So we have few great UI options in our menu.
- Aspect ratio 21:9
As most people on this planet still have 16:9 aspect ratio monitors and this game was designed favouring ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio we have option to Force 21:9 to see more of area around us at price of shrinking everything including text. We all find 21:9 mandatory for PvP as it gives a huge advantage. I also find it mandatory for Guardian Raids especially on long range classes like Artillerist, Sorceress or Gunslinger.
Going to menus everytime I switch from other regular activities to Guardian Raids/PvP is annoying and most of the time I do it when I already do the activity when I realize I can’t see target that my skills can reach. So it feels awkward to move aside from the boss to go threw the menus safely while my teammates expect my help.
- Battle Effects Display
We defienietly don’t want to see everyones skills cover boss actions and mechanics. So I usually have only support aoe buffs visible for teammates visual effects.
But what happens when you die and you spectate to see how your teammates deal with the boss. Why I don’t see visuals of person I currently observe? Makes no sense. Same applies to PvP. In elimination match when I spectate I see only enemies attacks. For teammate that is currently fighting I just see body animation of a guy that my cam is focused on. In teamfights I might also decide I want to see how my teammates attack.
Going to menus and switch these options everytime is time consuming and annoying.
I see two solutions.
- apply visual menu presets that we can toggle with a single click of keyboard button.
- Apply visual presets for activities like pvp, raids etc. same way equipment presets were applied during last patch.
On top of that I don’t see any reason visuals should be still disabled when you are spectating in “Observe mode”/PvP elimination.