The Bank Interface


The next interface up on the design table belongs to the Bank and involves trading essence for gold, and gold for essence! For this interface we'll use the Quantum Lumber interface from Housing as a base:


The main difference between the Lumber interface and the Bank's interface is that instead of Lumber we'll deal with Essence (obviously), and that you'll be able to either buy Essence by handing in gold, or sell Essence and get gold back for it.

From the beginning we thought we'd deal with both in the same interface (calling it exchange instead), where you'd scroll right to get more Essence and less gold, and scroll left to get more Gold but less Essence (with a symbol for the respective currency on either side). However, we felt it's probably easier to understand if we just call it Buy/Sell Essence and keep them separated.

Here's our first try at a modified version of the Lumber interface:


Here, the Lumbers have each been replaced by an Essence statue. The top box will contain a number indicating how many Essence you want to buy (or sell), the number next to the big coin will let you know how much that will cost you (or how much you'll get back for selling your precious Essence), and the number next to the Essence-with-a-coin indicates the current exchange rate (which don't change the way things are designed now, but we thought it might be interesting to know).

The small gold coin is next to your current gold total, and the Essence-with-a-bag shows how many Essence you currently own. Pretty much like it is in the Lumber interface, in other words!

To make it more clear whether you're in buy or sell mode, we made two variations of the above interface, one with a plus next to the top Essence icon (indicating this is the buy interface), and one with a minus (indicating this is the sell interface). There's also a corresponding plus and minus next to the coin, to show whether you'll gain or lose gold on the affair:



Finally, the shop menu (where you select Buy/Sell or Talk) needed two new buttons for this, so here they are as well:


One more interface down, and probably the last I'll do before Christmas holidays! We'll take Christmas week off and start work again the first day of the new year. To be honest I'm already looking forward to getting back to work, as we absolutely love our new office and spending time there has so far been great for productivity and honestly overall life quality! Tomorrow it's Fred's Friday though, the last post before the holiday break. Stay tuned!
Next PostNewer Post Previous PostOlder Post Home

0 comments:

Post a comment