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3-01-2011 @ 4:24PM
One of our main healers in our guild is 100% colorblind. While we will joke about the fact that, to him, everything is black, white, or grey (light black and dark white as well), that makes some things difficult for him. Hand of Gul'dan scares more players without visual impairment and they have to learn not to run out of it. Our healer literally couldn't finish Heroic Vortex Pinnacle because the floor, the background, the winds, and the tornadoes on the second boss all blended into the exact same shade of grey blur for him. Fortunately, that is no longer the case so it would seem that someone did complain and Blizzard tweaked things enough for folks like him to survive it.It's a shame that colorblind mode, in the default UI, doesn't fix that but I can't imagine the amount of graphics assets that Blizzard's design team would have to go through to make sure that everything had discrete shades and hues.
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