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Andreas Hollandt
10-03-2007, 03:52 PM
I personally really hated the main menu in Warcraft cause it was too slow. The delays (caused by the animations) were quite annoying when you clicked around a bit in the menus.
Do you think it's good to have such blendings?

The Witch King of Angmar
10-03-2007, 03:53 PM
Can't help you hear as of I've never played WoW.

ShadowyMoon
10-03-2007, 04:28 PM
Not WoW. The RTS Warcraft. And I did like the menu and stil like it. The delays weren't really big and it was just awesome.

Andreas Hollandt
10-03-2007, 04:38 PM
Yes I mean Warcraft 3.

jap88
10-03-2007, 04:43 PM
I never played it so i couldn't say.

ShadowyMoon
10-03-2007, 04:45 PM
Personally I am a sucker for animated menus. If you could make something like Warcraft's one with a cool background like Warcraft 3:RoC's I'd love it.

Andreas Hollandt
10-03-2007, 04:51 PM
I'm not completely sure how they do it. Of course the background is a normal map, but I guess the menu is hard-coded.

SPARROW94
10-03-2007, 05:53 PM
i would like DoF menu to be an menu like C&C3 i loved the music when you were done signing in the ea servers i would sit in an lobby signing the song

The Witch King of Angmar
10-03-2007, 06:25 PM
i would like DoF menu to be an menu like C&C3 i loved the music when you were done signing in the ea servers i would sit in an lobby signing the song

I don't know if DoF music will have lyrics.

ShadowyMoon
10-03-2007, 06:26 PM
Some of Era's music would suit DoF quite nicely. Or something like it.

SPARROW94
10-03-2007, 06:27 PM
hopw about pop and an goblin doing the robot? :D

ShadowyMoon
10-03-2007, 06:29 PM
Don't make me fall from my chair again...

The Witch King of Angmar
10-03-2007, 06:30 PM
Don't make me fall from my chair again...

Better yet dragons doing pop.............................. in mid-air! Lol.

ShadowyMoon
10-03-2007, 06:31 PM
You just insulted me...

The Witch King of Angmar
10-03-2007, 06:32 PM
You just insulted me...

Sorry. Just picture it though. Funny but disturbing at the same time.

SPARROW94
10-03-2007, 06:56 PM
LMFAO i cant stop laughing you fool stop making jokes

The Witch King of Angmar
10-04-2007, 05:24 PM
LMFAO i cant stop laughing you fool stop making jokes

Ok back on topic. Will DoF menu have maps on the game site to download that either Reverie or other people made?

SPARROW94
10-04-2007, 05:36 PM
i think reveire should have an menu contest...ill photo shop the best menu

Andreas Hollandt
10-04-2007, 05:56 PM
Will DoF menu have maps on the game site to download that either Reverie or other people made?
It is easy to use a custom map as the menu background. But I don't know if we will host custom maps at our site.

SPARROW94
10-04-2007, 05:58 PM
dude get konstitean to answer my question, i want to have an menu contest

ShadowyMoon
10-04-2007, 06:51 PM
Lol a menu contest... lmao

Darvin
10-04-2007, 11:58 PM
I frankly didn't find the animation times in the WC3 menu slowed things down too much. After the program's lightning fast load time, I have plenty of patience left over, so it's never bothered me. The only gripe I have with the WC3 menu is that when you go to play a custom game in singleplayer, the window for selecting the map file is tiny; it's so hard to find the one you want if you have a big collection (which, as any warcraft player will attest, you will)

Kostia Kaploon
10-05-2007, 01:58 PM
i didn't notice it slowing down too much francly so it was cool for me :D

SPARROW94
10-05-2007, 09:26 PM
i liked the song on C&C3

DaFatalGigabyte
11-26-2007, 06:40 PM
I liked the WC3 menus. It added a nice touch and didn't delay things too much. Sometimes though, if I'm disconnected I get ****ed at the animated doors opening and closing into/out of the bnet login screen. In Frozen Throne, maybe RoC, you can use the menu's background model in a map.

Joseph Visscher
11-26-2007, 07:03 PM
Ok back on topic. Will DoF menu have maps on the game site to download that either Reverie or other people made?

Good idea. Yea at the moment the menu is set of maps scenes, I'm 100% sure there will be tons of 'shell maps' as they are called, just like in cnc generals zero hour, there where thousands of them, but it was hard to organize them, maybe we can put several sets in to choose from?

The Witch King of Angmar
11-26-2007, 08:04 PM
Good idea. Yea at the moment the menu is set of maps scenes, I'm 100% sure there will be tons of 'shell maps' as they are called, just like in cnc generals zero hour, there where thousands of them, but it was hard to organize them, maybe we can put several sets in to choose from?

Yeah maybe like Fortress maps, adventure/quest maps and survival maps.

Ovocean
04-17-2008, 01:37 PM
I personally really hated the main menu in Warcraft cause it was too slow. The delays (caused by the animations) were quite annoying when you clicked around a bit in the menus.
Do you think it's good to have such blendings?

Sorry for the bump but that's precisely one of my girevances against Warcraft III, after seing the effect for the first time I've soon forgotten the cool impression and become annoyed by the useless slowdown it brought to the menu navigation.

Anyways, what the games of today should have as a menu, is what have most websites : Every window should be accessible from a single menu, itself showing up on every window. Like in World in Conflict, if I remember well.
I don't want to use the old "Back" button anymore.

Nobody wants to spend much time on the menus. Except if the music is fantastic. :)