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Aureus
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:53:00 - [1]
 

I think it would be really helpful if the little square bracket symbols that are next to ship names in the overview were instead a specific graphical icon representing the ship - for example if the ship is a Megathron you see a megathron icon. Or if that would be far too many icons then at least a more intuitive icon to represent it's class.

And if I came up with this ide anow I am sure someone has thought of this long time ago! Does anyone know of such a mod existing?

Katja Saitou
Posted - 2010.12.20 18:57:00 - [2]
 

And that would be against the EULA on modifying the client, so, yeah.. IBTL Smile

Skram
Armored Elite
Posted - 2010.12.20 19:59:00 - [3]
 

Wouldn't it just be easier to set the overview to show the ship type, as is currently allowed? You know, that way you wouldn't have to try and memorize a bunch of tiny icons, you could just read the text that says 'Megathron'...

Orb Lati
Minmatar
Sebiestor Tribe
Posted - 2010.12.20 20:15:00 - [4]
 

Still. Would be cool in fleet battles to have a strategic view where all models are removed and you had icons somewhat similar to Supreme Commander.

Barakkus
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:42:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Skram
Wouldn't it just be easier to set the overview to show the ship type, as is currently allowed? You know, that way you wouldn't have to try and memorize a bunch of tiny icons, you could just read the text that says 'Megathron'...


Most humans recognize images faster than words.

Skram
Armored Elite
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:49:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Orb Lati
Still. Would be cool in fleet battles to have a strategic view where all models are removed and you had icons somewhat similar to Supreme Commander.


Ah, so you're saying icons in the actual field a view, not the overview. Maybe CCP will lose their minds with Ambulation and allow FC's to command fleets from stations with an overview similar to that. (I say this only because it popped into my head, not because I think it will happen or that it would work well)

Siigari Kitawa
Gallente
Perditus Peregrinus
Posted - 2010.12.20 21:50:00 - [7]
 

"Guys I've got a Vexor targeting me."

Ten seconds later...

"GUYS GUYS IT WAS AN ISHTAR HELP HELP!!"

Drakarian
Viziam
Posted - 2010.12.20 22:02:00 - [8]
 

The current Icons are pretty terrible in the overview. Box size used to determine ship class? Yeah no problems with that at all!

Having all the required info displayed in the overview makes the overview take over your whole screen. They need to have stuff like Transversal and speed and whatnot displayed above and below the targeting box on the ship itself (although they should leave it as an optional field in the overview).

Zhim'Fufu
Posted - 2010.12.20 22:08:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: Skram
Originally by: Orb Lati
Still. Would be cool in fleet battles to have a strategic view where all models are removed and you had icons somewhat similar to Supreme Commander.


Ah, so you're saying icons in the actual field a view, not the overview. Maybe CCP will lose their minds with Ambulation and allow FC's to command fleets from stations with an overview similar to that. (I say this only because it popped into my head, not because I think it will happen or that it would work well)
I always thought it would be rather workable for fleet fights and other larger pew pews to have an option to turn all the ship models into 2d cutouts. This could either be a simple sprite or a very low count of polygons with the side view of the ship.

That way you get a massive reduction in client side lag but can still zoom in and quickly id ships based on what they look like. This could be expanded on further by making multiple views so you could get some sense of the direction the ship is heading like all the old school flight sims and fps used to do. Here is an example of what I am talking about. Just imagine it in high res with more frames to make the animation smooth and you could virtually remove client side lag but still keep a high quality look to the ships.

Alara IonStorm
Caldari
Posted - 2010.12.20 22:17:00 - [10]
 

My dream target window is a small video of the ship you are targeting shown from the angle in which he is in in relation to your hull.

Turn offable of course.

still it would be cool.


 

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