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small changes request

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virm pasuul
Imperial Academy
Amarr Empire
#1 - 2014-12-08 17:58:15 UTC
some small usability changes I'd like to propose please

1 For the love of god please change the font colour for industry job completion. I can barely see it. If I do invention I am not so much reading the end result text as trying to guess "does that look a little bit red or not?"

I'm 45 years old, my eyes are not in great shape, I realise that's my problem but please please please consider making the text a little easier to read, as far as I can tell you guys decided to use grey red grey or grey white grey on a grey grey grey background. I can't be the only olde fogey who has trouble with this. Please bear in mind despite what the gaming press says not all of us are young sharp eyed basement dwellers.
Grey on slightly different grey is never a good UI design choice.

2 I like to trade the markets on the local trade hub although I do this from a few systems out. None of my buys are for the station I'm at. Any way we could have a button or low click drop down to enter the same station over and over again please?
I have to type a part of the system name, choose the suggested system, then wait until a box pops up, then choose the station I want. This for every single buy order. If I'm thick and missing something sorry, but some way, maybe a tickbox that persists to remember a favourite station please.

That aside I really like the way the dev team is taking EVE. I'm getting a vision of a clear logical path and it inspires a lot of faith in me that the game is in the best hands ever going forwards. Thank you all CCP :) and merry Yule Lads xmas.

DaeHan Minhyok
Logical Outcomes
#2 - 2014-12-08 18:10:04 UTC
I feel lied to, this is too much text to be a "small" request...
Xercodo
Cruor Angelicus
#3 - 2014-12-08 18:27:13 UTC
DaeHan Minhyok wrote:
I feel lied to, this is too much text to be a "small" request...


The request is small, the exposition is not.

The Drake is a Lie

DaeHan Minhyok
Logical Outcomes
#4 - 2014-12-08 18:36:09 UTC
Xercodo wrote:
DaeHan Minhyok wrote:
I feel lied to, this is too much text to be a "small" request...


The request is small, the exposition is not.

Fair enough

In any case, if CCP does not make a sufficient change I would recommend looking for a program that changes the colors displayed by the monitor. If magnification or text-to-audio is needed I would recommend ZoomText by AI^2 or Magic by Freedom scientific, they both have all 3 of these features and work with eve when the game is in windowed mode.
Iain Cariaba
#5 - 2014-12-08 19:07:11 UTC
virm pasuul wrote:
some small usability changes I'd like to propose please

1 For the love of god please change the font colour for industry job completion. I can barely see it. If I do invention I am not so much reading the end result text as trying to guess "does that look a little bit red or not?"

I'm 45 years old, my eyes are not in great shape, I realise that's my problem but please please please consider making the text a little easier to read, as far as I can tell you guys decided to use grey red grey or grey white grey on a grey grey grey background. I can't be the only olde fogey who has trouble with this. Please bear in mind despite what the gaming press says not all of us are young sharp eyed basement dwellers.
Grey on slightly different grey is never a good UI design choice.

2 I like to trade the markets on the local trade hub although I do this from a few systems out. None of my buys are for the station I'm at. Any way we could have a button or low click drop down to enter the same station over and over again please?
I have to type a part of the system name, choose the suggested system, then wait until a box pops up, then choose the station I want. This for every single buy order. If I'm thick and missing something sorry, but some way, maybe a tickbox that persists to remember a favourite station please.

That aside I really like the way the dev team is taking EVE. I'm getting a vision of a clear logical path and it inspires a lot of faith in me that the game is in the best hands ever going forwards. Thank you all CCP :) and merry Yule Lads xmas.


1: Currently, the UI color scheme is extremely customizable. However, this customization is going away soon because CCP wants you to feel like you're playing a poorly designed 16 bit iPhone app. Recommend you get on Sisi and find which one of the new limited UI color schemes is the least ugly to you.

2: You do know that copy and paste works in EvE, right? Typical keyboard shortcuts for these are control-c and control-v, respectively, and are very useful to remedy your situation.