Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

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Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Poll ended at Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:10 am

Yes, an HP bar and current HP value.
8
15%
Yes, an HP bar only.
19
37%
Yes, but just the HP value.
2
4%
No, what would be the use of this silly feature?
17
33%
What is a MMORPG?
6
12%
 
Total votes: 52
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Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Bertram » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:10 am

Hi,

As said in the title, this poll is about seeing an HP bar and/or the current HP of the current target monster.

This doesn't mean it's gonna be added soon, but it would be nice to get players feedback about it.

You can also see the origin of all this in there:
http://forums.themanaworld.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=7812

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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Crush » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:30 pm

Not knowing the health of the enemy makes combat more exciting in my opinion.
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Matt » Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:46 pm

Crush wrote:Not knowing the health of the enemy makes combat more exciting in my opinion.
Thats what Elven said in 2004 when I proposed this feature to him.
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Post by Booth » Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:56 pm

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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Jaxad0127 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:16 pm

I wouldn't be against a ternary representation of it (high/mid/low health remaining).
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Toksyuryel » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:51 am

What about a spell that can tell you the current remaining hp at the time you cast it?
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by fate » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:52 am

Hi,

a slightly more useful spell would reveal health bars for a certain number of monsters in range for a certain time to everyone (using a status effect).

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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by black » Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:57 am

The first three options are for Yes in some form and ATM 50% said yes, and the second last is no which is 33% only so IMHO they should be done. Just the bars so players dont have exact idea. Like for a healthier monster the bar will go slowly etc... It would also be fun,
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Jumpy » Thu Sep 03, 2009 5:49 am

hi

i voted no

reasons why :

1. already a lot of infos displayed
2. we have our the hp bar. so we deal with it and imho it is on this one qe have to concentrate the attention in order not to die
3. anyway you have to kill him :)

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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Crush » Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:30 am

black wrote:The first three options are for Yes in some form and ATM 50% said yes, and the second last is no which is 33% only so IMHO they should be done. Just the bars so players dont have exact idea. Like for a healthier monster the bar will go slowly etc... It would also be fun,
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by black » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:03 am

I am happy both ways :)
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by ElvenProgrammer » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:14 am

Matt wrote:
Crush wrote:Not knowing the health of the enemy makes combat more exciting in my opinion.
Thats what Elven said in 2004 when I proposed this feature to him.
And I still agree with me ;)
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Ceros » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:13 am

fate wrote:Hi,

a slightly more useful spell would reveal health bars for a certain number of monsters in range for a certain time to everyone (using a status effect).

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While opposed to everyone getting to view monster HP, I like this idea. Perhaps this, but instead of bars, auras (IE, Green for 75%+, Yellow for 75%-25%, and Red for 25% or less) as was suggested by Cotillion in the other thread (slightly tweaked).

Utility spells FTW.
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Post by black » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:37 am

Lol at Elven :D
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Re: Would it be good to see the target HP while fighting it?

Post by Habari » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:17 pm

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