View Full Version : Mainted spell window maxed out...major problem.

03-04-2005, 02:58 AM
<DIV>I replied to the thread "maintained spell window blues" and was disappointed to only get one response to what i have found is a serious flaw in  gameplay.   I would appreciated some experienced upper level coercer input (ie. Tanatus, where are yeh man?)</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>The problem i've experienced:</DIV> <DIV>Maintained spell window only can show 12 icons be they buff, dot, mezz or stun.  After buffing and breezing all in a full group (which seems appropriate, given ease of keeping breeze with long breeze timer), there is only space for 1 icon left.  so very hard to tell what has been dot'd, what has been breezed or stunned.  I have come to rely on the icons for this information in the quickest way possible.  </DIV> <DIV>In a chaotic, crowded battle, hard to see what is breezed and stunned, and with no icon i find this a major impediment to my crowd controlling.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>2 questions: </DIV> <DIV>1)  is there a way to increase the number of spells icons viewable in spell maintained window?  or to open a new window?</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>2)  if not, how are people in this situation managing cc issues?    (the way i see it, either you start eliminating breezes and/or recklessness, or have to watch the mobs which i find inefficient at best)  If the reply is that you don't need to breeze everyone, i think that stinks as an option--ok, tank and healers need breeze more then others, but with long timers keeping all breezed really not an issue and would hate to discontinue breeze just to open icon space.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>I am very interested how high up folks are dealing with this.  I appreciate there is a fair (maybe excellent) chance i am overlooking something very simple and would love to hear it if that be the case.  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>btw...to all of the coercers suck, coercers stink threads...i love my 33rd level coercer and am very prepared to ride this one out!  </DIV> <DIV>In my book, there is still nothing like turning a certain  wipe encounter into a close call , but all live!</DIV>

03-04-2005, 03:20 AM
42 Illusionst here,1. No, only shows 12 buffs, and I have checked EQ2interfaces for a different maintained buff window, seems to be a game limitation at the moment. I pray this is an Easy fix for SOE as I agree it's VERY irritating.2. Guesstimation - best answer, hopefully others will find a better answer than mine. I simply TRY to mez ^^ adds before they get close to the group, hard to do with the long casting time. Once they get into the fray, is' VERY hard to tell if they are mezed.I played allot of EQ1 (65 chanter , 300+ AA) and developed a mental time clock on remembering what was mezed and about when to refresh. But I generally refresh mez every 20 seconds or so anyhow, becuae we get resisted so much more often. Luckily as a 40+ illusionst I have a second mez if I get resisted twice. But honestly, I find my self rarely mezzing the higher lvl I get, My mezzing peak was in Varsoons and runnyeye. I love mezzing and look forward to more content where it is needed.

03-04-2005, 07:38 PM
<DIV>Yeah, it is a bit annoying. We noted it awhile ago under the full list of coercer issues and SOE is aware of it at this point I belive.</DIV>

03-05-2005, 08:53 AM
It's getting increased! Check out <a href="http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=ui&message.id=5569#M5569" target=_blank>this post</a> by Blackguard in the User Interface forum:<hr>There was a fix checked in today that will significantly increase the number of icons that can appear in the maintained spells window. No ETA on when it will go Live, but this has been addressed internally.Ryan "Blackguard" Shwayder<hr>