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Old 04-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #1
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Default Opinions on the New UI vs Old UI



*Note these images are not exact scale, I couldn't find any with the same size and re-sizing them distorted the quality.

*Second Note > The Courier is in the wrong spot this image shows the final version of the right side of the UI


*Close-up of the icons.

There. Now that I uploaded and constructed my crude example of the UI's in side by side comparison, [Not really they're up and down but you get the point] we may now begin a solid Pros/Cons for the new UI vs the old UI instead of new ones better. It's beta, give some insight.

1. The wasted space left of Lich's portrait and to the left of the inventory was compromised in the new UI.

2. The new courier display now shows who the courier is transferring items to. So if you need something ASAP and it can't wait, just tell that person a heads up or send it their way after you're done.

3. The Glyph of Fortification now has a visible cooldown timer which can be helpful instead of mousing over it ever so often.

4. Ahhh yes, the lovely movement speed icon we've all been waiting for. It was a pain to mouse-over the armor to find it.

5. The new icons for the Strength, Agility, and Intelligence just look better overall in my opinion.

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #2
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New UI is more consistent with the in game artwork, and it scales better with screen size. I think it needs some work, but it's a step in the right direction.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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The new one is better.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:16 PM   #4
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New UI is more consistent with the in game artwork, and it scales better with screen size. I think it needs some work, but it's a step in the right direction.
In what ways would it need work?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #5
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new one is better but health bar should be in the middle imo
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:19 PM   #6
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In what ways would it need work?
stat icons & fonts could use a bit of tweaking for aesthetics, also think the portrait may be a bit weirdly sized, and maybe a bit of space in the HUD for casters would be nice.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 PM   #7
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New things are a pain to get used to. However, I do agree with OP. The glyph button is better. The courier tells you what it's doing without having to hover over it. Also, the numbers are easier to read and stylish. I do wish the hero portrait was bigger though. And why is your old version so damn blurry?
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #8
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- HP/MP bars should be centered and font for regen increased
- Stat icons look like King's Bounty/fisher price
- Stat/scoreboard font is too tall/round (again, fisher price)
- Stats aren't even centered, look at AGI (due to font largeness) and Armor and move speed numbers
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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I dislike the sword a lot, other than that i love the new one.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:51 PM   #10
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i like the new UI/icons alot better, it was a well needed change IMO, now if there was a way to remove the top score bar, with the small hero portraits and the timer, it'd make things perfect for me
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or at least make it transparent or smaller
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:53 PM   #11
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NEW HUD = AWESOME.

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Old 04-27-2012, 11:01 PM   #12
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- HP/MP bars should be centered and font for regen increased
- Stat icons look like King's Bounty/fisher price
- Stat/scoreboard font is too tall/round (again, fisher price)
- Stats aren't even centered, look at AGI (due to font largeness) and Armor and move speed numbers
The stats aren't centered because it only has +1 digit after it and not 2 like +22
You're right on the Fisher Price looking icons for stats though.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:25 PM   #13
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i didnt have any problems with the old UI, but this is good also
but for the icons, old ones was better imo

also the raw ms+gained ms: whats the point? it just makes people adding them in their head. why valve cant just make it one, like the old one? it has no impact on the game whatsoever, not like damage (since you get only the raw damage as + damage, the stat damage is added to base dmg)
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:30 PM   #14
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May I ask what does this thread hope to achieve?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:31 PM   #15
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The sword, shield and boots look cheap and I liked more the K/D/A at the top.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:32 PM   #16
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New one is better in every way. IMO it doesn't need changing either. It's perfect like this.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:33 PM   #17
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the new ui is awesome. the hp/mana bars just have to be centered!
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Oldfag reporting in, newfags don't bring anything to a simple discussion thread.
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Oldfag reporting in, newfags don't bring anything to a simple discussion thread.
Ahh.... High and mighty oldfags. We meet again!

(and you still didn't answer my question)
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New UI is pretty awesome IMO and the new item icons fit perfectly with it. Only complains are the small HP/Mana bar, maybe the portrait could be a little bigger as well.
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New UI is pretty awesome IMO and the new item icons fit perfectly with it. Only complains are the small HP/Mana bar, maybe the portrait could be a little bigger as well.
Just curious, why bigger portrait and not make room for more important stuff? Such as moving some of the icons around or showing the total movement speed instead of 290 + X for example.
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I like this suggestion from the dev forums.
http://dev.dota2.com/showthread.php?t=32532
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Just curious, why bigger portrait and not make room for more important stuff? Such as moving some of the icons around or showing the total movement speed instead of 290 + X for example.
Then why don't you post this on the DEVELOPER FORUM? Instead of saying it here where only dota nerds be watching.
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new UI > old UI.
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I don't like it how the K/D/A and the -cs is now down written. Even in Dota 1 it was up, but maybe I'll get used to it.....some day.
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