Character Selection Screen
December 9, 2009 § 3 Comments
So, anyone else notice that the character selection screen looks a tiny bit different? Well, I did. It’s just a slightly lighter tint.
Also, the character creation screen underwent an overhaul. The fonts are a little different, and now it shows a graphic for each class despite the race. However, some of them are lit up, some aren’t. Only those classes that you can play as that race are lit up. Also a giant “Wrath of the Lich King” icon is in the upper right hand corner. And the race and class descriptions are slightly different.
Why am I bothering to ‘break this news’? Well, news breaking isn’t actually my thing. Actually I wanted to use it as a jumping off point for discussing the character selection screen. It’s time it underwent more than a tint change. In my fantasy world where I am King and everyone bows to Thistlefizz and I have a long purple robe, with a long scepter with a rabbit on top, here is my list of changes and additions;
First, increase the number of characters that can be created on each realm to 12.
Next, I would make it so that you can see if a character has any mail or calendar invites. I don’t need specifics, just if there is anything pending.
Also, maybe a clock with server time displayed.
I would move the enable addon icon from the character selection screen to being an in-game feature.
I would change up the default background. Yes, I’m sure we’ve all grown to love the current ones and there would be plenty of nerd-rage nostalgia fights if it changed, but I think something new would be nice. I would also make a different one for the gnomes (different from the dwarves), same with the trolls/orcs. I don’t care if they have the same starting area. I want unique backgrounds dammit! Makes me curious as to what the backgrounds will be for the Worgen and Goblins.
Oh yeah, how could I forget? I would make it so you can change the order of the characters in the character list.
That’s it really. Anything you would like to see different?
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