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Maple In-Game Announcement Blocks BOSS's Health Bar!

Discussion in 'Not Possible to Add' started by Priye, Nov 7, 2017.

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    The announcement at the very top of our screen (aka a news ticker TIL) blocks the boss' health bar, which makes it difficult for us to keep track of its health (sometimes the yellow text even covers the health bar completely).
    upload_2017-11-6_19-24-28.png

    A suggestion to fix this is to move the boss' health bar a little bit down (its default position), or allow us to freely move the health bar like we can with the mini-map as such:
    upload_2017-11-6_19-25-40.png

    Hopefully, however, the timer can move down along with the health bar to make room for it!
    Another suggestion is to re-color the announcement background and/or text, or to change the color of the boss' health bar, so that it would be easier to see its health.
    Just a minor change/suggestion that I thought would really help us!
     
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    Or just remove the announcement entirely ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    I am kind of fine with how it is right now, at least the announcement isn't there all the time.
     
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    In both those pictures it's pretty clear to see the boss hp even with the banner across it :s
     
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    This is not possible to be changed, so going move this to 'not possible' section.
     
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    Is moving the timer slightly down possible at all? Whenever we are at HT or other group bosses you always get enough buffs that eventually they get covered by the timer and you can't tell how much you have left of the buff. It's very annoying.
     
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    I would say that it's probably possible but the amount of time and effort required to go through individual lines of code / files and finding the right value outweighs the benefit big time.
     
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    This please. Or at least a toggle to make it transparent/invisible. Can't tell you how many times I've messed up shadow stars at HT because of this...
     
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    Not possible either.
     
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    It's not possible to remove a timer? Why is it possible to add a timer to, for example the FM for buffs, but not remove it from boss maps?
     
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    The timer is instanced, so its either for whole party/PQ or nobody. And moving it is simply not possible.

    Also, if we were to remove the timer the timeout part would no longer work either.
     
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    Oh I see, that makes sense. It's not possible to change its opacity either? Even that would be somewhat helpful.
     
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    Not sure how the code works, but maybe there's a way to bypass and allow @commands to toggle timer on and off.
    I also strongly recommend giving us the option to toggle announcements on/off, so that players are able to see important announcements yet also able to toggle announcements off when bossing (to reduce distractions), etc.
    Just a random thought I had earlier today -- not sure if toggling the announcements on/off is permissible via @commands though! Lmk.
     
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    I've seen other serves that allowed a command to remove/hide the announcement.
    That seems like the easy solution to this issue.
     
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    ^That, and also if timer cannot be moved, removed or toggled, can the buff icons make a new line/row right under itself just before it touches the timer? (since the problem is that it gets too long in one line and thus the timer blocks them)

    Example:
    |----------------| [buff][buff][buff][buff][buff]
    |--TIMER 0:00-| [buff][buff][buff][buff][buff]
    |----------------| ................[buff][buff][buff]
     
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