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New PoF Character Selection Screen: your wishlist?

Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited September 22, 2017 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

We had already gotten a sneak peek at the upcoming CSS during the PoF demo weekends. Now that the official release is here, I would like to know what you peeps want to see altered or added.

My wishlist for changes I would like to see sometime soon:

  • adjust the display size for Charrs, they look ridiculously huge compared to the other races and parts are even cut off on the top
  • maybe add a zoom option in addition to the rotation ability we already have
  • add some customization features, e.g. so that people with a huge number of characters get alternatives to scrolling

Also:

  • neutral lighting, so one can see one's character as is (or at least add a lightbulb to be able to switch between lighting options)
  • removal of front bottom layer, so it will no longer cover the left foot

Comments

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:

    • add some customization features, e.g. so that people with a huge number of characters get alternatives to scrolling

    That right there!

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    We're highly unlikely to get any changes before PoF releases - Mike O'Brien already said the release is in it's final stage where they're only focusing on bug fixes.

    But at some point (hopefully soon) I'd love to get other options for sorting and displaying our characters. I 'only' have 11 character slots and only 9 of them are permanently in use, but even so it can be mildly annoying to find where a character has gone in the list. I can imagine it would be an absolute pain for people with more.

    It would be nice to have the option to fix them in place, in any order, but options for different orders would be especially good. For example sorted alphabetically, by creation date, by race, by profession and so on. Custom order would be ideal for me but I imagine that's harder to set up.

    It would also be nice to have the option for a grid of portrait squares or something so more characters can be on screen at once and there's less scrolling involved.

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  • Cyninja.2954Cyninja.2954 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Klocknov.8219 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    • add some customization features, e.g. so that people with a huge number of characters get alternatives to scrolling

    That right there!

    This one right here.

    Maybe add 3 slots for favorit characters, or let us sort by class or or or...

    Once you hit above 20 characters (and I don't even want to imagine how 40+ people feel) the simple scrolling becomes tedious.

    Maybe allow us to also have individual character stats shown above the character. Like world completion, next birthday and so on.

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    New forum, same old MS Paint suggestion!
    https://i.imgur.com/jcLICo3.png

    In case the link is too risky-click:

    • Make the character smaller on the screen and properly sized (so Charr fit).
    • Include an easy-find interface for characters.
    • In addition to the above, add in sorting tools to sort by profession/crafter/level/etc
    • Add in useful information like dailies or upcoming events (bosses, map metas, etc)

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  • @Rauderi.8706 said:
    New forum, same old MS Paint suggestion!
    https://i.imgur.com/jcLICo3.png

    In case the link is too risky-click:

    • Make the character smaller on the screen and properly sized (so Charr fit).
    • Include an easy-find interface for characters.
    • In addition to the above, add in sorting tools to sort by profession/crafter/level/etc
    • Add in useful information like dailies or upcoming events (bosses, map metas, etc)

    This looks pretty decent.
    @Gaile Gray.6029 is this something in the works?

  • i would also wish for an Opiton to show only crafting skills when they are maxed out
    a sort option would be realy nice!
    Favorit Option sounds good to

    Would be nice to also be able to customize self a bit cause i have to say i dont must see my cahracter on the whoile screen it would be enough for me if it would be only a miniature and you could have a biger raster for the characters

  • Eros.6801Eros.6801 Member ✭✭✭

    I really want an option to switch between theme/music on char selection, tbh i miss the old one b4 HoT.
    Also the ability to view each character inventory ( which might be impossible for sure ), if you have like 10+ charactes it really annoying and painful when you forget something and want to find it but don't remember which char you put it on.

    MEH !!!

  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Eros.6801 said:
    I really want an option to switch between theme/music on char selection, tbh i miss the old one b4 HoT.
    Also the ability to view each character inventory ( which might be impossible for sure ), if you have like 10+ charactes it really annoying and painful when you forget something and want to find it but don't remember which char you put it on.

    It'd be nice to have in-game, but if it's a frequent issue for you, I'd recommend checking out gw2efficiency.com. You can obtain an API key from ANet and apply it there, and Efficiency will help you search!

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  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I liked the new character select screen. Lovely animated background.

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  • @Ashantara.8731 said:

    • add some customization features, e.g. so that people with a huge number of characters get alternatives to scrolling

    This is pretty much my desire. I'd like the ability to sort by race, by profession, by age, and simply alphabetically.

    I'd also really like the F12 -> "C" shortcut back to quickly navigate my sorry butt back to character selection without needing to click the button.

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just logging in after downloading the update...

    Yes, the screen's background has a wonderful atmospheric artwork, but the rest of the new CSS...

    Please, ANet, listen to your community's wishes. :(

  • Daddicus.6128Daddicus.6128 Member ✭✭✭✭

    As an option, make all in-use character icons visible at once. They can be smaller.

  • Makai.3429Makai.3429 Member ✭✭✭

    I'd like to see an option to choose the background and theme, though this has been a hot request since Factions.

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  • Many great suggestions here!

    Would like to add my own.

    Fixed list, in alphabetical order, with page 1, 2, 3, etc. Certain number of characters displayed per page, with a thumbnail of their face, some basic information (level, profession, location, crafting profession(s) and their level, % world completion, etc. Include options to toggle information shown. (or just include it as a scroll over)

    Favorites/often used/last used, separate from the alphabetical/main list.

    selecting a character will bring up the full body model. Please make them appropriately sized to fit in the window, based on the space provided, rather than the size/race of the character (example would be to give all characters a "2 inch" headroom, regardless of race/gender of the character)
    (Or, alternately, keep the same option, but to vary the size of the character/proportion, have the characters appear in a range of small to large, based on race, with an item that would be sized to show the difference between the different racial sizes (like showing an item beside a coin to give an idea of the size), using a tree, or rock, or some other type of item.)

  • Tbh I'd love to listen to more or other music, at least the second title after the PoF-Main-Theme(?) should be changed. Be it some battle music or the HoT main theme or the original gw2 main (which I miss since HoT).

  • Pin characters.
    Option to look at charger map without logging in (so you can find that one who needs something without loading LA 20 times).
    More characters on select before scrolling (at least 9).

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017

    The new CSS still stinks. With that strange dark-orange lighting (that makes many armor sets look awful) and the dark facial shadows, some of my characters look like dangerous criminals in den of thieves.

  • Hi, 16 character here, yes easier scrolling would be nice.

    And background options. I like the PoF background. But I want an option to get rid of the foreground, and be able to at least change the lighting type. Mostly because I just prefer neutral light.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @LostSoulMumei.4286 said:
    I want an option to get rid of the foreground, and be able to at least change the lighting type. Mostly because I just prefer neutral light.

    :+1: If only ANet would finally listen in regard of this matter. :anguished:

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