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Can we please get a way to turn off or tone down player spells!


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Doing Kaineng Overlook is an absolute mess with some classes. You can not see the boss's arrow position when a reaper goes ham or many other classes that have aoe like that. Its been long enough that we should be able to separate player spells from environment to clean up the screen. I am not going to turn my graphics down and make the game look terrible just so I can see the bosses spells. But we have to put up with visual vomit all over the bosses hit box. Too much visual clutter it would be nice to not have every stinking thing in the environment covered over by a bazzillion spell effects and infusions and gear effects popping off , maybe then you can actually see the target /sarc   

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5 minutes ago, Linken.6345 said:

Uhm cant you see were the boss is facing without the arrow he always dashes were he is looking.

Cant even see the boss he is covered in a green fog thanks to the reaper. When you have settings on high and ultra the entire fight is a giant laser and light show. He is a small boss with a small animation box its all covered. i dont want to turn down my graphics then the game is dull looking

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As I've mentioned before, adding Diablo 3 style transparency to other players' pets and effects would help massively.

Make it a slider to you can tailor it to your own liking.

 

But cynically, people have been asking for ways to tone down effect spam since launch, and ANet have done precisely diddly-squat to address these complaints.

In fact, one could argue they've leaned even harder in the other direction, adding shaders and more legendary effects.

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The setting that hides players should also hide all their effects and sounds. Its been requested for nearly a decade and it still hasn't been implemented. But don't worry, they do hide most of the effects from the players in your party (making it hard to pull off combos), because that's the real problem.

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On 9/19/2022 at 8:16 AM, Fueki.4753 said:

I've asked for years for an option to turn down all that particle vomit.

As far as I am aware, Arenanet has never even acknowledged that this is an issue.

How can they not? Its blasted all over the forums, social media, youtube, with thousands of examples. It detracts from gameplay , its far too much

 

 

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LOL no joke. 

 

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On 9/19/2022 at 7:33 AM, Tiviana.2650 said:

Cant even see the boss he is covered in a green fog thanks to the reaper. When you have settings on high and ultra the entire fight is a giant laser and light show. He is a small boss with a small animation box its all covered. i dont want to turn down my graphics then the game is dull looking

The green fog is most likely rangers untamed pet.

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5 hours ago, Tiviana.2650 said:

How can they not?

It's really simple. By simply ignoring the issue instead of responding on the forums in regards to it, they automatically do not (officially) acknowledge it.

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11 hours ago, Ukronblake.8265 said:

Yoshi P did it for FF14 at launch. I wonder why Anet fails to do it.

Not only that but customizable hotbars and buttons! I love that I can make a macro button in- game that I can place on an extra hotbar at the bottom of my screen and I can click it to instantly hide and unhide other players' effects depending on how many people are near. So good!!!

The commands are:

/battleeffect party off/on

/battleeffect other off/on

I love it so much!! all games need ^___________^

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I'm fine most of the time with effects, but some fights can be a real nightmare with lots of flashing, Boneskinner is the worst with how hard it can be too see the small AoE's that insta kill you. Dragonstorm also is a visual mess of AoE's, it's not difficult but holy hell it's insane.

What shocks me is for how long people have been requesting this for, over 10 years someone in this thread said, that's ridiculous, its such a basic feature that should be in any flashy MMO.  Hopefully they do add it.

It doesn't even have to be all effects, you can just chose from weapon skills, armour effects, decreasing the size of player pets, or all of those, similar to how its done in FF14, I can tell you having other players Jade Mechs half the size would help visual clutter a lot.

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7 hours ago, SamuelW.2685 said:

I'm fine most of the time with effects, but some fights can be a real nightmare with lots of flashing, Boneskinner is the worst with how hard it can be too see the small AoE's that insta kill you. Dragonstorm also is a visual mess of AoE's, it's not difficult but holy hell it's insane.

What shocks me is for how long people have been requesting this for, over 10 years someone in this thread said, that's ridiculous, its such a basic feature that should be in any flashy MMO.  Hopefully they do add it.

It doesn't even have to be all effects, you can just chose from weapon skills, armour effects, decreasing the size of player pets, or all of those, similar to how its done in FF14, I can tell you having other players Jade Mechs half the size would help visual clutter a lot.

watch boneskinner instead when it raises their right hand it is time to move since you will be down in 2 seconds.

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On 9/24/2022 at 9:43 AM, abc.4918 said:

Someone once told me the reason they won't fix this is because so many players pay extra to look like space lazer disco balls constantly going supernova and that if they knew others couldn't always see their amazing splendor all of GW2 would shut down due to lack of income. I'd like to think more of people but... I mean just look at the skyscale and turtle visual spam that so many seem to deliberately cause -- and that's easy mode "griefing". (tbh I don't think most of them are griefing, so many just don't notice or care.)

I see a "confused" reaction. Try doing the "Daily Forsaken Fortune Minidungeon" during prime time with a cloud of skyscales going over you while you try to escort the NPC over the jumps and you won't be confused anymore.

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