View Full Version : Abilities not responding
08-31-2009, 06:19 PM
Whats with abilities not responding? Sometimes I have to hit block and hold block 3-4 times before it works. This happens with other abilities also.
I have heard other people talking about this so I know I'm not the only one.
My keyboard is in great shape and no problems in any other game.
Im useing a Logitech G-15 with most recent drivers. If your having this problem also please post here
09-02-2009, 06:24 AM
I have big problems with this as well. To me, Blocking is less of a problem than charged abilities -- I don't know how many times I go to charge something, and it doesn't respond. So I re-push and hold the button thinking the first one didn't register. Sometimes the first one DID register after a delay, and the ability goes off as a tap versus a charge :mad:
I would guess they're round-tripping a message to their servers for each power activation and latency is causing the noticeable delay. If so, the charge UI and client side indicators should show up immediately, before anything is sent to the server. Generally this should occur in all cases; the perception of a snappy response on UI goes a long way to disguise unavoidable network latency.
09-02-2009, 08:14 PM
I have the same problems as well. Very frustrating when going to charge an ability and the delay makes you think that it didn't register. A charge already takes longer than click powers so when you use them timing means everything.
09-03-2009, 05:35 AM
Same problems here. Blocking is especially problematic, but often I have issues with charge powers not responding, and in my attempt to get them to do something I end up firing them off uncharged, then having to wait for the timer to reset.
09-03-2009, 09:46 AM
Yeah, a general lack of responsiveness in the UI is pretty universal and very annoying. (See sig. =P )
I don't know why it's like this, though. Other MMOs have no trouble making the UI responsive, even if it is just an illusion while the client pings the server.
09-03-2009, 09:48 AM
Oh god its not only me then. I bought a new gamepad just because of this!
09-03-2009, 12:21 PM
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09-03-2009, 12:29 PM
its really annoying i lost some stars due it . I often have to rehit the button to start the attack while it seemed not to go off ,it was just kinda lagged and i cancel the process at all, what leaves me several seconds without dealing any damage so i die if i fight more than one mob at even level .
one big issue is that i dont get the feeling pressing a button deeply to start the action, it shows very unclear if there was a press or not, if you understand. Button animation sucks, compared to coh/cov sorry for relating to it but there i knew i had hit the button, just by the look of it
thers another problem while doin the energy start attacks that do almost no damage, i need to be sure that my charge goes off then as glass cannon i cannot withstand the enemys hits long and thers no escape in this game due ridiculous range of theres Attacks that All critters in this Game have and there attacks follow me into the sky like cruismissiles .maybe you think about it to tune that just a tad bit down rangewise its very frustrating any mob in groundrange can shoot you from sky sometimes .:mad:
09-03-2009, 01:06 PM
I've had this happen to me too, and I was thinking it was just my computer.
Quite often I'll be unable to toggle powers, which is most often my travel power when I'm trying to go somewhere or sometimes even in the middle of combat.
It doesn't happen often, but it's every once in a while.
I had no idea anyone else had this problem.
09-03-2009, 03:27 PM
I think most people deal with the unresponsive UI and hope it'll be fixed "soon". I ran shadow energy builder with the dual blade initial attack and it took a good dozen clicks to get it to activate. I've been spamming my "tap" based attacks like old school arcade games that didn't work properly. Going to buy another cheap keyboard or 2 before they slove the issue!
09-03-2009, 06:22 PM
I've had this happen with block plenty of times. I basically just spam tap it a few times followed by a hold if the first hold doesnt work. Glad its not just me. Sorry its not just me too.
09-05-2009, 08:46 AM
See http://forums.champions-online.com/showthread.php?t=49283 also.
Should combine the two threads, to use the lingo, 'resolve' one into another.
09-05-2009, 09:15 AM
I also have these issues. Smooth the UI out, please...