Posted - 2011.07.31 19:01:00 - [1
eve misses currently the functionality to visualise damage on items.
there are (AFAIK) two kinds of damage for items:
1) hp damage caused from overheating
2) and damage of tech II or faction crystals caused by using them
you can visualise 1) by docking in station and using the repair feature. 2) is quite tricky since you will have to undock, ungroup your weapons and switch crystals until you know how much every crystal is damaged (this also requires somehow to manually sort the crystals in cargo).
1) is kind of ok but 2) is quite a pain usability wise. So please add a damage indicator (like a small % value in the corner of the icon, health bar - whatever fits best) to the icon. I don't think there is a need to differentiate between both damage types so both could use the same ui elements.
(i also don't think this would have a measurable impact on the server since: firstly stacked items are not damaged and could be simply left out for the db request and secondly the amount of damage doesn't change while being in the cargo/hangar...)