Do the devs at SE not have calculators? Is there a hold on office equipment?
This UI is awful time consuming. Now I understand it's better than the Beta, but it still has a terribly cumlative time punishment in all cases. I'm not going to get into every menu mechanic, so let's take something easy as an example.
If it takes a minute to trade and post 1 item, and at the moment you can post a maximum of 10 items, that's 10 minutes. That's a conservative average too. It can take more than a minute to trade to your retainer, then go into auction and post it. Being as they are expanding the amount you can bazaar, if it's increased to 20 or 30 items, we're talking 1/2 hour sessions now.
You start adding up that with times it takes to bring up vendor screens, time spent bringing up bazaar screens x 50 in a zone, etc, we're looking at spending FAR more time in menus than is even remotely reasonable.
What's the deal with this UI lag? I don't get it, who at SE thought this was "ok"?
I want to play XIV, not spend 1/2 my playtime reading it.
Edited, Sep 30th 2010 7:38pm by Restyoneck