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Please don't remove the old scanning interface

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Satori Sartori
#1 - 2017-04-05 08:50:27 UTC  |  Edited by: Satori Sartori
Dear CCP,

It has come to my attention that the old scanning interface is no longer available on the test server.

This distresses me and some other people I play with greatly.


Now, for the rant:

Some of us are UNSATISFIED with some of the arbitrary changes made to the probe scanner and we would prefer to have the option to play the way we like. Since this option has already been implemented (a while ago), I don't see why you would remove functionality that already exists while not harming anyone.

The new probe scanner is clunky, its design (button placement, style of interface elements) is, simply put, fixing what's not broken (why would you randomly move a button from left to right or vice-versa?).

I understand that some of these changes are sensible to some, and that some enjoy them, People have told me they would rather not be able resize probe formations just by using the mouse, and while I personally love using the mouse, I can see where they're coming from. Preferences differ. But you know, you don't have to pick a side here. Just introduce a "lock mouse probe formation resizing" button instead of FORCING one option on a group of players that doesn't like it.

When you can give us a CHOICE (as you prudently did by allowing us to use the old map and the old scanning interface, that was honestly a good move and I commend it), don't randomly remove it. Do anything you like with the new UI, but please, let us who are unsatisfied with it use the old one. It's already there. You don't have to bend over backwards to implement it.

I promise you, getting a fancy Prometheus-control room-like scanning screen will not help you retain or attract more players. But removing convenience which player enjoy will help you lose them.

Functionality needs to come first. Some of us, for better or worse, have to interact with these UI elements for hours every day. There is no sensible business explanation as to why you would want to make your customers less comfortable by removing features.

Yeah, people who never scan will look at it and say it's cool, but the majority of players clearly see problems with it. Scanning makes up for a huge portion of gameplay in wormhole space, so much so that people use dedicated, paid-for characters to do it fast and easy. It's an incredibly important gameplay mechanic and introducing big changes to it affects the players.

All that said, I believe you should strive for MORE UI CUSTOMIZATION and not LESS. EVE is an incredibly complex game. It attracts a variety of player personalities with different wants and needs. It makes no sense to pretend this is not the case and treat EVE like a mobile app that needs to have a shinier new interface so that other potential customers spot it and want to try it.

Choice is good. Don't take away choice.
Amak Boma
Dragon Factory
#2 - 2017-04-05 09:08:05 UTC
you know that ccp likes to forcefully remove something is working properly. in exchange for giving us clunky laggy things. old scanning window was very old approx relic from 2013-2014 years.

while new scanning window and scanning ui performance is slow laggy and not very well working ccp removes old scanner interface to force us using their new product without warning us,yes they not mentioned anywhere they removing old scanning interface i repeat THEY DID NOT TELL US they are REMOVING old scanning interface,this is silent force change and no we cant get it back because talking to ccp is like talking with wall - player needs things A but ccp gives them thing B instead.

how to force ccp to put old scanner back? make large petition on reddit where ccp censorship is reduced.
Zansha Expansion
Brave Collective
#3 - 2017-04-12 19:12:47 UTC
If CCP doesn't want to witness a Reaper drone "accident" on an office building I suggest they keep the properly working d-scan where it is.

JEEBUS ******* CHRIST why you make me threaten you with real violence instead of listening to those whom pay:

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We can always stop paying. When you have a 40.000 alpha clone server for a month, will you listen then?

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ISD Alliance
#4 - 2017-04-12 19:41:10 UTC
Due to the serious nature of a post in this thread I have locked it and refered it to the proper authorties.

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