UI Problems

The EvE Online UI has a lot of problems.  I don’t know of any players who will profess a love of it.  The problem the UI runs into is that it simply has so many things it HAS to have and while you can reconfigure for different tasks, the need to fit so much information on the screen means that the UI tends to bury the game even when there is a relatively large amount of room like on my 24″ widescreen monitor.   Even with the ability to shrink the UI somewhat the games beauty is simply covered up.

I’d like to see some of the information from the overview capable of being moved to the active target.  For example target speed, Corp, angular velocity (or whichever one I’m supposed to pay attention to) put on tags under the target rather than buried in columns on the overview, stretching it to 1/3 of the screen or more.  Being able to add items to the target display would greatly improve the quality of information displayed.

Chat boxes.  I would love for there to be a separate EvE-chat client where when you signed into the EvE game client you also signed into EvE-chat.  That way those of us with multiple monitors could move all the flashy chats to a different monitor and still have them available rather than flashing up the neocom like the vegas strip on friday night.  People on a laptop or a single monitor setup will still have to HTFU.

Just these two changes would clean up a great deal of screen real-estate to enjoy the actual game.  You know.  Spaceships.

Just imagine your huge monitor with THIS running:

Wait, who put spaceships in EvE?

And then all this garbage you don’t need on your other monitor:

Blink all you want, I can ignore you now!

Bonus points for CCP:  Insert Neocom and chat functionality into EvE Chat so you can run it without loading the full EvE client.  That would be Winsauce.

I'm using it every time I can


About Corelin

An Eve playing Fool who occasionally writes about the shenanigans he and his minions get up to.

Posted on March 11, 2012, in Meta, Things I think I think. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. You can already move all your chat windows to another monitor. o.O

    • Yeah, if you stretch the client, which is pretty ugly in itself.

      • Have you tried offsetting the camera? If your two monitors are similarily sized and you offset the camera to one side I don’t see the difference tbh.

      • Well there’s still the borders of the monitors themselves, plus the fact that anyone with dissimilar monitor sizes (like mine) is hosed. I need to go ahead and get myself a projector 😀

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