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Game virtually unplayable now, can't even tell when my cooldowns are on properly.

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Game virtually unplayable now, can't even tell when my cooldowns are on properly.
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DragnHntr
01.20.2012 , 02:07 PM | #751
After thinking about it a little more, my concern becomes: How the hell did fixing reactive abilities break this? They should not be connected.

The new issue is that abilities on their own CD show lit above the CD line and grey beneath it. The change that caused it is making abilities that are on the GCD but can be cast after it show as lit. Not as lit above the GCD line and grey beneath it, fully lit. This seems to have no connection to the new issue.

This could then be caused by 2 things as I see it. Either this was a seperate change they made that they thought we would like (lolwut?) or their UI code is all jacked up and convoluted and changing one thing inadvertently effects the other.

If it is the second it is probably because it used to work this way and they did a quick fix that didnt really fix the issue, and this new issue is just them reverting the old "fix" and causing the old issue again. This is instead of actually coding a proper fix, i.e. making GCD show as lit and regular CD show as grey, period.

If it is the first, I have little hope that they will eventually have a good working functional UI that doesnt make me badly crave user made mods.

Either way, its not looking good for their UI.

EDIT: Honestly, as stupid as this issue is, it is hardly the gamebreaking problem that some are claiming. Its intention was to fix certain issues which it did quite well. On my toons, the incidents of using the new functionality far outweigh the incidents of being screwed by the new flaw. Yes it sucks not being able to clearly see abilities that are on CD, but for the most part you CAN still see it if you are looking at the bottom bar instead of just glancing at the color of the box.

Again, yes it sucks, but i would still say the change is overall beneficial, it just needs to be refined further.
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Tinasa
01.20.2012 , 02:17 PM | #752
Seventy Six Pages of over 700 replies and still not a word of acknowledgement from Bioware about this problem.
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Ameenachan
01.20.2012 , 02:19 PM | #753
I dont find it a problem, Its easy to adjust to. :/
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SunwindIon
01.20.2012 , 02:39 PM | #754
Quote: Originally Posted by Tinasa View Post
Seventy Six Pages of over 700 replies and still not a word of acknowledgement from Bioware about this problem.
it's almost the weekend, then they can all go home and not care anymore. maybe when they go home they'll actually log in and play, and see what an awful mess they've made of the action bars.

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Vulcrist
01.20.2012 , 02:43 PM | #755
Quote: Originally Posted by Tinasa View Post
Seventy Six Pages of over 700 replies and still not a word of acknowledgement from Bioware about this problem.
So? Its probably not their responsibility to respond in the General Forums about people not being able to adjust to a change in the game.

Open a ticket and see where that goes, instead.

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Tinasa
01.20.2012 , 02:54 PM | #756
Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcrist View Post
So? Its probably not their responsibility to respond in the General Forums about people not being able to adjust to a change in the game.

Open a ticket and see where that goes, instead.
It's not something you adjust to. You can't SEE when the ability is ready. Go Troll another topic.
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GeorgZoeller
01.20.2012 , 02:55 PM | #757 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
We hear your feedback and are working on adjustments to increase the readability of the cooldown UI in an upcoming patch.

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Mahdii
01.20.2012 , 03:02 PM | #758
Quote: Originally Posted by Vulcrist View Post
So? Its probably not their responsibility to respond in the General Forums about people not being able to adjust to a change in the game.

Open a ticket and see where that goes, instead.
A post i made from two pages back:

Quote: Originally Posted by Mahdii View Post
Blue indicator of remaining CD time on abilities that use blue icons is minor?

Image: http://imageshack.us/f/696/cdforcestasis.jpg/

I beg of you to put yourself in my shoes. You play on a 52" television from your couch at 1920x1080 resolution. All you do is PvP and the new CD indicator is blue. Nine of your nineteen binded abilities icons are blue.

Out of those nine, seven have a CD after use. Seven of your abilities now are using a blue line as a CD indicator on blue icons. Can you see now how this isnt minor?

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SunwindIon
01.20.2012 , 03:41 PM | #759
Quote: Originally Posted by Mahdii View Post
A post i made from two pages back:
I wonder if the devs must be testing or playing the game as imperials, surely they don't have very many blue icons (I would assume more reds and purple) so the cooldown thing would be easier to see for them (unless the cooldown indicator is a different colour too, I don't know)

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Mahdii
01.20.2012 , 03:56 PM | #760
I called technical support to relay the issue. Gentleman was kind enough to browse this post to look at the image i posted. It was apparent prior to this i wasnt able to explain the situation to him verbally.

Requested the image link to be included in my ticket.

He did say something about this issue prior to the end of our conversation. However im hesitant to say it for i dont know if it was a standard reply prior to calls end with technical support.

During our conversation i requested to be transferred to a Quality Assurance Rep or someone in the Graphical Department relating to this issue. Unfortunately this wasnt possible on technical supports end.

I'll do some digging to see if i can get a direct line to someone in the above two departments. For i firmly believe if this image is shown to them with the current state blue colored ability icons. It will be addressed via hotfix and or in the next patch.