This is not a new thing. But now its just here all the goddamn time. I go to check my mail, come back and it has to wait. I check the AB tasks, I don’t even do anything before going back to the map and it has to wait.
I cannot do anything with the game while it is like this. Even if it doesn’t last long, it adds up quick. I was only in the game for about 10mins before I felt a need to make this post. I am used to “better”. I keep going through the motions and clicking on things like normal and they’re not doing anything because the game hasn’t added two and two together yet.
Even AB tasks themselves have a spinner now. Do one task, come back to do the next one and it’s waiting. For what, I don’t know, because it had the screen just fine 10 seconds ago.
Is it just me or are there more breaks now? Its not a “server experiencing degraded performance” thing, otherwise we’d have an indicator for that. Had that plenty of times and I never noticed except for the indicator. So why is the game behaving like this now?
I just finished a more technical bug report post on this very issue.
But I fully agree with your more emotional response.
This is both an example of breaking a golden rule of GUI design, and a superb illustration of how seemingly tiny things that don’t get fixed (often, ever) add up to push players away from the game – permanently.
It will probably indeed fix this (hopefully). I noticed that opening the Games section, also makes a (much shorter) request and most likely for that reason. That’s a good improvement though. They just overkilled it a little by making almost every action doing a request.
I had mentioned it in the beta tests too. But the thing is, there are several other players who are not getting that issue and I’m assuming the devs aren’t able to replicate it too. That’s the only reason I see why they hadn’t acknowledged that bug report yet.
I saw that only on World Map in beta. But now I see it before every battle in Explore.
I have always had this issue to be honest, but just thought it was a normal thing. I will say it has gotten exponentially worse for me since the update. I don’t have a photo right now, but the spinning gems have actually doubled visually. As in instead of just the normal colored gems they have another gem almost superimposed on it