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Author Topic: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.  (Read 928 times)

Megas

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Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« on: December 20, 2018, 01:17:42 PM »

It is difficult to easily tell my fleet and my faction's assets apart from Tri-Tachyon.  Both have a similar shade of blue.
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Re: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2018, 02:21:36 PM »

Agreement.
Although, having messed with the UI colours I've found that it's not super easy to find one that's all of:
  • Easy to see
  • Not horrible to look at constantly
  • Not already used by another faction
As the player's UI colour not only controls fleet rings/symbols and orbital assets, but also sensor pings, direction indicators, undefined contacts, and probably other things that I've not found/noticed yet.

Available bold colours I've found are generally not great due to clashing and/or looking obnoxious/too dark, while lighter pastel colours tend to be more fitting but run the risk of being obscured by some backgrounds.
And this is also likely to be incredibly subjective as to which colours are good vs. bad.

Alternative suggestion:
Would it be possible to have a colour picker so the player could set thier UI elements to whatever colour they feel like?
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Megas

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Re: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2018, 06:25:13 AM »

Alternatively, player faction color can stay as-is, and Tri-Tachyon can be changed.  Player is more important than yet another stock faction.

However, player color could be a bit darker.  It is slightly darker than Tri-Tachyon, just not enough.
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Inventor Raccoon

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Re: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2018, 10:51:09 AM »

I think it'd be a good idea to separate the color used for some UI elements like sensor contacts and the player's faction, and then let them pick their own colors (maybe even with options for a second color, already possible but largely only used by mods)
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Re: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2018, 10:41:38 PM »

Tritachyon could use the secondary-color system.
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Re: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2018, 11:21:15 PM »

Tritachyon could use the secondary-color system.

Dark blue and white makes sense in my head.
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Re: Colors of your faction and Tri-Tachyon should be more distinct.
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2018, 10:24:18 PM »

Some mods have different colored rings. That could be used to differentiate vanilla factions too. For example have the tritach be blue with 3 notches (white perhaps) at the same areas as where their triangular icon would overlap the circle.
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