So I’m relatively new to the fighting game community (picked up MVC3 last April) and had a question about how much people rely on sound when playing at tournaments.
When practicing at home I always had the sound on and it was easy for me to hear assist calls and other audio cues. The first time I went out to play casuals I noticed I could barely hear those cues between the 4 other stations playing and people talking. I imagine it’s even worse in a tournament setting with hundreds of people and many more stations going.
I’ve now switched over to listening to music while playing because I don’t want to get used to sound then not have it in a tournament situation. It’s a pity though as I love the sound design in this game and my character themes are awesome (zero, nova, hawkeye).
What is everyone else’s philosophy on sound in competitive play?