Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
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Like it says in the title - can we make ALL DoFFs faction-colored so I can at-a-glance see what faction they are at? If this cant be done, could someone explain the why not? That'd be cool.

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Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 12,075
# 2
01-28-2013, 04:07 PM
The UI USED TO have only the bottom half of the rarity frame colored based on rarity, the top half marked the faction.... but... USED TO... I like it better the old way.
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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 157
# 3
01-28-2013, 05:45 PM
The old way was 110% better. Wish they would be it back because this is a constant problem for me.
Ensign
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 5
# 4
01-29-2013, 02:51 PM
the previous UI sounds A LOT better than the current. so... like... what happened... if it's working nice, let's break it? *sigh*
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 5
01-29-2013, 05:55 PM
I don't really understand it either... here's an example: http://www.stowiki.org/Three_of_Six
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Lieutenant
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 73
# 6
01-31-2013, 07:26 AM
It got confusing for the higher tier doffs. At common rarity, blue meant fed, red meant kdf. At uncommon rarity, green meant...uncommon fed, and...green? meant uncommon kdf. Wat?

Then comes rare, and now blue means rare fed AND kdf. and if you didn't notice the glow in the corner, or if the color scheme of the doff was such that it wasn't easy to make out, it wasn't that hard for someone new to the system to mistake a rare for a common fed.

Having the borders mean faction for commons and rarity for everything else wasn't a great design, so they ditched it. If they'd accompanied that by making the backgrounds jump out more, or by seperating the two factions in some other way, it would've been unquestionably positive, but as it is there's advantages and disadvantages.

Correction: I was misremembering the previous system. Still, having half the border represent faction and half the border represent rarity, especially with blue=fed and blue=rare, the previous system could be confusing at times. I still hold that the best fix would be to make the backgrounds jump out more.

Last edited by heavensrun; 01-31-2013 at 07:33 AM.
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