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    #1 Oct 19, 2012 at 03:18 UTC - 0 likes

    Blizzard shows their new UI for HotS & WoL in their blog.

    #2 Oct 19, 2012 at 04:11 UTC - 0 likes


    Party functionality has been gathered up into a single party window, and we’ve increased the maximum party size. We hope that this will be helpful with arranging games with your friends. It will be also be particularly useful with Arcade games that allow for larger team sizes.

    And in the pictures? Are those levels? IS there a Profile Leveling system now? Nvm the color of what League they are in and thats the numbers, Very nice.

    Last edited Oct 19, 2012 by Taintedwisp

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    #3 Oct 19, 2012 at 04:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm liking the changes. Kinda feels like they were purposely holding back to give more reason to the general public to upgrade to HoTs though.

    On another note, was sort of expecting the UI to have more of a Zergy look to it.

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    #4 Oct 19, 2012 at 04:51 UTC - 0 likes

    @FuzzYD: Go

    ? They said that this is for WoL and HoTS, but it wont come to WoL until HoTS comes out, so the Overall look may still change to a zergy one.

    #5 Oct 19, 2012 at 05:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Some great changes, they're moving in the right direction, takes hell lot of time though.

    Outside of UI changes: Unranked mode, the return of losses stat, increased party size, clan support (already announced)

    Quote from FuzzYD: Go

    On another note, was sort of expecting the UI to have more of a Zergy look to it.

    All of the frame are still Terran steel frame. I suspect this is what going to WOL, they could simply reskin it for HOTS


    #6 Oct 19, 2012 at 06:27 UTC - 0 likes

    Nice! I suspect that the Kerrigan background will change as we go through the campaign and as she starts changing back into her infested form? I suppose this will be the HotS variant of the planet backgrounds in WoL.

    And I also suspect the HotS menu will keep the blueish Terran theme. After all, Terran UI in SC2 is green, not blue, with metallic parts. They are probably only going to let the menu's background be customizable, while the interface will remain the same. Blue is sort of StarCraft's color now. We're also Humains interacting with a Human-designed interface, so I suppose that concept still fits the main menu and its current scheme. I wouldn't hold my breath on Blizzard changing it.

    Last edited Oct 19, 2012 by AlexO6
    #7 Oct 19, 2012 at 06:40 UTC - 0 likes

    @Taintedwisp: Go

    @progammer: Go

    Yeah, I think you guys are right. Seems I (slightly) misinterpreted what was said in the article.

    #8 Oct 19, 2012 at 07:04 UTC - 0 likes

    @FuzzYD: Go

    I had been wondering what the hell was going on haha, When patch 1.5 Hit, there were a few things that hadn't changed to the new button looks, This really explains it and I cant wait to see it, I will do a video for it when It drops.

    #9 Oct 19, 2012 at 16:19 UTC - 0 likes

    Just pure epicness. But also about time!!

    #10 Oct 19, 2012 at 16:39 UTC - 0 likes

    Looks really nice! I particularly like the new party bar, and the fact that each ui item does not seem to take up so much space.

    I still think they should add some kind of webb integration (being able to start maps from the web) though :)

    Last edited Oct 19, 2012 by Monkalizer
    #11 Oct 20, 2012 at 17:17 UTC - 0 likes

    Very nice update, I'm quite happy with the changes ^.^

    Feel free to Send me a PM if you have any questions/concerns!

    #12 Oct 27, 2012 at 18:07 UTC - 0 likes

    War3 stats are back man! Who doesn't just love it. I only want to see the war3 Bnet tournaments, some more chat commands e.g /stats and maybe animate portrait at least on one of the pages.

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