I was explaining what the mirror bars (breathe, fatigue, log out) are to a guildie today, and it occurred to me that it's a really unexpected and unintuitive name for them. But then again, what other name could they use?
So, does anyone know the reason why we call them "mirror bars"? Is it some relic from an older MMO?
Thanks Tekkub and Chmee for your ideas, that does seem to be the common trait shared between these bars. The health and power bars go up and down all the time, the cast bar traditionally just goes up, and the breathe/fatigue/log traditionally count down.
I don't really play other games much, but does anyone know if mirror bars exist in other MMOs or other games?