Colorblind issues

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#1

Hello folks!

I don’t know whether this is a common problem amongst players but I want to address it as it’s making my gameplay. This issue was brought up by @TKristensen last November as well.

The main issue, in my case, is differentiating Blue from Purple and Yellow from Green elements in different scenarios.

First instance is in the Hero Roster. If I have a blue Trainer Hero next to a purple Trainer Hero, I can’t tell them apart. Sure, I can open them up to see which one it is, but that slows the process down when I have to do this on most heroes outside the color red. Maybe that small dark space below their image that has their name, stars and power indicated, could have a low opacity stamp of their respective color logo?

smalltrainers stamp vs no stamp smallstamps

Or increasing the contrasts between the colors; make the purple frames a tad darker, yellow frames a tad whiter, and/or the green frames a bit blue (making it more jade than lime)

The second instance is in the actual battle. The shields are extremely distinguishable, but the same cannot be said about the 4-match dragonheads or the 5-match lightning gems, if that’s what they’re called. The red one is very clear, again, but telling blue and purple dragonheads is nigh impossible. Same goes for the yellow and green lightning gems. Normally, I can follow which shields got matched, but everyone recognizes the moment when the game starts playing for you, making multiple matches in a row, comboing like crazy. After these moments, I have to ask my girlfriend what color they are.

dragonheads If I stare long enough, I can make a guess which is which. :confused:

I don’t have an image of those lightning gems next to each other, but the problem is the same as above. I don’t know a good, easy fix here. Everything I can come up with are time consuming recreation of assets. Maybe change the color of the skull itself instead of the glow, or give each different dragonhead a different shaped glow. :face_with_raised_eyebrow: The lightning gems could be different shapes.

Another in-combat related issue with colors is the circle underneath the enemies. Telling the green apart from yellow ones is not easy, and usually works faster for me by just sending in some troops, hoping they’re the right ones. Sometimes it’s easy to tell them apart by judging the creature itself, as vampires are more likely purple rather than blue, but a Hound of War is not clearly a white creature. It would fit green as well, even red.

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If someone at small giant games read this, I’d be more than greatful! :heart:

Zeldylocks
Kansan Ruusut alliance, a colorblind player


#2

As another color blind player, I can certainly feel your pain! Having trouble distinguishing the dragon tiles and diamonds has definitely caused me some bad moves during Titans and challenge events where time is of the essence. Sometimes I get lucky guesses though, lol!

I think you’re on the right track about resolving this, just make purples a bit darker, and yellows a bit lighter.


#3

I worked for a company that could be compared to SG and I would say you will have two problems in wanting your issue resolved. One being the lesser of the two is although they do read posts and requests on this forum I seriously doubt they have the staff to read each of them. You would be more likely to at least get a response through the in game support and it is a very easy process. The second more complicated issue is you are only one person. My daughter also has problems differentiating certain colors so I understand your dilemma. With that being said it would be extremely time consuming and costly for something that seems so small to be changed for so few people. The relevance of my previous employment is I received a e-mail about a almost identical problem and wanted to help but found out the only way changes was going to be made was going to be in future reconstruction of the game. It never happened. For you trainers you could sort your hero’s by color and I imagine that would help unless the only hero’s you have are trainers. Sorry you had to read all that for that little bit of advise but I wanted to help you with future frustrations.


#4

A month after my post i went to the support. And feel i got a “standart reply”, and I know there was some other major things working on. But think we have to wait long for the colorblind mode.


#5

I have a friend who is colorblind as well, never thought about these puzzle games as frustrating in that manner. Maybe Shapes to go along with Colors could be helpful!?


#6

Yep, got the same issue here !! I often make mistakes, especially between yellow and green when there’s a special tile left, especially after a 4-combo.


#7

Hello !

Same problem for me. Really not easy to play with so similar colors.


#8

Same here. </3 green and yellow diamonds :frowning:

I guess, its not so hard with the heros, because you have “enought time” to check this. But in titan fights… it’s really annoying when after a big combo you don’t know exactly what color the diamond has and you make “mistakes” with it :frowning:


#9

Mostly the same here.

For me, it’s the yellow/green jewels (5 match) & dragon shields (4 match), the blue/purple circles under heroes, and outlines around blue/purple cards.

The cards aren’t as big of a deal, as they’re not part of the action, though.

Also, don’t forget to vote for ideas you like. You can vote for up to 6 at a time. I just pulled my vote from alchemy lab post to vote here, since it has 150+ & no other request has anywhere near that many :rofl:


#10

For the battle issue, it seems like a pretty easy option to add.

Before:

After (with bad photoshopping :smile: ):

It uses all existing assets, crosses language barriers, and would only require a little bit of UI logic to show a shield on a special piece.


#11

Sounds like a great idea and a reasonable adjustment.

Having a different creature or gem shape for each element would look great and hopefully be distinct enough to be helpful.

I suggest a 4-match creature based on the rare titans:
Blue - unicorn
Red - cockatrice (dragon rooster sigh)
Yellow - gryphon
Red - tiger
Purple - harpy