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|ID||Category||Severity||Reproducibility||Date Submitted||Last Update|
|0001531||[DCSS] Bug Report||minor||always||2010-05-12 02:42||2015-12-21 03:29|
|Status||resolved||Product Branch||0.6 ancient branch|
|Summary||0001531: No indication that you're sure.|
Ok, so if you're targeting a breath weapon and there aren't monsters in sight, it targets you (which is kind of cumbersome anyways).
Then you hit . to target because you expect that the monster in LoS is within range.
And it prompts you "Really target yourself?"...
Then you hit N, thinking it's one of the case sensitive prompts.
The game gives no indication it heard you.
So then you're like "Did I push it hard enough? Did I typo? Did the connection to the server die? Is this lag?"
So then you hit N again.
This sends your breath weapon in the southeast direction, hitting and pissing off your 12 pet pan lords who just happened to be lined up in that diagonal who then procede to gangbang you to death.
Does anyone else see this as a problem?
|There could be some sort of "then pick another target" confirmation, or a "no" reply could just redraw the targetting text without the "really target yourself" prompt, effectively starting over. I agree that seemingly cancelling a self-aimed attack but silently remaining in the targetting system is pretty confusing.|
Workaround: Use Esc key instead of N for self-target cancellation.
However, the system _can be_ confusing, no doubt about that.
|Yeah, a simple "Okay than." acknowledgement or whatever would be helpful.|
|Note that if you target a friendly monster and cancel at the prompt, you get "Okay, then," and the game drops you out of the targetting system entirely (where as self-targetting silently has you reselect a target). Self-targetting and friendly-targetting should have the same behavior here - I think reselecting a target is better, though, as it's more likely that players would want to adjust their aim than it is that they'd want to cancel altogether.|
|There now are warning messages before you hit friendly monsters in this situation. It's definitely weird how aborting this process will give you `Okay, then.` twice but only in the end, i.e. not before asking `Really fire through your quokka?`.|
|Fixed in https://github.com/crawl/crawl/commit/b70d30ce0aba; [^] hitting N will now take you out of the targetter entirely.|
|2010-05-12 02:42||Abuse||New Issue|
|2010-05-12 03:23||OG17||Note Added: 0004714|
|2010-05-12 17:31||Zicher||Note Added: 0004719|
|2010-05-12 19:25||Abuse||Note Added: 0004727|
|2010-05-13 00:04||OG17||Note Added: 0004729|
|2010-05-14 18:22||rob||Tag Attached: targeting|
|2013-05-21 18:03||mumra||Relationship added||child of 0007071|
|2013-07-30 18:08||chris||Note Added: 0023594|
|2015-12-21 03:28||wheals||Note Added: 0030040|
|2015-12-21 03:28||wheals||Status||new => resolved|
|2015-12-21 03:28||wheals||Fixed in Branch||=> 0.18 development branch|
|2015-12-21 03:28||wheals||Resolution||open => done|
|2015-12-21 03:28||wheals||Assigned To||=> wheals|
|2015-12-21 22:16||wheals||Relationship added||has duplicate 0002254|
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