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UI/controls - enhancements

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 1:57 am
by mikeprichard
Ideas for base DFU enhancements to various UIs and the control scheme:

Character sheet UI enhancements
1) Display current/maximum spell point values
2) Add tooltip info displaying leveling progress in each skill (as in Morrowind)
3) Add bounty/crime/regional reputation indicator (if DFU able to track all crimes rather than only most recent)*

Inventory sheet UI enhancements
1) Use info panel to show gold amount/gold weight; show full item data (all enchants) in mouseover tooltips**

HUD enhancements
1) Display current/maximum character health/fatigue/spell point values
2) Display health/disease "status" info on HUD and/or first "status" pop-up (instead of on second "status" pop-up)***
3) Display remaining duration of active effects*
4) OPTIONAL SETTING: Display current/maximum enemy health/fatigue/spell point values*

Character creation/leveling UI enhancements
1) OPTIONAL SETTING: Display total value of each roll on character creation attributes dice roll screen
2) OPTIONAL SETTING: Force maximum attribute/health bonus points at level-up

Controls enhancements
1) OPTIONAL SETTING: Interaction Modes replaced with left-click (talk/use/open/loot), right-click (info), sneak (stealing) (to be reconsidered in DFU alpha/beta)****
2) OPTIONAL SETTING: Run and Sneak operate as always on/always off toggles (to be added in DFU alpha!)*****

Requested enhancements now implemented in DFU
1) Display number of arrows remaining on HUD if bow equipped* (added by Hazelnut in October 2018 DFU builds)
2) Add tooltip info displaying skill increases remaining until next level-up (added by Hazelnut in June 2019 DFU builds)

*Credited to Ziune Wolf (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1085#p13063)
**Credited to BansheeXYZ (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=1614&start=10#p18420)
***See suggestion to change color of health bar to show disease/poison status (viewtopic.php?f=4&t=2296#p26886)
****Per Interkarma (viewtopic.php?f=4&p=26773#p26767)
*****Per Interkarma (viewtopic.php?f=4&p=24311#p24310)
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(Original topic post:)
One little feature that I guess would be simple to eventually implement would be an optional display on the character creation attributes dice roll screen showing the total value of each roll (i.e. the sum of the 8 attributes' base values plus the bonus points that were rolled). This would make min-maxing the starting stat values a lot easier.

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 6:21 pm
by Hazelnut
How about only if you name your character "MinMax" does the total appear! :twisted:

:lol:

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 pm
by mikeprichard
Ha, I like it - let's see this in new builds tomorrow. :D

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 am
by Jay_H
I believe technically the correct term is munchkin :lol:

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 1:24 am
by mikeprichard
I believe "optimizer" is the politically correct term. ;)

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:15 am
by Jay_H
Agreed, that would be it :)

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:19 am
by Hazelnut
Jay_H wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 12:19 am
I believe technically the correct term is munchkin :lol:
It was a reference to the Goblins comic character MinMax. :ugeek:

Who is a total munchkin.

Re: Character creation - display total value of stats roll

Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:04 pm
by mikeprichard
Ah - cheers for the education. :geek:

Also, just added some more ideas to the top post for enhancements to the character sheet/creation UIs and control scheme.

Re: UI/controls - enhancements

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 7:43 am
by mikeprichard
Reorganized the first post, and added four UI/HUD-related ideas originally suggested by Ziune Wolf.

Re: UI/controls - enhancements

Posted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:20 pm
by Ziune Wolf
I agree with these changes. Quality of life changes are something that we can definitely improve upon from classic. :)

Also, thank you (again) for giving my ideas a little more light, again. Glad to see someone else is thinking about the little things that can make the game a lot more accessible and easy to use, not just for new players, but for veterans as well. :)