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LoyalACFan
10-17-2013, 08:53 AM
Was surfing the Tumblr thread and all of a sudden I went back to the main forum page and it's all white... and Animus-y... and there's a big Edward face looking at me on the left :eek:

pirate1802
10-17-2013, 08:56 AM
LOL! I was wondering the same thing. Was watching the captions thread and all of a sudden I'm like in a different forum! :eek:

HiddenKiller612
10-17-2013, 09:03 AM
I thought my internet was acting up... Glad to see I don't need to exit and re-enter the site

Lowly Assassin
10-17-2013, 09:09 AM
there was once a way of changing the theme
but i cannot find it anymore,
its a bit bright for my liking, but hey what can we do?

Legendz54
10-17-2013, 09:09 AM
Long overdue upgrade :)

DSafrin
10-17-2013, 09:15 AM
and there's a big Edward face looking at me on the left :eek:

On the mobile I can see just a tiny bit of his hood, as if he tried to hide, but failed at it :D

Also, while the forum does look nice, I preferred slightly darker colour for the background. It was easier on the eyes.

Brostok
10-17-2013, 09:15 AM
I would really like a darker theme too.

jayjay275
10-17-2013, 09:19 AM
I like it. :-)

silvermercy
10-17-2013, 09:22 AM
It's lovely, but I want a dark theme option, too! At night I'm sure it will hurt my eyes. Oh and my sig looks like crap now. lol

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 09:27 AM
Edward is watching us........

Farlander1991
10-17-2013, 10:09 AM
*sigh* I was afraid something like this would happen. Though, to be honest, it's not the worst forum overhaul that I've ever seen. I still don't like it. Biggest gripe is not just the overall color palette, but the icons as well, there's not enough contrast to see the difference in what's going on, what thread you've posted on what thread you didn't post on, etc.

EllJim
10-17-2013, 10:22 AM
No problem with change, but as others have said it's a little bit bright would prefer a darker option.

Sn1p3r-28
10-17-2013, 10:33 AM
I like it, but it's just a tad too bright.

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 10:36 AM
I like it a lot actually!
It might take a little getting used to but I prefer readin black on white waaay over reading white on black. It's easier on the eyes.

adventurewomen
10-17-2013, 10:53 AM
WOW the theme changed! :D

I miss the dark grey it was easier on the eyes.

pirate1802
10-17-2013, 11:14 AM
I like it a lot actually!
It might take a little getting used to but I prefer readin black on white waaay over reading white on black. It's easier on the eyes.

lol your avatar and banner :p

Mr_Shade
10-17-2013, 11:17 AM
I'm sure your eyes will adjust ;)

it it might be a bit painful for those who don't go outside much though ;)


its it's been planed a while, to brighten up the forums and make them fit with the other websites better, so embrace change ;)

silvermercy
10-17-2013, 11:19 AM
I'm sure your eyes will adjust ;)

it it might be a bit painful for those who don't go outside much though ;)


its it's been planed a while, to brighten up the forums and make them fit with the other websites better, so embrace change ;)
Noooooo!!!! What about us night people and vampires? :(
lol

ArabianFrost
10-17-2013, 11:20 AM
It's really quite elegant and modern-ish. I quite like it. Feels like iOS 7 though.

Mr_Shade
10-17-2013, 11:22 AM
As always, Ubisoft wants feedback:


http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801309-New-forum-design?p=9323965#post9323965


please try and be constructive ;)

adventurewomen
10-17-2013, 11:29 AM
The few things I like about the new theme is the fact that the featured highlighted posts with images are on the top it makes it easier to see the latest news directly from Ubisoft. I also really like the blue fade in the background and the background of the posts isn't a bright white it's an off-white grey color and the blue fade color suits Edward in a way because of his Assassin Pirate ways.

Overall I am starting to get used to this theme and it's only been like 30 mins since I logged on the forums today! Great new theme Ubi! :D

Edward is watching us! :eek:

silvermercy
10-17-2013, 11:30 AM
Oh and Edward on the left makes it difficult to sneak in to this forum during work breaks. ehehehee.... This is the most important thing I guess. LOL

EllJim
10-17-2013, 11:30 AM
As always, Ubisoft wants feedback:


http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801309-New-forum-design?p=9323965#post9323965


please try and be constructive ;)

*starts selling pitch forks and flaming torches* =D

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 11:53 AM
lol your avatar and banner :p

Don't like 'em? I thought it was kinda cool. :p

Edit: 1337 posts!

pirate1802
10-17-2013, 12:10 PM
Don't like 'em? I thought it was kinda cool. :p

Edit: 1337 posts!

Nah its cool, but with the new forum colour scheme, its barely visible lol. It was awesome on the previous scheme though.

catkiller97
10-17-2013, 12:13 PM
cool cool cool

Subject J80
10-17-2013, 12:17 PM
Love the new look to the forums.....sleek and very sexy Ubi!! Nice work indeed!!

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 12:17 PM
Nah its cool, but with the new forum colour scheme, its barely visible lol. It was awesome on the previous scheme though.

