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FINAL FANTASY XIV changes Hole-y icon

Image of FINAL FANTASY XIV sage icon. The hole in the icon is covered with a distressed emoji.

There is a hole!
image: Square Enix / Kotaku

FINAL FANTASY XIV I want you to know that director Naoki Yoshida really cares.Yoshida recently apologized to players for the sudden dramatic increase in cue time. Can hardly explain A popular explosion of games. today, Announcement by Naoki Yoshida His team has made minor changes to the sage class to ensure the comfort and well-being of all players.

The changes are about the special icon of sage. New healer work It will be added to the game End walker Expansion will start in NovemberEmbers of the year.All work FINAL FANTASY XIV There are icons that act like visual shorthand. This allows you to quickly see who is in what job at the party, or which job a particular gear is for. The icons are clear and designed to make it easy to see which job the icon represents. The paladin is a tank class, so it is represented by a shield. Scholars are big nerds, so they get glasses and warriors … in fact, I don’t know what it is. If so, please let me know.

Image of FINAL FANTASY XIV warrior icon

I actually have no idea what this represents in the warrior.
image: Square Enix / Kotaku

The sage icon was inspired by its weapon, Nuris. Nuris is a long, thin pole with an opening that floats around a player who fires a laser. You know the shit of a typical healer. The sage icons were simply those Nuris grouped together.

Image of FINAL FANTASY XIV sage icon

You can see how people with trypophobia cause problems with this. You might really be curious if you have more clusters of holes. But like that, the old icon doesn’t upset me.
image: Square Enix / Kotaku

To the average person, the icon may look harmless, but to some, the icon can cause disgust or disgust due to the grouping of small holes.

“This disgust is known as trypophobia, and those who have it feel disgust and fear when they see small holes and clusters of bumps,” Yoshida explained in a post. FINAL FANTASY XIVWebsite.

According to Mr. Yoshida, he didn’t think that the icon itself would be a problem.And I myself have trypophobia, like this Now notorious blog Explain clearly — small holes don’t bother me either.

However, Mr. Yoshida explained that he felt forced to act because the response to the icon from trypophobic patients was so strong.

“Immediately received feedback from players around the world and said that the sage icon made them uncomfortable or afraid,” writes Yoshida. “You gave us your serious feedback, and we still have time to change things.”

The new icon is not a dramatic departure from the old icon. It’s the same icon, but with a small hole filled in to give it a solid, holeless look.

Image of sage icon updated from FINAL FANTASY XIV.

Shiny, new, holeless icon.
image: Square Enix / Kotaku

Anyway, I didn’t care about the hole, but I love this reply from Mr. Yoshida. He did something, heard feedback about it, and it’s very minor given that it must be a stressful time to keep the endwalker as sophisticated as possible. But he took care of his players.

https://kotaku.com/final-fantasy-xiv-changes-hole-y-icon-1847395883

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