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Lt. Commander
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I think the website is starting to look like a polished version of the proposed Perpetual UI.

http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7324/perpet01.jpg

http://img515.imageshack.us/img515/858/perpet02.jpg

I think I like the freedom of the floating bars Cryptic gave us but I wouldn't mind the UI we have being reskinned to look more like both the Perpetual version and the website as I think the next is, overall, easier to read, and the color makes areas of interest stand out better than monochrome.

I also think way too much is crammed on the minimap. In that regard, I wouldn't mind some core features like DOff system and dilithium exchange being put on a toolbar with the XP indicator because I think important features could stand more visibility.

But I'm definitely getting a Perpetual UI vibe off the website and it makes me wonder if they did the reskin with a cosmetic UI overhaul in mind.
Lt. Commander
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# 2
01-14-2012, 01:42 AM
I will say I really prefer Perpetual's hailing interface, both for the more colorful NPC backgrounds but especially for the viewscreen style blinky lights under the portrait, which are also missing from most bridges.

They have had those blinking lights on every live action bridge ever. They were nearly forgotten on the Enterprise-E in First Contact and there was some kind of incident over it because those lights are, according to Trek designers, one of the key signature visual parts of the franchise.
Lt. Commander
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# 3
01-14-2012, 05:47 AM
This is a Star Trek MMO, intended to allow us to immerse ourselves in the Star Trek universe. In my opinion, Cryptic's user interface furthers this goal far better than any of the basic, incomplete designs offered up by Perpetual's early concept art.

How would I feel if the in-game UI looked more like the website? Not happy. Besides, as many a dev has stated, the user interface is one of the game's core elements and it is highly unlikely that it will ever be altered at this stage.
Lt. Commander
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# 4
01-14-2012, 05:51 AM
Both the in-game Ui and the website could be colorful in order to attract attention and be more..eye-candy.
Lt. Commander
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# 5
01-14-2012, 05:53 AM
I am not a massive fan of the new art so i would say no, but id really need to see a proper mock up to judge.

I think the UI as it is now in game is fine. dont fix what is not broken.
Lt. Commander
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# 6
01-14-2012, 06:05 AM
I would hate it.


The way the site is setup makes me never want to visit it again. To say thie ssite alone looks stupid / cheap as hell is an understatement, but you get where I'm coming from.

STOP DOWNGRADING CRYPTIC.
Lt. Commander
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# 7
01-14-2012, 06:07 AM
I wouldn't like it at all.
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# 8
01-14-2012, 06:38 AM
I just hate have such an LCARS look. I don't imagine myself sitting at a console when I'm playing the game.
Lt. Commander
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# 9
01-14-2012, 06:50 AM
I've got no problem with the LCARS on the Federation side, at least not in shape but I think it could be more differentiated in colour.

My problem is that the KDF equivalent is identical to the Starfleet version in shape just adjusted in colour.
I think the LCARS on the current existing sides should be made more differently in their actual shape than they are now.

Despite all its flaws, BOTF did that very well IMO.

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shot...on-windows.jpg

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shot...on-windows.jpg

The Perpeatual version would have been good as a faction neutral interface however.
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# 10
01-14-2012, 07:07 AM
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Originally Posted by mister_dee
I've got no problem with the LCARS on the Federation side, at least not in shape but I think it could be more differentiated in colour.

My problem is that the KDF equivalent is identical to the Starfleet version in shape just adjusted in colour.
I think the LCARS on the current existing sides should be made more differently in their actual shape than they are now.

Despite all its flaws, BOTF did that very well IMO.

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shot...on-windows.jpg

http://www.mobygames.com/images/shot...on-windows.jpg

The Perpeatual version would have been good as a faction neutral interface however.
I suppose my problem with it is that it's weird to watch myself on a display.

I also tend to like more lush, image rich eye catching UIs. I never understoof why people disabled the default ******** UI and, honestly, the Champs UI is starting to grow on me.
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