The new UI looks, feels, and behaves like garbage. I liked how the menus were simplistic and looked like the menus were using the system interface, rather than a menu with 10,000 unnecessary things and teeny tiny little buttons up at the top under the server name, rather than the fricking massive buttons below it. I don't have full nitro, why put the boost button there? I don't have a credit card linked to my account, why is the gift nitro button IN THE CHAT BOX where it takes up half the space, along with the emoji button? Why can't they be ONE CONTINUOUS BOX LIKE THEY WERE IN 3.0.10? I've been using Discord since 2016 and I have to say, the new UI puts Google's Polymer to shame. It honestly looks like trash. It's extremely cluttered and it makes it extremely hard to find some of the most used menus. It lags my phone and tablet pretty bad when opening the application. When I put the application into the background and go to let's say Safari, the application exits and I am forced to wait the 10-15 seconds for the app to load, which this problem occurred on 3.0.10 only when I had maybe 10 different apps open. Also, speaking of loading, let's talk load times. 3.0.10 loaded in under 4 seconds, while 26.0 takes at least 10 seconds to load. That's not counting connection time. Connection time on 3.0.10 was maybe 4 seconds max. Connection time on 26.0 was around 8 seconds on the best possible connection but it varied greatly depending on connection speed. I would have 4 bars and it would take 8 seconds to connect. But what's this? You only have 3 bars? Frick you, I'm taking 4 seconds longer to connect now. 3.0.10 felt extremely snappy and responsive when you opened the app. 26.0 felt sluggish and slow for maybe 30 seconds. Also, what happened to the send button? It looks like garbage too. I liked how it said "Send" in plain text. But no, people can't be bothered to read anymore, so we have to change it to a round button with a paper air plane on it, making it harder to push because it isn't as wide. I'm a person that loves sharp corners, and 26.0 completely ruined that because of all its wasted space. Also, why did the notification icons get changed to a circle? What was wrong with the square ones?
I remember seeing my friend on Discord when 3.1.0 got released. I thought it looked ugly. I was still running 3.0.10 at the time, and so we compared app speeds. Same phone, same OS, etc. 3.0.10 beat 3.1.0 in every test. I don't know why everyone has to build slower and trashier UI designs, just to keep up with the "trends" and the "modern age". If it ain't broke don't fix it. And the new UI, I can say, is broke.
So please fix it.
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