Please upgrade your browser for the best possible experience.

Chrome Firefox Internet Explorer
×

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

STAR WARS: The Old Republic > English > General Discussion
Ability Delay -- Character Responsiveness (This will make or break SW:TOR)

Tinkersw's Avatar


Tinkersw
01.10.2012 , 07:25 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by ajjw View Post
Rating.

Also, any update on that vid you're making Xcore?
This is the lastest from Xcore it was at end of the last thread.

Update


Hey all, just wanted to give you (who care) a little update on the video that I am working on regarding this subject. I have completed the draft of 8 points I want to address as well as subscenes (22). All footage required has also been taken and my WoW sub is cancelled once more.

Sadly my work week is very busy and I only have a small window of time that I can dedicate to this project during the week. Nonetheless, I do believe it to be worth it and hope it helps Bioware as well.

I hope to be able to dedicate my weekend to this and finalize...

Soul_of_Flames's Avatar


Soul_of_Flames
01.10.2012 , 07:29 PM | #42
The only time I've ever experienced delays in the time it takes to perform activated actions is when the server latency goes above 100ms. But for any other time, I have never experienced any delay in the actions I select to be done (other than obviously in-game reasons such as my character being stunned).

The only issue I have with combat is that I sometimes have issues controlling my camera. If I click and drag the mouse, it will occasionally send my camera into a spinning frenzy and cause me to lose my bearings as well as make it difficult to target opponents. I don't know if this is a problem with the game or with my mouse/mouse pad but know I've been using this set up for years without problem.

Corwingeorge's Avatar


Corwingeorge
01.10.2012 , 07:45 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by supertouch View Post
underworld medicine acts in much the same way. it seems as though the full animation is rendered during initial use and then an accelerated animation comes during subsequent uses. this video shows that the animation doesn't hinder other abilities. i don't see the problem there unless you hate your character shooting and healing at the same time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JCIuODiKj8

as you can see, this "hitch" (it's likely normal animation) occurs only during initial use or if you're using the ability in slow succession. you can spam heal with no problem. the same thing applies to charged burst.
another great example of ability delay. thx for this

supertouch's Avatar


supertouch
01.10.2012 , 07:55 PM | #44
stick to posting about guns

dotNex's Avatar


dotNex
01.10.2012 , 07:59 PM | #45
Hoping for a fix soon and rating the thread. I really dont like the sluggish feel of the game. Im used to clicking on my hotkeys without looking at the action bars (except when I need to check for the CD on an ability), in SWTOR I never know if I have started/finished casting something or not. This is extremely annoying especially when healing. The other day I was doing some kolto action for a heroic quest on my operative and it felt terrible.
This is with 60fps (stable under load / on imperial fleet too) and 60-80ms latency.
Quote: Originally Posted by A friend
I hit an instant cast force heal or static shield but it isn't instant at all because my guy feels like doing the macarena before he sets it up and suddenly the tank is dead.

Corwingeorge's Avatar


Corwingeorge
01.10.2012 , 08:50 PM | #46
Quote: Originally Posted by supertouch View Post
stick to posting about guns
you're right there's a pretty big delay with blaster pistols. the devs are workin on it

Expanse's Avatar


Expanse
01.10.2012 , 08:51 PM | #47
I really like the game, and i didn't even follow it in development. I could see myself playing it for at least a few years.... However

The only thing that is really holding me back on really enjoying it is the ability lag. I get so frustrated by this that sometimes i just end up logging out and not playing again for a couple days.

Its not to bad in PVE but in PVP its just awful and completely destroys the experience for me.

If this isn't fixed i honestly don't see myself playing SWTOR beyond the next big game release.

Gehoornde's Avatar


Gehoornde
01.10.2012 , 08:51 PM | #48
bump for justice.
PROUD OWNER OF STANDARD EDITION

Xcore's Avatar


Xcore
01.10.2012 , 09:01 PM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by ajjw View Post
Rating.

Also, any update on that vid you're making Xcore?
Yea, actually working on it as we speak, I hope to have all the "video" stuff done by Friday Evening (based on how much time I'll have tomorrow and thursday)... currently in Adobe After Effects.

Putok's Avatar


Putok
01.10.2012 , 09:06 PM | #50
Quote: Originally Posted by Xcore View Post
Yea, actually working on it as we speak, I hope to have all the "video" stuff done by Friday Evening (based on how much time I'll have tomorrow and thursday)... currently in Adobe After Effects.
Thanks for all the work and attention you've put in on this. I think it's one of the big reasons that Bioware has responded so positively, and indicated that this is a high priority for them to fix up.