Well the thread name may make some of you go 'huh', but for me there is no other way to describe this effect I have been seeing lately. Deathstar sparks! You know when the "That's no moon" space station goes BOOM and its just a torrent of sparks zipping every which way? Well every time I strike a mob in FFXIV I get a similar reddish/orange spark effect zipping every which bloody way. It's really very jarring and unnatural.
I mean it looks cool on a normal hit, but when I crit (especially on my lancer) then the sparks fly in all directions and take up a massive portion of the game screen. Some even go back and forth which really makes me think that it is a bug or display error of sorts. It just doesn't seem right that these 'sparks' should shoot out from the point of impact then dance around the screen like some child trying to write LOLZCRIT with a sparkler on Guy Falkes night.
I am really trying to screenie it, but it's a teeny bit difficult to time right. But for now is anyone else having this issue? Or does anyone know if this is a bug or compatability issue.
Cheers and see you ingame! I'm th eone surrounded by sparks... ...