The revamp for the Ship Design UI is largely complete and the images below will give you an idea of my target while I work on this over the next two weeks. This is the last UI revamp scheduled for the upcoming Alpha 4. All that remains to be done now is the unfinished Mrrshan artwork and combat death animations for the 8 races. So, yeah. It’ll probably be ready sometime in August.
I’ll try to describe what each of these images represent. Please keep in mind that there are already minor changes to these images planned. They are not final, but pretty close.
There is going to be a notion of ship design templates to allow players to try out different designs (and save them) without committing them to a design slot. We might eventually expand this to a cross-game functionality, but there are a lot of thorny details that have to be worked out first.
Displaying an existing ship design.
Confirmation to scrap an existing design
Creating a new design for one of the available design slots
Naming a new design when choosing to create it
Making a template from a display design or template
Loading a saved design template