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The Rising Stars
The Volition Cult
Posted - 2011.08.09 08:04:00 - [31]

+1. No one in their right mind can think these icons are an improvement.

Posted - 2011.08.09 11:51:00 - [32]

CCP has confounded icons and models.

Items in hangar and turret buttons need simplified representations of realistic models.
That's the purpose of classic icons.

Now they do not provide good icons, they provide complex models that can't suit the role of icons.

Privateer Alliance
Posted - 2011.08.11 15:27:00 - [33]

Give us bitter vets back our icons. I love my old megapulse lasers, these new ones look like extendable toilets with the lid up.

Jita Bloodtear
Posted - 2011.08.12 05:26:00 - [34]

I don't know anyone who thinks that this was an improvement to change all icons to blurred images of dog turds. Icons are symbolic of what they represent, they don't need to be blurred images of the actual item. We don't need to go back to how they were, but we should change them to "something" better and more refined

Baron Holbach
Ammo and Tag
Posted - 2011.08.12 07:45:00 - [35]


not like this never happens, ccp love too much some of some of his "mastepieces", new turrents is ok in games, but icons are terrible

Posted - 2011.08.12 11:26:00 - [36]

God yes

Dub Step
Death To Everyone But Us

Posted - 2011.08.12 19:24:00 - [37]

Herping yourDerp
Posted - 2011.08.12 23:15:00 - [38]

i try to keep things i may use one day, i will never use railguns, too bad i cant figure out which are railguns at a glance i my hanger.

the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.08.13 15:15:00 - [39]

Icons that are actually icons. Yes please.

Grey Stormshadow
Starwreck Industries
Posted - 2011.08.27 10:20:00 - [40] :)

Aineko Macx
Posted - 2011.08.27 11:34:00 - [41]


Ominous Corp

Posted - 2011.08.27 13:34:00 - [42]

excelence pls!

Posted - 2011.08.29 14:47:00 - [43]

Edited by: Akturous on 29/08/2011 14:47:41
Edited by: Akturous on 29/08/2011 14:47:24
Seriously 1000 times supported, this really peved me off (amongst other things but another time), the new turrets on ships are really really cool, but the icons are so bad it's impossible to tell what's what.

As suggested, don't waste a team of mal-nourished Scandinavians spending months designing some bull****e new icon, simply roll back the database, simple, takes you no time at all, everyones happy.

Posted - 2011.09.02 17:41:00 - [44]

Yes, bring back the old icons please!

Caldari Provisions

Posted - 2011.09.02 18:49:00 - [45]

I am particularly unhappy with 425mm Railgun icons - they are black on black background. I can hardly see what the hell it is.

The primary purpose of an icon is to allow player to quickly visually identify an object. That means the value of an icon has less to do with fancy art and more to do with having distinctive pattern.

When CCP designers make a bunch of new icons, put them all in a grid like the station hangar, stretch it out to at least 10x10 item grid on 1600+ video screen, randomize positions of the items and ask people to identify specific items based on the picture. Measure how quickly they respond. If they respond slower and often confuse 2 items, then you know the icon isn't good.

Dinta Zembo
Posted - 2011.09.02 19:38:00 - [46]

+1. It has been said before, some icons are very dark and I can barely see the icons next to my target locks when I have a black background as well.

Morar Santee
Posted - 2011.09.03 04:50:00 - [47]

Edited by: Morar Santee on 03/09/2011 13:55:40
The new icons really need some major work. Hell, the new turrets need some major work. The animations, the recoiling lasers (lol), the crooked barrels on artillery cannons (seriously, wtf?) and half a dozen other things..

It's like they sat down and tried to figure out how to create guns with a maximum number of spinning / moving parts, without any regard to realism or actual usefulness in game (when it comes to icons).

Not being all negative here, either. I like quite a few of the new turret designs, and obviously a lot of work went into them. But with all the wrong priorities.

Athena Seraya
Posted - 2011.09.03 11:17:00 - [48]


Jerrick Titan
Posted - 2011.09.05 14:40:00 - [49]

agreed here as well. they are horrible

GDC Holding
Posted - 2011.09.05 15:13:00 - [50]

Edited by: Usurpine on 05/09/2011 15:13:05
the new icons are simply bad. you should kick the person who made them.Mad

Twilight Star Rangers
Posted - 2011.09.05 17:46:00 - [51]

Yes. Again.

Black Sail Anarchists
Yarr Collective
Posted - 2011.09.05 17:55:00 - [52]

Edited by: Baaldor on 05/09/2011 17:54:59
Bring back the old turret icons.

Ani Veratus
Posted - 2011.09.06 04:34:00 - [53]

Have my suport on it. Bring the old icons back

crimson fire
Posted - 2011.09.06 11:36:00 - [54]

Edited by: crimson fire on 06/09/2011 11:36:12
I cant identify anything at a glance anymore, and thats not just about getting to learn the new icons, its about poor design

Jagga Spikes
Spikes Chop Shop
Posted - 2011.09.06 11:42:00 - [55]

well, something has to be done. new turret icons just lack the crisp, shine and recognition of the old ones. i suppose it's because old icons were pixelwork while new ones are straight off render.

so, if there is no intention to make new icons look better, old icons are prefferable solution.

Native Freshfood

Posted - 2011.09.06 13:37:00 - [56]


They do look **** and it's hard to tell what gun they are supposed to be.

Deckington Forgecaster
Posted - 2011.09.07 16:04:00 - [57]

Hell to the yes

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