Elective Mode Tutorial and Feedback

  • #1
    It might be a bit late by now, but I wanted to put together a quick video on how Elective Mode works in the Patch 13 Beta for Beta players and those just curious how it works. I also provide my feedback on the system and how it could be improved, as well as my thoughts on the rune system.

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  • #2
    Haha, you're avatar just reminded me of this http://kotaku.com/5887195/legs-spread-are-you-ready-for-this-sengoku-basara-mousepad-are-you

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    lso, cool video, but here's hoping it own't be needed come release :P
  • #3
    Quote from Rorance

    Haha, you're avatar just reminded me of this http://kotaku.com/5887195/legs-spread-are-you-ready-for-this-sengoku-basara-mousepad-are-you

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    lso, cool video, but here's hoping it own't be needed come release :P


    That's just... uhhh... well... *cough* that's just how badass Masamune Date is.. uh, that he doesn't worry about being judged.. Yeah that's it

    I'm hoping the Elective mode UI will be improved. The way I see it, this is a rough draft and it's going to be updated with the feedback Blizz is getting.
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  • #4
    Great video. Thanks for posting. I had seen the system explained a few times in places, but it wasn't really done as clearly as this. I'm a visual learner I guess.

    Or I'm just really dumb.

    Edit: I think it would be better if when using elective mode, when you change a skill, it gives you a big list of them based on their category, then after you find your skill, you go to choosing the rune for it. It's just better to get an overview I think.

    I get the feeling they went with the screen wide UI to further discourage players from changing skill mid-battle. I mean on Normal, it's no big deal, but when you're in Inferno and you boss packs tearing you apart, it won't be very efficient to blind yourself with the UI.
  • #5
    Nice video Kage. I actually thought Elective was bugged since I couldn't choose to map to my 3 and 4 keys...they stayed locked.. Still not liking this change, or really seeing the point in them making it. Like you said; the UI is a total mess and needs an improvement.

    I'd like to see them actually let us map to what keys we want in Elective, instead of locking us out of them early on. The old skill system and UI was actually very good IMO.
  • #6
    Quote from Reddaye

    Nice video Kage. I actually thought Elective was bugged since I couldn't choose to map to my 3 and 4 keys...they stayed locked.. Still not liking this change, or really seeing the point in them making it. Like you said; the UI is a total mess and needs an improvement.

    I'd like to see them actually let us map to what keys we want in Elective, instead of locking us out of them early on. The old skill system and UI was actually very good IMO.


    Yeah the old system was really polished, but it was a system they had worked on for a long time. This one being new is going to require some TLC to get it to the same level. The problem with the old system is that it was based on runes being a drop, so they had to change everything. If they could figure out a way to make rune selection a bit easier and not have us shuffling through various pages, I'll be much better.
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