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The User Interface.....

keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon

..is impressive. Whether you think this should have been available at release or not, the UI went from extremely annoying to quite impressive. I spent 2 hours tinkering with it and I couldn't be happier with the so many options..especially with the way you can shape and size the action bars..each individually....and FINALLY I can put the damn map, targets, and chat where I want it..as well as my companion action bar lol. Its funny how the simple things make a game in general feel more complete when its presented in a way one likes. :-)

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  • LazerChickenLazerChicken Bielsko-BialaPosts: 29Member

    Originally posted by keithian

     so many options..especially with the way you can shape and size the action bars..each individually....and FINALLY I can put the damn map, targets, and chat where I want it..as well as my companion action bar lol.

    Iam not playing TOR, but aren't those options standard in these days when it comes to MMO ?

    I mean its nice they tweak UI but I dont see anything exciting about it.

    I have my fears so they don't have me.

  • Cthulhu23Cthulhu23 Tempe, AZPosts: 994Member

    Yeah, it's pretty nice now, and very easy to use.  My only issue with it is the inability to add extra skill bars and not being able to adjust your side skill bars from vertical to horizontal if you want.  Hopefully, they add this feature in at another down the road.

     

     

  • kastakasta Mineola, TXPosts: 512Member

    Originally posted by Cthulhu23

    Yeah, it's pretty nice now, and very easy to use.  My only issue with it is the inability to add extra skill bars and not being able to adjust your side skill bars from vertical to horizontal if you want.  Hopefully, they add this feature in at another down the road.

     

     

    You just need to play with your settings some more.  You CAN adjust all the skill bars to be vertical or horizontal but 4 skill bars is all they provide.

  • Cthulhu23Cthulhu23 Tempe, AZPosts: 994Member

    Originally posted by kasta

    Originally posted by Cthulhu23

    Yeah, it's pretty nice now, and very easy to use.  My only issue with it is the inability to add extra skill bars and not being able to adjust your side skill bars from vertical to horizontal if you want.  Hopefully, they add this feature in at another down the road.

     

     

    You just need to play with your settings some more.  You CAN adjust all the skill bars to be vertical or horizontal but 4 skill bars is all they provide.

    Hmmm, I didn't see that option on the UI editor.  Should I be looking in my preferences for that option instead of in the editor?  Thanks for letting me know, though.  I'll look into that.

  • zero462usazero462usa Myrtle Beach, SCPosts: 26Member

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    ....lawl

     

  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by zero462usa

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    ....lawl

     

     

    DUH Did you not read the OP? I said regardless of when it was released. Its released now, get over it.

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  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Cthulhu23

    Originally posted by kasta


    Originally posted by Cthulhu23

    Yeah, it's pretty nice now, and very easy to use.  My only issue with it is the inability to add extra skill bars and not being able to adjust your side skill bars from vertical to horizontal if you want.  Hopefully, they add this feature in at another down the road.

     

     

    You just need to play with your settings some more.  You CAN adjust all the skill bars to be vertical or horizontal but 4 skill bars is all they provide.

    Hmmm, I didn't see that option on the UI editor.  Should I be looking in my preferences for that option instead of in the editor?  Thanks for letting me know, though.  I'll look into that.

    Heya, it is in the UI Editor. If you play with how many boxes in a row and keep increasing that, it will make it horizontal versus verticle and vice versa. :-)

    There Is Always Hope!

  • zero462usazero462usa Myrtle Beach, SCPosts: 26Member

    Originally posted by keithian

    Originally posted by zero462usa

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    ....lawl

     

     

    DUH Did you not read the OP? I said regardless of when it was released. Its released now, get over it.

    haha yeah I read it, and regardless of when they put it in, that shoulda been in at launch. They get +0 credit for putting something standard into a AAA title.

     

    triple A apparently mean ASS ASS ASS cus that what Fail wars turne out to be.

