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Old 12-23-2019, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by gornova View Post
A key point for DO2 success (IMHO) is design elements on screen: everything should be easily recognisable,
It's called semiotics.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiotics

And yes, this can make a huge difference. Best semiotics I have ever seen in a game was in City of Heroes - check out the explanation. Even if you've never played a certain class, it is clear what is a single target attack, what is an area of effect attack, what is a buff or a debuff, etc.

An example of bad semiotics would be WoW. "Facemelt"? What does the "puking murloc" power do? And then icons get reused for different powers.
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