I like the new shop interface. It's much improved.
I like the old shop interface. Nothing was wrong with it.
This area of the forum requires a poll, so I'll make it nice and simple (the way the shop user interface should be... hint hint).
My argument, ramblings, and general frustration with the new shop interface follows.
Bring back the old shop. This new one is horribly frustrating and unnecessary. What was wrong with the old shop? Why did it have to change? If it's not broken, don't fix it.
The new one is laggy, requires too many clicks to buy the item you want, eats up half the screen when open, and has entirely too much text. When I'm playing HoN, I'm not going to stop and read up on the items I'm about to buy. You do that here on the website prior to playing if you're unfamiliar with the items, not during the game. You need to have a sitdown with your user interface engineer and explain to him all the reasons this new shop sucks (I'd be glad to skype with him and explain how less is more).
I can't express my frustrations towards the new shop; it makes me want to kick a puppy (and I freaking love dogs). The new shop probably has a place in the tutorial mode. But it doesn't belong in a match making game. Get rid of it, or at the very least give us an options to return the user interface to what it was prior to the patch (hover descriptions of the abilities included). Please. Pretty please. With sugar on top. And a cherry. And whatever else you desire on top of your dessert.
Anyway, i dont even understand how to buy an item, so i would t-up this
The old shop was MUCH better. The old recommended items were MUCH better.
NEW INTERFACE SUCKS, takes too long to buy **** in the outpost while laneing and during that time a teammate is getting ganked, it used to only take me a second to buy what i needed and run out flawlessly and now it takes 30 sec
This New Shop is really slow, if ur being chased and u need to buy fast ur fckd, and who the hell reads a guide in a game, get the old shop back .
Given some time, we'll all be used to the new shop and these complaints about efficient shopping time will go away. I think the shop is much improved and so do my friends that are new to HoN and the MOBA genre.
Good job again on adding something to the game that was completely unnecessary. Please ask yourself why you thought this would be a good idea, and do that more often when youre creating new heroes as well. thanks much smooches tuts
Last edited by BiG_GiRLoops; 05-13-2011 at 05:25 PM.
I like the new interface very much. I really wanted to make my own recommended items sections, ton of heroes missed a lot of core items. The autolvl ability is nice too, but there are couple of things that any 1500+ player shouldnt have missed, like 96% mb guide starts with lvl1 manaburn instead of blink? or lot of guides has one type of marcher upgrade only, when there are tons of different situation where you get the other one (same with shrunken/shamans/barrier/void/nullstone/nullfire/shroud/blink/tablet/puzzlebox), adding these options with explanation in the guide section add a lot of depth, i would love to see more guides implement these.
a fun feature would be to add is a couple of sentences of each item after the description that which heroes / role fits it. Like (Ward of Sight) blabla bla; Usually support heroes get these. (Puzzlebox) blablala; Situational item, excellent push and gank potential and lvl3 reveals invis, get these if you are a ganker, especially if youre facing invisible heroes.
Last edited by Ottox; 05-14-2011 at 12:43 AM.
Honestly I prefer the old shop interface, just because I buy my items with keystrokes. The new system just trips me up too much.
But I think people should have the choice to choose what menu style they want. Just my 2 cents.
I agree with most of you guys, the old shop interface is all thats needed, you dont have time to click on 5-6 pages in the shop just to buy a teleport. The new shop interface is unnessescary and annoying.