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# 1 This UI Was Better
10-16-2011, 03:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGiH9MW6f4

http://common.allakhazam.com/images/...864b4f0e96.jpg

Looked more Trek-like, less souped up and doesnt have those light edging which gives it a yucky look. What happened to this UI? Why do so many MMOs have cool UIs before launch..then closer to launch they change the UIs into much less appealing UIs?

Regardless, I thought I would call Cryptic out on this mistake of theirs. This old pre launch UI looked superior to the current one we have now. And I only wish we could get a UI like this back. Why did I create this thread? I dont know, my pipe dream is that we could get a UI that actually felt Trekkish back. Like...one with real LCARs influence.
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# 2
10-16-2011, 03:31 PM
They seriously need to open up the UI to modding.
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# 3
10-16-2011, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Walshicus
They seriously need to open up the UI to modding.
They do, with such a tech savvy user base it's just plain dumb to not do so, offload the development of custom ui skins to a fan base with years of experience doing it, make the game look better, make the community happy, and save development hours for other tasks.

The UI in sto kills me, its like scraping a layer of kindergarten fingerpaint across a gorgeous painting. The graphics in sto are so good, why frame it with something that makes the game look like an alpha build.

at least those old blues were a less eye killing.

Don't even get me started on the awful red death of the klingon UI.

tinting and transparancy options would go a long way.

I can't say I'm a fan of lcars myslef, but a few themes might be nice based on ui's used in the series
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# 4
10-16-2011, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Startruck
They do, with such a tech savvy user base it's just plain dumb to not do so, offload the development of custom ui skins to a fan base with years of experience doing it, make the game look better, make the community happy, and save development hours for other tasks.

The UI in sto kills me, its like scraping a layer of kindergarten fingerpaint across a gorgeous painting. The graphics in sto are so good, why frame it with something that makes the game look like an alpha build.

at least those old blues were a less eye killing.

Don't even get me started on the awful red death of the klingon UI.

tinting and transparancy options would go a long way.

I can't say I'm a fan of lcars myslef, but a few themes might be nice based on ui's used in the series
Cant say I disagree, if opening up the UI to modding means I can get a better Star Trek experience then why not. If they arent willing to revamp the UI, then its the least they can do but im not holding my breath.
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# 5
10-17-2011, 04:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Walshicus
They seriously need to open up the UI to modding.
Seconded. Though the current UI is very low on the real estate side, it could be a lot better.
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# 6
10-16-2011, 03:31 PM
Wow that looks much better than what we use why change it!? I hope the devs are thinking of change the UI back to this or something newer.
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# 7
10-16-2011, 03:42 PM
I remember the old OPS and NAV buttons from beta. I miss those, oddly.
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# 8
10-16-2011, 03:46 PM
Ahh. Feelings of nostalgia.

Seriously though.. how much screen space did some of those old menus take up!
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# 9
10-16-2011, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Kahless2001 View Post
Ahh. Feelings of nostalgia.

Seriously though.. how much screen space did some of those old menus take up!
That may have been why they changed it, but if we can scale the UI it wouldnt be much an issue.
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# 10
10-16-2011, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
That may have been why they changed it, but if we can scale the UI it wouldnt be much an issue.
even without for me I wouldn't care I play EVE which is called exel spread sheets online for a good reason, more than 2/3 of my screen is UI, but it does all it needs to do and here in STO I often find myself cursing at the UI.
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