Unified Maniaplanet UI?

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Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by eie » 27 Jul 2017, 15:12

Maniaplanet's UI sucks.
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A few things Maniaplanet is doing wrong
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  • inconsistent interfaces
  • jargon
  • stadium's interface look clean; except profile which uses MP's interface
  • not pictured: way to much animation in MP's interface
What Nadeo could learn from its previous games
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Key points
  • consistent interfaces
  • simple and (mostly) clean interfaces
Ideally, Maniaplanet's interface should match Stadium's (and the other default title pack's) interface. As it is now, it is cluttered, user-unfriendly and is in need of an update.

naboo pls fix
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by maxi031 » 27 Jul 2017, 15:44

It is not only menus, whole Mp thing is one giant mess.
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by undef.de » 27 Jul 2017, 16:38

The problems with the HUD has been reported already many times...
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by hackie » 27 Jul 2017, 16:47

Why always compare to TMUF , if you do like it so much why not play that instead. :roflol:

This is a new game , its called Maniaplanet.
( ok , I agreed with the fact that the UI of MP is not at his best )
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by Rots » 27 Jul 2017, 22:39

hackie wrote:
27 Jul 2017, 16:47
Why always compare to TMUF , if you do like it so much why not play that instead. :roflol:

This is a new game , its called Maniaplanet.
( ok , I agreed with the fact that the UI of MP is not at his best )
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by wasim04 » 28 Jul 2017, 14:16

Maniaplanet in general is extremely unfriendly to new users. The UI is all over the place, any explanation to anything is hidden in the documentation, which is also obscure. Nothing is told to the player. Titles (which are probably the main part of maniaplanet) and titlepacks aren't even explained. Nadeo, if you want people to buy your games, you need to tell users what they're buying.

I personally think they're should be a small tutorial, simply showing what everything is.

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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by eie » 28 Jul 2017, 15:28

wasim04 wrote:
28 Jul 2017, 14:16
I personally think they're should be a small tutorial, simply showing what everything is.
If the UI requires a tutorial, something is horribly wrong. Good UI should be intuitive to use.
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by TMarc » 29 Jul 2017, 00:30

Then please have a look here: https://doc.maniaplanet.com/

The documentation was reworked and is constantly being updated.

If you want to help and provide a understandable documentation, you could contribute :)
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by eie » 29 Jul 2017, 21:22

TMarc wrote:
29 Jul 2017, 00:30
The documentation was reworked and is constantly being updated.
This thread was aimed at the unintuitive and schizophrenic UI of Maniaplanet, not its modding features. While those features are great and have good documentation, it doesn't make the UI userfriendly for beginners... The topic of this thread isn't lack of features or support for them, it's how different the UI for every part of Maniaplanet is, and how this is obstructing new players from participating by creating a very steep learning curve.
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Re: Unified Maniaplanet UI?

Post by TMarc » 29 Jul 2017, 23:48

You are asking for a tutorial, and the Maniaplanet documentation page is the right place for that.
The wiki was merged there and it also explains the client.
Now it is up to the users - to us - to mention where there is a lack of documentation.
And you can even write documentation yourself, and if it is good enough, it will be taken.
Do you want to help, or only complain?
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