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Feedback 19-22nd of August

Aeldar

Active Member
Thanks for all the great updates! Exciting with NPCs, quests and more drops.


Here are a few notes and suggestions:

1. Merchants: It would be nice to reach the ”store” directly at right click (i.e. not having to click the "enter store text". The dialog could be displayed side by side with the store window, that would make it like chatting with the merchant when browsing the store.

2. NPC dialogs: Could be only me, but my brain ”hurts” when the text is presented gradually with multiple lines. I think it would be ok if the full height of the text was expanded in one go so that each line would stay at the same position. As it is now, each line will quickly jump up one row at a time until the full message is presented.

3. Codex window: It would be nice if all professions are automatically opened when opening the window (or a ”pin” option). This would make it easier to get an overview of all adventuring and profession levels.

3b. "Skills" window naming: The "Skills" window has 3 different names.
”Codex” is the name of the botton on the main screen (top right).
”Journal” is the name of the key binding in options
”Skills” is the window title after opening the Codex.
It would be nice if it’s the same name in all three.

4. Show key binding for codex/receipies main buttons: In order to learn the key bindings faster it would be great if their key was mentioned in the tooltip text, e.g. ”Codex (J)”

5. Signs: To my eyes the text on the signs has a blue-ish tint that looks a bit unnatural to me. Could be an optical illusion. Could be just me…

6. At one time, two group member names were displayed on top of eachother. See screenshot. I’ve only seen this once so far. I tried changing resolution and that didn’t fix it. I didn’t try to logout/login.
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7. The past weeks I’ve experienced that sometimes part of the screen is all black/grey very briefly (could be just 1 frame). See screenshot when filming the screen with my mobile. I happens a couple of times per minute. The screenshot is from Newhaven Valley. So far I’ve only seen it on my PC. Resolution scaling was at 100%.
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AdricLives

Administrator
Stormhaven Studios
All great suggestions, I did notice the grass flicker in the distance too although I never was able to catch it on camera.

2. NPC dialogs: Could be only me, but my brain ”hurts” when the text is presented gradually with multiple lines. I think it would be ok if the full height of the text was expanded in one go so that each line would stay at the same position. As it is now, each line will quickly jump up one row at a time until the full message is presented.

Definitely not just you, trying to read text as it jumps up like that is difficult. I had the same thought, expand the full amount then write per word to avoid reading while scrolling. I basically have to not read until it's done writing.
 

Undone

Codemaster
Stormhaven Studios
2. NPC dialogs: Could be only me, but my brain ”hurts” when the text is presented gradually with multiple lines. I think it would be ok if the full height of the text was expanded in one go so that each line would stay at the same position. As it is now, each line will quickly jump up one row at a time until the full message is presented.
I'll make a note of this and see what we can do.

3. Codex window: It would be nice if all professions are automatically opened when opening the window (or a ”pin” option). This would make it easier to get an overview of all adventuring and profession levels.

3b. "Skills" window naming: The "Skills" window has 3 different names.
”Codex” is the name of the botton on the main screen (top right).
”Journal” is the name of the key binding in options
”Skills” is the window title after opening the Codex.
It would be nice if it’s the same name in all three.
Done.

4. Show key binding for codex/receipies main buttons: In order to learn the key bindings faster it would be great if their key was mentioned in the tooltip text, e.g. ”Codex (J)”
Good idea. Done.

5. Signs: To my eyes the text on the signs has a blue-ish tint that looks a bit unnatural to me. Could be an optical illusion. Could be just me…
I wonder if this somehow has to do with the ambient lighting? The sign text is indeed white, or at least gray. There shouldn't be any blue hues in the actual color of the text.

6. At one time, two group member names were displayed on top of eachother. See screenshot. I’ve only seen this once so far. I tried changing resolution and that didn’t fix it. I didn’t try to logout/login.
There have been a few permutations of this bug and I can't seem to reproduce it locally. Any tips/thoughts on when this happened might help me track it down. Were you changing resolutions? UI scale? Resolution scale?

7. The past weeks I’ve experienced that sometimes part of the screen is all black/grey very briefly (could be just 1 frame). See screenshot when filming the screen with my mobile. I happens a couple of times per minute. The screenshot is from Newhaven Valley. So far I’ve only seen it on my PC. Resolution scaling was at 100%.
Do you have a video of this by chance?
 

Aeldar

Active Member
Done.
Good idea. Done.
Wow that was quick, thanks!

I wonder if this somehow has to do with the ambient lighting? The sign text is indeed white, or at least gray. There shouldn't be any blue hues in the actual color of the text.
Could be something similar to "The dress" :)
I didn't find a screenshot of a sign to check displayed RGB color in ambient lightning, will make one next time.

Do you have a video of this by chance?
Here is link to a video (max 5 downloads, valid for 1 week): https://sprend.com/download?C=3dbf0f044c7c4fa7947ae048dd498b1d

There have been a few permutations of this bug and I can't seem to reproduce it locally. Any tips/thoughts on when this happened might help me track it down. Were you changing resolutions? UI scale? Resolution scale?
I think I was playing around with different resolution scales and different settings before this happened. I didn't change UI scale specifically, but I did change between different resolution aspects ratios (between 16:10 and 21:9).
 

Blyte Plays

Well-Known Member
Yes, I've even caught it while watching streamers.. it happened to Xavure and I at the same time and then stopped for a while.

I think it might be related to the recent "golden hour" fix. I am not certain. But there have been intermittent flickers for a little while now.
 

CypherWulf

Member
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I think the blueish tint that people are seeing is perhaps a clipping error on the letters, when you move the camera closer, you can see more of the letter texture, but there is still some blue on the edges.
 

Dalton

Well-Known Member
wanna add that I too would like to be able to directly see the shop when I right click a NPC.