I am so shocked that several folks here have reported not hearing theme changes during 5v5 at all
I’ve heard 4 different “phase” themes (the slashes mean that the theme is the same for both scenarios):
- (Transition interlude FROM Midgame “peaceful” phase/Earlygame fight to) Earlygame “peaceful” phase
- (Transition interlude FROM Earlygame “peaceful” phase TO) Midgame “peaceful” phase/Earlygame fight
- Lategame “peaceful” phase/Midgame fight
- Blackclaw captured phase/Lategame fight
(- I also think the Lategame “peaceful” phase/Midgame fight theme plays WHILE either Ghostwing or Blackclaw are being attacked)
I LOVE the transitions in 5v5 SO, SO, SO dang much, and imo it’s a huge improvement over 3v3 's soundtrack (yes 3v3 did have them too, most noticeable after Kraken capture). When 5v5 was still relatively new (before players got the “Founding 5v5 badges”) the soundtrack flowed so smoothly in that when earlygame fights happened that SICK transition played and then the Midgame “peaceful” theme played and after the fight the transition into the Earlygame “peaceful” phase played, causing things to die down and slow again as folks went back to farming… it was just so GREAT! UGH…
…but ever since the “Founding 5v5” badges were handed out and new portions were added for the Earlygame “peaceful” track so the Leitmotif heard in the Midgame “peaceful” phase/Midgame fight is there as well, the soundtrack as a whole seemed to glitch up. In fact, I’ve noticed that both the 3v3 and 5v5 soundtracks are glitchy now in that the Kraken phase/Lategame fight theme for 3v3 , and either the Midgame peaceful phase/Earlygame fight or Blackclaw phase/Lategame fight for 5v5 (it’s seemingly random, though in my experience the latter of the two plays much more often it’s ridiculous) plays SOOOOOOO early on, like as soon as 2 heroes engage in an early jungle invade for example… and then it stays for a while even after the fight’s ended If SEMC could fix it, I’d be so happy, and it’d make my matches feel more immersive again! But then again, I shouldn’t be demanding so much outta them, right?
Regardless, Joris de Man outdid himself doing the 3v3 and 5v5 soundtracks! Hats off to him!