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Saw this thread on the official SWG boards, and it seems like a very serious issue, so Im posting it here (in both current and refugee forums, as the entire community should be aware of this)
Apparently the new Chapter 4 particle effects for the Medics "Bacta Bomb" special are causing people to go into epileptic seizures. Currently there is no way to turn off the particle effects unless you use a mod of some sort (which of course is against SOE's rules).
SOE needs to get on the ball and remove these lame, and apparently dangerous particle effects before somebody really gets hurt. Warning on the box or not, this shouldnt be happening, and apparently wasnt a problem until Chapter 4 went live with the new Bacta Bomb effect.
This is no laughing matter, especially to the members of the community prone to epileptic seizures, so please, no trolling or heartless comments aimed at these poor folk experiencing this problem.
A few snippets from the thread...
"Tonight I was PvPing in Restuss with my posse for the first time since the patch today, when our medic threw a bacta bomb. The next thing I knew, I was lying on the floor of my room, chair toppled, muscles paralysed in a cold sweat, shaking helplessly for five torturous minutes."
"Dont remember any warnings on the original galaxies box. Well my little nephew saw me excited about the new chapter so he wanted to watch and he also had a epileptic seizure. This is reduculous you couldve killed my little nepfew. Im canceling my accounts this weekend. "
"I dont have epilepsy, but my young cousin does, and he too suffered a seizure, im glad he is alright. but i am QUITTING because this thing is too horid to risk on my cousin. i declare SOE make a option to remove particle affects, or i quit! also on a side note, for people with epilepsy, it still scares the **edit** out of me everytime its fired"
"Uh, we had a slight weapons malfunction, but uh... everything's perfectly all right now.
We're fine. We're all fine here now, thank you. How are you?"