Blizzard has yet to comment on the AI voice over addon, though it seems likely to fall under similar objections as its predecessors, so players interested in the idea should check it out and enjoy it while it lasts.
sounds like the AI voiceover isn’t considered a violation.
But for real they need an official port of this AI voice mod into the retail version of the game for generic quests.
I’m guilty of just clicking and accepting quests as I go and follow the map. Voiceover at least gives some immersion on the way to the next location.
Handed in a quest to a British Thrall earlier. Was funny. This is why for main quests or core characters would need voice actors.
AI will definitely be one of those things that increase in fidelity over time. Its been incorporated to some single player RPGs already. Im surprised how much the tone and pacing actually does fluctuate with the mod to replicate real conversation, but still needs more time and development to be 100%.
“Greetings dear champion of the Horde! As war chief of this most gentlemanly grouping of fellows it is good to see a fine and capable chap such as yourself not afraid to give the hooligans that would threat our most prestige union a good ol’ one two. Lok’tar Ogar my jolly fellow and glory to the Horde!”
Obvious it’d be nothing like that, but it’s funny to imagine.
The same thing can be said for the AI voice-overs on YouTube.
Even with all of the improvements that have been made, there is still a bit of the uncanny valley present. It’s getting darn close to being seamless, and I can see a point in the not too distant future when it will be almost imperceptible.
That being said, I don’t see why Blizzard would have a strong objection with someone else doing the job for them that they should have done in the first place. Add-on creators only get paid in donations which doesn’t pose any real monetary threat to ABK.
Many jobs are lost as the human race advances. I for one thing blizzard should ditch all VA going forward and just use AI. If it allows them to add this to the game in future expansions.
A lot of you need to learn to just accept the fact that AI is the future. Sitting in the classroom folding your arms and yelling “No.” like a child in kindergarten will not change that. Yes, it will take jobs. it will probably take my job in the future. I still stand by it will help humanity going forward.
Also, as a side. VA were already crying that on-screen actors were taking VA jobs in animated movies. It was a dying job. Ai will just be the killing blow.