Big Crunch wrote:Do something about the Alphabet Soup at the top of the screen. Something like that is necessary IMO, and will prevent super new features from being introduced server side. [...] Icons substituted for the jumble of letters or hidden away in a menu or hotkeys would clean up the look and make it more palatable.
Greetings Big Crunch, we indeed intent to create new icons for that menu, that work is in progress. Futhermore, much more will be replaced, in the setup window, by icons. It is just a matter of time and since there are very few developers for the ManaPlus client, it takes more time than you think. Be aware that we are doing our best, using deep brainstorms, in order to make ManaPlus be a much more user-friendly client. That isn't a piece of cake if you consider the number of features that client currently has, which is really amazing.
I maybe misunderstood your intentions, and I apologize for that, but I think you should stick to giving help, hints or ideas, like you always do, instead of criticizing this project ("alphabet soup"), because the fact is that ManaPlus is the best client ever made for games such as The Mana World. I am sure, without a shadow of a doubt, that 4144 would be pleased to hear all you have to say about his client, and your help would certainly be most welcome, considering your skills.