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I am tired of people saying the interface is similar to wows. Go play EQ/DAOC/Meridian 59/AC/EQ2/Horizons or any number of other MMOS. Wows interface was not the best. I don't even think wow is the best game even though millions of people play it. I think there are various choices for interfaces and EQ allowed players to customize this very effectively. LOTRO will be another game where the developers will have to allow for interface changes to occur in order to satisfy the people who claim the interface is too similar to another game. I have played MMOs since the first game Meridian 59 came out. The interface has got to be basic and in all reality very similar to the last game. The buttons need to be placed easy to reach and hotbars the same. You need to easily read stats and so on.
Get over the interface similarities I can't believe it even matters. For heck sakes think about the similarities of all these games to D and D. We can all draw similarities from these games or from other books for that matter
Originally posted by Gallant If this game and/or it's interface is a "cousin of WOW's" it has already turned me off. WOW is the worst thing ever to happen to MMO's. So far no game has done MMORPG as good as (let alone better than) DAOC IMO. I'm curious, as devoted MMO players, what do you guys think it will take to bring a game to the next level? What IS the next level? And, finally, has the over popularity of the ultra dumbed down WOW permenantly gimped the wonderful world of MMO's?
Originally posted by Yanari Originally posted by therock3000 hell.. after the harry potter movie series are over, i want them to make Harry Potter Online RPG!
Originally posted by admriker4 Originally posted by baphamet LOTRO is probably going to be a big sucsess....but let me just say that if you hate wow you are probably going to hate this one too. Trust me, this game is gonna be a huge flop. DDO will have more accounts. I want this game to be a huge hit as Ive followed it for 8 years and am a big tolkien fan. But I got to play it at E3 and it plain sucks.Its a clone of WoW but not a very good one. WoW's combat is fun, LOTR's is boring and ugly to watch. WoW's UI is easy to use while LOTR is similiar-looking but missing some stuff to make it great. LOTR is also a very small game and you will quickly run out of places to explore.
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well... i feel if a UI works, use it.. nothing like diving into a game with a completely new UI and be totally lost! for many i have played with, a new UI is great and nothing is wrong with it.. but again, it may turn many players off just to get used to a UI.. after all, many of us do NOT even bother to read an instruction booklet. C'mon, really, when was the last time anyone has ever read an instruction booklet? is that what all of you want to be doing release date on games? reading a 60 page manual on the UI? or just saying, ok this is a familiar UI and start playing? and besides WoW copied its UI anyhow!
as far as WoW goes, i do not like the game at all... not to say it isn't fun, but many MMO's are fun with a select group of players.. Heck even DDO was fun with the same players.. it is also about the community that makes the game, not just the game itself. Thats what made SWG such a great game was the community ( not to forget the complexities of the game)
i feel if a game that came out that had SWG crafting, mixed with WoW/DDO/Guild Wars playstyle.. it would be the greatest MMO ever.. so.. who is gonna make it?
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OMG, these guys are a rip off!!! I found a UI that uses the character name, the spells, chat, and inventory!!! They totally must have copied the ideas! This is that WoW game you're all talking about, right? Holy crap, it even shows active buffs!
Oh, wait, that was Everquest... Didn't that come out in the 90s? UIs have the same things, in different locations, with a slightly different graphic. What the hell do you want/expect? A heart monitor? Perhaps something that tells you when you need to go #2? I know, you could really use a button that auto-targets, moves to the proper location, auto-attacks, auto-casts, then auto-loots the corpse... Is that useful enough for you?
Originally posted by brihtwulf OMG, these guys are a rip off!!! I found a UI that uses the character name, the spells, chat, and inventory!!! They totally must have copied the ideas! This is that WoW game you're all talking about, right? Holy crap, it even shows active buffs! Oh, wait, that was Everquest... Didn't that come out in the 90s? UIs have the same things, in different locations, with a slightly different graphic. What the hell do you want/expect? A heart monitor? Perhaps something that tells you when you need to go #2? I know, you could really use a button that auto-targets, moves to the proper location, auto-attacks, auto-casts, then auto-loots the corpse... Is that useful enough for you?
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Every game should ahve its own style of ui. To give the game a feel of its own and allow the player something new. If ppl don't like wow, seeing simular ui is a big turn off.
It's not what you think it is...trust me.
You've taken all the nice texture out of the eq1 ui. Texture is one of the things that gives a game style. When ppl say the ui are the same they probally mean its black and simple with no style (like wow). I doubt anyone is talking about chat windows, buff windows ect...
The reason they probally go for the black bland look is because everyone has different styles so less ppl will be put off by it. There will be loads of ui created if you want something different. just look around when the game is out.
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Originally posted by Infernus_sinFirst off I'd just like to point out that WoW now has 8 million subscribers... it sucks hmm.... sure... HAH.
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Originally posted by Spiider Originally posted by Infernus_sin First off I'd just like to point out that WoW now has 8 million subscribers... it sucks hmm.... sure... HAH.
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You can count me amongst the people who hate WoW - but just because of its godawful end-game. From 1-60 I loved it. The game is so popular because they got a lot of things right. So it's only natural that other mmos will emulate those elements of WoW which made it such a success. Hopefully they'll also innovate and improve as well but you don't completely ignore a winning forumula.
Gallant, please don't be ridiculously ignorant...
WoW was not a revolution in any sense, it only did a lot of things right because it ripped off the successes of a lot of other games AND THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT obviously.
The only thing that matters for the interface is PLAYABILITY. That's it. Is the interface good enough to allow new players and seasoned players alike to do what they want to do? YES? GREAT - shut up get gaming.
The interface is functional so worry about all the elements of MMO's that are lacking instead. And as I'm sure everyone knows, there are many of these issues that we'd rather have addressed and inovated upon.
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Originally posted by Eol- Given that WoW has 8 million players, and that its interface is successful and popular, why would a new game WANT or NEED to deviate a lot from that format? Wouldnt that format just make your game more accessible to more players? You dont deviate from a successful standard 'just to be different'. Liek it or not, WoW has set the standard, and other games will copy successful aspects of WoW just like WoW copied them from other games.