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# 31
10-17-2011, 04:24 AM
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Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
And it still looks better and less cartoonish than the ugly, old UI in the OP.
You know what they say about opinions. I feel exactly the opposite.
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# 32
10-17-2011, 06:11 AM
i agree that the current UI needs some serious reworking.

- visuals (why so many disconnected panels? why so much clutter),
- functionality (hey i just pressed that button, *clicks again* ah NOW it works)
- and performance (every UI element is transparent -> pushes GTX460 @99 GPU load... on to many occasions to count)

....all below standard.

buuut... that old UI from the Beta? mmmh... no thx that would just be the same thing in blue


but these really old perpetual concept mock ups...
https://picasaweb.google.com/1076902...77069472582738
https://picasaweb.google.com/1076902...29536746218882
https://picasaweb.google.com/1076902...28962239796482

with some tweaks here and there... yeah... i could see that working for me.
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# 33
10-17-2011, 06:17 AM
I think the UI grandiants and texturing we have makes it look busy, whereas flat colors look more like a proper UI overlay.
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# 34
10-17-2011, 08:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
I decided to go and reformat my UI away from the default settings I was using and I came up with this:

http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q...6-17-34-35.jpg

Kind of inspired by the SWTOR UI.

http://www.sggaminginfo.com/wp-conte...5/swtor-ui.jpg

Its a tad more satisfactory, but I would be more content with a more Trek-like UI.
LOL, that's how I have my UI laid out... except for the chat bar, it's still in the bottom left corner minimized to the Star Trek logo.

Give us some transparency options like we do for the chat bar and I'll be happy enough. Add in an option to change the UI colors, PER-WINDOW in-game and I'll giggle like a little girl. I cant imagine those two features are that much trouble to code into the game...
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# 35
10-17-2011, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
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.
Can't agree more. Much nicer than the "new" clunky non-Star Trek one we have now.
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# 36
10-17-2011, 08:35 AM
It's not that hard to do a LCARS style UI, many games before STO have done it.
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# 37
10-17-2011, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Morgomir View Post
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.
I love the UI the way it is. I have no idea what people have against it. It's functional and seems Trek enough to me.
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# 38
10-17-2011, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by RAJ_2011
The Ui defiantly needs more colour to it that is for sure. Design wise hopefully late tng/nemesis design.
What for? A colorful UI will just distract you from you know, the game.
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# 39
10-17-2011, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by -Songbird-
What for? A colorful UI will just distract you from you know, the game.
Yeah. My biggest gripe about the UI is that it's too distracting. I don't want more color or detail, even Trek-oriented detail. I just want a simpler, cleaner look and if it happens to pick up some more Trek aspects, great.
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# 40
10-17-2011, 09:15 AM
looks like the beta ui
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