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Dev blog: The New Character Selection Screen

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CCP Phantom
C C P
C C P Alliance
#1 - 2013-11-11 17:23:00 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP Gargant
With the coming expansion, EVE Online: Rubicon, we will improve the Character Selection and replace it with a brand new version!

Read all about the new character selection screen and its improved functionality in CCP Fear's new dev blog here.

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Gaia Ma'chello
V.I.C.E.
#2 - 2013-11-11 17:24:14 UTC
Fun! And informative.
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#3 - 2013-11-11 17:26:20 UTC  |  Edited by: Chribba
I quite liked it as well. What I miss though is that the last pilot was default so you could just press Enter to select/log in.

Bring that back pls.

/c

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Gaia Ma'chello
V.I.C.E.
#4 - 2013-11-11 17:35:31 UTC
Chribba wrote:
I quite liked it as well. What I miss though is that the last pilot was default so you could just press Enter to select/log in.

Bring that back pls.

/c

You could have it so initially Enter selects the left most, and Tab changes what would be selected via Enter.

Also: First Information Portal thread with the first reply not saying first.
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#5 - 2013-11-11 17:36:46 UTC
Gaia Ma'chello wrote:
Chribba wrote:
I quite liked it as well. What I miss though is that the last pilot was default so you could just press Enter to select/log in.

Bring that back pls.

/c

You could have it so initially Enter selects the left most, and Tab changes what would be selected via Enter.

Also: First Information Portal thread with the first reply not saying first.

Or that, I just want to be able to be lazy and use the enter key haha

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CCP karkur
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C C P Alliance
#6 - 2013-11-11 17:40:34 UTC  |  Edited by: CCP karkur
Chribba wrote:
Gaia Ma'chello wrote:
Chribba wrote:
I quite liked it as well. What I miss though is that the last pilot was default so you could just press Enter to select/log in.

Bring that back pls.

/c

You could have it so initially Enter selects the left most, and Tab changes what would be selected via Enter.

Also: First Information Portal thread with the first reply not saying first.

Or that, I just want to be able to be lazy and use the enter key haha

Stop being lazy! P

Also, that's the plan... that Enter enters the game with the left most character (since we order them by logoff time)

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MeBiatch
GRR GOONS
#7 - 2013-11-11 17:45:47 UTC
good job guys. glad to see eve being improved in any aspect possible.

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Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#8 - 2013-11-11 17:46:58 UTC
Awesome!

So-- when will we be able to go back to the character selection screen from in-game? ;)

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wizardz
Quebec Heavy Industries
#9 - 2013-11-11 17:49:09 UTC
Makoto Priano wrote:
Awesome!

So-- when will we be able to go back to the character selection screen from in-game? ;)

this!
Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
SLYCE Pirates
#10 - 2013-11-11 17:54:56 UTC
Looks good, works good.

An option to lock the location would be nice becouse it goes by past log in time I have logged in the same character a couple times when trying to switch.

With news now only on the launcher, a Neocom short cut to either the current news using the browser or a link out side the news scroll to the last weeks "This week in EVE" Forum post would make it easier for those that do not go in the CC or the forums to find this info.

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Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#11 - 2013-11-11 17:58:19 UTC
CCP karkur wrote:
Chribba wrote:
Gaia Ma'chello wrote:
Chribba wrote:
I quite liked it as well. What I miss though is that the last pilot was default so you could just press Enter to select/log in.

Bring that back pls.

/c

You could have it so initially Enter selects the left most, and Tab changes what would be selected via Enter.

Also: First Information Portal thread with the first reply not saying first.

Or that, I just want to be able to be lazy and use the enter key haha

Stop being lazy! P

Also, that's the plan... that Enter enters the game with the left most character (since we order them by logoff time)


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aoeu Itonula
School of Applied Knowledge
Caldari State
#12 - 2013-11-11 18:00:00 UTC
Love how you can see the time remaining on subscription! It's weirdly hard to find that information unless you're low on time. Would also love for it to be added to the Pilot's License tab on the character sheet, but that's outside the scope of this post.
Salpun
Global Telstar Federation Offices
SLYCE Pirates
#13 - 2013-11-11 18:04:54 UTC
aoeu Itonula wrote:
Love how you can see the time remaining on subscription! It's weirdly hard to find that information unless you're low on time. Would also love for it to be added to the Pilot's License tab on the character sheet, but that's outside the scope of this post.

Its not time of subscription, unless it does but will not show if auto renew is setup. Its the extra training time for 2nd and 3rd characters.

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Tubrug1
Meme Regime
#14 - 2013-11-11 18:09:54 UTC
This is great, but could you add a switch character button to the menu?
CCP karkur
C C P
C C P Alliance
#15 - 2013-11-11 18:15:05 UTC
wizardz wrote:
Makoto Priano wrote:
Awesome!

So-- when will we be able to go back to the character selection screen from in-game? ;)

this!

No. We would love to be able to do that, but that is not at all a "character selection screen" issue.
Once a connection has been made, both the server code and client code make a lot of assumptions that the characterID will not change, and it's very far from trivial to change that (otherwise we probably would have done that a long time ago)

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Bienator II
madmen of the skies
#16 - 2013-11-11 18:21:04 UTC
i really like it. The banners are back too which is nice.

the first time i saw the new screen it i hoped you added a parallax effect and i tried to move my mouse around ;) Maybe this would be an option for further improvement without making load times worse.

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#17 - 2013-11-11 18:22:40 UTC
CCP Fear.... I have a question to ask of you. May I borrow 100 million ISK? Lol Those changes are nice.
Makoto Priano
Kirkinen-Arataka Transhuman Zenith Consulting Ltd.
#18 - 2013-11-11 18:30:25 UTC
CCP karkur wrote:
wizardz wrote:
Makoto Priano wrote:
Awesome!

So-- when will we be able to go back to the character selection screen from in-game? ;)

this!

No. We would love to be able to do that, but that is not at all a "character selection screen" issue.
Once a connection has been made, both the server code and client code make a lot of assumptions that the characterID will not change, and it's very far from trivial to change that (otherwise we probably would have done that a long time ago)


Hey there!

Definitely understood that it's a non-trivial change and not in the scope of this dev blog (which is awesome, by the way!), and definitely don't expect it to come out of the blue. Still, if it could be kept on the radar, that'd be brilliant. Juggling multiple accounts with multiple characters can be sometimes headache-inducing, with the launcher being relogged into various accounts so that I can swap to new cynos, haulers, whatnot. Cry This would be one of those quality-of-life changes that I think many players would appreciate.

If I Fanfest this year, I'll absolutely bribe any dev involved in this effort with booze of their choice.

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TigerXtrm
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#19 - 2013-11-11 18:40:23 UTC
CCP karkur wrote:
wizardz wrote:
Makoto Priano wrote:
Awesome!

So-- when will we be able to go back to the character selection screen from in-game? ;)

this!

No. We would love to be able to do that, but that is not at all a "character selection screen" issue.
Once a connection has been made, both the server code and client code make a lot of assumptions that the characterID will not change, and it's very far from trivial to change that (otherwise we probably would have done that a long time ago)


Alright, but is this issue something you guys are keeping in mind as you are rewriting mentioned code? It would indeed be nice to have a proper log off button that takes you back to the character selection screen.

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PinkKnife
The Cuddlefish
Ethereal Dawn
#20 - 2013-11-11 18:42:31 UTC
So, for those of us with computers that aren't pre-millennium, can we get the full character load screens as an option?
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