I've heard of people being able to use a USB headset for ventrilo and then use their speakers for everything else. I have no idea how to do this as the headset didn't come with drivers, windows XP just automatically configured it and my onboard sound doesn't have any controls in this area.
Any clues out there?
My goal as a writer is for the player to want to see the cutscenes. Earn your audience. Forcing people to sit through your glorified fanfic is the gaming equivalent of date rape.