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Ability Timer Issues - Is it just me...Follow

#1 Oct 08 2011 at 3:19 AM Rating: Good
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Ever since the patch I've had problems executing abilities. TP bar is full, timer on the action bar has elapsed, press 8 and...nothing. Except an irritating noise and the message 'Shadowbind cannot be used now'.

I'll get used to the fights being longer and I've really enjoyed a lot of the new stuff (Chocobos in particular and the r25 Ifrit fight was fun too) but desperately trying to execute a Second Wind II only to be told that I can't (when all indicators say that I can) is pretty annoying!

So, my question is...has this happened to anyone else or is it just me?

Edited, Oct 8th 2011 5:19am by Pyridine

#2 Oct 08 2011 at 3:29 AM Rating: Excellent
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Could be: [dev1149] Players will no longer be able to select a new action command before the current action has been executed.

From the patch notes. I think that's been gettin' me a lot too. I guess the rhythm I was used to is a bit too fast now. This was even more annoying for me when I was on a new character playing mage classes because there was also lag where I was at. Sometimes I was doing it too soon and it just didn't trigger. Other times it triggered and there was lag so I thought it didn't trigger again. I'd click the spell again and end up canceling it. That was frustrating.

#3 Oct 08 2011 at 3:32 AM Rating: Decent
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Not just you.

Check your recasts when you first login. If it's wonky, restart the game.
#4 Oct 08 2011 at 3:39 AM Rating: Good
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Thanks for the quick replies!

While it's irritating, it is in some small way, comforting to know I'm not the only one who's experienced this! I'll try re-starting next time I notice it and see if that clears it.

#5 Oct 08 2011 at 4:13 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah definitely a "sometimes fine, sometimes borked, sometimes really borked" kind of thing. i noticed it get worse when i was watching a podcast in the background, not sure if that could have anything to do with it at all.
#6 Oct 08 2011 at 1:17 PM Rating: Good
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What I noticed last night is my skills were "cooling down" faster than the actual cooldown. For example: Light Strike has a 30 second recast time but when I used it the timer on the action bar started at 22 seconds and counted down from there, meaning there were still 8 seconds left before I could use it.

Edited, Oct 8th 2011 3:19pm by BullMagnus
#7 Oct 08 2011 at 1:19 PM Rating: Good
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has anyone else run into a problem where any time you open a window your cursor starts auto scrolling left/right/up/down? It's happened to me a couple times and I'm just curious if it's a worldwide thing or just somethin funky I'm doin.
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#8 Oct 08 2011 at 3:22 PM Rating: Decent
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I noticed this as well. Irritating.
#9 Oct 10 2011 at 3:32 AM Rating: Good
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Just needed to point out that your name is Cid Barrett and your character portrait looks like Ganondorf. Sir. You are win.
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