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1.4: New font feedback

Urael's Avatar

09.27.2012 , 12:43 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Rhesus_TOR View Post
The black offset shadow on flytext is a nice touch, thanks.

The black outline on all of the now-horizontally compressed chat hurts where before the black outline wasn't that big of a deal.

Also, the change in character names to ALL-CAPS on the operations frames makes the names pointless for characters with names longer than say, 5 characters.

Is there any way we can turn off the black outline for the small horizontally-compressed text? Is there a way for us to pick a more legible font? Is there a way for us to be able to get back the UPPER/lower case in the operations frame?

Except for the offest shadow on flytext all of the UI changes I cited are steps away from accessibility. Please help your players out here.
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09.27.2012 , 12:44 PM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Savro View Post
Have you seen the screenshot that i posted before about tooltip fonts?
How is this tooltip on your laptop?
Tbh, i never noticed a difference, ive always been able to read it just fine, and still am
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09.27.2012 , 12:46 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by Meepbot View Post
Tbh, i never noticed a difference, ive always been able to read it just fine, and still am
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09.27.2012 , 12:54 PM | #44
I question why they bothered with this. There's no improvement, it's just different. Change for the sake of change it seems. The programmer time might have been minimal, but QA time was probably not insignificant. I noticed yesterday that the bottom of the letters was cut off somewhere. I think it was the on progress bar dialog when accessing the galaxy map but can't remember for sure.

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09.27.2012 , 02:16 PM | #45
I feel like its just annoying because were used to the other text, but it is smaller which isnt good so I vote to change it back to how it was.

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09.27.2012 , 03:30 PM | #46
And of course the only sound from the Devs is..... ::crickets::

A response of some kind would be nice here! I shouldn't have to resize every part of the UI to be able to read text I could see just fine before this patch!

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09.27.2012 , 03:35 PM | #47
I am actually having trouble discerning different letters in the new tooltips. Their font has a weird ratio thing going on, where some letters which are normally taller than others (like lowercase L's and T's) are put at the same height as all of the other letters. This really throws me, as I am not really a reader, I am a skimmer. I don't look at individual letters, I see the shape of the word and know what it is. This allows me to read things like textbooks really quickly, but makes me misread things in game now.

After all of the nightmarish changes that happened with the cooldown animations (which prompted the excellent solution of having it changable in the User Interface options), you would think that Bioware would've put a little switch in the UI editor for this kind of thing.

Also, I can't right click people's names in chat anymore to invite and send tells to them and such.
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09.27.2012 , 03:39 PM | #48
I am wondering how long it's going to take someone to make post claiming they are barfing in their toilet due to this and can't play the game or else they will get nauseous, barf, faint, get a headache, need to get airlifted for traumatization to the eyes, etc....

I am waiting for that post.
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09.27.2012 , 03:50 PM | #49
I don't know what everyone is talking about...font colors and sizes mean nothing.

Seriously though, what was the reason behind the change in the first place? Whether it's still readable to some/most folks doesn't mean it's worse for others. I'm fine with it either way, but if it is causing some folks problems, then by all means change it back.

hmm...maybe the black font color on black in the first line isn't readable...hmm...

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09.27.2012 , 04:03 PM | #50
I have to ask, what was the meeting like where someone offered the, 'hey, why don't we change the font?' idea.

This may sound silly, but sometimes changing things suggests instability. If it fixes something, great, otherwise 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'. Familiarity = comfort.