Why no UI customizations?

Posted on at 3:53 AM by Moobeat


This is something I've always wondered about. We see people promoting custom champion and launcher skins on the forums but never anything for the UI. Coming from a host of MMO's myself, I naturally wondered if anyone created add-ons for this genre of game. RiotCaptainLx graciously quenced my curiosity over on the EU boards.

His thread consists of a barrage of questions to which he gives a lot of well thought out answers. It proves to be a very good read  and gives a lot of insight into what is becoming one of my new favorite REDS.

"...UI wise there is a good reason as it jeopardizes the competitiveness of the game. WOW for instance is not competitive and so they can do that (we would love to, but have to think of fairness first). A better UI (or lesser UI) might give hardcore players a big advantage. Something we have to be vary of."
-RiotCaptainLx, Senior Character Animator, via the official EU forums.

23 comments

  1. That reasoning is dumb, if UI modifications where implemented everyone could use them, not just the hardcore players.

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  2. If it gave them that much of an advantage everyone would have the same customisations or you'd see UI guides everywhere on the net like all those "reach the wow gold cap" guides everywhere.
    Maybe it is best to keep them out then.

    Thanks for the kind words on my blog.
    Best of luck

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  3. I tried signing up for (League of Legends) this but the registration was bugging or something.

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  4. Yeah i think it should be for everyone not only for the hardcore gammers.

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  5. The hardcore gamer crowd would disagree

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  6. You have a lot of posts, can't wait to look through them.

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  7. I think custom UIs would be nice, I like using custom UIs sometimes more than the original

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  8. im not really for this but meh, its not too casual a game anyway

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  9. custom UI is always a good thing

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  10. I love custom UIs... but sometimes it gets in the way of the game and makes it too easy (wow).

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  11. Custom UI is the thing!

    Great blog btw, following (:

    http://livintrip.blogspot.com/

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  12. Anything custom is always good.

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  13. Yeah I would also like to play with a custom ui

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  14. reds seem important and know alot

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  15. I thought it was possible through modding? Like in heroes of newerth

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  16. Interesting so its a balance issue.

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  17. Custom UI's seem to almost ruin some games.

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  18. The competitors in the Annual WoW Arena Tournament might disagree about whether or not it can be competitive.

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