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Cassidia Arbosa
Posted - 2011.07.10 18:18:00 - [211]

x Projectile Weapon icons now look like black blobs.

Thanks a lot CCP. Do you even test the crap you release?

Craven Aleros
Posted - 2011.07.10 18:20:00 - [212]


Meatball Enema
North Eastern Swat
Posted - 2011.07.10 19:45:00 - [213]

Edited by: Meatball Enema on 10/07/2011 19:46:07
They're not icons, they're tiny pictures. So terrible ccp. Do you remember what an icon is? Here's a clue, there's a reason that the firefox icon is not a picture of a fox. Because that would be stupid. That's right, you're stupid ccp, and whoever decided to change the icons to tiny pictures is stupid and needs to diaf.

Myfanwy Heimdal
Posted - 2011.07.10 20:04:00 - [214]

Originally by: Sarmatiko
Edited by: Sarmatiko on 10/07/2011 07:01:40
Do we need to write bugreport or petition to get official response on this? Confused
Or do we need to present CCP artists some old CRT monitors from early 90s with broken HSV and brightness values instead of their shiny professional displays, so they can feel the difference we feel now?

I have done just this. I was told that GMs can't comment on dev stuff and then I was basically ignored when I wrote back to them.

Kile Kitmoore
Posted - 2011.07.10 20:24:00 - [215]

Art is so subjective but these icons were really not well thought through. First, they don't seem to scale well and they are really dark and pretty much useless when you have something targeted in space.


x > OP

Ceptia Cyna
Posted - 2011.07.16 11:26:00 - [216]

X Agreed

Change them back! We are used to them! Why screw thousands of customers? CCP do you even care?

Ay Liz
Sacred Templars
Posted - 2011.07.16 11:30:00 - [217]

X, just bring the olds ones back.

The Unwanted.
Posted - 2011.07.16 11:30:00 - [218]


Flag Bravo
Posted - 2011.07.16 11:37:00 - [219]

Originally by: HeavyWave
Don't let this thread die and eventually we'll get an answer.

You will be lucky. They are playing the 'stay quiet and it will all go away on its own' routine, that all failed game developers use when they have run out of steam.

Posted - 2011.07.16 12:20:00 - [220]

Edited by: Toovhon on 16/07/2011 12:20:36

Whoever is responsible for this ****e Please visit your user settings to re-enable images. should be blacklisted from ever working in the art and design business.

They're indistinguishable, ugly, blocky, fuzzy, don't show up against dark backgrounds, don't help identify the item they're supposed to represent, and don't match the other icons.

But worst of all is they're not better than the old icons in any single way.

Who at CCP signs off on art assets like these? I'm guessing no one will own up to actually creating this crap, but who was responsible for them reaching the release version of Incarna?

Zammo Bahrut
Banana On A Plate
Posted - 2011.07.16 12:28:00 - [221]

I think this is a valid argument.. before incarnage...

*log in*
*see's ship in hanger*

"oh i'm in my Harby.. cool"
*undocks gets into fight*
"ahh good I see that I've fitted some medium pulse lasers that I can easily recognise on my HUD"
*dies horribly and gets podded due to being crap at pvp*

... and now.. the same story after incarnage...

*log in*
*stairs blankly at inanimate door*
*opens ship hanger*

"oh right! i'm in my Harby."
*undocks gets into fight*
"ummm neuts, yeah i think it's neuts... maybe salvager's, I dunno some random fuzzy blob, meh I dunno"
*dies horribly and gets podded due to being crap at pvp*

I decided to draw a picture to make a point...

Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Posted - 2011.07.16 13:00:00 - [222]


Darcel Black
Aribar Industries
Terminal Ferocity
Posted - 2011.07.16 16:21:00 - [223]

Yeah the new icons are terribad of the highest degree. Absolute crap!

Beaudinot Elishah Atavuli
Posted - 2011.07.16 16:29:00 - [224]

they probably look fantastic on the 30" screen where they were designed, but something when terribly wrong when they scrunched them to an itty bitty icon.

