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Karash Amerius
Sutoka
Posted - 2011.06.24 19:27:00 - [31]
 

I agree that the turret icons are terrible. As players, I do not think we need an actual representation of the weapon, just give us a class icon back. Right now its terribad.

Dogen Soto
Aliastra
Posted - 2011.06.24 20:02:00 - [32]
 



Hate to make Here Here! Posts but this one is terrible.

I mean graphic design 101 is you do not just shrink the object,
take a shot, and call it an icon. That went out in 1993.

Black icons on a black background space game. Not one single
design or art staff noticed this? That's just pathetic and
sloppy from all sides.

You just need one icon for each type in each size.
The text does the rest.

Iskra X
Posted - 2011.06.25 00:29:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: Swynet
Edited by: Swynet on 24/06/2011 12:08:58

Incredible the number of people playing with crap screens and crap hardware.

I don't have a single of your issues, everything works fine to me. No issues with cq'q ships mods icons or whatever...

Once this thread gets over 80 pages then I'll reconsider my opinion.


Intel board, 2.8G quad core, 8gb of ram, a Geforce 9800 with 512M and a dell 24" IPC monitor not enough ?

Please don't say bull****. It's about usability.



Kartaugh
Gallente
Posted - 2011.06.25 03:47:00 - [34]
 

Originally by: Zaraxis Uchonela
Also is it me, or do the new icons cause "scroll lag" if you try to scroll past them?

Most icons seem to be fine until I scroll down to the "turrets" section of my hanger then its all ...freeeeeeze... load.... move on.



Same thing happens to me.

Niels Doorgeest
Posted - 2011.06.25 10:56:00 - [35]
 

I find the new turret icons terrible , the are to dark .
The worst icon is from the salvager , it's a wierd gray / black blob of nothing.
We want the old icon's back...!!!!

Scorpionidae
Posted - 2011.06.25 14:02:00 - [36]
 

Why don't people just shut the HELL up and stop complaining please stop all this stupid crap!!

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Ghengis Tia
Posted - 2011.06.25 14:44:00 - [37]
 

Edited by: Ghengis Tia on 25/06/2011 14:46:12
More shoddy crap work from CCP. Doesn't anyone at CCP play this GD game?

The avatars in captain's quarters look like zombies compared to their portraits, the friggin' rooms are dark and no light switch to be found (I looked), the ships in the hangars are not to scale, and all the turret icons are, as mentioned above, lumps of coal.

Helmut is bragging about how great Incarna is. From any objective perspective he comes across like a besotted politician who can't see the forest for the trees.

The Maller looks great, but who in their right mind would fly that piece of junk, given its fitting drawbacks?

When my subscription expires, I'm taking a long break. I've played every day for over 4 years and disappointment piled upon disappointment has really soured me on this game.

Takseen
Posted - 2011.06.25 16:26:00 - [38]
 

I've heard the icons look better if you're wearing a monocle. Better go buy one quickly.

Cupi222
Gallente
The Night Crew
Posted - 2011.06.25 16:39:00 - [39]
 

Originally by: Karash Amerius
I agree that the turret icons are terrible. As players, I do not think we need an actual representation of the weapon, just give us a class icon back. Right now its terribad.


I agree..they look very bad...get the old one's back pls. the icons are dark on grey backround...:( bad bad bad Exclamation

Calora Beau
Gallente
Blackened Skies
Imperial Directorate
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:15:00 - [40]
 

After all my flaming on CCP today, I feel the need to stand up for what I believe in even as to contradict what I have previously said.

I like the new turret icons, nice touch. It's an improvement that can further be improved. I hope they're OK to change it, I mean, new icons probably took over 5 months to complete over at CCP.

I digress.

Octarius Eskravu
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:20:00 - [41]
 

Originally by: Civ Zomas
http://ignorethecode.net/blog/2010/01/21/realism_in_ui_design/


This ^

Couldn't have said it better...icons donīt have to be exactly like the items they represent...actually they shouldn't be

imagine veldspar and other roids, to have icons that looked exactly like they do now in space...

