Otherland previews a big upcoming UI redesign

    
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Is this the ugly one or the pretty one, it's hard to tell.

Here’s the short rundown on Otherland’s UI: It’s terrible and the developers know it. Unfortunately, for a long stretch of the game’s current management, it’s been allowed to remain terrible simply because redesigning it is a big chunk of work that the team hasn’t actually had the time or manpower to swing. But now the team is sitting down to do the hard work necessary to actually make for a good and usable UI, starting over from the ground up.

The plan is to not simply reskin the old interface but completely redesign it, as the team shows off in the first few preview images. This also gives the design team the opportunity to add new elements to the UI to make the game easier to play on top of prettier to look at. It’s not new content, but it is the sort of thing that makes existing content more satisfying to play through, so it’s ultimately a net win.

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Castagere Shaikura

I never heard of this game until this article. So all you guys trashing it i have to ask when was the last time you played it? I downloaded it last night and played it through the tutorial. Right now i’m exploring the Mall/City zone you port to after the tutorial. I didn’t have one issue with game play at all. It was really fun to me. Sure some games come out as crap and unplayable but this wasn’t the case last night. If your review is based on how it was a year ago then your wrong. I went through the Anarchy Online bad launch and it took awhile for that game to get its crap together so maybe its the same thing here.

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?Atmosph3rik?

I can’t believe Massively would write an article about a game without checking it out first. Otherland has been unplayable and broken for over a year. Everything in the game is half done and poorly executed except the beautiful environments that were done originally which they’ve been using to sell the broken game since then. Tad Williams should be embarrassed to have this game out there using his IP to steal from people.

Nothing left but a sad broken scam. Don’t waste your money on Otherland.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Check MJ’s stream here: http://massivelyop.com/2017/08/23/the-stream-team-another-look-at-otherland/

I hope you’re not confusing a news article about a game trying to claw its way back from the dead with an endorsement to play the game.

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?Atmosph3rik?

No i’m saying i don’t think they have any intention of clawing their way back from the dead. I think whoever owns Otherland these days is just trying to squeeze out a few more sales on Steam.

How is redesigning the UI going to help when all of the rest of the game is broken? It doesn’t sound like an actual plan for fixing the game. It’s just a little fluff.

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Hydlide S

In the stream the game takes an abysmal amount of time to load and she even has to restart the game because it just doesn’t load. Takes a good 10 minutes to even start playing. I have to agree, they need to work on the engine, but the UI is a good start. Hopefully it is a “start” to making the game more playable.

I really enjoyed the overall aesthetic and gameplay of the game, but it was hard to recommend over a handful of other MMOs because of how unresponsive the game can be. I actually logged in after they “fixed” a bunch of issues last year and was unable to even login so I just uninstalled. I wish them the best though.

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silverlock

It’s been about a year since I last logged in anything besides the UI changes to make it worth logging into again?

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deekay_plus

i’m surprised this game is still going and online. :O