Please allow us to skip the animations in Tactics.

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The slow, unskippable animations and the slow, forced panning are driving me completely bonkers!

 

A level I could do in way less than a couple minutes becomes a long, tedious drag. The panning & animations take more time than it takes to actually play the level! This is especially annoying since the Dreadfall event requires you to play through all the Dreadfall levels to get candy, but since I have a job I have limited time to do all the daily stuff. I could make it with time to spare if it wasn't for those animations. Not that the current 'an enemy spawns and you have to restart the game because it can't find a path or so' isn't making it any worse though.

 

I'd love to see a toggleable animations/panning option or something. It might make tactics actually fun to play. 

Oh, and an option to skip the whole chest-opening-animation-and-showing-the-loot thing would also be awesome. Like you guys did with chest cards. It takes too long for the window that shows the prize to go away currently.

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Another thing, but has anyone been able to use fused armour like helmets? I haven't been able to use most of the things I fused back when that update got out. How long has it been?

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Agreed.

I completely agree. While I love the animations from the Dragon tactics (well, not all of them though...) I use dragon tactics as my primary strategy to level up my dragons and I play it a lot. At this point, every single animation that plays is just wasted time for me, so I just play in a way to avoid triggering the enemy's move/attack action (while avoiding to use attacks the maximum possible).

 

The thing is, even though this reduces a lot the ammount of time wasted in one play, it still takes so long thanks to the animations.

 

Would be nice if it were like Pokémon where you can just toggle off the battle animations.

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The animations are great and I love the effort put into them, I agree. But once you've seen them the first 20 times, the rest is just torture. I'm happy I have two screens because I can just read stuff on the internet while the game pans around trying to find a way to delay me.

 

Seriously, tactics shouldn't be part of the dreadfall dailies like this. ESPECIALLY when most levels are actually bugged and force people to restart the entire game and re-do entire levels all the time.

 

Pls team sod help us.

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Yes please!!

I'd love the ability to skip the animations. Also, the ability to SKIP an enemy's turn if they get frozen would be nice.

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Tbh they shouldn't patch that bug up that way. They should just fix the issue.

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I really really hate the camera panning. It's slow, annoying and unnecessary so it warrants another post.

I keep losing turns because of it. Click a dragon asssuming the panning disaster is over and there goes your move action for the rest of the turn.

 

Maybe a speed-up button would be cool.

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I was planning to make a thread about this, but I'm too lazy.

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It's so annoying to watch the animations! Especially the enemy's. I really hope they will take your suggestion into consideration.

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I'm bumping this due to relevance.

 

90% of tactics gameplay is waiting. Due to the event I'm supposed to do all the snoggletog levels every day.  I hate it! I absolutely hate it! It's so frustrating! I think I'd have more fun watching paint dry.

 

What's the opposite of 'fun'?

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Another bump because tactics makes me want to scream.

 

bonus suggestion: an undo button because I keep misclicking due to the unfortunate timing of that panning ordeal. It's my turn, I want to move a character, then the camera decides to focus on a different character just a millisecond before I click.