Nobody said burns their eyes and it has zip to do with retinal damage, red trucks and mailboxes don't glow with the intense contrast in illumination being talked about here, so that analogy is way off. The red in the UI is difficult to focus on, the tiny muscles focusing the lens in the eyes get overworked and tired, hence eyestrain, the eyestrain leads to a headache, often painful. If you don't suffer from that, good for you, but don't diss people who aren't as lucky as you. I'm not a kid anymore, my eyes don't focus as well for me now in my 50s than they did when I was a teenager, any enjoyment I get from playing Klingon is immediately dispelled by the migraines I get after playing one for any length of time.
There have been innumerable posts in these forums by people who can't stand the Klingon red, insulting these people and discouraging them from creating Klingon toons does nothing to help the cause of those players who so fervently insist that the KDF be given more attention by developers.
Something needs to be done regarding the UI's failings that will satisfy both factions, and something certainly needs to be done to make the KDF more attractive to players if existing Klingon players ever hope to get more attention paid to the faction in game that they hold so dear.
I guess i have super retinas then
I stare at the screen for hours without problems. However, I am all in favour of giving players more options. While the red doesnt bother me, if I had the option to change it, i probably would. Maybe just dull the reds a bit. While they dont hurt me, I can understand how they can be perceived as being too bold.
LOL, super retinas, well I don't about that, X-ray vision could have some advantages though.
I don't get headaches from the Fed blue but I think even that is overdone, I've minimized the hud to compensate but if they ever introduce color palette choices both the red and the blue are going bye bye.
Q: (framesplicerx) When will we get UI COLOR customization so I can finally play KDF with my IRL friends? They find the intense red UI extremely tough to view.
Dstahl: The UI team is looking at the HUD UI now to review and implement a better way to customize the UI. This may include color templates as well as an easier way to reposition trays and UI elements than the current system. There is no release date for this yet, but they are actively discussing upcoming changes such as this.
I wish it was possible to change the GUI colour. I tried creating a KDF character and the red GUI made me ridiculously angry. My poor lumbering Gorn engineer only made it two short play sessions before I deleted him.
Not another "it's to bright,dull,large,small... etc etc" thread.
Klingon UI is red, Fed is blue,deal with it or look back at numerous other threads regarding this.
Except the only way to "deal with it" is to not play KDF for those who it affects more than just it being a preference. I played KDF properly a couple of days ago being Fed from beta and had a headache and nausea after ~30mins that I didn't get from playing Fed for hours. With other people they can't see the contrast between the allied red and the enemy yellow. Cryptic should make the UI be changeable in order for the KDF faction to be accessible.