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Cyno icons

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Trii Seo
I too am gay
#1 - 2013-07-14 22:29:13 UTC  |  Edited by: Trii Seo
One day, CCP will fix blob, hisec ganking, power projection, make EVE Crysis-in-space graphics wise.

But before that, they will add a nice modification to the Covert Cynosural Field Generator I icon that makes it different from the normal one.

Yeah, come on guys, it's probably not that difficult. Pretty please? I will love you long time.

(And no, I have not lost anything to pushing the wrong button yet so I don't have a lossmail to link. If I could I would so you all could laugh.)

Edit: now with a thread in Assembly Hall!

Edit2: I am bad at forums. This link pointed to the wrong thread - now fixed!
https://forums.eveonline.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=300801&find=unread

Proud pilot of the Imperium

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Trii Seo
I too am gay
#2 - 2013-09-30 05:39:17 UTC
You know, given an upcoming expansion I'll bump this old thread.

Dear CCP. Please whip your art monkeys and at least add a lil' blue tint to one of them. People do fly with both types of cyno onboard and it would prevent fatal work accidents the same way putting "warning: will melt your eyeballs, don't look into it" on a laser device does.

Especially now that we have portable Jam-o-matic 3000 Cynojammers scheduled for production.

Proud pilot of the Imperium

Arek'Jaalan: Heliograph

Onslaughtor
Phoenix Naval Operations
Phoenix Naval Systems
#3 - 2013-09-30 08:50:44 UTC
This is not a bad Idea. A blue ring around the edge would work just fine for me. But yeah anything to make them separable.
Turelus
Utassi Security
#4 - 2013-09-30 11:07:45 UTC
Supported, make it blue! people like blue things!

Turelus CEO Utassi Security

Trii Seo
I too am gay
#5 - 2013-09-30 11:10:38 UTC
I support blue cyno icon for that.

Come on, Fozzie and gang, we know you're watching us among the sea of terrible AFK cloaking fix ideas and marauder change crying.

More shiney, less pilots losing their eyes in freak cyno accidents.

Proud pilot of the Imperium

Arek'Jaalan: Heliograph

Thelonious Blake
Get A Life
#6 - 2013-09-30 18:08:51 UTC
Bump! This needs to be looked upon. I too feel it wouldn't be that hard for the art team to design some fancy new and different icon for the covert cyno.
Arya Regnar
Darwins Right Hand
#7 - 2013-09-30 21:33:33 UTC
Pink cyno icon!

Jokes aside I support this product/service.

EvE-Mail me if you need anything.

Maraner
The Executioners
#8 - 2013-10-01 00:04:20 UTC
Agree with OP.

How hard can it be... just make the covert one blue. Or pink
Trii Seo
I too am gay
#9 - 2013-10-01 17:23:08 UTC
I think we need something more manly than pink...

Maybe... purple?

Proud pilot of the Imperium

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Tikitina
Doomheim
#10 - 2013-10-01 17:27:17 UTC
How about make the Covert Cyno icon a shadowy transparent black with diffuse edges.

Trii Seo
I too am gay
#11 - 2013-10-01 17:43:59 UTC
Well it really doesn't matter, I suspect CCP has a big UI redesign on the table anyway (going by the Fanfest concept vids - some of those HUDs looked nothing short of amazing compared to space excel) and is hesitant to poke the existing one with a stick due to the upcoming rework.

That said, it's probably not scheduled for Rubicon or the Summer expansion - and that's plenty of time for many, many Cynosural Field Generator I and Covert Cynosural Field Generator I users to die horribly due to work accidents involving said modules. (And this is why insurance on recon ships is so bad - no insurance agent is willing to put money on a ship that may explode due to its pilot pressing the wrong button).

To put it in a suitable equivalent example, imagine you're working at a nuclear missile silo. You are equipped with two buttons: one fires ze missilez, the other explodes your ass. When the time comes, you're supposed to fire ze missiles - but sadly, some government-issue mutton ordered the buttons to be exactly the same in shape and colour. The only difference is a small label that appears after you look at the button for a while - which isn't exactly something you're focused on when **** hits the fan and you need to fire ze damn missilez.

Also replacing those is probably a 20 minute job in whatever graphics design suite CCP uses. I mean, just crank up the blue channel and call it a day if you're replacing it at some point - it may look crap, but at least it'll save lives.

Proud pilot of the Imperium

Arek'Jaalan: Heliograph

Lukas Rox
Aideron Technologies
#12 - 2013-10-01 19:14:05 UTC  |  Edited by: Lukas Rox
Even though it never happened to me to use the wrong cyno (I usually offline the one I don't intend to use if I have both fitted):

+1

It took 5 minutes to make this mockup:

http://pozniak.pl/wp/?attachment_id=7783

A completely revamped icon would be better, though.

Proud developer of LMeve: Industry Contribution and Mass Production Tracker: https://github.com/roxlukas/lmeve | Blogging about EVE on http://pozniak.pl/wp/

Corun Deluse
Japanese Capacitor Company
#13 - 2013-10-01 19:32:46 UTC
Open icon file: 2 minutes
Crank hue bar to the left 50%: 2 second
Add new icon as resource: 10 minutes
Dying anyway because your blops got bumped: priceless.
Jiie
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#14 - 2013-10-01 20:16:24 UTC
blue sounds perfect for the covert cyno icon (like the covert jump portal generator icon) and would be cool if the fired up cyno in space glows more blue after activation Idea!

I read in the "≡v≡ inTouch" cute Girls possess a second Tattoo!

Arya Regnar
Darwins Right Hand
#15 - 2013-10-02 21:39:35 UTC
Trii Seo wrote:
I think we need something more manly than pink...

Maybe... purple?

It's gona be like batphoning saints Lol

EvE-Mail me if you need anything.

Trii Seo
I too am gay
#16 - 2013-10-02 21:49:28 UTC
"After years of research and cooperation with the finest specialists in pre-collapse history, it has been concluded that the Cynosural Fields existed in the past. Citizens of old called them: dubstep."

Wubwub cynos. Has to be a thing. I'd pay AUR just so that anyone I light this on grid with gets hit by wubs.

Proud pilot of the Imperium

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Trii Seo
I too am gay
#17 - 2013-10-04 13:55:30 UTC
You know, time's a-tickin' till the expansion and we're getting new covert cloaky toys.

I think this should get kicked to the front page, unless ISD disagrees horribly.

(Or CCP gives us a yes or no. Then we'll politely stop screaming and go away. Unless it's a 'no' then we'll organize a protest. Sadly, since the protest will be composed out of space-ninjas it won't be seen.)

Proud pilot of the Imperium

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Trii Seo
I too am gay
#18 - 2013-10-09 06:17:55 UTC
So for one, it's been a while. For two, I heard CCP people were on vacation and probably didn't see this thread.

So off to the front it goes, till it gets drowned by bad ideas and tears.

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Kain Katsuo
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#19 - 2013-10-20 20:36:11 UTC
Bump
I don't use the cyno, but i think as even if their function is the same, they are 2 different things. So a easy way to tell "Cyno" from "Covert Cyno" would be nice to see, and i don't think it would take too much time to change 1 icon.
Trii Seo
I too am gay
#20 - 2013-10-21 07:40:02 UTC
Having watched EVE Vegas presentation last night, I whole-heartedly agree that style of the UI is important. It also seems they do have a revamp coming up.

That said, to hell with integrity and all - the UI is already a glorious Win98-like mess so I doubt making one icon darker or more blue will break things too much.

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