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Exactly, why is this launcher supposed to be better?

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Edaine Numenor
Numenor Benevolent Holdings
#1 - 2013-05-22 15:07:07 UTC
Trying to figure this out. Am I missing something? The old launcher stayed open after logging on keeping access available to foumns, news, evelopedia, etc, etc all from the launcher. I found that useful and quite nice. For those of us who prefer not to use the in gamer browser for such things, this new launcher is a step backwards. First thing I noticed about the new launcher is that is it closed once you log on. What with that? Also where are those nice access menus that the old launcher had? What am I missing here?

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Surfin's PlunderBunny
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#2 - 2013-05-22 15:11:17 UTC
I still have to race to close steam before the game launches so this is awesome Big smile

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Abrazzar
Vardaugas Family
#3 - 2013-05-22 15:15:07 UTC
It's supposed to be more open to future plans, whatever that means exactly.
Ydnari
Estrale Frontiers
#4 - 2013-05-22 15:16:53 UTC
It isn't. There is no way in which it is better.

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Krixtal Icefluxor
INLAND EMPIRE Galactic
#5 - 2013-05-22 15:18:46 UTC
The key word here is in your thread title. "Supposed".

"He has mounted his hind-legs, and blown crass vapidities through the bowel of his neck."  - Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde's Lecture in San Francisco 1882

Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#6 - 2013-05-22 15:24:04 UTC  |  Edited by: Xercodo
- The new launcher is also capable of staying open, this is simply an option that looks like is now on by default in the new one, just change it.
- Those menus you are referring to were a convenience thing but far from the launcher's purpose
- The current purpose of the launcher is to provide a new login system that is external to the client, a upfront location for news items, and provide a few quick links to some vital pages such as account management or customer support or patch notes

The Drake is a Lie

Dring Dingle
Viziam
Amarr Empire
#7 - 2013-05-22 15:27:15 UTC
Click the cog wheel / settings to get access to the "close on launch option. I had the same issue
Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#8 - 2013-05-22 15:29:16 UTC
Dring Dingle wrote:
Click the cog wheel / settings to get access to the "close on launch option. I had the same issue


Which is ironic cause 90% of us were bugged that it DIDNT auto close when the first version of the launcher was introduced.

The Drake is a Lie

Doc Fury
Furious Enterprises
#9 - 2013-05-22 15:31:14 UTC
It's just moar half-baked CCP :excellence:


Have no fear Capsuleers, It'll work the way CCP imagined it, someday...eventually...maybe.
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Jenn aSide
Worthless Carebears
Test Alliance Please Ignore
#10 - 2013-05-22 16:18:21 UTC
Does this situation remind anyone of Incarna?

CCP published a half-baked "thing" that was a guy walking around a room with a door that he couldn't open and a ledge (balconey to the ship hanger) that he couldn't jump off of...and believe me i tried lol. But that's ALL it was ,It was basically a "place holder for future awesomeness".

This new launcher is also supposed to be awesome....in the future.

Note to CCP, if you feel the itch to deploy other features that "will be awesome in the future", do us a favor and wait till the damn future when it's finished, THEN deploy it.
Mina Sebiestar
Minmatar Inner Space Conglomerate
#11 - 2013-05-22 16:24:07 UTC
I think point of whole thing was to bring you in game a tad faster....

I cant remember last time i stop at login screen to watch animation there,so i am not gonna miss it...

Also ..don't care.

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Because >>I is too hard

Whim Aqayn
Ministry of War
Amarr Empire
#12 - 2013-05-22 16:27:11 UTC
Yeah the new launcher is pretty horrible. I hope they get rid of it asap.
Carniflex
StarHunt
Mordus Angels
#13 - 2013-05-22 16:32:55 UTC
Mina Sebiestar wrote:
I think point of whole thing was to bring you in game a tad faster....

I cant remember last time i stop at login screen to watch animation there,so i am not gonna miss it...

Also ..don't care.


If that was the point it has failed miserably as its slower to log in 6 accounts through that thing than it was before previous launcher. So I have opted to just create a direct link to the EVE/bin/ExeFile.exe which lets me avoid that slow and unwieldy thing.

Dunno, perhaps with single accounts is neat but for multiboxers it does not seem to be particularly nice thing. It's just slow, and no its not my disk thats causing that as my EVE client has its very own SSD to live on.

So you enter login details, press enter and then .. well .. then it does something and then you have to push the Play button again even though you already entered your password and only THEN can you push "switch account" to start login next char, which is after ~15 seconds of this thing doing "something". Presumably that "something" is not happening on disk as in 15 secs you can push around 6 gigs of stuff into memory from SSD and EVE takes only 1 gig of RAM and around 250 mb of video ram.

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Bad Messenger
Rehabilitation Clinic
#14 - 2013-05-22 16:35:37 UTC
thing is that fixing inventory system to working product is so hard that cpp decided to bring new **** feature so people stop complaining about old ones.

This launcher is much easier to fix than inventory system.
Ydnari
Estrale Frontiers
#15 - 2013-05-22 16:36:03 UTC
It doesn't even put keyboard focus on the username field, or let you tab into the field, so you have to start off with an extra click every time.

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Plyn
Uncharted.
#16 - 2013-05-22 16:39:07 UTC
Hate entering in credentials, hitting enter, then still having to click another button to get the client to actually start up. I know it's a pretty small thing to gripe about, but little stuff like that is why this feels like a step backwards.
flakeys
Doomheim
#17 - 2013-05-22 16:39:11 UTC
Xercodo wrote:
- The new launcher is also capable of staying open, this is simply an option that looks like is now on by default in the new one, just change it.
- Those menus you are referring to were a convenience thing but far from the launcher's purpose
- The current purpose of the launcher is to provide a new login system that is external to the client, a upfront location for news items, and provide a few quick links to some vital pages such as account management or customer support or patch notes



And plex sales , and power of two , and AUR deals and ..... KACHINNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.

Drunken Bum
#18 - 2013-05-22 17:26:38 UTC
I remember when the launcher was initially released. Everyone whined like it was a huge deal. Now its improved and everyones whining that its changed. A lot of people need to step the **** back and re-examine their lives if this is really such a big deal.

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Domanique Altares
Rifterlings
#19 - 2013-05-22 17:27:16 UTC
flakeys wrote:

And plex sales , and power of two , and AUR deals and ..... KACHINNNNNNNNNNNNNNG


If Billy Mays had kept his clone updated, he would be front and center on the new launcher.
Unsuccessful At Everything
The Troll Bridge
#20 - 2013-05-22 17:28:16 UTC
Well this is a new and exciting gripe.

Since the cessation of their usefulness is imminent, may I appropriate your belongings?

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