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Cloaking Circle (redux)

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Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#1 - 2011-09-28 22:30:40 UTC  |  Edited by: Iam Widdershins
This is a repost of an old-forum thread. When submitted to CCP support, I was told that it seems like a good idea, and they like it, but they want more forum support or something before they went through with it. Many supports later, nothing happened.

After the Incursion 1.6 patch introducing the new UI framework, I was very pleased to see that they changed the way Cloaking Devices were shown in the HUD. Activated cloaks had a full module timer around them, essentially a white circle highlighting them and making it much easier to see when they were active.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/9646/cloakcircle.jpg

When I first saw this, I was very pleased. Cloaks are an important thing to be able to see at a glance, and since they are basically the only active module without a timer you have to stare at it for a second or two to see if it is softly pulsing green or not. With the full module timer circle around it, you can see whether your cloak is on or not from across the room, or in an instant's glance -- a measurable improvement to usability with no drawbacks.

Thus, it was with consternation that I saw the patch notes for 1.6.1 include a fix for "the module highlighting for Covert Ops Cloaking Device II (and similar)". I'd mistakenly assumed that it was an intentional change by some enterprising dev that thought of the fix to something that had only annoyed me a couple seconds at a time, never long enough to actually think of suggesting the change.

At the behest of CCP Arcade from CCP Customer Support, I bring to you the proposition/suggestion/petition/demand that CCP bring this bugFeature back with the next patch. It comes across to me as one of those small polishes that really make a a good UI come together. With all the work CCP is planning to do in improving the UI in upcoming months, I'd be sorry to see something this easy fall by the wayside.

What do YOU think?

TL;DR CCP MADE A NICE CHANGE THEN REMOVED IT AGAIN, PLEASE BRING IT BACK KTHX

Comment, support, check out the sister thread.

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Pattern Clarc
Citeregis
#2 - 2011-09-28 22:35:09 UTC
I support the initiative. Unless it was broke, it should be re-implemented.

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Shalee Lianne
Banana-Republic.
Northern Coalition.
#3 - 2011-09-29 05:04:30 UTC
+1
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Solinuas
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#4 - 2011-09-29 06:12:28 UTC
Support, i have given some
killorbekilled TBE
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#5 - 2011-09-30 15:16:38 UTC
i say bring it back

:)

Lucy Alfrir
Aegis Reforged
Already Replaced.
#6 - 2011-09-30 17:48:32 UTC
I've nearly lost a ship because this Feature was removed

+1
Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#7 - 2011-09-30 17:51:15 UTC
Lucy Alfrir wrote:
I've nearly lost a ship because this Feature was removed

+1

And it was only there for three days or so! Quite a tale. I believe it, though.

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shadowace00007
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#8 - 2011-09-30 18:52:48 UTC
+1

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Veronica Kerrigan
VKCorp 2.0
#9 - 2011-10-01 05:21:30 UTC
+1
SanitySlayer Amarrian
Imperial Shipment
Amarr Empire
#10 - 2011-10-01 06:39:52 UTC
+1
Sobaan Tali
Caldari Quick Reaction Force
#11 - 2011-10-01 12:05:38 UTC
I don't use cloaks that much but I can see this so-called bug or feature or what ever it sould be called as quite useful. I agree, put it back where you found it, CCP.

Oh, and +1

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Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#12 - 2011-10-03 07:01:16 UTC
Publicity bump!

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Mirak Nijoba
Gamers Corner
#13 - 2011-10-03 09:21:06 UTC
Great Idea,

It's simple and Effective...

If it's an Activation Module it should have a Green Pulse/Timer on it showing if it's on and running or if it's off.
Thus people can like most things in eve, walk away if need be to use the restroom or do something else when waiting.

+1 OP
Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#14 - 2011-10-03 09:41:03 UTC
Mirak Nijoba wrote:
Great Idea,

It's simple and Effective...

If it's an Activation Module it should have a Green Pulse/Timer on it showing if it's on and running or if it's off.
Thus people can like most things in eve, walk away if need be to use the restroom or do something else when waiting.

+1 OP

Not sure you understood what I posted, but thanks for the +1

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Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#15 - 2011-10-05 06:35:00 UTC
Publicity bump!

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Lord Wamphyri
Starside Lost
#16 - 2011-10-05 08:54:46 UTC
+1 from me, also free bump :)

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Anshio Tamark
Caldari Provisions
Caldari State
#17 - 2011-10-05 21:53:13 UTC
CCP should've left it alone as it were, when we had that white ring... +1 from me.
Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#18 - 2011-10-07 23:05:20 UTC
Publicity bump; I lost count at 20 something supports.

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Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#19 - 2011-10-10 13:14:49 UTC
Bamp!

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Iam Widdershins
Victory or Whatever
#20 - 2011-10-16 12:09:30 UTC
ohmygoodness, bump.

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