Crimssen has been working hard to improve our HUD and has done a fantastic job. It is not yet in-game, but I am excited to see the first prototype of it. It is an improvement on the old UI in two big ways.
- Smaller and more compact. The most common feedback we received was that the HUD is way too large, and that the only way for it to not take up 1/3 of the screen is to use UI scaling which made the text tiny and hard to read. Although the example photo is unfortunately not to scale, the new UI is only about 1/2 the height of the old one and uses the space much better. In the old HUD, the health and mana globes are noticeable taller and there is lots of unused space on the toolbar itself.
- The graphics are much sharper and they better match the style of the logo. Everytime I load up to test, the UI is already amazing to play with. I can’t wait to test with these new graphics!