Just a quick question: what are people’s general preferences in terms of the buttons/icons/whatever related to actions in MMOs?  Do you prefer more abstract buttons, like those in City of Heroes…

City of Heroes HUD Icons

where colors and geometry hint at the functionality, or more picturesque buttons, like those in EQ2 and many other games…

EQ2 HUD icons

I’m starting in on some buttons for my own little experiments, and I’d like to get some sense as to preferences. I’m not sure how much choice I really have, in the long run… the more activity options incorporated into the design, the more complex the buttons will get… but it’s still useful info.

Thanks, in advance…

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