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Gelst
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:24:00 - [1]
 

Are there any mods that are a must have for eve?

Im new to eve and would like to know if there is anything i need to download to make the game more enjoyable.perhaps a layout or something like that.

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:25:00 - [2]
 


Unfortunately you cant mod it. Maybe in the future.

justcheckingthemarket
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:25:00 - [3]
 

go back to WOW!!

Faekurias
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:25:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Gelst
Are there any mods that are a must have for eve?

Im new to eve and would like to know if there is anything i need to download to make the game more enjoyable.perhaps a layout or something like that.


Not that I know of mate, but there's a pretty one.

But if you're colourblind, like me. you're screwed Sad

Jim McGregor
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:26:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Jim McGregor on 20/06/2007 18:25:17
Originally by: justcheckingthemarket
go back to WOW!!


No why dont YOU go back to WoW. You seem to fit right in that crowd.

Be nice to the new guys... Cool

Sc0rpion
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:31:00 - [6]
 

The UI is almost completely uncustomizable. You can change the window colours, and hide passive modules. That's about it. Not only that, but drawing the UI takes up a hell of a lot of system resources.

Adonis 4174
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:33:00 - [7]
 

The only really required change is that when you get sick of the drag-menu you open up the options window (press escape) click on the Generic tab and choose "Expand action menu with middle mousebutton" in the central column.

Welcome to Eve. We will sell your children.

Gelst
Caldari
The Graduates
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:37:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Gelst on 20/06/2007 18:36:15
Sorry im not going back to WOW or EQ.

Looks like EVE is stuck with me for a while.

I'm not that bad really....

oh ya thanks to everyone for the reply's. answered my question.

Zhett Haukes
Mutually Assured Distraction
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:42:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: justcheckingthemarket
go back to WOW!!


Ignore comments like this. I came from WoW, and very glad to be away from it I am.

Welcome to Eve.

Your question has been answered, but just to add to that - no the UI cannot be modified ala WoW.

Sc0rpion
Faster Pussycat Kill Kill
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:56:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Adonis 4174
The only really required change is that when you get sick of the drag-menu you open up the options window (press escape) click on the Generic tab and choose "Expand action menu with middle mousebutton" in the central column.


I don't know about that. I could think of a number of improvements to the UI. For instance:

1. A block of customizable macro hotkeys. Not the illegitimate kind of macros, mind you. Just the ability to multi-bind a couple of functions. For example, you could drag your high slots into a macro, bind it to a key and presto! All of the selected high slots would activate/deactivate. Then you could do away with the awkward current default setup of f1-8+modifier keys and free up screen space at the same time.

2. That freaking overview. I can't move it, I can't turn it off and it's a resource hog. Why exactly can't we unanchor it, and why exactly is it so resource-hungry?

3. Drones. Don't even get me started.

4. Why does every one of my targets have it's own icon on my screen? Wouldn't it be better to display 1 target, and have the rest on a tabbed index? Or better yet, hotkeyed? NUM1 through NUM9 and +/- controls to switch between targets and surprise! Even more screen space freed up!

5. Why is the main menu permanently anchored on the side of my screen? When not in use, it should minimize to a small icon, not a huge bar.

6. Why are UI elements scattered 360 degrees around my screen? This is an ergonomic nightmare. Everything should be easily reachable with minimal mouse movement.

I could go on, but I think my point is clear. Look at WoW. For all it's problems, it had one of the best UI's I have ever seen. Even if it weren't customizable at all, it would still be light years ahead of the EVE UI. Which isn't really surprising, since this UI is what? 9 years old?

Seriously guys, forget about all of these "shiny things" and let's get back to the stuff that's really important - stability and accessability.

Faekurias
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2007.06.20 18:56:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Gelst
Edited by: Gelst on 20/06/2007 18:36:15
Sorry im not going back to WOW or EQ.

Looks like EVE is stuck with me for a while.

I'm not that bad really....

oh ya thanks to everyone for the reply's. answered my question.


Welcome to eve btw, and if you ever get stuck theres a whole community able to help you either here or ingame.

Enjoy your stay Wink


Adonis 4174
Posted - 2007.06.20 19:02:00 - [12]
 

Originally by: Sc0rpion
Originally by: Adonis 4174
The only really required change is that when you get sick of the drag-menu you open up the options window (press escape) click on the Generic tab and choose "Expand action menu with middle mousebutton" in the central column.


I don't know about that. I could think of a number of improvements to the UI. For instance:

Correction, I meant *available* required change. Many things could do with changing.

Alora Venoda
GalTech
Whiskey Creek Alliance
Posted - 2007.06.20 19:25:00 - [13]
 

EVEMON is an out-of-game 3rd party program, but VERY VERY helpful. i would call it a "must have" skill planner, and game database browser.

Karynn Carrion
Minmatar
Posted - 2007.06.20 19:50:00 - [14]
 

Originally by: justcheckingthemarket
go back to WOW!!


Open your mind!Rolling Eyes

The current UI is a bit outdated and I would love to be able to load different UIs for different ships.

Shame none exist because this community has some very creative and talented people.

C'mon CCP.


 

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