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Is it true that in build 435 they incorporated a 'combat idle animation' ? If that's true, it is help enough for me to turn off the markers above characters.


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I think either ALL the information should be above the characters (XCOM:EU/EW), or it should all just be with the portraits.

 

Also, instead of watching bars deplete to decide when people are going to go again, what if we watched bars fill, instead? Maybe with some kind of glow/indication of "Ready for action"? You know, kinda like the old Final Fantasy "active" combat GUIs.


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I think either ALL the information should be above the characters (XCOM:EU/EW), or it should all just be with the portraits.

 

Also, instead of watching bars deplete to decide when people are going to go again, what if we watched bars fill, instead? Maybe with some kind of glow/indication of "Ready for action"? You know, kinda like the old Final Fantasy "active" combat GUIs.

 

Fill is more intuitive, I agree. The ATB system is a good example.

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I agree with all of Lephys's points. Either all portrait or all model. I've played similar clock-based games like Atlantica Online or the Monster's Den series and everywhere it's fill.  A small flash or other visual cue to show readiness, yes again.


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I'm a big fan of thing's being shown in context, and don't like to be pulled out of immersion. If the bars above the heads must be shown, I'd prefer it to only be there when I activate it, or if it only shows for a second and fades away. The dev's have over complicated the combat so you need so many visual cues to know what the heck is going on. I feel like they should have stuck with a 1 or 4 party max for a game this complex. It's completely counter productive to have a gorgeous world to play in and then have to concentrate so much on the tiny #'s on screen and try to decipher who's engaging who etc. At least their open minded to listen to our feedback. Maybe by the 3rd or 4th post launch patch it'll be more streamlined and pretty.

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@axedice: That's so much better it's not even funny, considering what a mess it is in-game right now.


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Do we really need that much info all the time? I run the beta with the recovery bar option turned off and i cant really say i miss it during any encounter.

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