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New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 04:48:20

Fizzer 
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Hello all!

In response to feedback about people not liking Warzone's graphics, I have been working with designers to come up with a new design. Below I present the glorious megathread of design choices: 52 designs I would like your feedback on.

I'd love to hear what everyone thinks of these designs. If you're willing, you can rate each design on a scale from 1 to 10, or just tell me what your top 5 favorite ones are. Please refer to each design by its name, posted above it.

Here we go!

BlackStallions:


Brill:


e-graphics1:


e-graphics2:


Louis:


pb1:


pb2:


pb3:


pb4:


pb6:


pb7:


pb8:


pb9:


pb11:


pb12:


pb14:


pb16:


pb17:


pb18:


pb19:


pb20:


pb21:


pb22:


pb23:


pb24:


pb25:


pb26:


pb27:


pb28:


pb29:


pb30:


pb31:


pb32:


pb33:


pb34:


pb35:


pb36:


pb37:


pb38:


pb39:


pb40:


pb41:


pb42:


pb43:


pb44:


pb45:


pb46:


pb47:


pb48:


pb49:


VedWebServices1:


VedWebServices2:
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 05:16:41


ViralGoat 
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Why is the home page so empty with only the "play now" the only 1-click button? Everything else has to be accessed from the menu button. I understand the website needs to be mobile-friendly, but that doesn't mean that you have to make everyone click an extra button (the menu button) every single time.
There are better solutions that can allow both to coexist

- have the website mobile friendly
- have links available on the homepage without having to click the menu button every time you want to go to the forum, the tournaments page, etc

Why do you want to have a huge image (empty space) on the home page, and not have the links directly available for your users use? Plenty people already complained that an increase in the number of clicks is bad for the user experience. Instead of the empty space, why not put the links in that space? I really dislike the menu button because it's an extra click

Edited 12/2/2017 05:24:34
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 05:24:29


Love Like Dragons
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Fizzer, I just wanted to say, you are amazing. Wow. This is above and beyond. Thanks for going out of your way to trying to find a solution.

Edited 12/2/2017 05:24:46
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 05:29:09


MrTrolldemort
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Oh wow that is a ton of options

My order for the top 5 would be

1. Louis
2. Pb47
3. Pb13
4. Pb49
5. Pb45

Also Pb47 and Pb49 look identical to me and I'm not sure if it's because it was posted twice by accident or it's just really similar
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 05:29:34


NecessaryEagle 
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I must say I'm partial to the Brill design, although I don't have a lot of problem with the current landing page anyway. The Unity client being so separate from the rest of the site and also having insane lag and load times on every device I've tried it on seem far more important to fix going forward.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 05:45:16

DanWL 
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I like pb46 and VedWebServices1 the most.

For every drop down menu, can you add a mouseover event to show/hide a menu? Reduces the number of clicks.

Edit:
Other designs I like (in no particular order):

  • Louis
  • pb8
  • pb9
  • pb12
  • pb16
  • pb26
  • pb45
  • pb47
  • pb49


Edited 12/2/2017 15:05:54
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 06:43:48


Bonsai 
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Likes:

Brill
VedWebServices2
pb45
pb19

Dislikes:

Some of the ones that are too monochromatic (examples: pb2, pb6, pb11, pb25)
or cartoon-ish (examples: pb35, pb14)

As a player though, I'd be more interested in my games page than the front page. Boxing the game info like flash had it so it's clear what info all goes together for each game, and adjusting some of the font colors so it's easier to read on that light tan background (or, see what those look like as they relate to the homepage designs above).

Thanks for all the work.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 06:51:36

Shredtail2 
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I like pb16, it looks really clean.

pb45 is nicer, however.

Edited 12/2/2017 17:52:57
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 07:15:36


Master of the Dead 
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Thank you for this thread. I'm assuming this is only for the landing page(and that will drive the theme for everything underneath).

I like all of these in no particular order(will rate among them once you narrow down)
brill
pb4
pb6
pb16
pb19
pb20
pb30
pb45

I hope there is more of a discussion around the site layout(forums, dashboard, clan/player/map pages etc). I feel like the screen space is not utilized well and there are a lot of blank spaces everywhere. I'm no design expert, but you should consider feedback from the likes of Muli, Lionheart, Tito and any other designers.

Edited 12/2/2017 07:35:03
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 07:31:50


Hashirama Senju 
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Nice.
My top 5 are:

1)pb2,
2)pb43,
3)pb16,
4)pb20,
5)pb17.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 07:58:01


Bane 
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my top 4 are
Brill
pb16
pb45
blackstallions

The webservices ones are ugly as sin.

I prefer non-flashy, mostly monochromatic designs. They lead to making the more important part, the maps and players actions, stand out. In a game that has like 50 player colors on top of colorful maps, having the UI be distracting can make the whole game look like its screaming from 5 places at once.

Edited 12/2/2017 07:58:08
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 08:15:05


knyte 
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#1 pb8
#2 pb4
#3 pb6
#4 pb14
#5 pb16



+1 to everything MotD said. I think the layout discussion is what would help more. But I guess splash pages help for determining the overall design direction/feel.

