Bad design of new user interface
The whole point of writing new code is to make things better not worse.
Two steps forward one step back is not a pleasant experience for any 'end user'
The end objective is to reduce the amount of brain re wiring end users have to undertake NOT increase it !
One writes computer code in order to reduce brain code
I have no idea why programmers seem to ignore 'common sense' at almost every opportunity !
JUST STOP FOR 5 Minutes and figure out what end result is required !, thats all it takes !!!
I guarantee that will be the most fruitfull 5 minutes of any coders career !
STOP : THINK : DESIGN
You could see how long the game was running for... important information GONE
You could see what map was being played...... important information GONE
Yet again we have common sense flying out the window !
INFORMATION WAITING PLAYERS WOULD LIKE TO SEE
Map selected , idealy with a picture next to it ( this WAS a realy great feature )
Number of players and spectators waiting in that room
How long the players have been waiting OR playing in that room
Idealy the names of the players and spectators in that room (CODE HINT mouse over and the mini map display area to show players names)
All at a glance without 'click click click'
This took me all of 2 mins to figure out ....go suck a lemon !
It's still there, on the left.dzine wrote: ↑Room/server name
The map thumbnail/preview is still there, on the right.dzine wrote: ↑Map selected , idealy with a picture next to it ( this WAS a realy great feature )
It's still there. Spectators no, but players who joined, yes.dzine wrote: ↑Number of players and spectators waiting in that room
That's true, it seems that information is gone. But I guess, developers had no other choice than removing it because there was no more free space to display it.dzine wrote: ↑How long the players have been waiting OR playing in that room
EDIT : it's on the right, below the map preview.
It might be interesting. I don't know what developers think about this idea but I like it.dzine wrote: ↑Idealy the names of the players and spectators in that room (CODE HINT : mouse over and the mini map display area to show players names)
Here is a mockup image with a bigger UI (click for full view).
Please try some "STOP : THINK : WRITE".
Second, as xanax` said, all that information is still there (including the spectators, actually).
As for the hover tooltip with player info - you should be aware by now that there could be 60 people on a server at the same time. Good luck reading that tooltip.
I didn't say anything on the first few (new) threads I read today, but the attitude is unnecessary. None of this is constructive feedback; it's all just random ranting without even giving suggestions on how to make things better.
The amount of time that an in-progress game has been in progress is not very useful to somebody looking for a server (because they can't join these games), and neither is the current map (because maps can and usually do change several times before a game is started). These are therefore pushed to the secondary UI in order to make room to triple the number of servers that can be displayed in the list.
Acting like an ass towards the people playing and developing the game is a bad design for your suggestions. I suspect that you would have received a much more positive response if you had been civil from the start.
http://www.sleipnirstuff.com/forum/view ... 82&t=19302
I am deeply concerned that a huge amount of code time is gonna get lost on lobby design
Its sooo easy to get wrong......so hard to put right.....so easy to end up in a place where no one is happy. I think it would be very wise to 'sketch out' a semifunctional User AI and playaround with it for many months THEN share it with the userbase BEFORE even commiting it to code
A bad lobby design CAN & WILL DESTROY ALL GOOD WORK THAT HAS GONE BEFORE
With lobby design you have to 'sketch the final polished product out first'
Endless development hell + lobby design = doomed from the start.
Your rude tone is extremely unflattering when it's clear that you don't even follow our development.I think it would be very wise to 'sketch out' a semifunctional User AI and playaround with it for many months THEN share it with the userbase BEFORE even commiting it to code
We did the sketches and discussed and iterated the design before writing any code. We put it through two months of public testing. We shared it with our userbase DURING its development, and iterated the design based on their feedback. So far all of the feedback we have received on the release design outside of your forum threads has been positive.
Please stop spamming my forum with your unhelpful and abusive posts. You have convinced most of our regular contributors that you are a troll, and this is the last time that I am giving you the benefit of the doubt. If I have to delete any more threads that you have turned into an argument then I will apply a posting restriction to your account.
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