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# 11
03-17-2013, 11:15 AM
Darkfrontiers, I couldn't agree more. Borg explosion flashes in Ker'rat = OW.

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# 12
03-17-2013, 12:31 PM
Quite a bit of it can be turned down or off through graphic settings in game, and what indicators you want to see.

For those that it causes physical discomfort, I feel for you. It would be nice to have even more control over what you see.
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# 13
03-17-2013, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by crusty8mac View Post
Quite a bit of it can be turned down or off through graphic settings in game, and what indicators you want to see.

For those that it causes physical discomfort, I feel for you. It would be nice to have even more control over what you see.
I play almost as low as you can go. This is not true.

Way to go with the thread, optimizing this latest wine version makes me wish the exact same thing. It would be so much easier on my computer and cryptic's servers (I think) if you could tone down effects. I wish plasma would just trail a bit out of nacelles or holes. I wish all the ability icons above ships were smaller.

This would be so nice, I wish you put it into a different forum for higher visibility.
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# 14
03-17-2013, 10:23 PM
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I play almost as low as you can go. This is not true.

Way to go with the thread, optimizing this latest wine version makes me wish the exact same thing. It would be so much easier on my computer and cryptic's servers (I think) if you could tone down effects. I wish plasma would just trail a bit out of nacelles or holes. I wish all the ability icons above ships were smaller.

This would be so nice, I wish you put it into a different forum for higher visibility.
It would certainly be easier on your computer, but cryptic's servers would be unaffected. Visual effects like plasma fire particles, flashes from beams going off, etc are all done client side. The server is essentially a giant calculator which doesn't care where to put the particles or what they're supposed to look like at a given moment, as they're irrelevant to the bigger equation of space (and ground) combat.
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# 15
03-17-2013, 10:33 PM
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I love the chaos. The game needs a better UI though.
Agreed. I'd worry less about trying to interpret visual effects if I had an improved buff/debuff user interface. e.g. tooltips that actually give me detailed info (live updated, based on skills/effects) instead of just the name of the power.
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# 16
03-17-2013, 11:13 PM
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I know that this is probably not the right section, but please do not move it. Here's my reason why. This problem ONLY arises during PvP.
No, the Cryptic insistence on 11-year-old-player-pleasing flashy is equally annoying in PvE.
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# 17
03-18-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by drkfrontiers View Post
I know that this is probably not the right section, but please do not move it. Here's my reason why. This problem ONLY arises during PvP.

The visual effects in the game are currently off the charts insane. Half the time I cannot see anything on the screens except for blinding, graphic-card overloading, epilepsy-inducing flashes all over the place.

It just does not feel like Star Trek anymore.

Besides that over that past while migraines have started to develop regularly after I have played thereby cutting the time I can play without walking away from it in physical discomfort.

Please can you not tone down the effects with some kind alpha blending, gradient or transparency? I am not a games graphics designer, but there must be some way to improve on the current glare.
I've always found the visuals in STO to be way over exaggerated and not canon even. But in PvP it really doesnt help seeing a big screen blinding blob with 4 facings showing off when someone uses an EptS for instance.

Not to mention all those weird stars in circles (What is this supposed to reflect startrek wise anyway?) animations on shields totally covering someone when he's being shot at.

Wish there was an additional tab in the options to tweak graphical effects. (Without giving you an advantage over others obviously)

/signed +1

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# 18
03-18-2013, 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by crusty8mac View Post
Quite a bit of it can be turned down or off through graphic settings in game, and what indicators you want to see.

For those that it causes physical discomfort, I feel for you. It would be nice to have even more control over what you see.
Turning down graphics doesn't remove all the unnecessary visual crap like over exagerrated plasma burns, EptS blobs with side facings shown, should i go on...
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# 19
03-18-2013, 07:52 PM
The Klingon Scout force's end stage. All I end up seeing is a big bright orange blob.
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# 20
03-18-2013, 07:58 PM
i would love a button to reduce the effect myself..

especially plasma dots and stuff like that should be reduced or reduceable by players
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