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Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 443
Firstly, I am new to STO, but I have played a very many MMO in my days starting with EverQuest in 1999.

Secondly, I understand I'm a free player and have no reason or right to demand any changes in the game, so please take this as a recommendation and simply -- my two cents.

One thing I've noticed that really helps any mmo combat player in any game I've played is color coordinating the backgrounds of the tiles by adding a slight color overlay to the background of the button.

For instance, abilities that are targeted to allies and yourself can have green backgrounds, abilities that target your group can be blue, fleet targeting abilities can be purple, enemy (single target) can be red, enemy aoe targeting can be orange, self-destruct "buffs" like ramming speed and abandon ship could be yellow. This would help players distinguish easier between abandon ship and fleet support which in the heat of battle can look very similar.

Anyways, hope that helps in some way and hopefully I'll get to see my idea in the game
Captain
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,273
# 2
12-31-2012, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lordlalo View Post
Firstly, I am new to STO, but I have played a very many MMO in my days starting with EverQuest in 1999.

Secondly, I understand I'm a free player and have no reason or right to demand any changes in the game, so please take this as a recommendation and simply -- my two cents.

One thing I've noticed that really helps any mmo combat player in any game I've played is color coordinating the backgrounds of the tiles by adding a slight color overlay to the background of the button.

For instance, abilities that are targeted to allies and yourself can have green backgrounds, abilities that target your group can be blue, fleet targeting abilities can be purple, enemy (single target) can be red, enemy aoe targeting can be orange, self-destruct "buffs" like ramming speed and abandon ship could be yellow. This would help players distinguish easier between abandon ship and fleet support which in the heat of battle can look very similar.

Anyways, hope that helps in some way and hopefully I'll get to see my idea in the game
Well, in regards to abandon ship/fleet support. . .one would assume that you would keep the buttons well away from each other, if you have trouble distinguishing. Personally, I'm considering just removing mine from the ability tray because I never use it. I'm more likely to use ramming speed instead.
Rihannsu
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,176
# 3
01-01-2013, 12:00 AM
hmm, you are a new player, so perhaps you just need time to get used to the iconography.

i for once feel that the one colored UI is a nice touch. There should be options to change the color as a whole, but i think Cryptic is already working on it for S8.

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