Please enhance the mouse pointer

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  1. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Forum Veteran

    While playing a few days ago, suddenly my white arrow mouse turned into a bright gold wing (like you'd see on Mercury's feet). I have no idea how that happened but it sure was easier to see!. When I closed out of DSO, my mouse turned back into the normal white arrow.

    ::::here's hoping that gold wing was a future change and not a bug::::
     
  2. Trailboss1

    Trailboss1 Forum Mogul

    It usually happens when you try to use a stone to revive someone
     
  3. MikeyMetro

    MikeyMetro Forum Overlooker

    This is the pointer for a simple spirit stone. There is also another highly visible cursor already in the game. The one to socket gems.

    So it's obvious that the devs can code additional pointers in the game. The standard attack/movement cursor has already been changed at least once in the past.

    I would guess the problems lies in creating a the routine for the user to select from a list of cursors and/or prioritizing this issue.

    Luck be with ye,
    Mikey,
    Tegan
     
  4. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Forum Veteran

    Since I didn't have a spirit stone, I know it wasn't something I clicked. But I gotta say, it really worked well!
     
  5. skillarea1

    skillarea1 Active Author

    when pvp or pve in crowded situation, i am always confused, and say it in my mind " where the **** is my mouse pointer?" , its like camuflage in somewhere
    please dev make it different style so we can choose which pointer mouse is suitable in our eyes, and put in on option menu

    for example, u can make
    -SW use pointer wand
    -DK use pointer sword
    -RA use pinter arrow
    -SM use pointer Gun
    -more contrass
    -more "eye catchy"
    -or more blink blink
    - or make like rainbow unicorn tail :D

    thanks :)
     
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  6. Bearer-of-Death

    Bearer-of-Death Exceptional Talent

    It's not camouflage, it's the especial effects or toons powers (especially SW powers) it overlaps the mouse pointer and stay hidden from our eyes...until you move your mouse like a crazy person (sometimes my bro asks me "so...it's one of those days hei!!! hahahaha")

    This idea has being suggested in the past, but like always the dev team doesn't care.
    The dev team is more concerned in implementing ideas towards money, like GoP, Jesters, crafting gear, clovers, etc...

    Since the new team took over (2013) there hasn't been 1 good update (except for stacking ess + confi keys) to improve this game.
    So...I wouldn't count on it, this team cares for one nothing only....money!!!

    This game has become a "Hardcore grinding" game with zero outcome towards F2P, pretty soon i won't even login anymore.
    If the P2P gets what i get from grinding, then why in the H... would they spend money on a game that offers zero???

    So, it's save to assume that they get better drops or they would had stopped paying a long time ago.

    Oh well just letting out some steam!!! anyway good luck with your suggestion, perhaps you should give an idea that involves money and maybe then the dev team might consider it!!!
     
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  7. jeffzrx

    jeffzrx Advanced

    i have trouble seeing cursor too....needs to be more visible somehow
     
  8. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    Old link

    Very happy to refresh this idea. Such a simple thing with so much impact.
     
  9. lewcar

    lewcar Padavan

    Really nice idea and should definitely be worked into the game. Mine goes missing from time to time, such a simple thing yet so frustrating.

    Yeah and if they go ahead with this I bet it'll cost 5 euro to customise it lol
     
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  10. jthames

    jthames Advanced

    Over the 2 years I've played the game complaints regarding the little lost pointer have been a constant. Condemnation seems almost universal, across the full spectrum of players and it's an aggravation faced each and every day. Yet for whatever reason, it's an issue BP refuses to address. And that's sad!
     
  11. 9ndrei

    9ndrei Forum Expert

    They would probably need to hire a pointer developer. =) I've been looking through the files stored on my PC.. hopefully I'll find a way to replace it.
     
  12. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    I saw a vid with a little glowing colored circle at the end of the pointer so I know its possible to override, just haven't figured out how. When I change the pointer through the system or load a new animated one into the storage files, it works outside the DSO window, but changes to the white "where is it" pointer inside the window. Some things work like the control button and trails, but the style won't change.
     
  13. Ash

    Ash Advanced

    BUMP

    Sad to hear that we've been complaining for over 2 years...

    I recently bought a new laptop and almost feel that I have a new game because of how marvellous it looks! Wonderful, except that now that everything is so shiny and sparkly and the whites are super crisp and bright, I can't see my pointer in group battles.

    It seems like such a simple fix.....
     
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  14. Melethainiel

    Melethainiel Board Administrator Team Drakensang Online

    There we go.. And I moved it all together here in Creative corner, it fits better here. ;)
     
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  15. Dragonnns

    Dragonnns Forum Veteran

    I swear I've had the pointer completely disappear when I was focused on watching the mouse pointer and not the action on the screen. I would be sitting on the monster I'm trying to kill then :::poof::: Gone! And now that I've killed monster #1, I can't figure out what I'm shooting at as the pointer isn't where I left it.

    There is a lot of yellow, red, blue, green, and white on the screen (depending on who is doing what). What about making the pointer a brilliant purple? Or heck, even black would be good!
     
  16. BigPapa

    BigPapa Forum Overlooker

    Thank you Mel, you're awesome.

    There's one in the standard PC load that changes color as it passes over other items on the screen always to a contrasting color. There is another in a game I played that always has little sparkles falling from its lower right side so as you move it, it's a faint trail of shiny glitter coming down. It is non obtrusive and highly visible. The art and graphics guys in DSO obviously take great pride in their work, the pointer in addition to being the obvious problems stated above does not fit the feel of the game. Such a pity.
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2015
  17. MegaNuker

    MegaNuker Forum Ambassador

    Would love to see a pointer that slowly changed colors. THAT would be awesomeness. When your about to die it would speed up.
     
  18. Mindship

    Mindship Forum Inhabitant

    It's not just the cursor (and crosshairs would look cool). Sometimes I have trouble seeing parts of the map if it's overlayed on, say, snow or other light-colored ground. Make it some bright or neon color so it always stands out, regardless of the landscape.
     
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  19. DesertKoala

    DesertKoala Forum Pro

    Well, here is your Pro Tip for the day. If you want a serious full screen cross hair and halo overlay, you'll want to stop buy this site. It's a bit pricey at $15 Euro but the crosshair software allows you to set color and transparency for both the horizontal/vertical lines and the halo intersection point. I don't know if DSO/BP would approve use of this software so you may want to lob a Support ticket if you are worried about tripping a T&C violation.

    Application Name = SpotOnTheMouse
    Google Search SpotOnTheMouse marcuswelz

    I did a security scan of the app and processes it was using. It looks clean but always make sure you are running a respected antivirus package.

    Cheers,
    Tregs
     
  20. SillySword

    SillySword Padavan

    Well, you could cut two strips of gummed color tape and make a cross-hair on your screen for free. No antivirus program needed. Not violating DSO ToS. Just kidding.
     
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