I may be one in the minority here, but with the Lost Cities excelent soundtrack, I'm surprised people don't say anything about this. And if you were one of those VoiceOver users who got LC after this change was implemented, let me enlighten you. Open up Lost Cities and turn off VoiceOver. Pretty epic music for a card game, huh?
I can understand the reasoning behind why the developers disabled music when VoiceOver was on. On iOS 6, there was a problem with audio ducking that started happening with iOS 7.1 oe so, so the devs decided to disable VoiceOver until this critical audio ducking bug is fixed. It has been fixed, and if you want you could turn it off now in iOS 8.
Even so, you can turn down the music in options. I think since i'm the only one asking for it, the devs just thought it wasn't necessary to re-enable music with VoiceOver on since that's how "most" blind people play, with music off. Well, I'd still like a choice in the matter, because audio ducking works better with headsets/earbuds and I usually play games at night. Yes, you could just buy the soundtrack on iTunes and listen to it and get your LC music fix,but that's not the point. Sighted users can hear it in-game, so we should have the option to as well.
What do you guys think? For those of you who don't like music, turn it off in options. But for those of us, and I hope it's more than just me, who like to play with the music on in most cases, we'll keep it on. Now that I've heard the music, the emertion is taken out of the game when I turn VO on and it's just off, with the volume at 100 in options and the only way to play with the music on is to have VoiceOver off.
Think of it this way. Celtic Tribes and Lords & Knights didn't do this, so this game is, IMO, no exception.