Potential HUD Feedback Thread

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  1. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    I would like that.
     
  2. Neoony

    Neoony Member

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    The one with no background definitely looks better.
    Dont mind the colors, actually I think they look pretty nice.
    But if not, then something white for the bars. Simply something clearly distinct from the color behind it.

    And yeah, Iam for numbers for health bar.
    Also I like to see what class are my squadmates, and yeah it needs health. Just the whole squad thing might need to be a little transparent.

    Maybe something similar for ammo counter?
    Think right now health having no background kinda doesnt fit if ammo had a background.
     
  3. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    i think i worded that badly, colors are ok, just not all three primary colors at once.

    look for example at the planetside screenshots. the "base color" (or the most prominent one at least) is cyan contrasted by green and yellow which both are next to it in the rgb color space.
     
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  4. Devourawr

    Devourawr Member

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    This is shit and it will not look like this, but you get where we're going with this - how do you think we should model the hp/stam bars so they're clear, look nice, and very importantly linear? Should there be gaps?

    Another reminder that colour/size/etc takes .5 seconds to change, don't focus on that
    Infantry HUD mockup straight forums3.png
     
  5. Lazybum

    Lazybum Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Each stamina block means one jump right? That's a nifty way of doing it then, though it looks like your missing half a jump? I don't think I like how thick the glow lines around the health bar looks either, too much brightness on the hud is kinda distracting. I like where you are going with that design though, I think it will work nicely enough.

    The whole health/stamina block doesn't really fit with the rest of the hud elements though, the sharp light blue corners on the other parts looks a bit jarring to me. Or at least it looks like I should be able to click and drag to expand them for some reason, I dunno.
     
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  6. Paradox

    Paradox I am a gigantic asshole who loses people's hard wo

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    Omg this looks fucking abysmally shit.
    Please no.
    What we havenow is so much fucking cleaner than what you want to make.
    Its not because you are the guy responsible for HUD dev that you need to actually add remove or replace anything.

    Holy shit dont implement this atrocity
     
  7. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    howto constructive feedback

    failed

    gj @Paradox im sure exactly this attitude is what will only bring forth the best empires we could possibly get.
     
  8. Lazybum

    Lazybum Member Staff Member Moderator

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    People are going to change what the want to change, the most you can do is try to point them in a direction you think would be better.
     
  9. flasche

    flasche Member Staff Member Moderator

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    i like to think that a constructive together has a bigger chance to bring forth something that pleases more people than some spewed out "what you do is shit".
     
  10. Devourawr

    Devourawr Member

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    Guys, how many times do I have to say it? What I am doing here is not meant to be taken as final. I wouldn't just make that and say done - I adapted suggestions given to me in the thread in a health bar. Obviously I would change the rest too to whatever style settled on, but why bother? It would just mean I reply way slower and people might even want something different.

    That being said, I think you'e right that it's too bright and glowy. I'll tone it down. But I'm really unsatisfied with the shape and the way they overlap, if anyone has any ideas and wants to do a quick paint sketch of some shapes they think would work it would be nice.

    You really don't understand the point of this thread. Just give suggestions and I make them and we discuss what works and what doesn't. I seriously fucking doubt anything I've made so far will be anything more than an influence - I want to refine and post ideas, get criticism and more ideas, and then keep making until we can be satisfied in form and style. You're just wasting my time. If you have input or ideas to give, please do. If you don't like it, that's also good - I don't like it either. That's what this thread is for. But the current Empires UI, the one I made, also looks like shit. So I want to take this opportunity to make it better with you guys. Please help me on that.
     
  11. Lazybum

    Lazybum Member Staff Member Moderator

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    No I get that, I just don't know if you intend to keep the design with the hard corners or something like the hp block that has no defined shape. Or if you were just roughing out the hp block and intended to make it more like the other elements, in which case my original points stand.
     
  12. Devourawr

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    Probably a mix of both, where I use the hard corners for the menus/minimap/etc, because we need something simple and clean for those, and then whatever design everyone is happy with (so never) for the HUD elements like ammo/hp/turret/camera/mines/squad/etc
     
  13. Paradox

    Paradox I am a gigantic asshole who loses people's hard wo

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    I mean I dont know shit about UI, or devving. I just know if something looks bad or good, is bad or good.
     
  14. Kidpaler

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    He's asking you what specifically looks bad about it. You don't have to know anything, just describe why you think its bad.

    Is it the colors?
    Is it the layout?
    Is it the backgrounds of the hud pieces?
    Is it the crispness?

    Stuff like that. You don't have to know anything, you just have to describe why it's bad rather than saying "IT'S SHIT"
     
  15. Paradox

    Paradox I am a gigantic asshole who loses people's hard wo

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    Every single part is shittier than what we have now
     
  16. flasche

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    thats still no constructive criticism. you need to add why its shittier.
    cmon what are you 10?
     
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  17. Kidpaler

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    Perhaps a CSGO approach to the ammo ticker? Super small, gives a simple number of (amount of bullets you currently have in gun)/(Amount of bullets you have total) and then to the right of that it has 5 bullets which turn red when you get below 5 bullets remaining in said mag/clip. It's very small and secluded to the bottom right, which I think could work.

    Edit: Added picture for show. It's very small in the bottom right, which I think would work for Empires to remove some of the clutter. GIUYF.jpg
     
  18. Paradox

    Paradox I am a gigantic asshole who loses people's hard wo

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    It just litterally all look shittier, from the colors, to the bulkyness, to the fullness, to the size of the letters to litterally everything.
    Every single part looks worse than what we have now.
     
  19. Kidpaler

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    Okay, so state what you think would be good. Stating what is shit isn't helpful, state what you think would be good would be better. IE, decrease the size of ____, colors, etc. Do what everyone else has been doing, posting pictures and thoughts on how to improve it. (Unless you just say "Don't change it", then I guess there's not much else to add.)
     
  20. BigTeef

    BigTeef Bootleg Headshot master

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    Dude its paradox, you should of ignored his post to begin with.
    In fact I am surprised you people don't ignore mine.

    My opinion on the hud is that it doesn't bother me what we have long as I understand what im looking at.
    I have played games with no fucking hud and too much hud, so I don't have a preference other than the suggestion I made.
    But as Australian man pointed out, you cant do it with the code we have.
     
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