Mumble is the official Grim VoIP software used for in-game events and member-to-member communications.  We are not restrictive on who accesses our Mumble server, though strangers will be questioned on their presence as our acceptance of friends and associates does not branch out so far to be a waystation for lost souls.

Below are the details from one of our webmasters, Grainger.  If you have any issues or concerns, please contact an officer (in-game or on the forums) and they will assist you or direct you to someone who can help.



The Mumble client itself provides superior audio quality to that of Ventrilo. We can put as many clients on the server as we feel necessary and we’ll never have to pay a dime for the use of it. It does have VOX(automatically transmit when you talk), push-to-talk, as well as text-to-speech(although it’s annoying!). It does support compression, echo cancellation, noise suppression, amplification, and automatic normalization. The auto normalization works good, but not great. It allows us all to hear each other at about the same volume without having to tweak volume options on a per-user basis. There is an audio wizard that helps you adjust the many volume and input sliders for your microphone to ensure the highest quality audio. Just make sure you follow the instructions carefully.

There is an in-game overlay that Mumble provides so that if you are in full-screen WoW when someone talks, their name will pop up so you can see who is talking without having to keep the Mumble client open. This is a VERY handy feature. The client also supports the lcd screen on the G15 and G19 Logictech keyboards and the applet shows you who is talking and when people enter and leave channels.

Here are the downloads for the clients

Add a Server Connection
When you install it and make your way to the server connect window. Choose the ‘Custom Servers’ tab at the top. On the right enter in the following information:

Label: The Grim
Port: 64738

Then click the ‘Add’ button at the bottom, then ‘Connect’.

Now that you’re connected..
The first thing you want to do is turn off Text-to-Speech.
– Pull down the Audio menu and choose Text-to-Speech
– Click Apply or Ok

Next thing you’ll want to do is turn off VOX.
– Pull down the Configure menu and choose Settings
– Pull down the ‘Transmit’ option where it says ‘Voice Activity’ and choose ‘Push-to-talk’
– Drag the slidebar all the way to the right.
– Select the ‘Shortcuts’ tab up top to set your Push-to-talk button
– Click Apply or Ok

You’ll also want to turn on expert mode, as that is where all the cool features are..
– Pull down the Configure menu and choose Settings
– Select the ‘User Interface’ tab at the top.
– Check the box labeled ‘Expert Config’
– Click Apply or Ok

Push-to-talk by default does not have a key assigned to it. To assign your push-to-talk key:
– Pull down the Configure menu and choose Settings
– Click the Shortcuts tab at the top of the window that appears
– Click in the large horizontal box then press your push-to-talk key
– Click Ok at the bottom

Overlay Options
– Pull down the Configure menu and choose Settings
– At the very top right corner of the window, press and hold the right arrow until you see the Overlay tab
– Click the Overlay tab.

If for some reason you don’t see the Overlay tab, you are probably not in expert mode. Please re-read the steps above.