, I guess I'd be looking at a new controller. Mine came with the system and has to be plugged in to a 3 ft. cable to charge. If it were to die on me mid-session, I'd be screwed.
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Oh, I got it. You can just make a mount that suspends the controller over the keyboard in your lap. So basically, the controller just floats there above the keyboard. That would probably work even better than the Logitech design, and much easier to make.

Someone should really manufacture those. It'd be really easy to make, and with the markup on peripherals like that, you could make a tidy sum.
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#6 Mar 01 2013 at 8:20 AM Rating: Decent
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Oh, I got it. You can just make a mount that suspends the controller over the keyboard in your lap. So basically, the controller just floats there above the keyboard. That would probably work even better than the Logitech design, and much easier to make.

Someone should really manufacture those. It'd be really easy to make, and with the markup on peripherals like that, you could make a tidy sum.


Hah! That's actually a pretty cool idea.

I think I'm leaning towards using a mixture of keyboard & controller as well - but it does kinda seems to superfluous to have two... doesn't it?
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I played XI with a controller and attempted the 360 chat pad at one time - it ended up so much slower than just dropping the controller to my lap and typing, not to mention the way it was laid out you had to press a button twice to register the / so you could start typing something. Forget about quick replying with crtl+r or anything like that. Get a full keyboard.

I know that this is pretty foreign to the XI crowd in general, but there is also this really neat thing you can do on a pc called voice chat.

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Oh, I got it. You can just make a mount that suspends the controller over the keyboard in your lap. So basically, the controller just floats there above the keyboard. That would probably work even better than the Logitech design, and much easier to make.

Someone should really manufacture those. It'd be really easy to make, and with the markup on peripherals like that, you could make a tidy sum.


Something like a Gorilla mount for the controller would be awesome.

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Actually I play FFXIV with a controller and keyboard, since I play from my couch I would have the keyboard in my lap and use a logitech wireless controller. It work real good for me, I only use the keyboard for chat, but at the same time I did had to create several micros to play at a hardcore endgame level and I am going to do the same for ARR.
#10 Mar 01 2013 at 8:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Nice to hear some people's experiences. Seems like controller and full keyboard is the most popular.

Torrence - that's a good point. I forgot about the lack of quick replies etc on a mini keypad.

Have they mentioned anything about voice chat being built-in to the game for PS3 users?
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I think I'm leaning towards using a mixture of keyboard & controller as well - but it does kinda seems to superfluous to have two... doesn't it?


Nah, not any more so than having a keyboard and mouse, really. The only value of the keyboard is to chat-- you can do everything else with a controller, the way it should be. Unfortunately, the keyboard is still the best tool for chat, at least until they add voice recognition to the controllers :P should be coming any day now.
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Also, I personally don't like voice chat, and I know a lot of MMO players who are opposed to it. Can't count on it for pickup activities anyway unless it's fully integrated, in which case you'll have a lot of unhappy players.
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#13 Mar 01 2013 at 9:04 AM Rating: Decent
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Also, I personally don't like voice chat, and I know a lot of MMO players who are opposed to it. Can't count on it for pickup activities anyway unless it's fully integrated, in which case you'll have a lot of unhappy players.


True, I can see why voice chat isn't always preferable. I would only use when playing with friends. Voice chat in pickups would be annoying!
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Also, I personally don't like voice chat, and I know a lot of MMO players who are opposed to it. Can't count on it for pickup activities anyway unless it's fully integrated, in which case you'll have a lot of unhappy players.


The only mmo players I ever came across that were against it were FFXI players. And when I say against it, I mean back when I ran a Dynamis shell and suggested it people flat out told me they would leave if we even had the OPTION of voice chat. I get that not everyone is an extrovert, but I thought that was a little extreme.

I think it's a great way to make an online game feel more real. These are real people you are playing with, and some of us have been friends with people we met in XI for years and years.

