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Rhonnen
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.10.22 15:14:00 - [1]
 

Edited by: Rhonnen on 22/10/2009 15:16:38
I was just thinking that The option to forgo the monotone for a HUD that matches the races ship you are currently flying would be nice. It kind of change the experience but if someone didn't like it they could always go back to the original.

Khors
El Barco Pirata
Posted - 2009.10.22 15:15:00 - [2]
 

No.

Delenne Sheridan
Posted - 2009.10.23 17:59:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Khors
No.


Yes, give each race a little difference in the hud they use. Other games have been able to do it, are you saying the folks at eve arent able to do it?

Ecky X
SniggWaffe
FREE KARTTOON NOW
Posted - 2009.10.23 18:26:00 - [4]
 

There isn't really a lot of HUD in EVE... You've got a circle, and some chat windows.

Izzybella
Posted - 2009.10.23 18:33:00 - [5]
 

no

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2009.10.23 19:05:00 - [6]
 

I got a hud???

Alt Tabbed
Posted - 2009.10.23 19:15:00 - [7]
 

Having 4-5 "skins" to choose from would be a nice touch.


Can you imagine being forced to stare at the Minnie HUD?

Or the Caldari HUD?

blleeeech



Lord Haur
Amarr
Grim Determination
Posted - 2009.10.23 19:28:00 - [8]
 

[RP]You pilot a Caldari-Manufactured Jovian vessel, through which you control your ship. Thus, everyone is flying the same ship, so has the same HUD.[/RP]

Because the options in the Escape Menu aren't enough?

Alt Tabbed
Posted - 2009.10.23 20:10:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Lord Haur

Because the options in the Escape Menu aren't enough?



I really wouldn't call the ability to change the color scheme "options" nor would I really consider them..."racial".


I will concede you that there are plenty of "choices" in the color scheme dept. but....in the end it's just colors..not a "new hud".


Shitzen Giggles
Posted - 2009.10.23 20:19:00 - [10]
 

As long as all the UI options stayed available and you weren't forced to take any particular HUD I think this is a great idea.

I mean, seriously, if no one is forced into changing anything but just given more options for personalization, I don't see why anyone would possibly have a problem with this.

Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
Posted - 2009.10.23 20:28:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: ****zen Giggles
I mean, seriously, if no one is forced into changing anything but just given more options for personalization, I don't see why anyone would possibly have a problem with this.


Development time that could better be spent on something more worthwhile? Seems like a decent reason to oppose it to me.

[Hijack]No, if they're going to work on graphics they really ought to work on restoring the old Helios.[/Hijack]

Facepalm
Amarr
Battlestars
Posted - 2009.10.23 20:34:00 - [12]
 

Edited by: Facepalm on 23/10/2009 20:44:45

Yes! I've proposed this before in the Features/Ideas forum. It's so anticlimactic hopping into a shiny new ship that you've trained weeks for, and being smacked back to reality with the same boring HUD you've had since day 1. It completely ruins the whole immersion, anticipation, and "feel" of flying a different ship. If at least given the option to choose among HUDs, I don't see how it would be a big problem for balancing or implementation.

It'd be cool to have a bunch to choose from too. Maybe one for ship class, pirate faction, npc corp/faction, etc. Maybe even make it some kind of "glamor" upgrade that players can grind and purchase with faction points or something.

This brings up an even bigger topic. The EVE UI is so outdated it really needs a complete overhaul; in terms of code efficiency/bugginess and aesthetics. And yes, if this implementation would bring about an overall upgrade to the UI, it WOULD be worth every hour of development time.

Samaritan Azuma
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2009.10.23 20:37:00 - [13]
 

why would you have to be a jerk in this thread?

i think itd be cool, but there are lots of otehr things id rather have them dedicateresources to.

lol at the clowns here, theyd think itd be cool too, well if they didnt think boosting their self esteem via being a butt dart was cooler

Zhilia Mann
Tide Way Out Productions
Posted - 2009.10.23 22:01:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: Samaritan Azuma
why would you have to be a jerk in this thread?


Who was a jerk?

Originally by: Samaritan Azuma
i think itd be cool, but there are lots of otehr things id rather have them dedicateresources to.


Then don't advocate things that don't need the time/energy to actually improve the game. Not being a jerk; it just seems like simple logic.

Originally by: Samaritan Azuma
lol at the clowns here, theyd think itd be cool too, well if they didnt think boosting their self esteem via being a butt dart was cooler


Thank you for my butt-dart esteem booster. It totally worked.

But seriously, what would this add, how would it add it (especially given that lots of people just disable such "features" anyhow), and what's the opportunity cost?

My quick math says "not worth it", but if you someone could answer those questions effectively I'd be open to a change like that and actually pushing for it.

Samaritan Azuma
Interstellar Brotherhood of Gravediggers
The 0rphanage
Posted - 2009.10.23 22:05:00 - [15]
 

Edited by: Samaritan Azuma on 23/10/2009 22:06:07
see what i mean about jerks boosting their own self esteem?


edit: BTW you just got trolled

Shitzen Giggles
Posted - 2009.10.23 22:20:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Zhilia Mann
Originally by: ****zen Giggles
I mean, seriously, if no one is forced into changing anything but just given more options for personalization, I don't see why anyone would possibly have a problem with this.


Development time that could better be spent on something more worthwhile? Seems like a decent reason to oppose it to me.

[Hijack]No, if they're going to work on graphics they really ought to work on restoring the old Helios.[/Hijack]


Honestly I don't see it taking very many man-hours to get done. We're not talking about a major overhaul or any changes to the game engine. Nothing would need to be tested for balancing like changes to ship/module stats do. Hell they already even have all the color and texture schemes for each faction, this is something a small team could probably whip up over a weekend.

IMO eve already is a fantastic looking mmo but an even nicer more individual presentation might get CCP more trials being turned over into full subscriptions. If someone could convince ccp that this is true I think we would see personalized HUD's very soon Cool

stoicfaux
Gallente
Posted - 2009.10.23 23:34:00 - [17]
 

It's already been done. I can't find the original images, but the Minmatar cockpit looked like a 747 cockpit (buttons and controls for drones, guns, missiles, MWD/AB, web, shield boost, armor boost, etc.) whereas the Caldari cockpit was a "Simon Says" game with 4 buttons, one each for "go", "stop", "launch missiles" and "shield boost."


Vigo Larcen
Dark Claw Raiders
Posted - 2009.10.24 04:19:00 - [18]
 

Why's it always gotta be about race?

I blame the Amarr.


 

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