Oct 222011

Today I did two stupid things. This is not new, I do stupid things most days. Even the specific stupidity was not new, I do these two stupid things sporadically.

1. While trying to Finish Out, I instead Log Out
2. While trying to close a UI dialog, I instead close the DDO client

You would think that playing for five years would have taught me how to activate the game buttons correctly, but no, their proper use remains beyond my apparent skill level.

I guess I should be thankful that /Death is not available as a UI command button or I would be pressing that by accident now and then as well. As it is, only my ego is damaged;ย  my equipment remains safe.

All of the buttons
In the DDO UI
Look alike to me

And (as my girlfriend will inevitably remind me) I am a computer professional. I wonder if that actually works against me?

๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ™‚

  8 Responses to “One X looks pretty much like any other”

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  1. I have done both those things myself and and become puzzled why I did them.

    Worst moment, a year ago when I click the X to close the the browser window to realize that it was the game window during the ToD finial fight.

  2. I play in windowed mode myself, and several days ago I was fighting with my router while trying to play… I’d sign on, and my router would drop connection. I’d sign on, and my router would drop connection. I’d spend 10 minutes trying to get it working again, and sign on, and my router would drop connection… this lasted close to an hour, and I was at the point where I just wanted to get on long enough to check my auctions and head out.

    So I finally get on, and I go to close my AIM buddylist… and my finger twitches over the X, so I managed to close my AIM buddylist *and* DDO.

    I will say I haven’t managed to log out instead of finishing out, but I have /death instead of /logout at least once, and vice-versa.

  3. Howd you manage to close the game? Do you not play in fullscreen or something?

  4. I do not play in fullscreen. ๐Ÿ™‚ Nor do I play with fullbrain.

  5. Even when I two-box the game I play fullscreen. This requires me to alt-tab but it has prevented me from the dreaded “wrong X disease” that has struck many of you ๐Ÿ™‚ Of course, I had to remap the Rune Arm Charge button BACK to Caps Lock since Turbine changed it to the Alt button. Every time I tried to rest and switch out I came back to an unrested Arti. So if I’m running an Arti and happen to YELL AT YOU, don’t take it personally ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Yeah. Fullbrain can be hard to play with sometimes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. know your limitations…play in full screen ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. I find myself particularly closing out of the game when I have my map set to “full screen”, I forget which X to hit….

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