We would like to share a message from Hiroshi Minagawa from the User Interface team:
Greetings, everyone. Minagawa from the UI team here.
In Patch 3.5 we released a feature to choose different hotbar layouts; however, we have encountered a bug related to this and I would like to inform you of the status.
IssueThe space between each icon has become wider than before for vertical hotbars (hotbars 7 to 10). Due to this, the HUD layout for the vertical hotbars has changed, and it will not allow layouts without any gaps in between each icon.Cause
We introduced the hotbar layout selection feature in this current patch. During testing, we received feedback from our testers stating that the text that displays the shortcut key on the top right and the action cost overlaps when the hotbar is displayed vertically. In order to address this, we made adjustments and expanded the space in between each icon, so the visibility of the numbers is clearer.Resolution
At this point, in order to not affect the existing HUD layout, we prepared a special process for hotbars 7 to 10 so that this spacing does not occur; however, this isn't being processed properly. For this reason, all vertical hotbars are displayed with the spacing.
This bug is affecting those who have made detailed adjustments to their HUD layout; therefore, we're going to quickly revert the display for the vertical hotbars (1x12) to the previous display.We apologize for the inconvenience this will cause until the fix is applied.
We're going to try and get this going as soon as possible, so instead of doing it as we planned, where we apply this to hotbars 7 to 10 specifically, we will apply this to every vertical hotbar (1x12) from hotbar 1 through 10 so that the spacing will be reverted back to how it was prior to Patch 3.5.
For this reason, with the above change, the height of the hotbar will revert back to the original height, but we will be prioritizing a fix for the issue where it is not possible to do what you have been doing up until this point.
This adjustment requires patching the client, so we'll have the operations team follow-up with the details on when this will be applied.