dude, I want popups as such, I just don’t like them blocking my friggin MOUSE and the UI beneath it!! Why can’t we have them working like everywhere else - showing info but don’t mess around with the rest of the UI.
I enjoy looking at the beautiful game when possible. And it would be a shame if new players entered the game zoomed out on everything, without cinematic action sequences and other graphics in stations, potato mode without lighting effects, completely ready for a big TIDI fight in null sec.
Yes, potato mode and zoomed out are useful at times. But I don’t agree that they should be default.
I would actively hate this. Not having to re-open all my chat channels, market window, inventory, ect is literally one of the nicest things CCP has ever added to the user profiles.
CCP have talked about this and the problems having a toggle for everything create. Essentially it creates the UI bloat that they then have to maintain which makes feature development take longer, is intimidating to new users, and just generally bloats the settings page and makes it hard to find things.
Also for cases where it’s an option of “keep the old thing around” that means CCP now have to also maintain and fix bugs in this old whatever it was and all its functionality. Speaking as someone in software with a code base where prior developers did not seem to know how to delete obsolete code I can tell you that there’s an inherent cost to this. It makes things harder to debug, harder to maintain, and just generally take longer.
I’m the opposite, I prefer the zoom in because it lets me orient myself and see what’s directly around my ship before I do something like try to align while inside a Freighter and go flying.
The problem is getting people to agree on any of these sorts of things. Case and point, all of my responses.