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Vice Admiral Spreadsheet
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.10 01:07:00 - [1]
 

Imagine, sometime Soon™ in the future, if your UI changed depending on the race of your ship flown. Modules, your overview, buttons, capacitor, shields, etc will all be in the same place, but they'll have different colours, borders and glowing effects. Not huge glows, mind you, somewhere in the range of 3 pixels to 10.
Small phrases of size 1 or 2 text can scroll along the edges of your screen, with constantly shifting bar graphs elsewhere. All of this very tiny, transparent and out of the way. These little bits of text, graphs and spinny things should be an option on the menu, as lower resolutions may not have space for the effects. Imagine the UI as seen in trailers, but the cool looking and impossible to use parts of it will simply be there for show.

Each race will have its distinct look, and here are some examples:
Gallente will be largely green, with slightly smooth curves and a glow throughout the borders of the UI, shifting in intensity discreetly and smoothly over a 10 second period. Readouts can focus on drones and diplomatic relations of the current target.

Caldari can be a cold, metallic blue with grey, efficient looking, with extremely sharp edges and a fixed glow on certain parts of the UI. Reads will focus on firing zeh missilez, and boosting shields.

Amarr can be golden, stylised to an extent, with a relatively large golden glow. Readouts will focus on capacitor, fluctuating energy graphs and the Empress.

Minmatar can be red-brown with sharp edges, almost no glow, and the readouts will focus on speed, heat and duct tape integrity.

Your pod will either be your race, or an extremely stripped back display, showing life support information.

If your ship enters structure or the tank breaks, then the glows and overall colour will become red, little bits of text code will rapidly scroll and bar graphs will shift up and down rapidly. The transparency of the UI will shift up and down randomly (within a range of 5% of your actual value).
If you're hit by a huge volley, then the UI can flicker to 50% transparency and shake for a tenth of a second.

It'd also be shiny if the ship's UI "loaded" every time you undock. It'd only take a second, but you see modules onlining and glowing, your overview sliding in from the side and your chat channels forming pixel by pixel, with portraits loading in futuristic looking ways.

Discuss your vision of the future of EVE's UI. :)

McSkumm
Posted - 2011.06.10 17:14:00 - [2]
 

The whole thing sounds like an excellent idea, I hope it gets implemented soon.

shady trader
Posted - 2011.06.11 11:40:00 - [3]
 

The problem with is I like a lot of other players who have multiple accounts tend to change the skin colour and lay out on a per account basis so we can tell at a glance which character we are looking at.

There is the question about the fact that the POD generates the UI and as every one is in a Jovan designed pod there is little reason to have a separate UI for each race of ships.

Then there is the problem of the faction, pirate ships etc. Will they have to have their own UI skins?

As a result I cannot support this idea as it stands.

However if CCP introduced more UI customisation options and allowed you to link a UI Pre-set package to a fitting (so you have the colours, positions and overview setting linked to a ship setup) and set it as the default for assembled ships. That way you could assemble/board a ship and have a dedicated UI optimised for the role and race specific set-up if you want.

Michela
Bosun Shipyards
Posted - 2011.06.11 11:53:00 - [4]
 

Imagine, first, if CCP made one that didn't have issues.

Somal Thunder
Test Alliance Please Ignore
Posted - 2011.06.11 21:00:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: shady trader
The problem with is I like a lot of other players who have multiple accounts tend to change the skin colour and lay out on a per account basis so we can tell at a glance which character we are looking at.


Solution: A checkbox "Allow race-specific UI"

Originally by: shady trader

There is the question about the fact that the POD generates the UI and as every one is in a Jovan designed pod there is little reason to have a separate UI for each race of ships.

The pod would just generate the default UI the way it is now, black pearl or army green or whatever the fork it's called.

Originally by: shady trader

Then there is the problem of the faction, pirate ships etc. Will they have to have their own UI skins?

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.
Seriously though, how is this a problem? It's not. Maybe they'll have their own, maybe they won't and you'll have to use the default UI.

Stop whining. This idea isn't bad, it's just not important enough to get pushed through, you know, since there's a new neocom coming soon and all that and with all the other important updates that are coming.

+1 for the future, Coming Soon™

Feligast
Minmatar
GoonWaffe
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2011.06.11 21:08:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Michela
Imagine, first, if CCP made one that didn't have issues.


DA TROOF APPEARS

Captain Obvious Rotsuda
Caldari
Exiter Corp
Posted - 2011.06.11 22:28:00 - [7]
 

Yes pl0x.

I like the idea of a UI that "responds" to events. Would make EvE feel much more alive.

+1 cookie for you.


 

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