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This game badly needs mods and macros.

Zingas's Avatar

12.17.2011 , 07:35 AM | #1
I sorely underestimated just how poor the UI would turn out. It is so uncustomizable it isn't funny. Health bars, buffs, debuffs, and the power bar are all WAY too small. You can't move or resize anything, I HATE having the chat box up the top.

Not having a damage meter or even a freaking combat log is ridiculous. Why shouldn't we even know how much damage we're doing? I want to know what the best rotation is for my character and I have absolutely no way of working that out.

Macros are a staple in every MMO, how can you just not have them? There's a nice focus target but it's practically useless without focus macros.

These should be top priority for the next patch.

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01.13.2012 , 08:49 AM | #2
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dimster's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 08:51 AM | #3
The game baddly needs more threads about mods and macros

Iskevosi's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 08:54 AM | #4
Not this again.....

Gharlane's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 08:54 AM | #5
No it doesnt.

Nemmar's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 08:55 AM | #6
No, it doesnt.

DecimaPoiuytr's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 08:58 AM | #7
I for one enjoy that the game doesn't have most of the macros that exist in other games.

Why give players macros so they can spam one button for their damage abilities instead of thinking? Or spam macros that auto-target for healing instead of thinking? This ruins the skill-based aspects of games if you ask me; players should have to think about what to do, and develop the reaction time to do it. The less automation there is in playing the higher the skill-cap and the greater depth of gameplay.

UI modifications would be nice though (particularly customizable ability bars). Although, I can see an argument against this as well; standardizing UI options levels the playing field and makes balance easier.

Fraxture's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 08:59 AM | #8
This game needs Less Threads about the game badly needing mods and macros.
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Nissin's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 09:00 AM | #9
This games UI was made with flash we aren't getting any mods soon. I have friends who work at Curse who had a meeting with SWTOR devs a couple years ago to start implementing a team effort for UI development and approaches and they flat out said no we are not allowing it. They seem to not have the pulse of the community or just have the most arrogant development team ever thinking we can agree with all their decisions.
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Nemmar's Avatar

01.13.2012 , 09:04 AM | #10
I think they have a pulse in the community. That is why they havent allowed it.

Whoever is in favor of addons is just beeing selfish and they know it. It will bring nothing of positive to the game. Stop thinking only of whats good for you only, and think about whats good for everyone playing the game.

I'm all in favor of UI improvements and Bioware is working on it. Gladly we dont have a lazy developer like blizzard, so we really dont need addons to come and ruin the game balance and design.