Yeah, I know it’s minor. But I don’t think I’m the only one being driven insane by these. Let me explain.
As pretty much everyone knows, now and again the heroes will say something among the lines of “gee, it sure is quiet around here”. Well, here’s the thing. IT NEVER IS. Never! Absolutely never! Even on Recruit! I can count the times when any of these lines made the slightest lick of sense on the fingers of one hand. That’s in 200 hours.
And boy, do these lines play often.
What’s funny is that they also existed in V1, and they played about as often. They were never as maddening in there, however. The reason for that is, the tone of these lines changed drastically between the two games. In V1 the focus was always on “stay sharp, the skaven are around the corner”. In V2 it is" HMMMM THERE’S ABSOLUTELY NO ONE AROUND HERE HELLOOOOOO!!!". There’s a scant few lines that are done in the style of old, but they’re very few and very far between. As such, they stand out, badly.
In pretty much every game, you’ll have heroes complaining about how quiet everything is and how cowardly the skaven and northlanders are, all while fighting a horde, an elite pack, killing specials, and hearing the horde alarm bell/horn in the distance. It happens all. the. time. It was funny for a while, but now it’s just stupid.
I get that removing them outright is a bit extreme, but let’s be honest, no one is going to miss them. They play FAR too often. Just, no. Disable them. Fixing them so they only play when you’ve actually not encountered many enemies in a long period of time is honestly not worth it, simply because the game doesn’t work that way. These lines are pointless.
Maybe add some actually useful lines instead. Like grimoire pickups or throwaways. Or callouts for Chaos elites. Or, or, or… I could go on forever. But really, get rid of these voicelines.