  • PuremallacePuremallace Phoenix, AZPosts: 1,856Member

    Originally posted by zero462usa

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    I can do this too

     

    In 1982 the game Pitfall came out and you could jump

    In September 1985 Super Marios Brothers came out and you could jump

    In April 2005 GW launched without the ability to jump

    In 2011 the devs said jumping was a major feature in GW2

     

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BRAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

     

    A guild wars fan talking shit about another game is amazing to say the least. Go ahead and change your name to Hung So Lo because you have a major pair to even go there.

  • Jason2444Jason2444 Kingman, AZPosts: 372Member

    You can resize AND move the mini-map!?!?!

    I LOVE living in 2004!

     

    SWTOR will never have a UI worth shit unless they let people create add-ons.

    That is to say, SWTORs UI will never be worth shit

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  • zero462usazero462usa Myrtle Beach, SCPosts: 26Member

    Originally posted by Puremallace

    Originally posted by zero462usa

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    I can do this too

     

    In 1982 the game Pitfall came out and you could jump

    In September 1985 Super Marios Brothers came out and you could jump

    In April 2005 GW launched without the ability to jump

    In 2011 the devs said jumping was a major feature in GW2

     

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BRAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

     

    A guild wars fan talking shit about another game is amazing to say the least. Go ahead and change your name to Hung So Lo because you have a major pair to even go there.

    oh lord it's mallace, I cannot compete with your stupidty on any level bro. To be quite clear I was a SWTOR fan...until I played the piece of shit they call a game.

     

    PS

    It is true about the jumping and I do feel the same way xD

  • ZinzanZinzan NorthPosts: 1,351Member

    Originally posted by Jason2444

    You can resize AND move the mini-map!?!?!

    I LOVE living in 2004!

     

    SWTOR will never have a UI worth shit unless they let people create add-ons.

    That is to say, SWTORs UI will never be worth shit

     Thats a great idea, lets allow SWTOR to have the same customisation as WoW whereby your UI can pretty much play the game for you or WAR where the player with the better UI has a huge advantage over new players using the generic UI.

    The 1.2 changes to UI are just right, no need to change it any more as everything is now customisable, every box, every window, the lot and it works really well.

    Add-ons can create a balance problem the game company cannot rectify.

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  • ignore_meignore_me Apple Valley, CAPosts: 1,987Member

    The UI was done well and is a great feature. They went above and beyond with their fix on this IMO.

     

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  • ButtskiButtski NilPosts: 185Member Uncommon

    WHAT?!? WOW!

    This must be an awesome and stunning experience!

    lol.

  • Matt_UKMatt_UK NuneatonPosts: 420Member

    Originally posted by Puremallace

    Originally posted by zero462usa

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    I can do this too

     

    In 1982 the game Pitfall came out and you could jump

    In September 1985 Super Marios Brothers came out and you could jump

    In April 2005 GW launched without the ability to jump

    In 2011 the devs said jumping was a major feature in GW2

     

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH BRAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

     

    A guild wars fan talking shit about another game is amazing to say the least. Go ahead and change your name to Hung So Lo because you have a major pair to even go there.

     

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  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member

    Originally posted by ignore_me

    The UI was done well and is a great feature. They went above and beyond with their fix on this IMO.

     

    Still missing very important parts like:



    • Moving buffs in a separate bar


    • Addnig more quickslots bars


    • Allowing players to hide the portraits

     

  • keithiankeithian Los Angeles, CAPosts: 3,042Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Deewe

    Originally posted by ignore_me

    The UI was done well and is a great feature. They went above and beyond with their fix on this IMO.

     

    Still missing very important parts like:



    • Moving buffs in a separate bar


    • Addnig more quickslots bars


    • Allowing players to hide the portraits

     

    You're always so good at picking out every nook and cranny of what is missing, even 2 years prior to release...though I agree with you that being able to add a 5th quickslot would be nice..as it would be in countless other games that have the same issue.

