Completely Overhaul the UI
from basic design choices like color of text and color(s) of backgrounds - to where to place things and how to display different information - to how the user actually interacts with it -
the UI is terrible. it honestly looks like a 2nd year student's half-assed UI project
i assume there must be some good reasons why there seems to be such a lack of thought, planning and experience with it, but i can't figure out what those reasons might be.
at any rate, the current UI needs to be completely gutted. i'm talking back to the drawing board here.
i can suggest some principles/ideas to follow when redesigning your UI:
keep it simple - visually and functionally
keep the most common tasks the most visible/accessible
never display "walls of text" to the user (this includes dialogue)
never be distracting with what you have on the screen when you are trying to communicate something important to the user
and the minimap/compass needs to better display where your units currently are
another specific issue i currently have is with the "chat" ui ALWAYS FLASHING. right away any ui designer should know that anything that is going to be updated as frequently as chat should NOT flash every time it is updated - this goes for tabs as well as the big "CHAT" expand/collapse button on the left of the screen. this is annoying as heck having it flashing all the time.
and i'm pretty sure that the chat updates are causing some sort of sound effect to be played constantly as well - a "ding", i think - is playing very often and it is also VERY annoying. this is not the first time i've seen ui designers do **** like this and every time i see/hear this kind of thing in a game, it makes me want to just sit in a room with that designer with me saying "DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGDINGD INGDINGDINGDING" and constantly waving my hands in their face. if it ****es you off then it's a good bet it will **** your users off too. please stop doing this kind of thing in games!
I think you should post that in this thread - http://www.reverieworld.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=6653
DEVs are looking there for feedback about UI :D
The UI is playable, yeah it could use some improving but I think if this were to happen they would first want to hammer out all the bugs as of right now. Nice suggestion though. I agree to an extent, but I still admire there work.
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