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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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JediDyne
01.20.2012 , 12:38 PM | #721
It doesn't bug me too much, but the old way was easier to manage. If you have some sense of what's going on and your abilities are still on cooldown, and you have the resources to do so after the cooldown goes away, you should be aware that you have the resources to do so despite the icon being greyed out. Having everything lit up is really distracting for long cooldown abilities. If something has over a 1 minute cooldown and I am 4 secs from using it, you can barely tell if its useable unless I mash the button. 4 seconds is a long time in these types of games.

I think they can do one of two things. Make this function a toggle feature in the menu, or make the lit up abilities look slightly different, but not greyed. If they added number countdowns (which IMO would be a total UI eyesore), make it a toggle feature.

Make it all a toggle feature.

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Goretzu
01.20.2012 , 12:43 PM | #722
Quote: Originally Posted by Bullitthead View Post
I was wondering what the deal was with my deflection ability last night. It looked like it was off of cooldown, but wasn't working. I'm sure this ui change is what the issue was. Thanks for pointing it out! Please revert this change bioware


Yeah, that will be this issue exactly.
Real Star Wars space combat please, not Star Wars Fox! Maybe some PvP and flight too?
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profaneascension
01.20.2012 , 12:44 PM | #723
Quote: Originally Posted by djsmileey View Post
I am stickin' with my guns on this one and claiming that while it is annoying, I have BARELY noticed a difference after I got used to it.

Claiming it's unplayable is WAYYY over reacting.
I am lending my support. I mentioned yesterday in another thread that I didn't even notice a difference until I remembered that the UI had supposedly changed after the patch, and I was immediately attacked and called a "legendary bad" even though I have everything hotkeyed.

Maybe my eyesight is just that much better, or perhaps as a player who is very hotkey-obsessive I need only to glance at the button to discern the little blue cooldown shadow, but to say this issue is game-breaking is hyperbole at its worst.

I'm certainly not opposed to them switching it back to the old way, but people need to stop overreacting to the most minor of issues.
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Supahhappy
01.20.2012 , 12:44 PM | #724
I must be oblivious, I didn't even notice they changed it until I read this thread...
Has lost all faith in BioWare since EA has gutted them and stole their soul. Will never buy another game from this shell of its former self.

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DerangedOne
01.20.2012 , 12:46 PM | #725
Quote: Originally Posted by Edryk View Post
Did you try the PTR? Did you report it?
if i was able to play for free then yeah id consider it, but no way in hell will i pay 15Euro a month to do their work ???

but since you are sutch a good guy could you please go to work for me tomorrow give me all the money and pay me 10 Euro for the fun you have doing it ?

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drudgee
01.20.2012 , 12:47 PM | #726
More content, MORE BUGS !!! NO CUSTOMER SERVICE !!!

We had a raid group go to The Eeternity Vault on normal mode. We get to the 2nd boss fight with Gharj. In the gathering area and on the space ship, individuals or the whole group would just drop dead. No attack, no reason, just drop dead. After putting up with the running back, constantly, to fight the mob we finally kill it. Our logs show the kill, but weekly Galactic Operation quest DON'T UPDATE for several of our group.

How many times have you been in a warfront and been kicked out with no credit for a win or loss ?

How many times have you had to hit control U 2 times to free your hot keys ?

When have you as an individual gotten ANY kind of attention for customer service that solved your problem other than computer generated responses ? I get responses to questions I didn't even ask !

The big new deal was to only allow 50's to fight together in warfront. Some great mind at EA didn't seem to realize that MOST of the server population isn't lvl 50. A cross-server mix for warfront makes SO MUCH SENSE that most other MMO's do the cross-server for their PVP matches.

Most other games allow you to customize your UI. But EA decided they knew what was best for us and we have to take it.

When I had a problem in most of the other MMO's I have played, be it lost item, no quest update or some other problem, if it didn't get taken care of that day, I would log in and my quest would be updated or the loot problem solved.

The ONLY thing EA seems to care about is the DOLLARS we as players give them. To heck with our problem, just keep the money coming !!

It looks like EA has contracted out the service side to someone that has no idea what customer service is about.

This game reminds me of Vanguard. It was one of the best MMO's around. But the bugs and poor service eventually caused it to loose it's player base and where is Vanguard now ?

If EA doesn't do something to show it cares about the individual customer and start making FIXES instead of new bug filled content, no matter how good the game plays for 15 minutes, you will see people leaving in droves.

WHEN a new MMO comes out that shows that the individual player does count, I am gone.

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NrOneHero
01.20.2012 , 12:47 PM | #727
FULLY AGREE! This must have been to most stupid change Ive ever seen in a mmorpg! Changing something that works perfectly fine to something FAR worse!

Before the change you could see EXACTLY when a ability was about to come off CD and now you cant anymore. This change is mindboggeling and just blew my mind!

Get a grip

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vandana_
01.20.2012 , 12:47 PM | #728
Quote: Originally Posted by Supahhappy View Post
I must be oblivious, I didn't even notice they changed it until I read this thread...
Go away troll
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nilssen
01.20.2012 , 12:48 PM | #729
Quote: Originally Posted by Maoxx View Post
Honestly I wish they would put an option in the menu that would show you a numerical value for the CD's rather than a graphical one.
I'd like both.
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Goretzu
01.20.2012 , 12:49 PM | #730
Quote: Originally Posted by profaneascension View Post
I am lending my support. I mentioned yesterday in another thread that I didn't even notice a difference until I remembered that the UI had supposedly changed after the patch, and I was immediately attacked and called a "legendary bad" even though I have everything hotkeyed.

Maybe my eyesight is just that much better, or perhaps as a player who is very hotkey-obsessive I need only to glance at the button to discern the little blue cooldown shadow, but to say this issue is game-breaking is hyperbole at its worst.

I'm certainly not opposed to them switching it back to the old way, but people need to stop overreacting to the most minor of issues.



I think there's a couple of things influencing how noticable it is.




1. Number of CDs a class/spec has to monitor - some classes have 11 CDs going at once in all fights and need to know when all come off.

2. Icon contrast, it's easier to see the blue line on some icons than on others, so it'll be easier to see for some classes than others.




However there's absolutely no way I can constantly monitor 11 CDs anything like as well with the new system as the old, nor know exactly when some abilities are off CD (they look like they are but actually 7+ seconds left - 7 seconds is an age in some circumstances).
Real Star Wars space combat please, not Star Wars Fox! Maybe some PvP and flight too?
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