From: The Big Nowhere
Speaking as someone who has been moaning about the readability of the text ever since I bought this game, I do see why people who had no problems with the font might have preferred the old system, particularly with regard to the message box, where the number of messages displayed is lower. Personally, I'd rather have the readability, but I see the point.
Just to be clear, for those who are making this point, presumably your main gripe is with the message area, rather than any of the other areas?
Any screenshot comparisons of the box in the left hand side of the screen?
I didn't notice any change to the left hand side: the menu down the left hand side is still a bit difficult, for me at least, but I appreciate the efforts that have been made in other areas. Also, I didn't bother trying to show the bottom left box, since this was in effect fixed by the 'enlarge' button.
Finally, one point I would make on the diplomacy screen is that the race names are still pretty difficult to make out, but some of them are clear (eg Terran Federation and Ackdarian republic.). I wonder whether this could be fixed by an adjustment of the way this is coloured, rather than a size change.
100% correct, my main issue is the message box...to me, its so large now it looks clunky. Everywhere is is not so much of a problem. And in all honesty, the larger font in the diplomacy screen is a vast improvement.
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