It's nice to have quick communication when you are fighting a monster, or sometimes just to hang out and talk about the game.
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We use a mumble server I set up on my Raspberry Pi for our LS. It's great, we've had over 20 people on it with no lag or other issues. It was really easy to set up and makes Nyzul runs a breeze Smiley: nod
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Voice chat still the best way to handle communications on endgame content until everyone knows what to do and when to do it. But on pick up parties can be uncomforble since there is always some idiot been bulgar or harrassing the only girl in the group. Text chat still be best way for pick up groups or shouting in the world. Our LS uses mumble without any problems, but the leader is trying TS3 with ARR to see how it handles.
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My issue with voice chat:

1. My computer is in the living room. If you chat with me, you will hear living room chatter. And everyone will hear you. When someone is watching TV, I mute the game.

2. I have a thick Southern accent and people complain they cannot understand me. Smiley: bah

3. I'm a heavy, fast typer and my Salvage group mocked me for months over the pounding on the keyboard. "The Jackhammer" one nicknamed me.

As long as whatever voice option is included is not always on, though, I don't mind.

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My issue with voice chat:

1. My computer is in the living room. If you chat with me, you will hear living room chatter. And everyone will hear you. When someone is watching TV, I mute the game.

2. I have a thick Southern accent and people complain they cannot understand me. Smiley: bah

3. I'm a heavy, fast typer and my Salvage group mocked me for months over the pounding on the keyboard. "The Jackhammer" one nicknamed me.

As long as whatever voice option is included is not always on, though, I don't mind.

Edited, Mar 1st 2013 1:47pm by catwho


Why did you leave your mic open?

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Use the gamepad for control and a full size wireless kb for everything else, mainly communication.. That is how everyone on the Xbox played FFXI.

Also so far they have said no voice chat for ps3 users as of right now, meaning it could change farther down the road.... Big mistake in my opinion.

For FFXI it made it so much easier for bcnm to give instructions vs typing them all.

They said since the pc has so many chat options... But how many people have a pc next to their ps3?


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Also, I personally don't like voice chat, and I know a lot of MMO players who are opposed to it. Can't count on it for pickup activities anyway unless it's fully integrated, in which case you'll have a lot of unhappy players.


The only mmo players I ever came across that were against it were FFXI players. And when I say against it, I mean back when I ran a Dynamis shell and suggested it people flat out told me they would leave if we even had the OPTION of voice chat. I get that not everyone is an extrovert, but I thought that was a little extreme.

In my experience optional voice chat may as well be changed to mandatory for most groups. Or risk creating another way of dividing up the LS. Especially if lots of people ignore regular chat and only communicate through voice. Some may do a better job of that, but I rarely see it.
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Also, I personally don't like voice chat, and I know a lot of MMO players who are opposed to it. Can't count on it for pickup activities anyway unless it's fully integrated, in which case you'll have a lot of unhappy players.


The only mmo players I ever came across that were against it were FFXI players. And when I say against it, I mean back when I ran a Dynamis shell and suggested it people flat out told me they would leave if we even had the OPTION of voice chat. I get that not everyone is an extrovert, but I thought that was a little extreme.

In my experience optional voice chat may as well be changed to mandatory for most groups. Or risk creating another way of dividing up the LS. Especially if lots of people ignore regular chat and only communicate through voice. Some may do a better job of that, but I rarely see it.
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Edited, Mar 1st 2013 2:47pm by TwistedOwl



Actually that's how it was for one of my LS on ffxi... Half the people were on skype and the other half on xbox chat.
Was a real problem because the leaders would tell everyone in skype what to do and never tell those on xbox... We all be like what are we supposed to do!
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For an organized event, voice chat is helpful... but only if everyone can at least hear it.

For a random pickup dungeon or other non-complex activity? Nah, unnecessary.

It'll be a tough juggling act too. Voice chat is a lot more common now than when FFXI was new, and PS3 users might have a difficult time using a service like Ventrillo or Mumble. SE would almost need to include some form of built-in voice chat in order to bridge the platforms, but it's going to be really tough making something like that not suck.
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Depending on the type of phone you have, you can get the chat apps on them now anyway. I usually run vent/mumble on one of my other PCs because my FFXIV PC is for that game only and nothing else. I looked into getting the app on the tablet as well, but I'm unsure as to it's reliability. I don't really see ps3 users having an issue because they can simply just use their laptops to voice chat.
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When I started FFXI, I full-timed a keyboard. Then in 2003, I discovered Teamspeak and didn't type much anymore. Thats when I got a controller. So even back in 2003/4 I started full-timing a controller, which FFXI let you program yourself. My plans for PS3 are to use the keypad for when it's absolutely necessary and since I already dedicate one laptop to streaming and teamspeak, I'll just keep using that.
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I didn't leave the mike channel open because otherwise people would hear strange things. Like people cooing to the cats who sleep on/near my desk, or my husband ranting about how dumb his students are, or noise from whoever was watching the TV.

