Color Blindness and Health Bar


  • TF#5 - LEGATE

    Short version.
    Health bar is something dark reddish.
    Lost health is dark with a little transparency.
    On terrain like grassland that transparency turns into dark greenish.
    A bar made of dark reddish and dark greenish is not easy to be seen by a colorblind person, especially if it's thin.

    There is no long version. 🙂

    (I know this is QoL for a little portion of players, but still wanted to point it out, since I'm just a little color blind and with some effort I can tell the difference between mobs remaining and lost health, but those who are in worse condition than me will really have a hard time!)


  • Content Creator

    @GreatValdus Sadly, the colors used are typical and traditional. I know some games handle it with a white or other colored font percentage next to the bar, or the ability to turn the bar into a percentage, so that's a thought. Another option might be to allow players in the settings to swap out the bar colors or make the bars a little bigger and more pronounced...again, QoL and not to be expected before late beta


  • TF#5 - LEGATE

    @GamerSeuss of course I had to deal my whole life with the fact that health bars are red! 😄
    The point is which kind of red you use and on which background color, some little differences in brightness and saturation that a normal person could see as "nothing changed" can be a huge improvement for color blind people.
    There are really a lot of ways to overcome this issue with little effort, but I've no hurry on this, QoL of this kind can wait, but still it's useful to point it out.


  • Content Creator

    Unfortunately, if you don't have a color-blind person on staff, it can be hard to judge what will or won't be easily viewable, sadly.


  • TF#5 - LEGATE

    @GamerSeuss that's why I'm here! 😄


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