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  • synnsynn killeen, TXPosts: 546Member

    Originally posted by Deewe

    Originally posted by ignore_me

    The UI was done well and is a great feature. They went above and beyond with their fix on this IMO.

     

    Still missing very important parts like:



    • Moving buffs in a separate bar


    • Addnig more quickslots bars


    • Allowing players to hide the portraits

     

    important....really??? being able to move stuff around is something i would have considered important. I think its come to the point that a bunch of players are just trying to find stuff to complain about whether its a valid point or in this case something very trivial.

  • GMan3GMan3 Ewa Beach, HIPosts: 2,127Member

    Originally posted by synn

    Originally posted by Deewe

    Originally posted by ignore_me

    The UI was done well and is a great feature. They went above and beyond with their fix on this IMO. 

    Still missing very important parts like:



    • Moving buffs in a separate bar


    • Addnig more quickslots bars


    • Allowing players to hide the portraits 

    important....really??? being able to move stuff around is something i would have considered important. I think its come to the point that a bunch of players are just trying to find stuff to complain about whether its a valid point or in this case something very trivial.

      He has a point Deewe, though you have been doing this for a while so at least it is nothing new with you.  I will agree though that adding two more side bars would have been nice.  Especially with the extra powers you get from your Legacy levels.  Other than that, I have to agree with the OP that the new UI is pretty darn good.

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  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member

    Originally posted by keithian

    Originally posted by Deewe


    Originally posted by ignore_me

    The UI was done well and is a great feature. They went above and beyond with their fix on this IMO.

     

    Still missing very important parts like:



    • Moving buffs in a separate bar


    • Addnig more quickslots bars


    • Allowing players to hide the portraits

     

    You're always so good at picking out every nook and cranny of what is missing, even 2 years prior to release...though I agree with you that being able to add a 5th quickslot would be nice..as it would be in countless other games that have the same issue.

    ;) I only pointed at the most obvious parts.

     

    Thing is about the UI I'm not worried for TOR, they are indeed on a good track and the new UI features are very much welcomed. What I disagree with is "They went above and beyond with their fix on this".

    It's a good start but nothing to be that proud of because all this should have been in game day 1, especially when you are aiming at Wow and others AAA MMO. If you remember well BioWare founders even stated in an interview that a MMO needs UI addons at launch to be competitive. Sadly the producer was unable to deliver the game with it.

     

    BTW there's a few very much asked for features:



    • Ability to group UI elements and manage/move them at once


    • Add the map and chat frames in the customizable UI


    • Grid to align all elements

     

     

  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common

    Originally posted by keithian

     so many options..especially with the way you can shape and size the action bars..each individually....and FINALLY I can put the damn map, targets, and chat where I want it..as well as my companion action bar

    INNOVATIVE!!

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  • eddieg50eddieg50 Tolland, CTPosts: 1,613Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by keithian

    Originally posted by zero462usa

    April 2005 Guild Wars was released, with a FULLY customizable UI.

    September 2009 Aion was released with a SEMI customizable UI.

    December 2011 SWTOR was released without ANY UI customization options

    ....lawl

     

     

    DUH Did you not read the OP? I said regardless of when it was released. Its released now, get over it.

      LOL

  • ktanner3ktanner3 lakeland, FLPosts: 4,074Member Common
    As this thread proves some people will never be happy.

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  • DannyGloverDannyGlover Portland, ORPosts: 1,277Member


    Dewee's favorite video game of all time is Windows XP ;)

    I sit on a man's back, choking him and making him carry me, and yet assure myself and others that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his lot by all possible means - except by getting off his back.

  • DeeweDeewe Long Beach, CAPosts: 1,965Member

    Originally posted by DannyGlover



    Dewee's favorite video game of all time is Windows XP ;)

    How could you possibly know my secret?

     

    P.S.: nah it's... clue check my avatar ;)

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