Originally posted by deathshroud
Originally posted by Biskop
No screenies of the new GUI?
I think a functional, modern-looking GUI would do wonders for MO, I don't understand why they've delayed it for so long.
from what i know of they have 2 people working on the GUI, paratus codes it all and antoher developer designs all the 2d art windows etc. Since paratus admitted he has little skill when it coems to doing art and he wouldnt be designing all the flash art someone else would possibly freelance possibly 1 of the other developers having to do it along with whatever else hes doing.
Whilst i like paratus i think its abit silly to hire a guy to work on flash who cant do 2d art when theres plenty out there that can do both. although they may just keep the exact same gui but with it running on flash, which would improve its performance and bugs but would still be way to cumbersome for most.,
Yeah I remember Paratus saying that on the forums, it was ages ago. The guy is sweet (he coded the MO launcher for free I think), but it seems he's also a pretty slow coder it seems. I also know SV have stated that integrating the new flash based GUI is very complicated, but come on... It should have been a top priority since day one.
Nothing screams "amateur game" more than a clunky, ugly GUI - it's usually one of things new players bring up when they try to describe MO's ghastly newbie experience. I know the older players have wished for it to be improved for ages, and I think some nice screenies or videos of a clean, crisp GUI would be better PR than some armor textures.