If it was up to me, my computer would not be in the living room. But my husband insists on keeping his out here, and if I hauled my setup to the bedroom I'd get lonely really fast.
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I messed around with DCUO and their intergrated voice chat wasn't too bad. However people leaving it on unintentionally left me having to mute my tv a lot of the time. Then there was just offensive drunks in pick up 8 man raids. Put me off voice chat unles it's intelligently designed (selective muting/time out)
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Depending on the type of phone you have, you can get the chat apps on them now anyway. I usually run vent/mumble on one of my other PCs because my FFXIV PC is for that game only and nothing else. I looked into getting the app on the tablet as well, but I'm unsure as to it's reliability. I don't really see ps3 users having an issue because they can simply just use their laptops to voice chat.


Not everyone playing on a PS3 has a spare laptop lying around. I would like to have some sort of voice chat available for PS3, but I think way back when, Tanaka said it just couldn't be done. Of course that was three years ago. A mobile app would be very nice though. I think you could hit way more people with a smart phone they could dedicate than a lap top. Short of that, I think an integrated keyboard/controller like I used to have would be really nice. I know Sony makes a mini-pad that you can clip on to a standard controller, but I don't know if that would really have all the functionality you would need.
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Depending on the type of phone you have, you can get the chat apps on them now anyway. I usually run vent/mumble on one of my other PCs because my FFXIV PC is for that game only and nothing else. I looked into getting the app on the tablet as well, but I'm unsure as to it's reliability. I don't really see ps3 users having an issue because they can simply just use their laptops to voice chat.


I'm seeing Ventrilode and TeamSpeak 3 in the app store for $5 each. Are those the apps you're talking about?
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Depending on the type of phone you have, you can get the chat apps on them now anyway. I usually run vent/mumble on one of my other PCs because my FFXIV PC is for that game only and nothing else. I looked into getting the app on the tablet as well, but I'm unsure as to it's reliability. I don't really see ps3 users having an issue because they can simply just use their laptops to voice chat.


I'm seeing Ventrilode and TeamSpeak 3 in the app store for $5 each. Are those the apps you're talking about?


I believe so.I know for sure that the TeamSpeak one work fine. I had a corpie (guild/clan member w/e) in EvE Online that was at work and he logged in TeamSpeak 3 via his phone. So yea it works great.The only drawback it had though at least for him, was that his battery was depleting quite fast.Don't know if it was his phone's fault though or a general problem.
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GDLYL wrote:
Depending on the type of phone you have, you can get the chat apps on them now anyway. I usually run vent/mumble on one of my other PCs because my FFXIV PC is for that game only and nothing else. I looked into getting the app on the tablet as well, but I'm unsure as to it's reliability. I don't really see ps3 users having an issue because they can simply just use their laptops to voice chat.


I'm seeing Ventrilode and TeamSpeak 3 in the app store for $5 each. Are those the apps you're talking about?


I believe so.I know for sure that the TeamSpeak one work fine. I had a corpie (guild/clan member w/e) in EvE Online that was at work and he logged in TeamSpeak 3 via his phone. So yea it works great.The only drawback it had though at least for him, was that his battery was depleting quite fast.Don't know if it was his phone's fault though or a general problem.


Thanks for the reponse.

It's good to know I'll have those kind of options. :)
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Ah yes, apologies for the tardy response. Those were the apps I was talking about Smiley: nod

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Ah yes, apologies for the tardy response. Those were the apps I was talking about Smiley: nod

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I messed around with DCUO and their intergrated voice chat wasn't too bad. However people leaving it on unintentionally left me having to mute my tv a lot of the time. Then there was just offensive drunks in pick up 8 man raids. Put me off voice chat unles it's intelligently designed (selective muting/time out)


I enjoy voice chat when people have the courtesy to either use Push-To-Talk or mute their mic when they are chewing, coughing, yelling at their children, or watching a movie (Or anything else like this.)

