- Old forums had better design and better functionality
- Old forums had better design but the new forums have better functionality
- Old forums had better functionality but the new forums have better design
- New forums have better design and better functionality
Personally, I love the functionality of the new forums. I love that we can include images in our post, that topics can be arranged in order of size, activity, and views, that polls can be embedded in posts.
However, I’m not a fan of the design. The old forums had a very simple and uncomplicated design that worked. This design is more complicated and isn’t as pleasant to look at; it’s more heavy and cluttered. I especially miss the notification list that appeared when you hovered over it, and the big pictures of people who reply to a thread with their names and Likes underneath.
Is this change already set in stone? It would have been nice if CCP could have gathered feedback before making the change a sure thing.