FORUMS


Menus: They're Kinda Bad



Posted: //
March 21, 2018, 11:32 a.m.


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March 23, 2018, 8:22 a.m.

So far I've enjoyed the core gameplay, and most of my friends have, but those same friends and I agree that the menus in the hangar are pretty terrible. So i'm going to dump a truckload of suggestions for improvements and may add to it over time.

  1. Add an X or other close button to all pop up menus. Also allow the use of the ESC key to close the menus one at a time. Some have the X's, some don't. The big ones are career progression, friend list, and the tech trees.
  2. Make the ship overview come up first when using the tech tree. When you hover over a ship in the main tech tree you see some basic stats like health, range, and optimal dps. When you click you get to see alllll the modules you can unlock. what you don't get to see is when you click on a ship in a reasearch window for a ship you already own, displaying the flavortext, stats, viewing the ship itself, and with an option to open it's tech tree. https://imgur.com/a/ItiwM 2a. Also there should be the option to view the modules https://imgur.com/a/TBbPF so you can check the stats of the main weapon. you can't check that from the research tree, only the secondaries. It would also be nice if the option to view the flavortext from this screen was added.
  3. Lets us skip the research and unlock animation. You know, the one where it drops a big blue box on your screen, assembles a little blue box and then out pops the module or ship you researched. When you research multiple things it's be nice to click again to dismiss it quickly as you already know what you bought instead fo waiting for a minute on your friend who is researching 5 tier 1 modules.
  4. Put a warning on the appearance tab that purchased items will only apply to the selected ship subtype, and display what ship subtypes are. i can't for the life of me figure out where your guys list what a "medium destroyer" is, or if anythign besides a medium destroyer is in that class.And if you're feelign really benevolent, add the option to display a higher price to buy it for all vehicles

More will probably come later, but these are some of the big ones also i can't figure out how to get images or links to work on these accursed forums, so you'll have to copy paste those imgur links

Edit: 5. add a convenient way to view your previous match stats so you don't have to stay in a queue while deciphering the xp spread among your fleet.


Posted: //
March 22, 2018, 6:15 a.m.


Updated //
March 22, 2018, 6:28 a.m.

Gramzon_the_Dragon#1480 posted (#post-214955) said:

4 Put a warning on the appearance tab that purchased items will only apply to the selected ship subtype, and display what ship subtypes are. i can't for the life of me figure out where your guys list what a "medium destroyer" is, or if anythign besides a medium destroyer is in that class.And if you're feelign really benevolent, add the option to display a higher price to buy it for all vehicles

For this particular point, it's a legacy thing from closed beta. A long time ago, Dreadnought had no tiers, and there were just 15 ships (not the current system of 15 T5s, 15 T4s, 12 T3s, 6 T2s, 4 T1s); I don't believe that they are referenced anywhere in the game or on the website anymore, but a lot of the older players still use the classifications when discussing ships (because most of us recognise them and they are much more to-the-point than remembering the specific name of the specific tier of the specific manufacturer's ship). Specifically, the classifications are as follows:

  • Jupiter Arms: Heavy Artillery, Light Corvette, Medium Destroyer, Heavy Dreadnought, Light Tactical
  • Akula Vector: Medium Artillery, Heavy Corvette, Heavy Destroyer, Medium Dreadnought, Heavy Tactical
  • House Oberon: Light Artillery, Medium Corvette, Light Destroyer, Light Dreadnought, Medium Tactical

In your particular example, a "Medium Destroyer" is any destroyer from Jupiter Arms; that is, the Agosta, Trafalgar, Otranto, Vigo, or Athos. Additionally, they occasionally offer bundles in the market that have a higher price and which unlock the item for all ships; particularly when they add a new coating, or for specific seasonal events.

Anyway, with that aside, I agree with all your points.

As for your image links, first and foremost you need to use the actual image URLs, not the URL to the page that displays the image along with a website (i.e. you want "https://i.imgur.com/RycADVf.jpg", not "https://imgur.com/a/ItiwM"; a quick way to know if it's what you want is the correct one usually has the file extension in the URL). You can usually get this URL by right-clicking the image on its hosting site and clicking "Copy image address". After that, it's just an exclamation mark, square brackets containing the description (optional), and brackets containing the URL. For example (and you can quote my post to see how I do this if you need to):

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