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[Suggestion] Ability to modify Game Volume while spectating.

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  • [Suggestion] Ability to modify Game Volume while spectating.

    I believe it would be quite useful to change the master volume settings for the game while you're spectating. These suggested volume settings should not affect your standard volume settings that you use while gaming. It should rather be a separate "Master Volume" that's based on your default gaming volume settings.

    To motivate this, I'd like to compare the spectating function to watching a game stream (cause that's basically what it is). While spectating a game stream, many usually do other things simultaneously. I usually listen to music and browse the web on my second screen while having the stream on my main screen. Thus, the game sounds aren't the only things I usually listen to while watching a game, and I usually modify the volume for the game accordingly to the situation I am in.

    To make it easily accessible, this could be displayed as a simple volume slider on the spectating tab where you change your caster, just like you would have a volume slider on a stream. If it's implemented like that, then those spectating settings would not even really need to be stored between spectating sessions.

    At the moment, I personally do this for the whole of Dota 2 via the Volume Mixer Panel in Windows, but it's fairly irritating as I always forget to readjust it, and it's also fairly irritating to correct the settings in Windows as I often need pixel-perfect mouse precision when readjusting it to the same volume level that the other volume settings are at to not disturb them in Windows (if you've ever used the volume mixer, you probably know what I'm talking about). To have it as an easily accessible ingame feature would be nice.