For five years, House of Zug has used Ventrilo because it was widely popular among the Warcraft community and best for interviewing new members and running PUG events, such as Friday Night Flex. However, this voice technology has fallen greatly behind similar technologies, and it is time our guild upgraded to simply a superior product.
In the end, we chose Mumble largely because of its extremely high audio quality, comparability with non-Windows products, popularity among world-first Warcraft guilds, and simple business model. While options like Curse Voice or Discord are free, our guild shares bandwidth with every other person currently using the program. With Mumble, we own our server. Moreover, the "free" business model depends on collecting and selling your personal information, which is simply not something we wish to force upon our members. Perhaps as these products perfect their business models and continue to grow, we will reevaluate our decision, but for the time being, we are very content with the quality of the Mumble voice client. You can find out more about the pros and cons of Mumble and other voice technologies in this article.
If you need help setting up Mumble, please consult the links below and then ask an officer for assistance. We will be happy to help.
Is the Ventrilo server staying active?
No, the Ventrilo server has been converted. You will need to download Mumble and walk through the setup options before the raid on Tuesday, 8/23.
How do I setup Mumble?
Instructions for setting up Mumble can be found on the new Mumble Info page or in the video below.
What is the Mumble server info?
The server info has stayed the same; however, there is no longer a global password.
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