I suppose it looks different on different monitors. I can still see it perfectly fine!
I might edit it to have it fit more with the new colour scheme though!

Ubi-MoshiMoshi
10-17-2013, 12:30 PM
Hi guys, as Mr_Shade has said, can we have your feedback in this thread please http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801309-New-forum-design?p=9323965#post9323965

pirate1802
10-17-2013, 12:44 PM
I suppose it looks different on different monitors. I can still see it perfectly fine!
I might edit it to have it fit more with the new colour scheme though!

Now it looks. good. :D

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 12:48 PM
Indeed, thanks. Took me a bazillion tries to get it just right though. :p

adventurewomen
10-17-2013, 12:50 PM
Indeed, thanks. Took me a bazillion tries to get it just right though. :p
Your signature and avatar now that you've changed your color scheme would look better with a transparent background not one with a gradient like you have now.

If you're using Photoshop delete your background layer and save your sig & avatar as a .png or .gif to save with transparency.

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Your signature and avatar now that you've changed your color scheme would look better with a transparent background not one with a gradient like you have now.

If you're using Photoshop delete your background layer and save your sig & avatar as a .png or .gif to save with transparency.

Yea, I'm using a transparent background but I'm trying for it to have just a little glow behind the imagine, just a tad lighter than the forum background, without it becoming too obvious.
I just can't seem to get it perfectly right. :p

adventurewomen
10-17-2013, 01:01 PM
Yea, I'm using a transparent background but I'm trying for it to have just a little glow behind the imagine, just a tad lighter than the forum background, without it becoming too obvious.
I just can't seem to get it perfectly right. :p
I think you should remove the glow, that way it will suit the color scheme of the forums- keep the background transparent - that's just imo.

Jexx21
10-17-2013, 01:10 PM
thanks. i had to change my sig

>.>

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 01:15 PM
thanks. i had to change my sig

>.>

Let's have a beer.

SixKeys
10-17-2013, 01:34 PM
It seems there's an option to change the forum colors to your liking in your profile, which is good. I won't be needing it, I'm fine with the current look, but I do think it's a nice option for people who have difficulties reading text on a bright background.

The only thing I don't like is the picture of Edward on the left in the AC forums. IMO it would look much better to have the same Animus-like background throughout all the forums. If the designers want to include a picture from each game on specific forums, it should be a banner at the top, not a background image which may not look good on all devices and resolutions.

Tully__
10-17-2013, 01:38 PM
It seems there's an option to change the forum colors to your liking in your profile,....
If my recollection of testing I did when the last forum update happened is correct, those settings only affect your profile page not the whole forum.

SixKeys
10-17-2013, 01:42 PM
If my recollection of testing I did when the last forum update happened, those settings only affect your profile page not the whole forum.

Oh. Well, that's not good then. There should be an option for people to change to a darker theme if they have problems reading black text on a white background. This is a legitimate problem for some users.

FrankieSatt
10-17-2013, 01:45 PM
I'm sure your eyes will adjust ;)

it it might be a bit painful for those who don't go outside much though ;)


its it's been planed a while, to brighten up the forums and make them fit with the other websites better, so embrace change ;)

So you are pretty much saying "Screw You, deal with it".

At the very least can the devs give us a CHOICE as to how light or dark we want the forums? The darker backgrounds make it easier to read.

pacmanate
10-17-2013, 02:24 PM
I love it! However it is a bit bright. I think I have gone blind

Sushiglutton
10-17-2013, 02:37 PM
New board is much cooler and modern. Can't say it's too bright to my world class eyes.

Kaschra
10-17-2013, 02:38 PM
So they finally changed that ugly and extremly pixelated blue-black background and changed it to Edward. Good. About time.
I'm sure I can get used to the rest in no time, too.

Mr_Shade
10-17-2013, 02:42 PM
So you are pretty much saying "Screw You, deal with it".

At the very least can the devs give us a CHOICE as to how light or dark we want the forums? The darker backgrounds make it easier to read.
Did I say that?

NO..

I was trying to lighten the mood..

TO ALL

The look is global, so we will take feedback from everyone - and take it from there - the forums are an extension of the main site, so it needs to blend in..


And this is just for you - since you seem to want a reply..


I suggest you post your feedback in the thread I posted and stop putting words into my mouth..

Sushiglutton
10-17-2013, 02:57 PM
How can grey be too bright :confused:. I'm confused. Never ever seen a forum update be universally praised though.

adventurewomen
10-17-2013, 03:01 PM
The grey isn't too bight the grey color is just about right it's an off-light grey color, it matches with the dark blue/fade of the background compliments the theme colors nicely. :)

Jexx21
10-17-2013, 03:02 PM
frankie kills everything with his glares

Mr_Shade
10-17-2013, 03:04 PM
How can grey be too bright :confused:. I'm confused. Never ever seen a forum update be universally praised though.
Personally, a lot of people have never calibrated their screens - or turn the brightness and contrast up to 100..

looks fine to me -on my PC, MacBook, iPhone and iPad - however the thread is there for feedback!

oh, and a feedback thread is not just for moaning about it, if you like it, please do say, otherwise your voice maybe not heard!