DCUO is a prime example of Voice Chat gone wrong. In every single group you join, there is some dumbass with his mic on, chomping away on something, TV blaring in the background, and will not listen or respond to anyway via voice or chat log. This seriously makes me want to punch a baby.

In a push to talk atmosphere, you have to take the time to press some sort of button to acknowledge that you want to be talking to these people. This takes away nearly all Voice Chat issues. (Except for people who apparently talk with their mics inside of their throats.)

As far as Keyboard/Controller goes, I enjoy gaming with a controller. Maybe it just feels more like gaming to me, I don't know, I just enjoy it more when I have a controller in my hand. But I like communicating via a full sized keyboard, the smaller ones just get me into trouble. I liked Kachi's idea of putting the controller on some sort of stand so that you don't have to put it down whenever you want to type... That is my only gripe with controller game-play, but it's not enough of a burden to turn me off of using one.

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This is my single biggest pet peeve with voice chat, and I think it's really down to ignorance.

I mean think about it; you'd NEVER eat while talking to someone on the phone. You just wouldn't do that, because it'd be disgusting. So why then, do people do it over voice chat?

I had a raid leader who did this every night, and it seriously made me want to stop raiding (I was very new to raiding at the time, so this was an early impression of the environment for me). I'm glad I didn't, but it was a near thing, and all because this guy could never manage to swallow between hitting his vent key.
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This is my single biggest pet peeve with voice chat, and I think it's really down to ignorance.

I mean think about it; you'd NEVER eat while talking to someone on the phone. You just wouldn't do that, because it'd be disgusting. So why then, do people do it over voice chat?

I had a raid leader who did this every night, and it seriously made me want to stop raiding (I was very new to raiding at the time, so this was an early impression of the environment for me). I'm glad I didn't, but it was a near thing, and all because this guy could never manage to swallow between hitting his vent key.


I agree 100%, it's the most disgusting thing to listen to someone chew and swallow over a mic. Even thinking about it makes me cringe. So gross... take off your mic and eat, then come back and talk to me.
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On the other hand, you said you were running a mumble server on a raspberry pi. How much bandwidth and processing does it actually take?
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The thing with mics is that for me at least, they take away some of the games "magic". That is why when i am playing this kind of games i prefer not to have a mic on at all times. I want to log in the ts server or vendrilo or w/e when i have to go in raid and orders must be given in voice chat. With that been said since i ve been playing EvE online and voice chat is a much needed element there. In most good corporations well organized etc you wont see much typing all the talk will be on voice comes for many reasons that are not needed here.

With that been said. If you are playing and you WANT to have a mic you don't always have to turn it on.If you are playing on a pc or even in a ps3 with a keyboard on your lap as many said, you just put a hotkey to activate your mic and thats it. Its the "push to talk" button all voice programs have. Since i doubt everyone needs to talk all the time, when you need to say something you press the button say it and then release it.

I used to not know anything about voice programs even if i used them a bit in wow for raids but once i got into EvE online i learned a whole lot of things about em. And the fastest way for people in your own fleet/corp/alliance to kill you was for you to talk or make any sound on your mic during an "operation".
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Mumble is free Smiley: grin


Hosting is not Smiley: frown

On the other hand, you said you were running a mumble server on a raspberry pi. How much bandwidth and processing does it actually take?


I couldn't say bandwidth wise, I have Time Warner's wideband internet (30 down 5 up) with no limits.

Processor wise next to nothing, the Pi handled 20+ people just fine.
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Mumble is free Smiley: grin


Is there a mobile app for Mumble?

Is there a bluetooth thingy you can put on your PC so that I could have a wireless headphone/mic connection to my PC running Mumble in the background?

Just trying to imagine how I can make it work. Thanks :)
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Yes mumble has a mobile app. I use wireless PS3 headphones, so I imagine you could find a bluetooth dongle that would connect to a bluetooth mic (the PS3 headset is friggin awesome and worthe every penny btw).
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Yes mumble has a mobile app. I use wireless PS3 headphones, so I imagine you could find a bluetooth dongle that would connect to a bluetooth mic (the PS3 headset is friggin awesome and worthe every penny btw).


