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    Default The New Death Message is Super Irritating. Please Change Back

    The new message in the center of the screen in distracting yellow is super annoying in the middle of a quest

    Please return to the message as it was in previous seasons
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cernunan View Post
    The new message in the center of the screen in distracting yellow is super annoying in the middle of a quest

    Please return to the message as it was in previous seasons
    I am ok with it, I thought it would be distracting but I quickly grew accustomed to it and tuned it out. At least it isn't pulling mouse focus to it, or blocking actions, that would be (hilariously) disastrous.
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    We do have a new audience seeing these, so cool on letting us know what you think. As people can see with their accidental removal, they proved quite popular in the first two seasons, and we do have the ability to adjust what level death and above the messages display for. Overall, they seem to add to the experience in that they provide a bit of an event atmosphere, along with some reassurance that people are in fact dying fairly regularly on the server.

    UPDATE: I am now up to speed on this. We'll look into it.
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    Just posting this here from the other thread...

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    I think a UI checkbox would be the best way to go. Want to see the messages immediately when anyone dies? There's a checkbox for that... or should be. Want to read about deaths only in your chat box between adventures or combats? Uncheck the box should be an option.
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    Quite a lot of Players around Character Levels 5-7 seem to be dying to "Misadventure"... I presume that's mostly causalities to 'Traps' or other stupid deaths. Death from '(Bound) Fire Elemental' and 'Wolf' messages appear fairly frequently for deaths to players below Level 10.

    I'm not seeing all the deaths plastered across the screen so it's not too distracting. Deaths under Character Level 5; should probably just be restricted to the global Chat Channel [Hardcore Channel] 'red text' broadcast only. Or else, I agree it probably would become far too repetitive with them in your face.

    My solo (not within a guild) default path Assassin hasn't died yet, she's nearing enough XP to take Level 5 - just equipped with equipment she's found within quests. I level far too slowly with my main Characters on home Server. Thus I'd never reach Level 20 in time for "closing" anyway (you need to more than double the duration) LOL. I'm only loosely aiming for 500 Favour. Depending on my snail paced levelling speed I might consider: 1,750. Albeit if she dies I won't bother with a second Character as the cosmetic doesn't interest me anyway. :-)
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    I don't get why people are complaining lol this isn't a new thing. I do prefer the old style of red at the top of the screen. This yellow middle of the screen stuff I mostly just tune out like it were DM text.

    Not sure why some are mid and some are top of the screen though, I just hopped on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seph1roth5 View Post
    I don't get why people are complaining lol this isn't a new thing. I do prefer the old style of red at the top of the screen. This yellow middle of the screen stuff I mostly just tune out like it were DM text.

    Not sure why some are mid and some are top of the screen though, I just hopped on.
    We will have to take a look at what channel(s) it is going through. This is new behavior.
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    It is distracting to the point of being actively dangerous. Please remove it.
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    While this is being discussed, is it WAI that deaths under level five were added back to the announcements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aelonwy View Post
    Just posting this here from the other thread...
    I like this
    Quote Originally Posted by Drwaz99 View Post
    While it's not difficult to figure out, it's a mindless, stupid and eye-bleeding grind. It's not too hard to figure out that is not what this game needs right now. 2-3 million karma ok, there's some pain for your gain. But really, the EPL's are not worth the pain of 6 million XP in off destinies/sphere's.
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    Today I saw one death message in the middle of the screen that consisted of 2 string table errors. I was unfortunately not fast enough to screenshot it, but confirmed with the rest of the party that they had also seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnie View Post
    Today I saw one death message in the middle of the screen that consisted of 2 string table errors. I was unfortunately not fast enough to screenshot it, but confirmed with the rest of the party that they had also seen it.
    We had those last season as well, must be one of those weird circumstances where the death was so obscure the game was like *** was that
    Quote Originally Posted by Drwaz99 View Post
    While it's not difficult to figure out, it's a mindless, stupid and eye-bleeding grind. It's not too hard to figure out that is not what this game needs right now. 2-3 million karma ok, there's some pain for your gain. But really, the EPL's are not worth the pain of 6 million XP in off destinies/sphere's.
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    I've never seen these messages across the screen. When does this happen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeratide_ View Post
    While this is being discussed, is it WAI that deaths under level five were added back to the announcements?
    This was a choice. Where would you like to see it be in terms of frequency gated by minimum level?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    This was a choice. Where would you like to see it be in terms of frequency gated by minimum level?
    I say let them all through. HCL, the more deaths the merrier!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eelpout View Post
    I say let them all through. HCL, the more deaths the merrier!
    As long as the announcements aren't too distracting (like they would if they were in the middle of the screen), I agree.

    I'd enjoy seeing how xXxDrizztxXx, the 1st level Ranger, died over and over again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cordovan View Post
    This was a choice. Where would you like to see it be in terms of frequency gated by minimum level?
    A less distracting location would be the VERY top of the screen or even have a Toggle Off/On feature. I would pay money to have such a feature. Maybe we can make it moveable like other windows? Change the color? Truthfully, knowing people are dying out there is fine... but nothing below level 10 is needed imho.

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    Default HC Server for a reason

    The HC server is unique, and should remain as such. I can understand that some players might not like the death announcements, but that is a big part of the HC server.

    I think that all players should get an announcement, at all levels. I find that in group/guildchat/chat channels, players on the HC server are finding the deaths hilarious at times, and it creates jokes, comments, and all around conversation within the community. This is a good thing for DDO.

    IMO, the original screen text was better than the current. The current text gets mixed up with the DM text and feels like it covers the screen more. The World Broadcast death messages should be unique. With them being at the 12 o'clock position, I can understand how the old message would be distracting at times. Is it possible to move the world broadcast messages to either Left/Right side? Would that be better, or worse? Either way, the original style message was better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkat View Post
    As long as the announcements aren't too distracting (like they would if they were in the middle of the screen), I agree.

    I'd enjoy seeing how xXxDrizztxXx, the 1st level Ranger, died over and over again.
    HAHAHA. True. The announcements need to be more in line with how they were the first 2 seasons. The "fix" to this seasons messaging is a bit over the top. (Or more precisely, right smack in the middle)


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