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Visual Effect on Shield Absorptions

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Visual Effect on Shield Absorptions

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Chaori
11.21.2012 , 05:19 PM | #1
It was very satisfying as a tank in WoW to see your character raise his shield and hear the sound of the enemy hitting it when blocking attacks.
Playing as a tank in SWTOR it doesn't really make you feel like a tank, the only way we can tell our mitigation is at work is to watch the numbers on the screen, ain't nobody got time for that!

I would love for tanks to have a visual and audible effect when attacks are Shielded, it would make it much more interesting to tank and I believe it would make tanks more appealing to people that don't play them

The shield could look like this, maybe slightly more transparent, and invisible until it is actually shielding attacks. Instead of covering your whole character though, the shield could appear from the point of impact and fade out so it only covers the half of your body facing the attacking mob. I'm not asking for some completely obvious effect, even a small visual would improve the appeal.

It doesn't make sense to have a 'Shield Generator' that doesn't actually generate a shield

Thoughts?

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Chaori
11.22.2012 , 03:17 PM | #2
Nobody cares about tanking effects? D:

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anonnn
11.22.2012 , 03:49 PM | #3
I like this idea... it might as well have a visual effect much like the Personal Shield Generators that were in SWG, those were subtle enough yet very noticeable if you were paying attention. A sound effect to go with the visual effect would make it more than twice as nice.
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Kendaric
11.22.2012 , 04:07 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Chaori View Post
It was very satisfying as a tank in WoW to see your character raise his shield and hear the sound of the enemy hitting it when blocking attacks. Playing as a tank in SWTOR it doesn't really make you feel like a tank, the only way we can tell our mitigation is at work is to watch the numbers on the screen, ain't nobody got time for that!

I would love for tanks to have a visual (and maybe even a sound) effect when attacks are Shielded, maybe even one for Deflections/Parries too. It would make it much more interesting to tank and it would make tanks more appealing to people that don't play them

Thoughts?
Parry/deflect/dodge already has animations for it, no need for further glow effects here. The shield, however, should have a subtle visual attached.
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Chaori
11.22.2012 , 04:11 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Kendaric View Post
Parry/deflect/dodge already has animations for it, no need for further glow effects here. The shield, however, should have a subtle visual attached.
Are you sure? I know Deflections have a pretty awesome character animation, but I don't think the parry effect applies when your character is doing attack swing animations. Maybe even a minor sound effect for parries or something.

Either way I'm more concerned about the Shielding

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Kendaric
11.22.2012 , 04:21 PM | #6
I'm absolutely sure, yes. At least as far as Jedi are concerned, you see the saber movement to parry/defelect attacks. The only exception may be Master Strike, I'm not certain how it's handled with that ability.
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seven_deadlies
11.22.2012 , 04:32 PM | #7
Are you guys on crack?

The only time you see the shield dome appear, is when you've Shielded an attack.

If you see a constant bubble, that's the Guard ability.


There is already an effect...

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Chaori
11.22.2012 , 04:35 PM | #8
Quote: Originally Posted by seven_deadlies View Post
Are you guys on crack?

The only time you see the shield dome appear, is when you've Shielded an attack.

If you see a constant bubble, that's the Guard ability.


There is already an effect...
There is no "shield dome" for shielding attacks and no audible notification that an attack has been shielded, that's why I made this thread.. And yes I'm quite aware of what Guard is.

Did you even read the post?

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seven_deadlies
11.22.2012 , 04:46 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Chaori View Post
There is no "shield dome" for shielding attacks and no audible notification that an attack has been shielded, that's why I made this thread.. And yes I'm quite aware of what Guard is.

Did you even read the post?
I did indeed read your post... even clicked on the link to see the pic of the Destroyer droid..

As a Shadow tank, I also know that EVERY time I get in a fight, I see the shield bubble form around my character.

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seven_deadlies
11.22.2012 , 04:51 PM | #10
Here you go... quick search finds me a reasonably decent video example.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quFAQiR5Now&t=100

At 1:58 the mob deals the first melee blow, and that attack is Shielded. Notice the blue bubble around the tank.