I submitted a proposal to reject the new UI half a month ago, and no developer responded to me! no one! I am very sad. I have been playing EVE since 2016. I know that EVE needs to be changed and improved, but I must give the old pilots a choice!
First of all, I was surprised that in the first minute of this post, I grabbed the top position to let CCP notice me and hope to bring back the old UI. But within a few hours of my release, the voice was not strong and I felt depressed.
After 22 days, I checked this post by chance. I carefully looked at every feedback modification and request to recall the old UI. Unfortunately, only a few of them were noticed by the CCP. As the top speaker of this post, I considered it and asked again: either fix it or bring back the old UI!
And… I’m really angry still, CCP cancelled the old UI without informing anyone
The reason for that is that CCP removed the ability to put long text in the tabs, which in effect kills the html code customization of the tabs. You have to remove the HTML tags and only have the actual tab text in there. In addition to removing customizability (you cannot have bold text or different font sizes anymore), adjusting the tabs and colors is also extremely laggy and freezes the client. So much for “better customizabilty of the UI with Photon”. Good job, CCP. Good job.
On top of that: I lost an overview tab in one of my secondary overviews, and the tab text color in the secondary overview tabs is gone. Yay.
Brr, What a gross waste of screen estate this phoconUI. It’s a world-wide pandemic of politically pushing this UX (fashion!) type of BS to users of all modes and races. Player since 2005 + resistance is futile., cause we are the consumers and consume just about any trash thrown towards (TTT™).
That off the soul, a known issue:
The project discovery buttons have shrunk. They are minuscule and should be at least the vertical size of the “Undock” button. Thanks.
Having multiple overview windows causes massive UI lags when updating filters.
There also seems to be no apparent way to remove an overview window once it has been created. If I remember correctly, there was a right click menu, when clicking a tab in a window that let me do this. This menu is gone. edit: looks like this was an issue after the update. Had to reset my overview to fix this
After the patch was applied, 3 of 6 overview windows have been removed. The leftover windows have their tabs reset back to default.
The location window can be opened with the “L” key.
It does not close with the “L” key instantly after opening.
One has to click the desktop space view first, before “L” works again for closing the location window.
A laudable improvement acknowledged:
Two "Warp to …) context menu entries (1 Warp to 0m; 2 Warp to …(distance submenu)) have been joined into one “Warp to 0m” + > expandble submenu for other istances context menu entries. See, CCP, you can do it right, if you listen to your humane brain instead of your political brain.
I’d prefer the old way of getting to the “show all brackets” functionality. Instead of a multi-layered menu. Why? Because it’s somethimes critical to do it quickly. And you were able to check on the state of whether it’s on by simply clickling once.
The annoying part is, we need to apply these to each and every column separately.
Edit: and the column sizing is not saved within the .yaml itself. so there’s no way to hack around that tedium (it’s in the ui settings files; the char_data_id whatever files, you set it once, then you can clone it to other chars. But the file itself is a binary).
So, the selected columns shown in the overview tab, their respective sizing, and ordering - all has been reset to default.
You now select what columns are visible on a per-tab basis. That’s great.
But there’s absolutely no way to apply the same setting to all the tabs at once.
So if you have, say, 8 tabs, you need to mess with that 8 times.
Also, the .yaml file that hold the overview settings, does not hold the sizing of each column [that is somewhat sensible, coz reasons]; but that means there’s no way to easily transfer the overview layout to your other characters.
Coz ■■■■ you, do that ■■■■ 8 times, times however many characters you have. [yes, you can do the char_data in the appdata ui cloning]
I will now have to spend like an extra hour to set this crap, and probly each and every tab will be just-not-pixel-perfect. So there will be some overview “twitching” when I change the overview tabs.
Then I will need to go to the /appdata/ and start the tedious ui cloning process.
Coz I’ll be damned if I’m gonna do it manually 6 times.
Both pictures show identical situation (landing on militia plex).
When coming out of warp in Photon UI you can see available commands in selected item window that should be grayed out.
This is also happening when you eject pod from destroyed ship and you try to save capsule by preselecting celestial to warp to.
Warp or activate are ignored by UI but showed as available.
Old UI had no problem with this and also radial menu works fine.
I lost capsule to this bug and standard answer from GM was “our logs show nothing” unironically this is correct because UI is not registering any commands at that shor period of time (finalizing warp or ejecting capsule).
I raised ticket over week ago and had no serious answer, only automated message to clear cache.
I tested this on Sisi and TQ before todays update and after.
And yes cache was cleared.
So if you lost ship or pod while using new UI and you damn sure you’ve click that warp button open petition to ccp for reimbursement. I know its wall of text but it’s not easy to explain and now even to compare as they force Photon UI to everyone.
EDIT: example on video Photon UI bug - YouTube
EDIT 2: after last patch all works as it should but in patch notes they only mentioned docking
“The Radial menu dock function no longer appears to be available while in warp.”