Is it possible to have shortened Bard/Dancer song sound effects? (5 sec duration with fade)
While I agree with the staff and Haru in particular about keeping the RO experience as original as possible - visually speaking, - is it possible for us to have shortened songs with regards to Bard/Dancer?
Unlike most people here, I like to play RO with the sound on 'cause I enjoy it that much more. But when you're in a party, say at Otters, the Bards and Dancers flashing Bragi and Service and then Kim causes aural diarrhoea. For us to reduce the song duration to around 5 seconds and let it fade provide those of us who play with sounds on to have a more enjoyable experience.
Shorter songs mean it's much likelier you aren't going to lose your mind over the various sounds in the game all playing at the same time. And as we know, the sounds overlap each other which means it's only going to get louder and more pronounced the more people flash their songs.
And it's not like the songs are the only way to know what buffs are active given the buff strip on the right hand side of the screen. People who argue that the sound is the only way they know they're under effect can learn to read their strip.
And lastly, there's always that one enthusiastic child who loves to spam songs in town driving everyone - who have their sound on - nuts. This could curb their petulance, too.
I know how stringent you guys are with regards to modified GRFs, so I haven't tried to shorten the songs from my end but if it's allowed, and if you think this isn't something that the server as a whole could benefit from, then I'll ping you guys about it separately.