I am ALL about the clickbaity titles!
Anyway, if you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m absolutely fascinated with sound design and music in games. It’s so crucial and underrated, and MMORPGs are chock-full of all of these audio touches that go largely unnoticed and unappreciated.
The other day I was thinking about what it was about (of all things) Disney rides that made them so special. There are a lot of answers to this, of course, but my mind drifted over to the topic of their sound design. With music and sound effects, an audio team can transform something fairly ordinary (a dark ride, a coaster) into something that’s on a whole new level. Almost every one of my favorite Disney rides — Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Spaceship Earth, Tower of Terror — have an incredible sound design that cranks up the intensity of the experience and draws…
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