Hi.
I like the current voice, and I like his speech rate. I find it very much less difficult to understand than Akapella Heather was. What might end up happening is there will be multiple different english soundpacks created by you or gamers to give the game a different voice. You plan to try and support foreign languages by just having them recorded in different languages, you could put a downloads area on the mota page for obtaining other languages, and among those might be alternative english packs too.


This reminds me of how topspeed handles things. Too, you could make the ability to switch languages into the game, like topspeed has done. That wouldn't be necessary though as long as we can delete the speech folder and replace it with another one we have.




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On 6/25/2011 8:44 PM, Thomas Ward wrote:
Hi Karl,

True, but one of the issues is a lot of those who are making the
requests are foreign speaking customers where English is not their
native tongue. Therefore they want the voice slowed down so they can
understand the game better. That's understandable, but how slow is too
slow and how fast is too fast for them.

I do understand where they are coming from. I had some French and
German in high school and college, and although I know the basics of
the languages I don't speak them every day, and if I were to actually
talk to someone going 90 miles a minute in French or German half of it
would get passed me as I can't process it that fast. That said, as
most of the users do know English I think they could probably get by
with it set to the current rate. It actually sounds a bit slow to me,
but I'm comfortable with the current rate personally.

On 6/25/11, Karl Belanger<karl.belan...@comcast.net>  wrote:
Personally, I think the voice is fine as is. I think you'll run across the
problem that if you slow the voice down to much, people will start to say
that the voice is dragging. If enough people say the voice is to fast and
you decide to slow it down, I think the simplest way to determine the best
speed would be to record a few samples at different rates, and see which
people like most, or another possibility would be to estimate the rate a
person would say the same rate and set it for that.
Personally, I say leave it as is.
Karl
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