Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Blizzard, your "improved" UI failed... | 3/23/2005 8:32:29 PM PST

When I heard about the upcoming changes to the UI I was excited, I thought they are actually going to make the UI better and would be able to ditch Cosmos (no offense, I love the product but not having to worry about patches would be better) and just use what the game makers supplied
.....well I was WRONG.

The improvements blow in comparison to what cosmos offered. To top it off Cosmos took features out forcing me to use Blizzards gimped replacement. =/ Everything Cosmos did was superior so why oh why Blizzard did you not ask Cosmos to just "borrow" some of thier code then pubically announce these features were graciously donoated by Cosmos. I will bet they would have agreed and then we would not have to put up with your designers "thrown together" feeling UI features.

Things i liked about cosmos now missing.....

1 - action bars that only appear on mouseover
2 - side action bars (on BOTH sides)
3 - linked action bars (so I can go through them two at a time)
4 - Buff timers in BIG bold, easy to read letters with a countdown timer in both minutes and seconds......not simply "5m"

I also liked being able to see all my party members buffs at ALL times and not just mouse over and having the life bar change color as something was damaged.


Re: Blizzard, your "improved" UI failed... | 3/23/2005 8:36:17 PM PST

Uh... Cosmos, for the most part, blows. Get rid of it and get some functional mods instead.

Anything you need you can find at :


Re: Blizzard, your "improved" UI failed... | 3/23/2005 8:39:54 PM PST

Another feature I would request -

The "Enable Text Quest Scroll" feature (disabled on cosmos by default). Cosmos allows the quest text to appear instantly so you don't have to wait for it to scroll.


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1 comment:

King's Chosen said...


Blizzard fail?


I feel your pain, Bliz has been slacking terribly. I'm close to cancelling, but I'm forgiving and I am giving them a few more chances.

I agree Cosmos is a way better UI. Oh btw, do you happen to know the series number for the new patch. I prefer to just change it myself in the UI folder.

I haven't been able to play for a week and I would like to pick right up when I return from Houston.

-Aluxzondur level 54 Tauren Warrior-Blackhand Server