Ja'thaal Deathbringer
Amarr
Switchblade Incorporated
Posted - 2011.06.25 17:30:00 - [42]
 

I've noticed this also. If CCP were to redesign the new turret icons for in space, as they have done for their representing market icons, but simply shrunk them a bit, that would fix this little player gripe. In my opinion it would take a little more than a working day to do this if you were designing the icons from scratch, but you have base templates for the icons from the market already done. Why not simply shrink them? Not only is it simple, but it'd be fairly easy and quick to do, given that you already have a base.

Temuken Radzu
Posted - 2011.06.25 22:05:00 - [43]
 

i dont have much trouble with the new turret icons, they finaly represent what they look like. Maybe the background could be a little brighter to solve some problems

Fi1ippo
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.06.26 00:10:00 - [44]
 

Get your vision corrected, the turret icon are great.

Or you could learn to read the descriptions. I know it's hard.

Ardaeik Marconea
Caldari
Akimamur Industries
Posted - 2011.06.26 01:31:00 - [45]
 

Phew Im glad Im not the only one who thinks these new icons are hard on the eye.CCP can we have the option to have the "classic" tile icons back?

Missus Malaprop
Posted - 2011.06.26 05:43:00 - [46]
 

With all the other chaos going on, this has been overlooked.

But yeah... proper crap.

/me shakes head Shocked

Gylfie Ambraelle
Posted - 2011.06.26 05:45:00 - [47]
 

Originally by: Civ Zomas
http://ignorethecode.net/blog/2010/01/21/realism_in_ui_design/


CCP needs to study this.

Takseen
Posted - 2011.06.26 08:49:00 - [48]
 

Originally by: Fi1ippo
Get your vision corrected, the turret icon are great.

Or you could learn to read the descriptions. I know it's hard.


That would defeat the purpose of having ICONS, duh.

Tom Eladios
Posted - 2011.06.26 13:04:00 - [49]
 

Originally by: Zaraxis Uchonela
Also is it me, or do the new icons cause "scroll lag" if you try to scroll past them?

Most icons seem to be fine until I scroll down to the "turrets" section of my hanger then its all ...freeeeeeze... load.... move on.



Absolutely!

This has been occuring to me every time I scroll through my hangar. Can't do anything but pray that CCP will address this (Fat chance Sad).

Maximus Quintilius
Posted - 2011.06.26 14:26:00 - [50]
 

Originally by: Takseen
Originally by: Fi1ippo
Get your vision corrected, the turret icon are great.

Or you could learn to read the descriptions. I know it's hard.


That would defeat the purpose of having ICONS, duh.



Well, I have a master degree in design and I have to tell you that if you have to READ what the icons are, you FAILED as a designer. The icons looks like a school boy work pretending to be a professional.

They are simply HORRIBLE as icons.

- BAD choise of the background

- Icons are supposed to be a SIMPLE representaion of the required item

- Icons are supposed to be understood AT A GLANCE. If you stare more than 2 seconds looking at it trying fo figure what the hell it represents, you failed as a designer.


So, don't say bull**** my boy.

XinPan Zeeh
Posted - 2011.06.26 14:29:00 - [51]
 

Originally by: Calora Beau
After all my flaming on CCP today, I feel the need to stand up for what I believe in even as to contradict what I have previously said.

I like the new turret icons, nice touch. It's an improvement that can further be improved. I hope they're OK to change it, I mean, new icons probably took over 5 months to complete over at CCP.

I digress.



Not an improvement. They are CRAP. If they spent 5 months doing this s**t they made an epic fail in design

Echo Mande
Posted - 2011.06.26 16:43:00 - [52]
 

Edited by: Echo Mande on 26/06/2011 16:46:16
The tile icons I can live with, it's the small in-space icons that are IMO horrific and should either be reverted or redone by someone who's an expert on UI design. The new icons should:
- be distinguishable at a glance
- be clearly visible despite the different backgrounds

The old icons did most of this. Unfortunately neither is IMO the case any more.

