Awesome New Front End

#1 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

So, I go to boot up StarCraft II and get a new update. I could tell this one seemed to be making different changes than the usual updates just by way of seeing different progress bars and such. Then, next thing I know the game has this new awesome front end, and it also looks a hell of a lot sharper. I doubt the gave the entire game a graphical update, and maybe it's just my eyes playing tricks on me, but everything seems to look much much better.

Was this something that everyone knew was going to happen, or did they pretty much just stealth this out there?

#2 Posted by Sackmanjones (4739 posts) -

Hmm got my new pc and wanted to buy this but it's still a bit pricy. Especially with the expansion out soon (I think it's soon? Maybe?)

Sorry to not add to your thread at all

#3 Posted by liako21 (526 posts) -

that game will stay pricey for the next 10 years.

#4 Edited by haffy (673 posts) -

Yeah I knew the update was coming, I don't really like everything in it to be honest. I think they've removed MPQ editing so it's not possible to do the little things that people had added on. I had BW sounds on my US account and have this picture on my EU account. Can't do either now I think. Also stuff like stronger team colours is taken out. It doesn't bother me too much, but some colour blind people really liked that and I enjoyed the BW sounds.

I think the updates pretty good overall though, judging from what I've seen, especially the arcade section.

#5 Posted by Spoonman671 (4693 posts) -
Updating now.
 
@Sackmanjones said:
Hmm got my new pc and wanted to buy this but it's still a bit pricy. Especially with the expansion out soon (I think it's soon? Maybe?) Sorry to not add to your thread at all
I'm pretty sure they said it will be out before the end of the year.
#6 Posted by DoctorWelch (2774 posts) -

@Sackmanjones said:

Hmm got my new pc and wanted to buy this but it's still a bit pricy. Especially with the expansion out soon (I think it's soon? Maybe?) Sorry to not add to your thread at all

No worries, and the game is definitely worth it if you are going to play the multiplayer.

#7 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Hm... I still have the old U.I.

#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -

The fog of war looks all crazy now. I love it.

#9 Posted by NaDannMaGoGo (338 posts) -

EU patch is coming on 3a.m.

#10 Posted by Shibbxyz (285 posts) -

They made some good changes and then some pointless ones, like having it order 4v4 to 1v1 it makes no sense to change something like that, also the pictures for the race select just don't seem as good

#11 Posted by CJduke (793 posts) -

@Shibbxyz said:

They made some good changes and then some pointless ones, like having it order 4v4 to 1v1 it makes no sense to change something like that, also the pictures for the race select just don't seem as good

I completely agree. And making one huge button for a ton of functions, but then having one huge button for the custom game stuff alone seems silly to me. Not really liking this new set up too much.

#12 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

@NaDannMaGoGo said:

EU patch is coming on 3a.m.

Ah okay. Thanks for the info.

#13 Posted by Vodun (2370 posts) -

@CJduke said:

@Shibbxyz said:

They made some good changes and then some pointless ones, like having it order 4v4 to 1v1 it makes no sense to change something like that, also the pictures for the race select just don't seem as good

I completely agree. And making one huge button for a ton of functions, but then having one huge button for the custom game stuff alone seems silly to me. Not really liking this new set up too much.

http://chausse.org/2012/06/the-disaster-of-redesign/

#14 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -

Fair few bugs came along with patch 1.5 lol. Can't rebuild a hatchery if larva is in the way, which is really annoying.

#15 Posted by Nephrahim (1154 posts) -

I think the new interface is pretty snappy. I can't help but think the Arcade stuff is just the next step for them getting all RMAH on the custom maps though.

#16 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -

@Shibbxyz said:

also the pictures for the race select just don't seem as good

What is that thing for the Zerg, anyways? One's a ghost and the other's a zealot, but I'm not quite sure what that Zerg creature's supposed to be, if it even is anything specific.

#17 Posted by Trilogy (2672 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

The fog of war looks all crazy now. I love it.

