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PostSubject: I feel the need to rant and rave   Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:46 pm

I am so damn tired of dieing for the stupdist of reasons. I just died basically because I had no idea that there was a swarm around me. I am nearly lt gen, in some NICE gear on a gpot in in magens. I comped half the area.. somehow or another my comps managed to die.. fine. But why did I die? Was it because I didnt have gmanas or a chance to heal? No. Its because I cant tell which comps are mine. In a giant hoard I cant turn on names because they all over lap anyway and are unreadable. Comps need to be turned into a GC image or have their color changed as if they were selected with alt or something.
There is information about the battle that I am essentially supposed to know and have no way of finding out purely due to excessive clutter and poor GUI. I mean I can comp noble NPCs and have an army of 20 surrounding me and be hidden in the center and somehow something still manages to sneak in? Thats some BS. I mean its sad I am well on my way to noble and I dont even want to play that character anymore when it can go toe to toe with most of the NPCs in the game.




Tldr; Their names are appended with i for a reason, but when you cant read that youre screwed.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:31 am

If you really have trouble look at the monster before you comp it. Comp is fine I think, the i in front of the name is good enough.
Just learn how to comp better, or use light so you can see what's attacking you. And if you're getting attacked try stunning or recalling. These are just some tips to help you improve. If it appears your comps are attacking you, say Stop! And it should stop.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Fri Jun 22, 2012 1:45 am

Once I get surrounded by 4 gargs there is barely time for anything, SOP is pretty much heal, ms, heal, stun and my spells are 75 base+

Not sure how light is supposed to help, I have max perception and can see in the dark. I see everything, I just cant tell what is what without constantly turning names on/off and even then its a crapshoot.

Again.. if I have time/mana to recall then I have time/mana to stun. And with my level of med/conc I can stun infinitely and have done it to survive many a time.

My own comps attacking me has never been a problem, but ty for that because that is vital to staying alive with comp penting, its inevitable you hit one of your own by mistake at some point.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:20 am

comps don't just attack you without reason. You must first stun, curse, blast or melee them. Star gave good advice & another tip I'll add is I sometimes heal a highlighted mob, if my HP rises, I know the mob is a bad guy. If mob's HP goes up, he is a good guy.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:29 am

When I am in the middle of dieing, I cannot afford to have a 50-50 chance of healing something else or myself.. I need to know which it is. The game gives me this information essentially, but hides it in plain sight. Again, if I am trying to stun something that can make it worse, if I stun a friendly then my own mob attacks and I dont realize for the first couple seconds.

I shouldnt have to run around spamming stop and heal on every other monster and hope I hit the right guy. There is a reasons my GC doesnt look anything like a garg.. I shouldnt have to hunt and guess which one it is in battle if I need to respell or heal him, same for comps. How about just give me a /comp command so everything I comp turns into a GC image?
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:17 pm

I don't think u understand what we're saying... u need to look at them or do my heal thing BEFORE u get in trouble. They don't just randomly start attacking you. You are attacking your own army.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:13 am

I dont think you understand what youre saying. I dont have time to check every damn one of them when there are 30 on the screen, I have 100 mana and the entire group of 30 just shifted when two died and I have no idea whats mine. Even if I grab one and select it with the mouse/alt it can take 2-3 seconds for Garg or iGarg to appear at the top of the window, in that amount of time I could be dead or half way there.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:53 am

writing "stop" will prevent the surrounding area from attacking you if they're yours. if not then ur monsters will start attacking the enemies
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 8:26 am

No Tea and biscuits. I knew that before I ever started this post. My own gargs attacking me isnt my problem. Its not knowing which are mne thats my problem. This whole thing was a waste of time, nevermind.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:39 pm

Leave names on and then you won't have to wait until it shows up on the screen. You will always be able to tell which ones are yours by the "i" in front of the name.

OR

Don't use as many comps.

OR (my fav)

Comp only the "Strong" gargs to make it even easier to tell apart your comps from NPCs. (I have found this to be best for two reasons. Your gargs names are longer and easier to differentiate, AND they don't die as quick.)
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:33 pm


wot does this part mean?

nunnbt473 wrote:
and the entire group of 30 just shifted


I believe the "shift" occurs when u fail to look at a target & just attack it blindly.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:44 pm

Or when particular enemies or comps die while others are already in transit and things target / retarget. I am so tired of the stupidity. THE PROBLEM IS NOT MY COMPS, IT IS TELLING THEM APART QUICKLY / AT A GLANCE. Dont know how many times / ways I have to say it before people catch on and stop trying to make it something else. It doesnt matter, Im done with the game and no one else cares or has issues with it. Im unsubcribing from the topic.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:38 pm

maybe some faulty equipment on your end? between keyboard & chair I think
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:34 pm

I dont understand y you need to know though, if you're getting hit constantly spam "stop" and then they will. If not they will respell each other and die in the end unless you walk around saying transfer. Apart from that you can normally take your time looking at them
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PostSubject: option..   Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:38 pm

how about changing the appearance of a comped npc a bit, say giving them a blue hue or something along those lines. I admit that it's hard to see anything with a screen full of comps. to see anything you have to turn off names and even health sometimes.

I think a slight change would be cool, as well as a gift towards easier game play.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:42 am

nice story... blue-capes should get god-mode too.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:56 pm

Seems like the problem is with the number of comps on the screen. How about we limit the number of comps possible to a certain amount?

Limiting to 5 or so comps should allow people to see and differentiate the NPCs and comps.
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 30, 2012 5:02 pm

I agree with Redman here, I've always thought comp should be limited
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:04 pm

Hey the only problem is that he is trying to pent where he cant be. Thus he is Comping to help him live. All you Have to due is pent lower. Or use Curse. This game when it was first created never had Compulse. Now lets not get carried away with limiting Comp to 5... let it be..
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:54 am

Maybe limit Comps to 1 - like a GC .....

Problem solved (*evil grin*)

I have long considered that compulse was over powered
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Tue Jul 03, 2012 1:04 am

now now Lordlava lets just leave it as is... people stop complainning about it or things will get fixed... comp is wonderful as is. End of Story/topic
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PostSubject: Re: I feel the need to rant and rave   Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:48 pm

Risk vs. Benefit. No change needed. The larger army you have, the greater risk when it backfires. Comps are not a necessity for penting. Smile I have enjoyed the skill the way it is, even with how paranoid I am about deaths. Very Happy knowing the risk, I don't pent with it. Very Happy
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PostSubject: ok   Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:46 am

makes sense to me... with great power comes great responsibility Smile
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