Responding to player feedback from the current closed beta for WildStar, developers have revealed a brand new user interface for the game via the WildStar Wednesday series. The post details the reasons behind the change including the improved display and an improved combat experience. Lastly, the UI will be customizable, allowing players to turn components on and off according to their specific aesthetic tastes.
I know some of you are pretty observant and probably noticed some new things were also added! When this visual style became something we knew we liked, we took a look at the thin bar in the XP area, and realized there were other pieces of information that weren’t super important, but could elegantly improve the experience without occupying more space. A few quick examples:
- A clock is a suggestion we’ve seen tons of times on the forums (it's been in such high demand, at one point a tester built a simple addon whose sole purpose was to tell you the time!).
- Path progression is something we felt needed to be emphasized little better than burying it in a menu. We plan to eventually allow you to change the path XP bar into a reputation or tradeskill progression bar so players have more power over what they'd like to track.
Read more on the WildStar site.