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Legion Alpha: UI Improvements!

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While there are a huge number of improvements coming with the new expansions, Legion is going to be giving our standard User Interfaces a complete overhaul. Let's hope you won't need this many add-ons anymore. Check out the changes!

 

Transmogrification Changes

 

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The field of fashion is changing in Warcraft! With the introduction of the new wardrobe feature, players can transmogrify their gear on the go. A large, picture based UI presents the possible appearances of gear that you can use, as well as those you haven't "unlocked". 

 

Make sure you check out our previous post on the changes.

 

Profession Window

 

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It looks like the profession window is getting a big overhaul; with a larger base area, you can now see a huge number more of the recipes, rather than having to just scroll down. Blizzard have also decided to display the "Unlearned" recipes in a tab, so you can take a look at those you still need to find in the world.

 

In Legion, certain recipes will receive "stars", denoting the level of the recipe. This will cause the recipes to require less materials as they rank up.

 

Health Bars

 

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The health bar display has been streamlined and made to look far simpler for enemies. They are still displayed above the enemy's head, but have been given a proper re-working.

 

The player's health and resource bar has been added in a smaller form in the middle of the screen, in order to keep the information closer to the player's field of view. This is an amazing addition for PvPers that don't want to use add-ons. A simple, streamlined display that is not as large as the main health display.

 

Directional Indicators

 

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A completely new addition to the game, Blizzard has answered the cries of melee DPS; we now have an indicator that displays exactly where an enemy is facing, thereby allowing much easier positioning in regards to abilities that require us to be behind the enemy.

 

Combat Text 

 

The combat text has finally received an upgrade, with the old, pixelated text being replaced by much crisper text. Twitter user @BendakWoW posted this image in an attempt to display the difference between the new and old text:

 

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New Quest Dialogue Interface 

 

For those of you that might have been using the add-on Storyline, this is going to be a great addition. There will be these small text windows when you are completing a large storyline quest, such as the Artifacts. The portrait next to the text will be animated. 

 

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