Sushiglutton
10-17-2013, 03:16 PM
Personally, a lot of people have never calibrated their screens - or turn the brightness and contrast up to 100..

looks fine to me -on my PC, MacBook, iPhone and iPad - however the thread is there for feedback!

oh, and a feedback thread is not just for moaning about it, if you like it, please do say, otherwise your voice maybe not heard!

I like it just as it is now after the update! Very comfortable for my eyes at least.

Mr_Shade
10-17-2013, 03:17 PM
I like it just as it is now after the update! Very comfortable for my eyes at least.
Do post here then, since that's the main thread the team are monitoring ;)

http://forums.ubi.com/showthread.php/801309-New-forum-design?p=9323965#post9323965

Aphex_Tim
10-17-2013, 03:41 PM
That happens every time when a website changes it's color scheme from black to white/light grey. Suddenly it's "too bright" for everyone but eventually, people get used to it.
I'm getting horrible flashbacks to when Geekologie tried it. That website changed from black to white once but received such a massive sh*tstorm of complaints that it was immediately changed back again. D*mn shame.

x___Luffy___x
10-17-2013, 03:56 PM
I'm finding it bright too, should have been a little on the dark grey side... will get used to it in few days .

LoyalACFan
10-17-2013, 03:58 PM
I'm fine with it, it was just kind of a surprise to click on a link and have everything turn blindingly white (compared to the old style) all of a sudden :p

Though the gigantic Edward face might be a little bit much. I feel like he's staring into my soul and intends to murder me in my sleep :S

Toa TAK
10-17-2013, 04:16 PM
I actually like the new scheme very much. It's nice and clean in a way.

lothario-da-be
10-17-2013, 04:18 PM
LOL when the forums have a week maintance there isn't any visual difference. And now this? :p

BATISTABUS
10-17-2013, 05:35 PM
It's going to take some time getting used to, but I think I really like it.

luckyto
10-17-2013, 06:00 PM
I really like it. Good job - please pass along. Much better design than the previous version. Very very nice.

Shahkulu101
10-17-2013, 06:03 PM
I'm a little caught on the fence. I quite liked the old design, it was easier on the eye that much is true.

Biomedical-Fire
10-17-2013, 06:14 PM
I had to turn off my desk lamp and darken up my desk so that the brightness quit hurting my eyes. I need to look in the settings to see if I can tone down the brightness of the site.

pacmanate
10-17-2013, 06:23 PM
I'm use to the new design already

adventurewomen
10-17-2013, 06:37 PM
I had to turn off my desk lamp and darken up my desk so that the brightness quit hurting my eyes. I need to look in the settings to see if I can tone down the brightness of the site.
Maybe you should calibrate your monitor? That could help you.

Rugterwyper32
10-17-2013, 06:41 PM
I like the new background.
I still don't like the amount of white, though. Had to do some calibration and the such. I can handle it, but I can't say it'd be preferable. Maybe there'll be a Stylish theme or something that helps out with that part, though.

ladyleonhart
10-17-2013, 06:50 PM
I'm a little caught on the fence. I quite liked the old design, it was easier on the eye that much is true.

I think I liked the old design too.


...I still don't like the amount of white, though...

^ Exactly this.

pacmanate
10-17-2013, 06:56 PM
The grey, blues and black are fine, its just when you get to the reply box and its like the forum wants to penetrate your iris.

poptartz20
10-17-2013, 07:26 PM
So... this just happened today. Dafuq?

Not bad! but it did throw me for a little bit! I though I was logged in to the wrong website! Lol!

Jexx21
10-17-2013, 07:28 PM
I decided to try something new with the new forums and make my own signature

pacmanate
10-17-2013, 07:30 PM
I decided to try something new with the new forums and make my own signature

I decided to do something new today too.

ACfan443
10-17-2013, 07:43 PM
Absolutely delighted with the near overhaul in appearance, changes were desperately needed to the previously dated design. As mentioned by quite a few others, I would like it to be a little darker, or at least have the option to change the scheme.

DisbandedBox359
10-17-2013, 10:07 PM
You's need to embrace the brightness :P

dxsxhxcx
10-17-2013, 10:47 PM
IMO the upper side of the forum would be better if it was similar to this (not exactly a masterpiece but I believe it's enough to get the idea), just change the white/black texts to another color (or make them bigger) to make them visible..


another thing to change is the colors of the icons near the words reply, reply with quote, etc (they don't appear very well) and the line that divides the post from the user' signature (make it thicker)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/2948/yfb.png

FrankieSatt
10-18-2013, 12:38 AM
You's need to embrace the brightness :P

If I wanted a night light than sure it would be good for that.

If I want to actually read the forums for any length of time than it needs to be darker. Darker is better for the eyes and less eye strain.

SGT-Achilless
10-18-2013, 03:10 AM
edward is going to kill you when you turn away be aware muahahahahahahahah

Locopells
10-18-2013, 09:37 AM
I go away for ONE day, and this happens!