View Full Version : Display of damage absorbed by a ward

11-09-2005, 10:08 PM
<DIV> <DIV>Wards either run out of time or are beaten down by enemy.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>If I cast a ward on an ally, the time remaining I can see in the window "maintained spells". But can I see the damage already absorbed by the ward as well? I didn't find any chat options yet. That means (at least for the cast time) the ally is without a ward if it disappears "suddenly" because it absorbed the maximum damage although enough time is left. </DIV></DIV>

11-09-2005, 10:39 PM
There is no way to know how many HP remain in a Ward.

11-11-2005, 05:07 PM
They should be able to fix this faily easily, since the mob still does attack damage and shows it, then shows the message doing 0 damag to the tank on his side. Theres gotta be some way to code it so ward absorbtion can show.  Although...it would spam alot if someone got hit  by alot of small mobs. <div></div>

11-11-2005, 09:34 PM
<P>Well, the spam is already there for the target of the Ward.</P> <P>For instance, if you Ward yourself, you get to see the absorb messages.  It's only when someone else is the target of the Ward that you don't see them.  I don't think it's a spam issue, I think it's something a little deeper in the response code.</P> <P>Once more of the big wrinkles get smoothed out from LU13 and LU16 I'll see if I can talk to someone about getting something like this added to the Ward casters log:</P> <P> </P> <P>"Player A's Ward absorbed xxx points of damage"</P> <P>It shouldn't be that hard, since Clerics already get a message when their reactives fire.  Should simply be a matter of adding another hook for Ward absorb messages.</P> <P>Still, there are a lot bigger problems across the board, and I want to let them focus on getting core mechanics smooth before asking for small aesthetic and convenience features.</P>

11-12-2005, 08:15 AM
<P>If they can show the damage being absorbed by the Group Wards, I don't see why they can't set it up to show us the same information when we ward our teammates. Someone probably just needs to take the time to code it. It'd be nifty if they added the choice to "chat options": a check box for "Ward Others" or  <EM>something </EM> like that.</P> <P>For those of us who might LIKE to see how quickly a mob is chewing up our ward.</P>