Is it not just pitch black for you? That's what the fog is like for me. Maybe its a graphical setting issue or something.

#18 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -

@Trilogy said:

Is it not just pitch black for you? That's what the fog is like for me. Maybe its a graphical setting issue or something.

Not quite. My settings are all at their maximum and it's not pitch black because there are always visible details within the fog. They do mention that they have reworked the fog of war to "more accurately display units that are positioned near the edge of the fog" and, to me, it looks as if it's clearer when the fog of war dissipates as opposed to before. I especially noticed this the first time my first Overlord was moving out across the map after the patch.

#19 Posted by Nephrahim (1154 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I'm not sure.... Maybe one of the new HotS units? (The Viper, or whatever that new zerg caster is?)

#20 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19367 posts) -

@SamDrugbringer: Nah, the Viper has a solid shell with wings and spikes and stuff. Unless they totally changed the look of it compared to the last time we saw it, it can't be the Viper:

It's obviously not a Swarm Host, either. It's not a Locust or a Broodling or another obscure unit like that...

Oh wait, it's a changeling. Odd unit to choose to represent the Zerg.

#21 Posted by Trilogy (2672 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@Trilogy said:

Is it not just pitch black for you? That's what the fog is like for me. Maybe its a graphical setting issue or something.

Not quite. My settings are all at their maximum and it's not pitch black because there are always visible details within the fog. They do mention that they have reworked the fog of war to "more accurately display units that are positioned near the edge of the fog" and, to me, it looks as if it's clearer when the fog of war dissipates as opposed to before. I especially noticed this the first time my first Overlord was moving out across the map after the patch.

Never mind, I just played a game and the fog wasn't pitch black. It might have been lick that for me because I was in the campaign before.

#22 Posted by baldgye (756 posts) -

not going to be back on my rig for another few weeks but 1.5 was pretty well advertised and even had its own beta.... that said, im still not a fan of the front page\ladder page and they have for some fucked up reason made ur profile even more meaningless than they did when they removed your w\l ratio like wtf blizz...

...also pissed im not going to be able to use stronger team colours anymore... another wtf blizz... fine if u dun let people mod the game files but why when you applaud a mod and then total remove any chance of it being in the game... ugh

#23 Posted by Skytylz (4033 posts) -

@haffy said:

Fair few bugs came along with patch 1.5 lol. Can't rebuild a hatchery if larva is in the way, which is really annoying.

I think that has been an issue for a while. I've had it happen before this patch.

#24 Posted by haffy (673 posts) -

@Skytylz said:

@haffy said:

Fair few bugs came along with patch 1.5 lol. Can't rebuild a hatchery if larva is in the way, which is really annoying.

I think that has been an issue for a while. I've had it happen before this patch.

You sure it wasn't the egg and not the larva? They've put in the patch notes that they're fixing the larva issue with a hot fix coming sometime soon.

#25 Posted by Skytylz (4033 posts) -

@haffy said:

@Skytylz said:

@haffy said:

Fair few bugs came along with patch 1.5 lol. Can't rebuild a hatchery if larva is in the way, which is really annoying.

I think that has been an issue for a while. I've had it happen before this patch.

You sure it wasn't the egg and not the larva? They've put in the patch notes that they're fixing the larva issue with a hot fix coming sometime soon.

Maybe it was an egg, whenever I play anymore I play random so I don't play zerg that often.

#26 Posted by Ben_H (3379 posts) -
@Skytylz said:

@haffy said:

@Skytylz said:

@haffy said:

Fair few bugs came along with patch 1.5 lol. Can't rebuild a hatchery if larva is in the way, which is really annoying.

I think that has been an issue for a while. I've had it happen before this patch.

You sure it wasn't the egg and not the larva? They've put in the patch notes that they're fixing the larva issue with a hot fix coming sometime soon.

Maybe it was an egg, whenever I play anymore I play random so I don't play zerg that often.

Would have been an egg. Larva move out of the way when you go to build a hatchery.

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