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Mortis Angelus
#1 - 2012-05-22 21:35:13 UTC
I keep asking me how come every time CCP decides to "improve" the game it ends up with 3 small problems

1. CCP always fix things that are working and DON't need fixing
2. New features are always AWESOME looking but worthless when it comes to usability
3. Not being userfriendly it make everyone mad

When you CCP decided to implement new features and change the UI of the game do you even make any proper documentation of what needs to be changed and do you ask yourselves WHY.

I'm talking about SRS and SDS where you write first all the requirements of what needs to be done. These requirements are being presented by the people that have problems and are requesting a change, in other words WE THE PLAYERS.

IF we don't request/complain about something DON'T CHANGE IT, most likely its working just fine and don't need an update.

From that data you gather you can create a design aka prototype. This prototype will OF COURSE be tested by the same people that are requesting the change in order to assure the design (UI) is meeting their needs and expectations.

Iterations will be made until a design is OK and approved by us the players.

I find it very difficult to believe a player would have agreed on the new changes we are being force to use with this new patch or what ever you want to call it.

A solution to this its so easy.

Implement a test group made by REAL players that are actually spending time in this game. This test group will provide you issues/bugs aka features which needs to be addressed. With their help you will find a good solution and a even better UI.

Once you have a good design that have been approved by the test group and you can pass the documentation to the programmers which will follow the instructions of the SRS and SDS to make magic and implement the new changes.

FYI, if you don't know what SRS and SDS stand for well its

Software requirement specification
Software design specification


My university teacher said always "A system is made to meet the users needs not to complicate their life". In other words it doesn't matter how awesome it looks if we can't use it.

You make chang


Mortis Angelus: 11 Years and still kicking, One family One Goal

Test Alliance Please Ignore
#2 - 2012-05-23 03:11:51 UTC
good ****