Tap This
Posted - 2011.06.26 20:38:00 - [53]
 

The worst thing is that they look like they're offline, even when they're online!

Ranka Mei
Caldari
Posted - 2011.06.27 01:18:00 - [54]
 

Originally by: Tiaen
No, it's exactly how it should be. All turrets now fire lumps of coal. The icons are a very accurate representation of this new feature.

Sorry, but they look awful. :( They look like black turds now, to be frank (I'm talking about the icons for tractor beams and salvagers now, which are considered turrets now).

I very much like the old icons back, please.

Skuggis
Systembolaget
Posted - 2011.06.27 09:58:00 - [55]
 

I'd have to agree, they look horrible. Just a big lump of dirt. Now the turrets are absolutely stunning themselves but the icons, yeah definitely need a tune-up.

VonDark
Posted - 2011.06.28 04:37:00 - [56]
 

Turret icons are totally unplayable! Absolutely the worst part of Incarna 1.0.
Not being able to tell what turrets are targeted where is horrible.
Black, low-res icons on space background = BAD

PMolkenthin
TunDraGon
Posted - 2011.06.28 07:13:00 - [57]
 

I did mention this on the test server feedback forum. Linkage

VC General
Caldari
No Baals Inc
Posted - 2011.06.28 07:26:00 - [58]
 

Originally by: Maximus Quintilius
Well, I have a master degree in design and I have to tell you that if you have to READ what the icons are, you FAILED as a designer. The icons looks like a school boy work pretending to be a professional.

They are simply HORRIBLE as icons.

- BAD choise of the background

- Icons are supposed to be a SIMPLE representaion of the required item

- Icons are supposed to be understood AT A GLANCE. If you stare more than 2 seconds looking at it trying to figure what the hell it represents, you failed as a designer.


So, don't say bull**** my boy.


Couldn't have said it better myself. In addition, the other problem with the icons is that you have to be playing at a very high res with a very large screen to see the details. I play on a 20" at 1440x900, and I can't tell the difference between my turrets and my tractor beam unless I stick my face right next to it, after which I can see the details, but they still look like crap. As someone who likes to design custom icons to go with command shortcuts and batch operations I've created for personal use, I learned this lesson myself long ago. You can't take a large image that's supposed to be seen at high res, and simply smash it down into a 32x32 icon and get good results.

Real Poison
Minmatar
Stormlord Battleforce
Shadow of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2011.06.28 07:41:00 - [59]
 

i agree, icons are barely recognizable.

just unrecognizable pixel-goo.

and why do salvager icons look like the turret is wearing an elvis wig?

TheDoctorUK
Gallente
BSC LEGION
Split Infinity.
Posted - 2011.06.28 08:24:00 - [60]
 

Originally by: Octarius Eskravu
Originally by: Civ Zomas
http://ignorethecode.net/blog/2010/01/21/realism_in_ui_design/


This ^

Couldn't have said it better...icons donīt have to be exactly like the items they represent...actually they shouldn't be

imagine veldspar and other roids, to have icons that looked exactly like they do now in space...


^^ this!

Why I just moving onto using turrets, now all the icons are the same, then I look deeper, there all different, even the t1 and t2 of each gun, but still all look the same, now why did they have to change the icons, it was pleasing to the eye before, I saw a miner 1 icon I knew it was a miner, didn't need to know if it was special in any way. I saw a picture of a gun, and went hey its a gun! Now its a little confusing between the 2 fitted modules on the noob ship!

Being the assets are already there somewhere can you make a option to bring them back? Being as the client already 8GB a extra few megabytes would not matter much, as I guess the new icons probably take up more than a few extra megabytes anyway!


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