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Make Lifeform Analyzer readings flash or more visible.

ShadowTiger

Duke Fishron
The Lifeform Analyzer is a beautiful, beautiful thing in the game. It's made it possible to scout out ... well, exactly what it says it does.

But how many times have we completely missed a rare lifeform because we were in the middle of combat for the duration of its existence, and the words "Lost Girl" or whatever were only temporarily there.

If the words flashed or strobed, it would be infinitely better and virtually impossible to miss. It's not really something that people are keeping an eye on all the time, now is it? Something like the compass or depth meter is a lot more casual. But not this, no. You don't just give the thing a casual glance and then forget about it. If you're looking for a rare monster, your eyes are constantly trying to read it. At all times. That's a huge distraction from gameplay.


Another thing that kinda irks me a bit is that there is absolutely no indication of where the thing is. If I had a dollar for every time I saw "Bound Wizard" or "Martian Probe" on the thing, and couldn't find it anywhere, even with a Hunter Potion, I'd be a fairly rich individual.

A tiny arrow pointing to the direction it lies in would be so helpful. If that's "overpowered" in any way, perhaps it could be a benefit of having a R.E.K. 3000. Its functionality could be boosted. Sure.
 

Varsia

Empress of Light
But it'd be eternally flashing, because mimics are "rare" but they are common as hell.

Can't support.
 

ShadowTiger

Duke Fishron
It doesn't need to flash - It just needs to be made more visible. What would be better than flashing, but worse than nothing?
 

Azu

Retinazer
Instead of just flashing, it could easily just pulsate from it's original to either a brighter white or another color. Not so in your face and still easy to tell it's active.
 

Alucard3598

Steampunker
Instead of just flashing, it could easily just pulsate from it's original to either a brighter white or another color. Not so in your face and still easy to tell it's active.
I'm not sure a brighter white is possible, but a different colour might work.
 

Cubic.

The Destroyer
I just realized I've had this pain so many times. I don't like the blinker idea but I do like the arrow!
 

ShadowTiger

Duke Fishron
Hi! Thanks for bumping. <3

There was actually a mod for tModLoader, Visual Radar (The last of those square buttons) that accomplished this function. You'd get a slightly different color of green as a dot surrounding your character pointing in the direction of the rare enemy / NPC that it could detect.

It's a shame that it's not updated for the latest versions of tModLoader. It outright doesn't work, and will be disabled on startup.
 
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