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Bigger Status gump for Classic Client? Please?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Xalan Dementia, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Xalan Dementia

    Xalan Dementia Slightly Crazed
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    ok I know that adding to Classic client doesnt seem high on priority list but could we get a status gump like the ECs that lists total stats like lrc, lmc, reflectphys, hci, dci etc? whatcha think?
     
  2. Tanivar

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    I doubt you'll see it happen. I suspect they want classic client players to 'downgrade' ( in my opinion) to the enhanced client and will not do anything to improve the classic client.

    The quality of the User Interface is a big part of whether a game is enjoyable enough you will keep playing it, or stop playing it. The enhanced clients graphics are bad enough I use it only to have two accounts interact with each other. If the enhanced client were the only option, I'd write off my time and money investment in UO and move on to another game with a better User Interface. I'd miss all the wonderful content of UO but oh well.
     
  3. Xalan Dementia

    Xalan Dementia Slightly Crazed
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    I do the same, use ec just to run my 2 accounts at once. ive tried and tried to get into the ec but to no avail. guess i can just do all my imbuing and suit building in ec :(
     
  4. Val-Tur

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    This has been asked for many times. But the insurance gump I cannot ever remember being asked for. So, why not developers? On test center there is a summary of these effects by left clicking your character but not on prod shards. Why not?

    Please? =)
     
  5. Lil' Lucien

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    I always wondered bout that myself. Why not? Even if it's only the mouse over deal like on test shard.
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    Since it was mentioned. If it does have something to do with Mythic wanting people to use the EC then they may get a better response by bringing ALL the graphics up to date. They lost me with the hybrid.
     
  6. Ezekiel Zane

    Ezekiel Zane Grand Inquisitor
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    They've stated many times that the Classic Client is so old and it's such a hodge podge of code from different developers, development teams and eras gone by that it is exponentially difficult to add modern features.

    I love the CC too. I'd love to see it get hot bars, a larger game window, many things. Just don't see it happening though.
     
  7. canary

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    Trust me, it is do-able fairly easily, they just haven't done it.
     
  8. TheBlackCobra

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    It would take time to upgrade the 2d client, but would be worth it. I'd like to see the Enhanced Client get a graphics update, or allow the use of 2d player models in it, but if they have no intention to do that, upgrading the UI on the classic client would be wonderful.
     
  9. Fink

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    Make the Enhanced client enhanced, keep the Classic client classic. :thumbup1:
     
  10. Smokin

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    I personally do not like the large cover your screen all up gump from the EC like many of the other things. I prefer the old classic client mostly the way it is. Only things I would like are locking Icons.
     
  11. Tina Small

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    As nice as it might be to have that summary information readily available in the legacy client, I'd just as soon they leave it alone for now. The enhanced client's paperdoll finally shrunk a bit a few months ago so it's not quite as large as it used to be. Might not have been an issue for people with large desktop area, but it helped people like me that usually play UO on a laptop computer.

    I'm worried that if they start messing any further with the legacy client's UI, it's just going to end up as a mess. Just look at the size of the insurance gump that's on TC1 now and you'll see what I mean. It's huge and it's going to be a royal pain in the you-know-what to work with that gump and insure an item or two you just looted from a monster while also trying to stay alive. Not looking forward to it at all, but I fear that going forward any tweaks to the legacy client's UI will always end up looking like the enhanced client's UI to save on programming work: Transparent; blah-looking; missing artwork for items added to the game in the last year or so; full of lots of unused space; non-dynamic so you have to re-open and scroll through the whole darn list again to see the effect of any changes you made; large enough to cover the majority of the play window; and surrounded by borders that don't allow you to shove most of it off the screen to get it out of the way while it's still open.
     
  12. LordDrago

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    Since I run uo on a laptop, the ec is usually extremely laggy for me. That coupled with using a wireless connection seems to make the ec rather unpayable for me.

    I would like to be able to play in ec (even though I too think the graphics stink) so I will patch my enhanced client again today to give it another whirl. Given that I believe the cc will not be receiving much love in the near future.

    Maybe I will be able to play it soon.....
     
  13. Warpig Inc

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    Along that line we need a dressform deco item that has the same mod buff total display. Finding it to be a real pain to put together or mod suits. Just find it easier to be able to put on items to get resist totals with balance of mods. Hate killing trees while on my human or garg crafter working on suits for others. Doesn't have to be the dressform. Even a container with wearable and holding slots that totals armor/weapon mods.
     
  14. Clog|Mordain

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    Ever tried reading another persons code? At times it can be difficult.

    Everyone rights code differently, making it difficult to just ADD things into existing code that is not yours. So really, unless your really lucky, you would have to spend hours and hours re-writing segments of code that would normally take an hour to implement.

    Thats why they havent/wont do it.
     
  15. canary

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    It can be done, it has been done, that is all I'm saying on the topic.