Make the UI great again

When do we get the new UI. The UI is really in need of an update currently the UI is a mess between pages looking like a medieval game and pages looking like a modern mobile game. Why isnt the UI update to something uniform?

The devs seems to have made the choice to have it look like a modern mobile game, but they seems to forgot to update half of the game, which it still stuck at the old skool look and feel. This creates a message UI.

We already have this more a long time and the devs seems to still ignore this issue. The UI is really in for a redo to make it fully uniform throughout the full game.

Just some examples. Look at multiplayer: ranked has still the old skool look and feel, while quick play has the modern mobile game look and feel. Why isnt this made uniform? There are many examples like this. This made it look like the UI is half done by the devs.

So when will the devs finish their job of making the UI great again?


Seems like i am one of the few (or even the only one) thinking that the current UI is bad…

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I think the UI is needed to be updated. However since the game is still full of problem like patchfinding, match making, map hack, cheating, wrong penalty etc, I think it suppress the need to updating the UI

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Aren’t these things done by other teams? For example: Fixing the engine for pathfinding is something else then designing a UI.

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Yes agree what you say. I think for a small indie company which maintaince aoe2, they don’t have much resource to do this stuff, although they keep create nice unit skin and icon which is not in high priority compared to UI design imho


Are there already plans to uniform the full UI of the game?

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It’s not exactly what you’re seeking for, but I’ve made a mod that try to keep the classic, simple, and medieval theme aesthetics of the game.

Check it out


This is a fantastic Mod. Don’t understand what the Devs were thinking changing it to make it harder to get into a game. The old way of just Single Player or Multiplayer made far more sense.


Is this a revamp of the full UI? That is my main complain. I miss the harmony between pages. Some are in one style, some are in another style. Why isnt every page the same style?

If the answer is yes, then i will have a look into the mod.

Why no one of the team answered here. They ever say they listen to the community, but nothing, since years with this half finished UI in the game, just revert it or make it optional, I ever ask me who give permission for this kind of changes and how is it possible that it’s just half done.

Eeh. I guess it is? I mean, I modified many elements from all over the game menus. I’m not sure if that qualify as a revamp of the full UI.

There are pictures on the mod’s page, have you seen them?