Bring back the Soul of Quake!

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ID software (Quakelive) has recently replaced the orginal announcer VO of Quake (Quakelive) with a new one, from a hired voice actor. We as players are outraged and wish to have the original voice by "Xian" Christian Antkow back, or fix the current voice. The new voice is soft, uninspiring and not in tune with the world of quake.

Already, countless of threads have been created by hundreds of players on this issue. It's obvious to all, this was a "No no". They crossed the line, and we want either the original back, or something better.



"The NEW voice is really, really, calm, which isn't inherently bad but it's kinda hard to hear what it says with all the explosions and music, and while I know I can turn down the music I sorta prefer not to. It's also not very engaging and fitting for this type of game."


"I'm not known for my criticism of the devs, but this new voice is the worst thing to happen to Quake, ever. All the game play updates, all the changes I can live with. Some I've liked, some not so, but that voice has always been the link back to 1999."

"As someone else noted, why fix something that wasn't broken? The original classic voice must be returned to the game ASAP. The new voice sounds terrible in comparison and really detracts from the in-game vibe."

hrPufnStuf "The new announcer voice is completely distracting and is ruining the experience. I really liked the old one. Understand the desire to add new things like revenge and combo, but if that costs the announcer then its not worth it. whoever approved this change should be fired."  

"Id Software or Bethesda could contract Antkow only to re-do the voices (and to remember old times) instead of contracting a "professional voice actor", one of the things that made me to fall in love with Quake 3 and Quake Live was that kind of "satanic voice"


Sincerly - A committed Quake player since the very beginning.

/ "miSc"

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