Inspired by the recent bump of a 2018 thread, I decided to bump this one ^___^
On a serious note, I did not think this question warranted an own thread, but it ties up nicely to one of the posts above:
I could not put my finger on what I found suboptimal about the main menu for the longest time, but finally I can.
It is the “flatness” of the list.
Meaning, each entry is presented only by an icon and a title, but it is so terse.
Some of the entries bring you to a playing area. Some of them bring you to the chat. And some of them can even bring you out of the server, to an entire different page, like the Forums.
I remember now as a newcomer to the site I did not know the first thing about any of them, so I would not go near them. I wonder if others feel the same.
Cutting to the chase, would it be possible to have, either:
a Wikipedia-style smart tooltip, with a small image and/or description of that section? (reference link)
Cons: a chunky FR
even just a humble tooltip with a short explanation (10-20 words) of what the link will do.
Maybe with a big indicator, like EXTERNAL - if it will open a new window/tab, or something.
Pros: almost no coding time needed, just the time to decide what to put into the descriptions
I mean, anything would be better than nothing.
What do y’all think?