The OP is right, whoever thought of this hideous information animation should be shoveling s##t for a living.
A ridiculous and unnecessary animation that completely removes the player from any sense of immersion and enforces the fact that you are looking at a game.
More good work Cryptic.....please allow use to turn it off.
What, all the various trays showing your stats don't tell you it's a game?
Expecting immersion from an MMO with UI covering a quarter/half the screen seems to be expecting too much, imo.
And the animation isn't THAT bad, seriously. I find it rather cute, the few times I notice it (I barely register it really)
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Been playing STO since Open Beta, and have never regarded anything as worse than 'meh'. I have nothing against the game/devs, nor any particular wish to talk bad about either, or praise most decisions. Still, it's better to be positive than cynical.
First I was like : " WTF!! WHAT'S OFFLNE?! OMG WHAT?!!! "
Then I was like :
Then I was like : This isn't gonna go away....
It's annoying, be better if it just said " Out Of Order " or " Ya stuffed. "
Then I'd pay attention to it.
LTS Join Date : September 2010. Boldly going forward because Cryptic forgot reverse.
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As I grind through the valley of XP, I shall fear no nerf.
I thought it was kinda funny myself, the first time I saw it was in a borg invasion and it popped up over the command ship when I used target shields. I thought it was an error message at first about something that got broken with the patch, then realized what it was for and laughed.