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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2012, 11:53:31 AM »
We shouldn't become complacent with any aspect of the game. If this dude has the skillset to modernize the launcher and make it looks like other aaa titles I say go for it.
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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2012, 12:18:08 PM »
I think the current one makes plenty of sense, and anybody who has trouble with the launcher will surely have trouble with the learning curve of the game itself.

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I'm not saying that i dont like current launcher but im trying to find a way to make this game a little bit more popular. And if LazDude2012 got some skills and motivation why the hell we cant improve this side of our game?
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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #17 on: October 28, 2012, 12:44:22 PM »
The poll options are silly. I neither think it needs a new launcher, nor do I think the current one has severe user-friendliness issues.
Agreed. IMHO there are better ways to improve the initial experience, such as improving/ditching mwlldownload.com and streamlining the download.

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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2012, 01:38:32 PM »
Agreed. IMHO there are better ways to improve the initial experience, such as improving/ditching mwlldownload.com and streamlining the download.

Yep, I think that should be priority #1 right now, especially since the main website is still in a broken state.

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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #19 on: October 28, 2012, 06:21:32 PM »
I think the current one makes plenty of sense, and anybody who has trouble with the launcher will surely have trouble with the learning curve of the game itself.
"HURRDURR, our game is special! If you are dumb i dont care if you love BT or not, your are not my bro".

Yeah, that's EXACTLY what I said. Nice summary.

The poll options are silly. I neither think it needs a new launcher, nor do I think the current one has severe user-friendliness issues.

Agreed. Nice way to force us to say that the current one has "user-friendliness" issues, OP. In fact, I find the MWLL launcher easier to use than all those other launchers Gray posted.
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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2012, 07:01:20 PM »
You did have a good point, however, in that installing the game is decidedly not easy. The game is not easy to start playing and not easy to start enjoying. It is indeed the best MW game there is, but I bet a lot of people don't get to the point where they can see that. Assuming the devs want more players than the current band of neckbeards, they have to make the game more user friendly, even if that means alienating the neckbeards.
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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2012, 10:58:56 PM »
Shit poll btw

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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 02:52:16 AM »
Eh, no biggie. The launcher could be a bit more attractive, and the layout's not so great. But everything IS there, and it works. Also, don't think the posted examples are much of an improvement, so voted option 2.

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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 03:20:37 AM »
I think the current one makes plenty of sense, and anybody who has trouble with the launcher will surely have trouble with the learning curve of the game itself.

"HURRDURR, our game is special! If you are dumb i dont care if you love BT or not, your are not my bro".

I'm not saying that i dont like current launcher but im trying to find a way to make this game a little bit more popular. And if LazDude2012 got some skills and motivation why the hell we cant improve this side of our game?

Explain to me how a different launcher would make the mod more popular.  I R CONFUZD.

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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2012, 05:39:04 AM »
I remember when there was no launcher.  Quit yer bithcin', it's fine.   :)

EDIT: I would have voted, if your poll wasn't so obviously biased in it's wording.  There is nothing difficult about the current launcher, and the actionmapper is integrated. ::)


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Re: A better launcher [Now with mockups]
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2012, 05:02:08 PM »
I think the current one is fine though some in game graphics  could help make it look spiffy.
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