Same here, after using it for quite a while you get accustomed to it and it works correctly.
But I'll just state the facts here ...
Other than the actual LS Members, ClintS
is the only registered user who has actually requested
a Ventrilo account so far. Other than me and the other two Staff Officers
, we can count the other Ventrilo accounts we've made on a couple of hands. (Take note, this doesn't prevent others from joining Ventrilo, it's just a way of avoiding your nickname to be used by others. In other words, we see other folks entering on Ventrilo as well, like owneroffinestC4 for example).
On TeamSpeak on the contrary, you don't need to have an account created. Well actually I don't know because I've never been an Administrator on TeamSpeak; but the point is that out of our current 210 enlisted soldiers, it's scientifically proven at best only 20 of them have Ventrilo, but most likely 90 or even more
of them have TeamSpeak installed and configured too.
That's what opens the gates for all of them to come join us on our TS Server; that's what the others are saying. And whilst it's true I disable my Windows 7 themes, Aero and all that graphic shit when I play, 5tarLine knows I prefer TeamSpeak's interface. It's more talkative
too; for example others can see if you muted your microphone or your speakers. On Vent you can't see that, and you end up talking to a wall without knowing it.
I'll state another fact here, which applies to me at least. The more you care about the Community, being the website and the people that are around it, the less you care about how non-standard Ventrilo is or how difficult it is to setup, or how ugly it may look to some or the bugs it has (TS and Vent are not shy of bugs, even if they're a few, there are). You just do it, and grow accustomed to it. In fact, I stopped using Battlelog's TS3 (I also almost stopped playing but oh well
For the website integration part, I'm not sure but I always imagined that - being that TS3 is more mainstream - there are already pre-coded widgets or website addons like the one we currently have. I mean I see TS website modules a lot so I figured it was supported by the TeamSpeak Devs directly? Turns out it looks like
it's not; perhaps with some harder digging you can find some pre-coded PHP stuff for TS3.
Staff Officer S_h_a_r_k_93