First impressions combined with some other realizations from actual game play have compelled me to create the post. I aim to be as constructive as possible... If you have any suggestions to add (or complaints + constructive comments of your own) feel free to add them. I am trying to highlight every negative point in one collective location. Some problems may have no decent solutions for right now.
More ideas and suggestions added daily! Please note!
: Cannot chat while shop (or tab?) is open
: Compare old coding with new shop coding to once again enable chat with new UI features
**Apparently they are working on this but will probably not have the coding changed for it by the new year**
: UI/Shop/tab takes up a lot of the screen even with changing hud size; Shop and tab have a lot of wasted space which could stand to be condensed/shrunk; In some resolutions, shop is so huge it actually covers minimap.
: Condense images to counter the amount of wasted space taking up the screen (ie removing borders on items/owned items; move "owned items", gold amount, and "sell" button to right side of screen to more evenly weight shops-- LOTS of empty space there), make shop transparent, find a way to change/scale the size of the screens in user options, and/or create an option to revert to old shop;
: UI/Shop seems bulky, cluttered, unorganized, unstreamlined,
: Try to weigh text more evenly/symmetrically (lots of text on left, lots of wasted space on right); Ask for feedback and consider users’ suggestions as to how it could be better arranged in a more appealing way; consider using a custom HUD such as from http://na.leagueoflegends.com/board/....php?t=2369285
; ; Also: refer to solutions for problem 2
Shop seems inefficient; Items cannot be purchased efficiently with clicks—more clicks are needed to buy items than previously (nearly 4 times to buy one item, which can result in accidentally purchasing wrong item or too many of an item); shop clicks are laggy; leveling up is laggy; search feature/shop is laggy
: Find a way to make clicks more efficient—it should only take one or two clicks to buy an item—not four! Make UI more mouse/click friendly*
: While the shop seems to be huge, other graphics/text seem to be too small or poor (ex: Assist pictures/kills are tiny compared to what they used to be, Recall text/animation, item # (not position) hard to decipher in new text without sacrificing screen size by bumping up hud resolution)
: Allow an option to change sizing of these, OR, revert these less important graphics to size they used to be
: New colors/look of UI are an eyesore (both literally and figuratively)
: Make it so that thick borders of new UI can be thinned out or removed/turned off; change color of flares from tealish to something less straining on the eyes, allow option to revert to old UI
: Surrender bar needs borders once more. It is hard for colorblind people to decipher the difference in colors and it makes it hard to count votes on quick glance since they are all blended now.
: Add the black border around each individual vote, as they were before.
: Search text cannot be highlighted/and backspaced/deleted in case of mistakes/typos
: Find a way to make UI more mouse friendly* so that items can be backspaced
: Position numbers on items (lower left hand corner) are distracting (ex, Wards in 4th position may make you think you have 4 wards)
: Remove position number, as they seem unnecessary, or allow users to disable it
: Mini map cannot be as big as it used to be(?)
: Reference old mini map maximum size and reinstate, allow reversion to old HUD
: Default purchasing screen doesn’t seem to save preference upon starting a new game
: Items with apostrophes unsearchable without it (ie Dorans MUST be found using Doran's)
: Add alternate spellings to items that have apostrophes in their titles
: Experience bar seems to have shrunken? -- harder to tell when about to level up.
: Make it avail. to custom size or revert to old (size) settings, make entire length of stats box, not only about 1/2 of it.
: Changing item placement via dragging doesn't seem to cooperate
: "Sells for" (and amount) seems to no longer be listed
: Re-add sellback value so you know how much your items sellback for!
Make "search" tab available on both shop screens, not just one.
Add some sort of feature for search items in the case of misspellings/typos (ie “did your mean”)
Add common support types/roles in the search, to bring up related items (ie "tanky" and "support" -- neither of which exist currently)
Make it so words w/ apostrophes are still searchable (ie Doran's as Dorans)
Add "10 or ten" to "gold per" search (gold per ten; gold per 10). 10/Ten doesn't register currently.
Other suggestions/important suggestions to reiterate:
Consider removing the borders around "owned" items and items in general. This will take away from the "wasted space" feel by making things more compact, like they used to be. (and less graphics = less lag, no?)
Place "sell" button and gold amount closer to "buy" button-- on right side (would also help even out the R and L sides of shop)
Make boots, 3 pots recommended items for ALL characters, not just some.
Allow pressing "enter" to purchase an item (may speed up shop times)
Undo purchase feature (I know this was discussed but just re-mentioning it, especially since clicking can cause issues with the current lag)