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3-22-2011 @ 8:29PM
This first little rant covers what I think about a lot of UIs I see, and shouldn't be held against this one in any particulars... it just happens to fall into the group:Titan Panel: I don't see the big draw with this mod (or the Chocolate bar, or other types). Other than a few things (FPS/Latency/Time), why do you need all that crap taking up space on the top of your screen? Sure, its not that big, but come on. Location? Put it on your minimap. Gold? Really...? Messages? Durability? The icons?BBOD: Why do people squeeze their screen in between Titan and a BigBarOfDoom? We buy these wide screen monitors that support 1280x800 - 1920x1080, and then we trim off 1/5 of that to take up space with a giant black bar... Seems counter intuitive.Now, what I don't like (bad news first, good news after):Party on the left of the screen, Grid on the bottom right: Redundant.Double cast bar.Skada & Omen: Again, redundant.Buff bars: I see the bars as a waste of space. Icon + timer should suffice.Decursive: Seems to be floating out in the middle of nowhere...Prat: Seems to be taking up space just to take up space. IE: Why is it so long?MSBT: I just don't like that font... (thats about it).Minimap: All those buttons make it look like it has tumors...Anyhow... What I like about this UI (because I'm not a complete a-hole):SuF: Simple and clean.Action bars: Again, simple and clean (though I'd make the side bar fade out in combat).With all that being said: If this works for Sakuyan, then go for it... don't bother with what I said unless you think I made a good point. My opinion is my opinion, and I won't be playing on your computer, so it doesn't really matter how I see your UI, am I right?
3-23-2011 @ 1:41AM
Different people find different things useful or necessary. I need buff bars because I don't instantly recognize the icons. Nipah doesn't. We use the available tools to suit our individual needs and tastes. I see these differences as interesting, not a matter for criticism. People haven't 'done it wrong' just because they've done it differently.So why do people feel the need to be so critical? Helpful suggestions and finding genuine flaws are one thing. Chucking out a whole lot of complaints about things that have not been done in the way you would do them is negative and not particularly useful.This is not particularly aimed at Nipah - just all the folks whose first instinct is to just complain about everything they don't like.
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