Pardon the brief dip into the gaming world for a moment here, but this — a part of the configuration screen from WildStar Online — is incredibly important.
I’ve been playing MMOs for 14 years now. I’ve worked with game developers, including one who’s color-blind. Even in his own games, he couldn’t tell what colors enemies were (colors would tell you if an enemy was significantly weaker/stronger than your character) or even simple things, like the color of his character’s own hair.
(I remember one conversation where he talked about making a night elf with “gorgeous dark skin and silver hair”. His character’s skin was actually purple, and his hair was teal.)
But this? This is a configuration open for combat that will customize enemy level displays for various forms of color-blindness. As far as I know, and I could be wrong, this never existed in older games, and I don’t think this existed even in games as recent-ish as World of Warcraft.
This is progress, folks. This is fucking awesome.
there is a way to configure WoW to do this, I just don’t remember where to find it, I believe WoWInsider had an article on it….but this way seems so much easier!