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The New Galaxy Map

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Smuglebunny
04.18.2017 , 08:58 PM | #101
Bioware emp: Should we fix any of the bugs or make anything new?

Bioware manager: No, redo AOE reticles, make player map icons look ridiculous and re-make the galaxy map

Bioware emp: But what about all the bugs and all these things the players want?

Bioware manager: Hey is there any way we can stick more RNG into the game? Or buff mercs?

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stoopicus
04.18.2017 , 09:06 PM | #102
It is kind of a hot mess initially. Constructive criticism:

- The planet names and icons need more contrast to better stand out, different color maybe
- The alpha of the blue background needs to be lowered a bit
- I would have gone with a darker blue background
- Since you can LMB to zoom in, you should be able to RMB out
- Can we get a toggle to kill the rails space missions?

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Darkside
04.18.2017 , 09:16 PM | #103
Quote: Originally Posted by Smuglebunny View Post
Bioware emp: Should we fix any of the bugs or make anything new?

Bioware manager: No, redo AOE reticles, make player map icons look ridiculous and re-make the galaxy map

Bioware emp: But what about all the bugs and all these things the players want?

Bioware manager: Hey is there any way we can stick more RNG into the game? Or buff mercs?
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kodrac
04.19.2017 , 11:15 AM | #104
I really like the new galaxy map. Nice and big, easy to navigate. Well done!

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Asheris
04.19.2017 , 11:45 AM | #105
Quote: Originally Posted by kodrac View Post
I really like the new galaxy map. Nice and big, easy to navigate. Well done!
Agreed, that was the nicest thing that came out with 5.2 for sure!
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Darkside
04.19.2017 , 11:51 AM | #106
Quote: Originally Posted by Asheris View Post
Agreed, that was the nicest thing that came out with 5.2 for sure!
except they really need to make the planets stick out more. Its a nightmare trying to find things quickly.
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Mubrak
04.19.2017 , 02:34 PM | #107
I like the new map in general, but it could use some tweaks:

- Less blue. Seriously, the defining part of a "galaxy map" should be the galaxy. The old map was a piece of art with the rotating background layer that created the illusion that the actual galaxy rotates, the new one is a blue schematic.

- The space missions definitely need a disable button, or appear only if you fully scrolled in.

- Icons could be a bit larger.

- Does transport to personal starship really need to close the map and activate the 6s cast?

- Add fleet pass next to the starship button, so we can free the quickslot and still quickly go to fleet.
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Xina_LA
04.19.2017 , 02:44 PM | #108
I agree with a bunch of the previous suggestions:

* The whole map is too blue. Give us some nebula colors, please!
* Planet names need to stand out more.
* Icons need to be 10% bigger, maybe more.
* Add a toggle to hide space mission names until moused-over or scrolled in.
* Drop the casting from Personal Starship transport.
* Add the Fleet Pass next to the Starship transport button.

Does it show where our guild's flagship is located? That would be really awesome.
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PetFish
04.19.2017 , 02:57 PM | #109
Quote: Originally Posted by Smuglebunny View Post
Bioware emp: Should we fix any of the bugs or make anything new?

Bioware manager: No, redo AOE reticles, make player map icons look ridiculous and re-make the galaxy map

Bioware emp: But what about all the bugs and all these things the players want?

Bioware manager: Hey is there any way we can stick more RNG into the game? Or buff mercs?
Sadly, this will probably be my last subscription period cuz this is exactly what it feels like they're doing with the game at this point.
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Edyn
04.19.2017 , 03:01 PM | #110
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...Bioware manager: No, redo AOE reticles, make player map icons look ridiculous and re-make the galaxy map...
You forgot about fixing the "complicated" token-based item and gearing system by implementing Galactic Command.