Wargasm wrote:it's not strictly a UI option or even close to that
... Explain please? Assuming that it prompted for confirmation in the same manner regardless of dodges, I can't imagine what people are asking for being any different to the death confirmation that, uh, already occurs when you click 'Surrender' from the menu.
Edit: To be clear, I'm aware that you could argue either way how or if such a confirmation would subtly change the way newbies play or react to the game, but as it wouldn't literally change the gameplay itself - only how players interact with it - then it is a UI suggestion. Semantics, yo.
*Sigh.* People who abuse the English language this horribly ought not to be allowed to use it.
Let me explain; a UI only change has _no_ effects on gameplay, whatsoever. NONE. ZERO. ZIP. ZILCH. NADA. NEIN. If it affects _any_ aspect of gameplay, even visibility, it is no longer a strictly UI change. I approve of any sort of UI change people want or request if it's not going to interfere with gameplay. People can skin and mod and do whatever to the UI. That's fine. That's their choice.
The suggestion of adding a "are you sure you want to die?" box popping up affects gameplay. That is, in fact, exactly why it's being requested. When I'm about to lose a run and can't get back to the exit stairs and have to suicide, I don't want to have to click away an extra box because someone else couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the game sometimes and needed it custom-tailored to him. I'll already be grumpy from having failed. I don't need the extra box popping up and treating me like an idiot. Furthermore, if I have dodge, but not dodge prediction, that box might pop up two or three times in a row while I'm trying to attack. Not only is someone else's choice being forced upon me, it's actively interfering with my gameplay.
Nor can there be compromise; they can't implement the box but have it not pop up on an attack you're about to dodge, because then you have a meta-dodge prediction; if you were going to dodge anyhow, you get the attack off. If the "are you sure you want to die?" box pops up, you know you weren't going to dodge and can go kill popcorn and keep trying until you get your attack off without the box popping up.
So not only is it not just a UI change, it has very major effects on gameplay since it directly relates to dying.