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Jabroni1134

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Aug 24th 2019, 16:06:41

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Bug

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Aug 25th 2019, 10:37:07

Originally posted by seangcxq:
First thoughts, this is a big step in the right direction.


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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.

Bug

Developer

496

Aug 25th 2019, 10:37:25

I'm not sure why we would remove this info from your "Main" page though?

seangcxq

Member

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Aug 25th 2019, 15:12:07

You can already see your networth, food, money, and turns in the top status bar. Why display the same information twice?

Molotov

Member

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Nov 1st 2019, 15:46:05

From what I can tell, the functionality here is going to be an improvement on what we've been using. The design, of course, is also more modern. This is a worthy undertaking and I'm inspired by the work going into updating this old classic game. I know it's a labor of love and as a fellow lover of this game, I appreciate it!

That being said, I have a few critiques directed toward the visuals. I like the side menu panel, that looks great and no suggestions there. But on other pages, most especially the MAIN page being discussed here, I think the look just needs to be dressed up slightly. Things look too chunky, there's big headers with oversized plain arial text and blue backgrounds with no gradient. That can be improved. I would also recommend replacing the blue with that classic Earth Empires maroon color instead.

Just as important, I think we are also taking a small step back in data absorption, if that makes any sense. The numbers and data don't pop to me like they do on the old style and it takes a little bit longer to process what I am looking at. Maybe the black background helps on the old version, but I think you could also try bolding the text (but not the numbers), so that the text and the numbers don't run together. ie, <b>Land</b> 50,000. That's the way it's done in the older version and I think that might also be part of what makes it easier to absorb.

Finally, this page no longer tells you how long it will be until your next bonus is available, which was helpful.

Edited By: Molotov on Nov 1st 2019, 16:08:24

Molotov

Member

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Nov 1st 2019, 16:00:17

I see we don't yet have a "New UI: Scores Page" thread, but I have some serious ideas for that as well.

First, there's the same data absorption issue. Showing the full word "Communism" or "Democracy" seems nice from the standpoint of being more user friendly and forthright, but it actually makes scanning the page and realizing which country is which government take *longer* than just running my eyes down past single letters like D, C, H, because of the additional clutter and reading.

However, speaking of user friendliness and ease of access, I think updating the UI of the Scores page offers us a tantalizing opportunity! This is the perfect moment, I'd say, to integrate the functionality found on an eestats into the game itself. New players shouldn't really have to navigate to an off-site resource that they don't know about to see the full scores page... You could show *all* the scores here, and let users click on country names to see the news for each country, and so on.

The formatting of the eestats website is attractive and has traditional Earth Empires coloring, but it is also a more modern style, and it is **EXTREMELY** readable. The data absorption rating there is A+ and I cannot praise it enough. Now, in the midst of this project, is the moment to pull that into the game here.