I am of the opinion that the interface presented to the users in September was a good indicator (Excluding the CTDs) that the game was released ahead of schedule. It’s a lot of little things that just lead down a path to the shrine of annoying issues.
I will point you towards these two blog posts (Part 1 & Part 2), which show some of the things coming out in 1.1. If you go to Garrison Of War he/she/they seem to be providing regular updates on their 1.1 findings. Some nice skins are appearing for cloaks as well.
– Things being added are a character type symbol on the bottom of the members of the group list and the enemy target recitical. How in gods name was this missing in the first place.
– The addons box accessible from the menu, again another ahhhhhh.
– A radial cooldown timer, which again is something that should have been in from the start.
– I like the skulls head symbol indicating the main assist.
– Being able to click and find the health of your own keep door.
(I will be leaving the talisman making interface for another day, I need to keep my blood pressure down).
A lot of these things that would have been obvious to any developer sitting in the Mythic offices.
What I would like to see added, is the show groups symbol is circled and slighly glowing. The show groups symbol shouldn’t disappear when you are in a group. Merely change it’s colour. If you click on it, you should still be able to access the show groups list. This is because, even though I may be in a guild group, there could be a PQ group going on that I may be interested in. It’s an irritation that I have to leave the group to see what groups are running in my region.
Why do we have 2 different styles of panel within the same game? If you are going to have 2 styles, allow the user to pick the one they prefer, which in my case is the clean style used in the quest window and apply it globally.
Adding talismans to items, is this a real quest in being perverse. Fancy having it, so you have to take the item from it’s slot on the character sheet. Since applying a talisman to an item is an infrequent occurence for me, I keep forgetting this very important step. The number of different key combinations that I tried, before I asked on guild chat and someone mentioned, oh yes take it off your character. Another arrrggh. Left mouse click with CTRL would be fine. To be honest, I may just be dumb?
The mail window has all the polish of an a uncut diamond.
The auction house is a object lesson in how to overwhelm the user. Maybe a basic window, with a drop down panel for advanced options. Lets get the de-clutter gun out.
What I feel most often is that it’s not whole, it’s not a finished product. So bring on 1.1, 1.2 and onwards. As some people in the guild say “I am paying Mythic to finish the Warhammer off”. Now I am not of such a negative viewpoint, but occassionally I do get really annoyed.
Lets hope I get a good positive session tonight, where the old XP bar moves forward in a satisfying manner.
PS – Why oh why does it take so long, to be able to juggle the statistics panel after a scenario game has finished. Aaaaahhh.