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Pang

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Aug 20th 2019, 22:21:57

What are your first impressions of the new look and feel after playing with it?
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Brigg

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Aug 21st 2019, 2:00:34

After playing with it? Where is it?
Is the Alpha for the UI Live?
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Pang

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Aug 21st 2019, 2:01:22

Yea! The thread for it is on announcements
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Gerdler

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Aug 21st 2019, 2:03:28

Brigg

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Aug 21st 2019, 2:14:05

Woop woop!
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sinistril

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Aug 21st 2019, 2:42:04

It's good, the icons for things like jets are a nice touch and it seems faster. The purchases pages are possibly my favorite part thus far, but the build and research pages are very, very sleek.

I do have some minor problems with it...

-It doesn't fit to my screen quite as well as the normal interface, so I need to play on 80% zoom
-I wish I didn't have to click select country to get into my FFA countries, but I'm assuming that this will be solved when there's a control panel?
-Currently in FFA, there are dropdown menus for sending yourself pacts, which saves a ton of time. I could see the lack of dropdowns here as being a problem.

Overall, I am very happy with most of it.

Z [Post Script]

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Aug 21st 2019, 3:00:10

It seems very fast and very intuitive. The mobile site feels like contemporary mobile sites - which is good. I like the icons on the side of the page in browser.

A few things I've noticed in my brief browsing so far:
-I'm on an iphone, and the scroll on mobile is very limited. It takes multiple, multiple swipes to go up and down pages.
-I'd really, really like/need a mobile advisor that all fits on one page. I often take screenshots to track my progress in a reset for future comparison or for sharing with others for coaching and benchmarking, and multiple screenshots really won't work. Not everyone has boxcar as an option =)
-The military page doesn't show readiness, and it's currently not showing my forces that are out on PS.
-My mobile defaults to "destroy 0 buildings" - which I assume would not be my intent when visiting the destroy buildings page.

Awesome stuff. Looking forward to the new EE!
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Brigg

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Aug 21st 2019, 3:07:00

All right. Here's my initial feedback of the UI:

-THE FONT IS HUUUGGGEEEE on the Portal Page.
-Nothing happens when I click on "Learn More" on the "Country in Protection" Banner.
-Love the + and - on the menus to calculate 1 turn worth of production!
-It says I'm on "Alliance Server" when I'm clearly on Express. ^.^
-Use of the Republican "Elephant" symbol as the Symbol for "Fascism"? Not looking for political debate here, but...really? Perhaps the symbol on This Page will help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Fascist_Party
- On a related note, Google "Symbol for Democracy" to find a more appropriate symbol for that, too. The Statue of Liberty alludes to the United States, which is a constitutional republic; not a democracy.
-Love the sidebar menu sliding to hide the text so you just see the symbols.

That's all I see so far.
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Pang

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Aug 21st 2019, 3:18:29

I've heard a few iOS users having issues with scrolling; I just pushed a fix that should resolve it.
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Z [Post Script]

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Aug 21st 2019, 3:21:52

Originally posted by Pang:
I've heard a few iOS users having issues with scrolling; I just pushed a fix that should resolve it.


👍
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Z [Post Script]

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Aug 21st 2019, 3:24:54

Originally posted by Brigg:
All right. Here's my initial feedback of the UI:
- On a related note, Google "Symbol for Democracy" to find a more appropriate symbol for that, too. The Statue of Liberty alludes to the United States, which is a constitutional republic; not a democracy.


I suspect that the use of the Statue of Liberty is more of a nod to the three turns per attack that is required for both the USA and for EE democracies.
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Pang

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Aug 21st 2019, 3:31:42

I pushed a few icon fixes for now -- still need to find a few more custom icons for some of the govs
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Bug

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Aug 21st 2019, 11:47:55

Icons:

The plan will be to re-do a lot of those, some are haha funny, some are not really what we were after, but we wanted to push out the beta before working on minor graphical details.

Help/Learn More:

Is currently disabled, it will be enabled once we have put in all the help/preferences that we want to.

Brigg

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Aug 21st 2019, 15:28:49

More notes:

-The Country Number staying filled in after spying is very helpful.
-Button on War Page says "Prepate Attack", instead of "Prepare Attack".
-"An Earthquake occurred. Some Buildings were destroyed." No longer saying the number of buildings?
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seangcxq

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Aug 24th 2019, 13:44:19

First thoughts, this is a big step in the right direction.


There is no topic for main page discussion.

Main Page
Remove networth, food, money, and turns from the main page. Now that the UI is being updated it's time to remove redundant info.

Edited By: seangcxq on Aug 24th 2019, 13:50:05. Reason: added overall thoughts on the new UI
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Jabroni1134

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Aug 24th 2019, 16:07:11

Main page topic created.

AtticusRex

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Aug 27th 2019, 22:48:48

Only used on my Samsung Note 8.

Overall it feels like most mobile sites, for better or worse. Everything seems massive, though. Maybe because I'm accustomed to the old view, but it feels oppressively big.

UgolinoII

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Aug 28th 2019, 12:44:23

It looks great, very slick, and that's what is important.

Of course I hate it though b/c I spend all day working in an IDE & *nix terminals so the current UI is much easier on my eyes... it was hard enough switching from "classic" to "old" advisor. I keep trying the new one but it just doesn't feel right. This is not important though as I'm not the target audience!

Ugo just doesn't like change :)

Will you keep the old UI around or am I going to have to adapt?

Jabroni1134

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Aug 29th 2019, 3:15:44

The old UI will stay around until the new UI is fully functional. We are not going to support both UI's once we start making game changes.

UgolinoII

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Aug 29th 2019, 18:49:45

Looks like my move to AI Server might be permanent then heheh ;p

Pang

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Aug 29th 2019, 19:46:23

The old UI may stick around longer in a heavily deprecated state. I.e., no new functionality we build will be backfilled into that UI.
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UgolinoII

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Aug 31st 2019, 7:41:17

That might just work :)

What could I possibly need over what is already there! It’s perfect as it is! :D

LittleItaly

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Sep 18th 2019, 14:14:52

In the Messages page, i hope we will be able to view sent messages like a real mailbox, and collapse / sort by country name/num/clan
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