New Battle.net Mockup

  • #142
    Pretty snazzy.
  • #143
    Nice work, anything else that was is now is for sure better!
  • #144
    This is pretty much win..

    AND YES GIVE PUBLIC GAMES NAOW!
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  • #145
    wow, this is pretty busy.. id prefer the one we already have!
  • #146
    Let's show this on official forums !
    Btw: Can't vote up on reddit, it says that topic has been moved to archives.
  • #147
    To be honest I don't like any of these. With all due respect, I could never mock up any of these images, so you have some talent.

    However, I think the interface in game currently is fine and we just need added functionality. The added functionality doesn't need to include a massive, unattractive interface overhaul.

    Just my opinion.
  • #148
    Quote from Serpenth

    To be honest I don't like any of these. With all due respect, I could never mock up any of these images, so you have some talent.

    However, I think the interface in game currently is fine and we just need added functionality. The added functionality doesn't need to include a massive, unattractive interface overhaul.

    Just my opinion.


    What is so bad about v4? I'd like to hear why you think it's massive, unattractive, or cluttered. There's only like 3 main differences than what we currently have. A real chat screen (not the piece of crap we currently have), players at the bottom, and the stuff that used to be to the right is now at the top.

    I actually like to be able to see who I am talking to, rather how it is now where you say something and no one responds and you get the feeling like there's no one even there.

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    Let's show this on official forums !
    Btw: Can't vote up on reddit, it says that topic has been moved to archives.


    There already is a thread on the official forums right here.
  • #149
    Thanks for your support again, guys. I actually added the public games one yesterday because that feature means the most to me. Of course it'd be nice to have more social chat features... but I think a big part of Diablo 2's success was named games, 8 player max, and dueling. That way, the game becomes a hangout. You're always meeting people and that keeps you coming back. Who knows if they actually planned that or not, but back then, no one was complaining about Battle.net the way that we are now.

    Putting aside itemization (or w/e other) issues with Diablo 3 that may exist, if your only public interaction is auto-matching quest runs, that puts a lot of pressure on the game itself to be endlessly entertaining, rather than people creating their own entertainment. It also seems to lead to "zero talk" runs. Games like Super Mario, Half-Life, or even mobile games like Tiny Wings, are games that you go nuts on for a while, and then stop. However, games like Diablo 2, Counter Strike, and Warcraft 3 keep you coming back because of the community (in the latter 2 cases, custom maps did it for me!).

    The auction house has also had profound effects. I think it's very cool having one, but man, the one time (in D3) I had to do a real trade with someone made me realize how much I miss that interaction.

    My conclusion is that all of these slick technologies and efficiencies have made the game so streamlined that it hampered the community/social aspect, and so the game didn't build as much culture around it, in the same way older Blizz games (including WoW) did. But these are just my opinions... maybe I'm becoming a cynical grumpy 24 year old lol.
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  • #150
    I love your pics man, it looks very nice =)

    To those that think it's too cluttered, a solution could be that the interface looks exactly like it does today, but with a few added buttons that you can press to open up these features, just like we press a button to open up the auction house today.
  • #151
    Great work man. Love it!

    Hope that Blizzard will implement it in about 1 year :D
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  • #152
    Quote from OneTwoSC

    Thanks for your support again, guys. I actually added the public games one yesterday because that feature means the most to me. Of course it'd be nice to have more social chat features... but I think a big part of Diablo 2's success was named games, 8 player max, and dueling. That way, the game becomes a hangout. You're always meeting people and that keeps you coming back. Who knows if they actually planned that or not, but back then, no one was complaining about Battle.net the way that we are now.

    Putting aside itemization (or w/e other) issues with Diablo 3 that may exist, if your only public interaction is auto-matching quest runs, that puts a lot of pressure on the game itself to be endlessly entertaining, rather than people creating their own entertainment. It also seems to lead to "zero talk" runs. Games like Super Mario, Half-Life, or even mobile games like Tiny Wings, are games that you go nuts on for a while, and then stop. However, games like Diablo 2, Counter Strike, and Warcraft 3 keep you coming back because of the community (in the latter 2 cases, custom maps did it for me!).

