Overwatch Sounds (Lua Mod)

When I was a kid, I spent a lot of my spare time playing World of Warcraft. I also spent a lot of time toying around with different addons, excitedly looking for new ways the modding community had tried to enhance the game’s UI.

One of my favorites was one named Shao Khan FTW. With this mod, specific actions in the game would trigger sound files from the original Mortal Kombat to play. Such as the “FINISH HIM” line when an enemy would reach 20% health.

It wasn’t until later when I decided to try and play around with the Wow API and develop my own version of this mod, instead using Overwatch sound files. It’s the same concept as the original Shao Khan FTW mod, but with a little bit of added detail. For example, I hooked more specific code calls to different spell IDs to be able to play sound files when a player uses a certain spell. For example, playing Reaper’s “Death Walks among you!” when a Death Knight begins summoning ghouls using Army of the Dead. Or Soldier 76’s “I’ve got you in my sights” when a Hunter casts Hunter’s Mark


Author: Kirsten

Hello there! Welcome to my website. My name is Kirsten Kane, a native of Southern California, avid gamer and esports fan, amatuer Kart racer, craft beer enthusiast, and an alumnus in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine. I am currently working as a Test Analyst at Blizzard Entertainment on the Battle.net Accounts & Commerce Core team. Formerly, I was an SQA Engineer in Test Automation at Lexmark Enterprise Software (formerly Kofax) one of their flagship products, Kofax Total Agility. In my spare time, I love to create video games, both on my own or with a club team. I spent two years at the Video Game Development Club at UCI where I created a number of games in Unity and Unreal engine that you will find featured on this website!

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