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Ability Delay -- Character Responsiveness (This will make or break SW:TOR)

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Ability Delay -- Character Responsiveness (This will make or break SW:TOR)

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Nemmar
12.28.2011 , 09:08 AM | #2451
Quote: Originally Posted by myrmexaw View Post
Not if my character is still casting my 2.5 second cast that in reality require me to wait 3.5 second to do any other ability....or what about my dual strike that is instant yet require 2 second to cast any other ability afterward....
That is incorrect. The new ability will fire off canceling the previous one. This means the last hit/hits of damage/healing from the first ability dont go off. And if you're in interrupting duty you shouldnt be casting long stuff anyways.

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mancur
12.28.2011 , 09:09 AM | #2452
I just want to add my voice to those calling for Bioware to address this issue.

If you are a former WOW player it is very noticable and frustrating. I will continue leveling this game and perhaps an alt or two while this issue is addressed, but I cant see myself spending 6 years in swtor like I did with WoW if this issue remains unresolved. The gameplay has to be perfect. Others (WoW) have done it perfectly, I hope Bioware can as well.

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myrmexaw
12.28.2011 , 09:11 AM | #2453
Quote: Originally Posted by Gohlar View Post
Unlike WoW, animations matter here.

Remember WoW just fakes it. Most of what you see doesn't mean anything.
There is also the other side of the coin where some abilities require less than 1.5 second to finish animation and you end up there looking like a douche doing nothing.... This is glaring on some melee dps class where you have fast swing and then yoi stand there of for upward of a second doing nothing.

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Gohlar
12.28.2011 , 09:12 AM | #2454
Quote: Originally Posted by mancur View Post
I just want to add my voice to those calling for Bioware to address this issue.

If you are a former WOW player it is very noticable and frustrating. I will continue leveling this game and perhaps an alt or two while this issue is addressed, but I cant see myself spending 6 years in swtor like I did with WoW if this issue remains unresolved. The gameplay has to be perfect. Others (WoW) have done it perfectly, I hope Bioware can as well.
WoW had no feeling at all. Animations meant nothing. What you see and what the other guy sees can be very different.

I hope they don't hamstring the game like that.

Quote: Originally Posted by myrmexaw View Post
There is also the other side of the coin where some abilities require less than 1.5 second to finish animation and you end up there looking like a douche doing nothing.... This is glaring on some melee dps class where you have fast swing and then yoi stand there of for upward of a second doing nothing.
I play a Vanguard so I haven't seen that. This would be a different issue though but yeah I agree it would look dumb.

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Ron_Moore
12.28.2011 , 09:14 AM | #2455
Whether you like the game or not, this is clearly an issue that needs to be addressed. Anyone saying that this is fine as is really needs to step down and leave the discussion, you are only hurting the game in the long run.
<Lightsaber goes here>

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Gohlar
12.28.2011 , 09:15 AM | #2456
Quote: Originally Posted by Ron_Moore View Post
Whether you like the game or not, this is clearly an issue that needs to be addressed. Anyone saying that this is fine as is really needs to step down and leave the discussion, you are only hurting the game in the long run.
But what if we understand what is going on a lot more than you do?

Nothing is truly instant so you either fake it or you don't. If you have a good connection/computer you'd prefer the latter if you understood.

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Qishari
12.28.2011 , 09:17 AM | #2457
Hello all,

Since the thread has reached the 1k mark, we've recreated it for you. Please feel free to continue your discussion in the new thread which can be found here: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=95738