Inizialmente si pensava ad un bug ma il Game Designer Nathan LaMusga ha dichiarato che ciò è intenzionale e la situazione precedente era in realtà frutto di un bug.
La spiegazione è che all'interno del team di sviluppo c'è uno sforzo continuo nel cercare il miglior equilibrio tra la visibilità delle informazioni e la chiarezza nelle azioni di gioco. Uno "spam" di indicatori avrebbero il serio potenziale di rovinare l'esperienza di gioco ed è una decisione che hanno preso pensando al lungo periodo. Siete d'accordo?
Blizz_NLaMusga ha scritto
The TL:DR is that we feel the spam isn't worth the value of the information.
To explain, it was a bug that it went out the way that it did. The idea is that only Stukov sees the overhead FX, while Stukov allies see the generic buff duration bar (like the one Muradin's Stormbolt gives to enemies), enemies see neither, and everyone sees the buff FX (the green mist on the body). I realize that right now the missing component to that is the generic buff duration bar, which we will fix soon, but also doesn't satisfy your desires.
To address that, I want to first say that we do this kind of thing all the time. In our constant battle to reduce spam, we carefully decide who exactly needs to see each effect. Many times the answer is "everyone" (especially as it pertains to damage), which is what makes this job difficult. So if we can find a win and say, "While it'd be nice if everyone could see this, it's not required, and so we should filter it selectively." Then we will.
It's a judgment call, plain and simple. One which people can disagree with, and maybe one we disagree with internally. But for the overall health of the game a call must be made. Because if we don't, what quickly happens is an arms race of effects, where people give feedback that one specific effect is hard to see, while it's probably the case of too many other effects vying for your attention. And so in the process of making one louder, we simultaneously make all others quieter, relatively speaking.
I'm not going to say that if we shipped it as intended that a similar thread to this wouldn't exist ("Hey can you make everyone see that thing only I see?") because... who knows? This may be the wrong call. I personally entertain that notion for literally every decision we collectively come to. All I'll say is - give it a shot. It may not be that bad, once you and your allies adapt. If you can, then it's a small win overall for our game.