This is infuriating. The new one is so impractical. AoE4 is just one game, why are they changing the forums for ALL their games to that of AoE4, despite people already making posts about how bad it is. A revert is essential, although I would settle for a light/dark mode, or an option to chose the UI based on one of the Age games that you prefer.
Edit: I FIXED IT!!! Under setting in preferences you can change it back! Saved."
There are definitely things I’d improve about the theme (if it were up to me), but I’d like to know what about a light text on a dark background is “hard to read”. Then again, I’m a fan of dark themes in general.
If it wasn’t enough to see all that gold on the game, now they toss it on the community forums too
A lot of threads about Aoe4, a new game, doesn’t mean that all people would agree with such aggressive change.
Bold text is almost unnoticeable with this color scheme.
While “dark mode” is usually preferable, this implementation is terrible. This actually perfectly showcases why the AoE IV UI icons are also terrible UI design. This is how hard on the eyes blue+gold on a computer monitor is.
Things are going from bad to worse. It’s sad.
As if having to put up with this awful, mundane, sci-fi like theme in game wasn’t enough. Now it’s being forced into the forum as well.
I don’t know what creative mind came up with all this minimalistic golden-blue idea to begin with but it’s completely out of place, the exact opposite of the Age spirit.
Funny how in the Age Stresstest the argument for immersion was always pointing at other age games and the forums.
How much better everything is when it’s less sterile and has more character to it, such as the papyrus paper sheets we write on here in the forum…
Now this is gone as well…
I absolutely hate it, not because I have to get used to it since it changed and users don’t like change at first glance, but because it’s sterile and badly designed.
It’s just overall a step backwards from a convincing idea with thoughts behind it and immersion for the people to some html/css beginner course test of colour pallets.
Age team, Relic team for the love of god.
PLEASE don’t touch the old stuff.
You are not even nearly as potent in the design decisions as you might think you are.