What Are The Best Interface?

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What Are The Best Interface?

Secret of Mana Style interface
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39%
Ragnarok Online Style interface
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13%
A Switch of The 2 Style
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30%
Other
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17%
 
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What Are The Best Interface?

Post by Sull » 31 May 2004, 05:41

i just see another post talking about it
i got the idee to make a poll

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and for the other please post your idea =)
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 31 May 2004, 07:37

Good idea!
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Post by RRC » 01 Jun 2004, 04:56

ok, im not sure yet, but what do we all want on the interface, map area, chat area, hp bar and mp bar area and...not sure what else and i like ro online but i was thinking something that will be unique or different from the both...
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Post by Sull » 01 Jun 2004, 05:42

just worked on a draft one, i just put all together because we need space.
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Post by RRC » 02 Jun 2004, 01:19

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well thoughts...etc
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Post by krismichael » 30 Jul 2004, 23:10

Depending on how complex game play gets I also like the idea of Diablo/Diablo 2 interfaces. Since a character has both mana and life-force all these interfaces work just fine, but think about inventory. Something like Diablo let's players quickly select magic spells to use or inventory items.

Also another note. We really don't need the chat dialog open all the time. The chat window could open up only when the user initiates chat with another player/character.
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Post by Ardaen » 31 Jul 2004, 00:25

Well, a draggable "window" system like ragnarok with docking and autohide features.

Let the user decide what they want :news tongue: If the windows can attach to eachother and the sides its all good.

Also SOM like circular menus could be good for game elements that require faster access (Have skills on a circular tree that can be controlled via both mouse and keyboard rather than in a plain linear list like in ragnarok)
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Post by jui-feng » 31 Jul 2004, 22:37

i like the way it is done in RO.

i think the screenshot posted by Sull is a good idea to start with. :)
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Post by Shura » 01 Aug 2004, 03:10

i think the game should be like the project says: a "recreation" of secret of mana w/ online capabilities. didn't like the ro controls very much since using the mouse is relatively exhausting don't u agree?
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Post by Genis » 01 Aug 2004, 04:40

personally i like mouse+keyboard combo
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Post by krismichael » 01 Aug 2004, 04:51

I second that. I like the Mouse + Keyboard combo too. Think War Craft, Diablo, etc. :)

It makes movement easier and quicker using a Mouse instead of a Keyboard.
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Post by Shura » 01 Aug 2004, 15:11

to me the combination of both seems reasonable but it would be absoluetly necessary to be able to play the game using only the keyboard as well. som w/ mouse? c'mon.... ^^
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Post by Sull » 01 Aug 2004, 20:38

im totally with kth5.i dont like the fact of making a perfect copy of Ragnarok Online.
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Post by Shura » 01 Aug 2004, 21:48

it's not that i don't like the style of the ro controls, it's just that if u play for more than 2 hours you start to feel pain b/c of all the clicking. i know u shouldn't play for that long but believe me, i have at least 12 hours crt-rays 7 days a week and i know what i am saying. ^^
anyhow, i wanted to point out that keyboard controls r much more ergonomic than having to use both devices. on top of that u could use a pad instead of the standard input devices which is quite impossible to do when ur game relies on the mouse for movements.

still, i must admit that it would make the controls a bit harder to learn but that's worth it i guess.
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Post by Nevilytis » 02 Aug 2004, 01:19

I always figured the controls would be simplistic.

Attack, Talk, Item Menu,

Anyhoo, i'll show you the controls for my game

Directional Buttons to move

C, magic/specail button= Used to display magic/special moves menu on the battle field. On the items menu is used to cancel.

X, action button= Used to attack enemies on the field. On the item menu is used to confirm.

D, item Display= displays items

F3, opens a chat window

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I dont know about you guys but having a chat screen like the one on SOM is far more appealing then those boring chat menus on RO or other MMORPGs
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