Cassidia Arbosa
Posted - 2011.07.16 16:32:00 - [225]

Originally by: Beaudinot Elishah Atavuli
they probably look fantastic on the 30" screen where they were designed, but something when terribly wrong when they scrunched them to an itty bitty icon.

I play on a 32" 1080P TV. I can confirm they still look like black blobs.

Jonni IInferno
Posted - 2011.08.07 14:31:00 - [226]

Petition to CCP:


Why do we have 8 pages of comments from players about this issue - and not one friggin response from CCP ??

This lack of communication with a corporation's client-base is totally unacceptable and would not be allowed in any corporate organization with which I have ever been associated.

There was nothing wrong with the Icons before the Incarna release - now there is plenty wrong.

Why did CCP feel the need to fix something that was not broken - when there are plenty of legitimate fixes that need to be made to EVE ??

What is wrong with the management at CCP ??

Please do not give me some inane response - if you cannot give me a legit answer -- please forward this petition up the food chain.


Sentient Blade
Posted - 2011.08.07 15:23:00 - [227]


Their appearance is more resembling of a graphical error than some form of quick-reference icon.

tika te
Posted - 2011.08.07 15:27:00 - [228]


hybrids turrets look like some kind of utility turrets - just not like a gun-turrets at all
distinguishing between calibre sizes (i.e. 200mm rail and 250mm rail..) and gun sizes (L, M , S) is really dificult with hybrids (and projectiles too in some cases)...

Pioneer's of the Galantic Wars
Posted - 2011.08.07 16:18:00 - [229]

Confirmed **** on a 26" and a 40".
Yay for blobs!

Next on the Noble exchange:
'Dignified' turret icons

Posted - 2011.08.07 16:26:00 - [230]

Edited by: Noofels on 07/08/2011 16:32:03

I'll agree that the turret icons look very very low resolution. It's like someone took a 24x24 minecraft picture and tried to stick it into EVE.

The biggest problem is that they don't fit into EVE's current item art style. They are totally different from everything else. The only things that are 3D models in slew of items drawn pixel by pixel.

It's just lazy taking a screenshot of the 3D turret and sticking it in an icon.

Cedar Locus
Posted - 2011.08.07 17:41:00 - [231]

ok....your all complaining, but hey....seems like everything still use em so that must mean the ppl in this thread are crazy, let's not listen to them anymore.

Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.08.07 17:44:00 - [232]

Edited by: Tippia on 07/08/2011 17:44:58
Originally by: Cedar Locus
seems like everything still use em
Oh my… can't… breather… from the… laughter.

Anyway, X again — please gives us some actual icons for the turrets, CCP. The old ones will do nicely if you don't have the resources to make new ones.

Barbelo Valentinian
The Scope
Posted - 2011.08.07 18:02:00 - [233]

I dunno, I don't mind the ones I can see, and I'm getting used to them; but some of them seem to be black and have hardly any distinguishing features - is that some sort of rendering mistake? It's like they were rendered without some layer of colour or reflectivity or something.

Sanguine Belroth
Posted - 2011.08.08 05:17:00 - [234]

The T2 blasters, its hard to tell if they are online or not when fitting. They all look the same when fitted to the ship. I undocked a gank thorax with small neutrons the other day. It didn't go so well.

Encina Technologies
Namtz' aar K'in
Posted - 2011.08.08 09:24:00 - [235]

They all look the same: Black on black.

It's a good thing types get sorted "lasers -> blasters -> missile launchers -> projectile guns" otherwise I wouldn't find anything.

Lady Spank
In Praise Of Shadows
Posted - 2011.08.08 09:40:00 - [236]

If I wanted to stare at indiscriminate flakes I'd stare at my fishtank at feeding time.

Azure Moonlight
Atomic Core Industries and Science
Posted - 2011.08.08 10:35:00 - [237]


Arec Bardwin
Posted - 2011.08.08 11:04:00 - [238]

X for "excellence"?

Posted - 2011.08.08 11:16:00 - [239]

The new icons clash with the old ones and just look plain terrible.

X if you agree

they are shocking

Grey Stormshadow
Starwreck Industries
Posted - 2011.08.08 11:34:00 - [240]

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