The Daily Grind: What’s your favorite voice acting in an MMORPG?


The SAG-AFTRA’s voice actor strike last week has created a lot of discussion in our comments and elsewhere about the value of voice acting in games and MMORPGs. A lot of folks play with the sound off or wouldn’t mind a return to text adventuring if it meant cheaper games. A lot of people just don’t enjoy voice acting. A lot of peeps think voices don’t add anything necessary at all.

But a lot of people do. FemShep sold me on the Mass Effect series, for example, and while I admit to speed-clicking my way through a lot of voiceovers (sup, SWTOR), there are some I worship, like those by the lovely lady who voices the female Charr in Guild Wars 2 and really changed my whole view of what the race and its storyline were all about. I’ve also been known to mod in voiceovers for games that don’t have them; Oblivion, for example, is a whole lot less lonely when I add a player voice for myself making snarky jokes and observations at random.

And on the other hand? CITIZENS OF DALARAN!

How about you? What’s your favorite voice acting in an MMORPG?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

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