Right on. Thanks for all the advice. Smiley: smile

Edited, Mar 3rd 2013 7:17pm by LebargeX
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Yes, there is a free mumble app for android. I have that 99 dollar 7.1 ps3 bluetooth headset. It also works with pc as long as you set it as the default communication device.
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Yes, there is a free mumble app for android. I have that 99 dollar 7.1 ps3 bluetooth headset. It also works with pc as long as you set it as the default communication device.


I'll see if I can sneak that purchase past the wife lol

I did find the Mumble app in the App Store and it's free :)

Voice chat is one of the big hurdles I was afraid of not being able to get over when I started doing endgame stuff on PS3. It's really good to know that I'll at least be able to use my phone to make it work if nothing else. Thanks again for all the pointers!!
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Yes, get it. **** the wife! I haven't been on ps3 much lately till MG Rising, due to spending time on the 360. So I haven't been using the headset much. I'm almost certain you can charge it and talk at the same time. It's the standard usb charger that the ps3 controller uses as well. You can charge it on your pc while you use it. Something the old ps3 bluetooth headsets couldn't do. I have 2 of the older ones charged so I can switch between the 2 of them for the long gaming sessions. Smiley: smile
Those headsets are also compatible with phones so yes, you can the use them as head pieces for the smartphone/table apps. The downside however, is there is a slight delay with using those to chat. (think of those funny news reporter delay jokes Smiley: lol ) You'll get better performance from a wired phone headset (similar to the ones iphones give you for free)

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Yes, get it. **** the wife! I haven't been on ps3 much lately till MG Rising, due to spending time on the 360. So I haven't been using the headset much. I'm almost certain you can charge it and talk at the same time. It's the standard usb charger that the ps3 controller uses as well. You can charge it on your pc while you use it. Something the old ps3 bluetooth headsets couldn't do. I have 2 of the older ones charged so I can switch between the 2 of them for the long gaming sessions. Smiley: smile
Those headsets are also compatible with phones so yes, you can the use them as head pieces for the smartphone/table apps. The downside however, is there is a slight delay with using those to chat. (think of those funny news reporter delay jokes Smiley: lol ) You'll get better performance from a wired phone headset (similar to the ones iphones give you for free)

P.S.
They're REALLY comfortable!


Edited, Mar 3rd 2013 11:09pm by GDLYL


Really good info. Thanks again.

I'll have to start squirreling away. By the time the game releases I should have plenty lol
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I like the faux 7.1 surround sound they give, and I believe they've lowered the price on them from $100. Regardless they're great for not only gaming but listening to music and tuning out everything else. I'm very happy with them.
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I like the faux 7.1 surround sound they give, and I believe they've lowered the price on them from $100. Regardless they're great for not only gaming but listening to music and tuning out everything else. I'm very happy with them.


Is this what I'm after??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0053OLY9O/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1362371493&sr=8-1&pi=SL75

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Wint wrote:
I like the faux 7.1 surround sound they give, and I believe they've lowered the price on them from $100. Regardless they're great for not only gaming but listening to music and tuning out everything else. I'm very happy with them.


Is this what I'm after??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0053OLY9O/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1362371493&sr=8-1&pi=SL75



Yep! Love mine!
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Wint wrote:
LebargeX wrote:
Wint wrote:
I like the faux 7.1 surround sound they give, and I believe they've lowered the price on them from $100. Regardless they're great for not only gaming but listening to music and tuning out everything else. I'm very happy with them.


Is this what I'm after??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0053OLY9O/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1362371493&sr=8-1&pi=SL75



Yep! Love mine!


Right on. It has been added to ye olde shopping cart.

Banks again :)
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Wint wrote:
LebargeX wrote:
Wint wrote:
I like the faux 7.1 surround sound they give, and I believe they've lowered the price on them from $100. Regardless they're great for not only gaming but listening to music and tuning out everything else. I'm very happy with them.


Is this what I'm after??

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0053OLY9O/ref=mp_s_a_1?qid=1362371493&sr=8-1&pi=SL75



Yep! Love mine!


Right on. It has been added to ye olde shopping cart.

Banks again :)


I hope you like it Smiley: thumbsup
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