90% of these seem to be just twiddling with the background and typefaces though. I don't think most people really care about either of those, and most of the stuff above is a downgrade even on those fronts. You might not consider yourself a designer, but I like your design choices a lot more than what seems to be coming out of offshore design firms + upwork-esque freelancers.

Edited 12/2/2017 08:22:03
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 08:16:24


Clint Eastwood 
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Couldn't narrow it down to just 5. My 7 favorites are: BlackStallions, pb3, pb6, pb12, pb19, pb21, and pb45. More specifically, pb6 is without a doubt my favorite, with pb12 being a close second. However, I think pb12 suits Warzone better than pb6 does, as much as I like it.

Sidenote: what's up with pb37? It looks like a screenshot from a puzzle game my 5 year old brother would play on starfall.com, not a strategy-based badass war game.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 08:35:07


Quicksilver
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Lots of cool designs here.

Pb3 is my favorite.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 08:45:49


Nox
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Awesome selection though I'd say I only like pb12 and pb21 out of them
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 09:06:25


daftpunk
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1# pb16
2# pb12
3# pb6
4# Louis
5# pb48
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 13:57:55


Facetroll
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My personal favorites are (in order of appearance)

- pb3
- pb6
- pb19
- pb21 or pb23, would probably pick pb23 of the two as the blue is more gentle to the eyes than the black
- pb45

all 10/10 with pb6 9/10 since I don't really like the play and play now buttons, but the general background image is awesomely historic.

If I were to name more contenders I'd say they would be:

pb16
pb27; not really a fan of the general background but am a fan of the images for the header and footer
pb31
louis
brill

Anyone else noticed there's no pb5,10,13,15?

Edited 12/2/2017 14:19:18
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 14:05:06


TheRiverStyxie 
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Thank you for going to the trouble of doing this for us Fizzy!

I also like the simple designs .. the only "flashy" one I like is vedwebservices 1

My faves:

1) pb16
2) pb45
3) Louis
4) pb22
5) Vedwebservices 1

Brill isn't bad either

Edited 12/2/2017 14:11:45
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 14:25:46


Жұқтыру
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1. Louis
2. pb34

All the rest are meh.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 14:33:33


Жұқтыру
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Also, I believe a major gripe was the logo (and name but that's non-negotiable) itself. Anyhow, I think a Hearts-of-Iron-4-like design would work best thematically for Warzone.

+1 ViralGoat as well.

EDIT:

This is the Hearts of Iron 4 opening menu (https://i.imgur.com/n2PWQo3.jpg?1).

Imagine the News/DLC/Mods box as a mini community dashboard, although it could fit everything from the dashboard. News as blogposts and maybe new maps, DLC as a Community tab showing Community Events and Notable Forum Posts, and Mods tab as ladders. Above that would be some variant of the normal bar,

Edited 12/3/2017 03:06:22
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 14:41:30


Edge 
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That's amazing. I have one clear cut favourite:

Louis

It's catchy but a very effective design. There is a rather simple use of darker colours to highlight the name of the game. It seems like the colours black and red are used mainly for forums etc. Basically it reminds me the most of the old Warlight design. Same colours just used in a more modern way.


Others who are ok as well in no particular order, but clearly 1 step below Louis:
pb19
Brill
pb21
pb16
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 15:00:09


Rufus Shinra 
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I would vote for Brill and pb45.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 15:45:05


John John Johnson
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#1: Louis
#2: Pb16
#3: Pb6
#4: Pb12
#5: Brill
#6: Blackstallions

Great work Fizzer!
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 15:54:40


aoc
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This is amazing.

My top five are:
1.pb11
2.pb46
3.pb12
4.pb45
5.Louis
I also agree with Bonsai, that the my games page and also the in-game screen are more interesting for regular players, who probably use bookmarks and don't see the front page often.
But if these get the same design as the new front page nothing can go wrong=).
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 15:57:44


OnlyThePie
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pb 6 and pb19 are my personal favorites.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 16:02:50

linberson 
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#1 pb4
#2 brill
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 16:19:02

Clint-west-wood
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pb46
louis

Thing in general what i dislike in the designe, is that diagonal warlight2 graph. Makes it distractive and somewhat messy in my opinion. But i have to say thumbs up for fizzer, warlight (warzone) ;) works like a verry proffesional platform.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 17:23:30


ZeroBlindDragon
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I won't vote just yet until I know how the design would look like on other pages (more importantly the Dashboard of both the Multiplayer and Community pages as well as the forums). I believe very few people complained about the main page.
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 17:57:00


THE AWESOME OTTERYCAT
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I personally liked pb 21, pb 23, and Louis
New Warzone design megathread: 12/2/2017 18:48:24


Taran
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My favorites were the dark, modern (more boxes/no background for the drop-down menus, less bubbles) designs.

My top 4 (in order):
    Pb45
    Blackstallions
    Louis
    Pb34
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