    The auction house has also had profound effects. I think it's very cool having one, but man, the one time (in D3) I had to do a real trade with someone made me realize how much I miss that interaction.

    My conclusion is that all of these slick technologies and efficiencies have made the game so streamlined that it hampered the community/social aspect, and so the game didn't build as much culture around it, in the same way older Blizz games (including WoW) did. But these are just my opinions... maybe I'm becoming a cynical grumpy 24 year old lol.


    I couldn't agree more. You took the words out of my mouth. +1
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  • #153
    Quote from OneTwoSC

    Thanks for your support again, guys. I actually added the public games one yesterday because that feature means the most to me. Of course it'd be nice to have more social chat features... but I think a big part of Diablo 2's success was named games, 8 player max, and dueling. That way, the game becomes a hangout. You're always meeting people and that keeps you coming back. Who knows if they actually planned that or not, but back then, no one was complaining about Battle.net the way that we are now.

    Putting aside itemization (or w/e other) issues with Diablo 3 that may exist, if your only public interaction is auto-matching quest runs, that puts a lot of pressure on the game itself to be endlessly entertaining, rather than people creating their own entertainment. It also seems to lead to "zero talk" runs. Games like Super Mario, Half-Life, or even mobile games like Tiny Wings, are games that you go nuts on for a while, and then stop. However, games like Diablo 2, Counter Strike, and Warcraft 3 keep you coming back because of the community (in the latter 2 cases, custom maps did it for me!).

    The auction house has also had profound effects. I think it's very cool having one, but man, the one time (in D3) I had to do a real trade with someone made me realize how much I miss that interaction.

    My conclusion is that all of these slick technologies and efficiencies have made the game so streamlined that it hampered the community/social aspect, and so the game didn't build as much culture around it, in the same way older Blizz games (including WoW) did. But these are just my opinions... maybe I'm becoming a cynical grumpy 24 year old lol.


    I completely agree - community is what holds games together. I remember back to the days of Socom and the amount of community there was on that game. There were no forums, and not much for chatrooms.. and the gameplay was your average run of the mill counter strike gameplay but the fact that you and your friends could play together constantly finding new lobbies, and your clans could make clan lobbies so you could all hang out while you enjoy the game you bought.. it made it so much more appealing to want to come and play for years. Diablo 3 needs a community, and the practically solo experience they have running right now isn't working. The chatrooms are nice but the way Diablo 2, and Warcraft 3 had it set up allowed for a presence of population that really made you feel like you were part of a larger place. From the lobby chat rooms that had 50 different characters staring you in the face, random stupid chats and of course the public named games, where you saw hundreds of people enjoying the game you bought, all in different parts of the game.

    That is really what makes the world feel alive. Sure the auction house takes away from the very personal trading and bartering (which I feel is a very strong part of Diablo) but if we had public games a lot of high end traders would be making FT games because they wouldn't lose the ridiculous cut that the auction house takes.

    I really hope your screenshots spoke to them, because I know that even the starcraft community has been complaining about the overall dead feeling of their lobby since 2010, and here we are doing the same thing with no change. Even if they don't take it part for part here's hoping they'll at least consider it.
  • #154
    i like the 3rd most
  • #155
    Quote from OneTwoSC





    Vote up for this!!! Its great idea..i hope that will update older one...
  • #156
    This is just stupid... why did some random non-dev guy make a UI that is way superior? :/
  • #157
    Those would be so much better than what we have now. I truly hope they update it somehow and make it alot better.
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  • #158
    Very nice, I miss the D2 interface with the players on the bottom, made everything a bit more interactive as opposed to the current, very isolated interface.

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  • #159
    Oh hey, I just noticed I'm the DH! Too bad I'm using a bow. . . DH Tank for life!
  • #160
    Very nice! But a public game revamp is very unlikely. They will always stick to a matching algorithm to ensure that every player, from casual to hardcore, is able to find a game with just a click. If they create a sceond branch where you can create your own game and select players as you want, this may result in a bad player experience, because being kicked out of every group you join is a bit frustrating. And no one plays a frustrating game.
  • #161
    This layout is much smoother than the current. I know this would be a lot of back-end coding... but I hope this happens someday!
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