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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)

badchx's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 09:47 PM | #51
Repost this from another thread.

Made a new video regarding wow vs. swtor and responsiveness.
And this time only using one finger.



Redsuns_'s Avatar

01.10.2012 , 10:49 PM | #52
Quote: Originally Posted by Godsfear View Post
Since the last patch or 2 I've now got a new problem where my abilities simply won't fire no matter how much I mash the button.

I can see the button being fired on the ui and a GCD is triggered but the ability just won't go off for anywhere between 2-8 seconds. Again, the ability is getting triggered on the hotbars but it won't actually fire no matter how many times I push the button.

It really sucks when I want to stealth and instead sit there mashing my stealth button only to see it fire 6 seconds later and 10 button presses later.

The ability lag has always bothered me but they did something a few days ago that has made it even worse.

Piss the crap out of me clicking the speeder 10 times or stealth 10 times and nothing happen. Broken game. You bought a TV home and it wont turn on no matter how you smash the on button.

Sqeez's Avatar

01.10.2012 , 10:50 PM | #53

This is a video of my sorcerer, showing the problem with off-global cooldown abilities I'm having.

I interupt a spell then go to use force lightning, the force lightning shows an animation, however it doesn't trigger a cooldown or consume the buff, nor does it do damage. It does however trigger a global cooldown.

I can reliably repeat this many times and is particularly annoying on Immortal Jugg, when tanking and I use retaliation(off gcd) at the same time as any other ability it fails to use the ability but does however trigger gcd.

Halacs's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 12:18 AM | #54
Quote: Originally Posted by Putok View Post
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.
Agreed, thank you Xcore
Proper Dual spec please.
Free flying space combat
Cross server PVP, OP's, & FP's
Fix Ability Delay/misfire

DarthSianiz's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 02:44 AM | #55
Bumping this!!! Full support!!! Love This Game!!! But this Need Fix!!!
No More Ability Delay!!!

Winiarus's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 07:41 AM | #56
WoW = Casting bar > animations
SWToR = Animations > Casting bar

Shuriko's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 08:24 AM | #57
*Taps heels together and wishes real hard for a fix*

Come on!
The Jedi goes with. "We serve the Force."
The Sith goes with. "The Force serves us."

undell's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 12:16 PM | #58
bumping thread

jojomexi's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 01:54 PM | #59
just throwing in my 2 cents, glad to see im not the only one noticing this issue.

Coming from WoW, the only discrepancy i have, and that i even told my friends of, was the fact of the delay between hitting a key, and actually using an ability.

As a Sith Sorcerer(healer), i can easily see the latency of responsiveness. I cast Dark Heal, and even as fast as it is, i wont see the hit points increase for an additional .5 seconds after the spell has completed. theres also a .1-.4 second latency when i actually press down on the hotkey to use each spell.

and as all of you should already have noticed, the popping around the screen when there is a cc, or something similar involved. its like the game cant decide where you are supposed to be. this is most noticeable in hutt ball.

speaking of hutt ball, its a PAIN sometimes to try and throw the ball. mashing my hotkey takes a few attempts to actually proc the aoe cursor.

I really hope they fix this as this is the main concern i have with SWTOR. dont get me wrong, im still playing it, hell i stopped my WoW subscription in hopes this will give me something more challenging and new (WoW is becoming more and more faceroll, now even in PvP which is all i do).

Fix this responsiveness issue, and build more warzones, and you will undoubtfully retain many subs

awesomebilly's Avatar

01.11.2012 , 08:59 PM | #60
Quote: Originally Posted by supertouch View Post
here's one of several videos i've uploaded. i don't have any problems with effects being delayed.

maybe it's class-specific.
I see you have a delay..
maybe this is proof that the people that say they don't see the issue dont know what they are looking for?