the textbox isnt bad but could use revisions.
I wanted to say something about the type. I gathered from your old posts that you're not incredibly concerned with the UI, but for what it's worth, here's my nerdy design advice:
Lucida Mono is the wrong face to use here. Your interface generally should reflect the type of game you're playing - the type choice should come from the other elements of the game. Your game is set in medival (or quasi-medival) times, from what I can tell. Monospaced typefaces certainly weren't around then, and neither were sans-serif typefaces. Monospaced type is generally something that you should avoid - it's much more difficult to read than other typefaces, it takes up more room, and regardless of the style of the face it will generally evoke a typewriter connotation.
I'm not sure what your limitations are with type. If you can't antialias your type at all, then try using Georgia (it comes standard on all computers now) - it's a really beautiful serif face that's designed specifically for the screen (whereas most typefaces are designed for the printed page). If you absolutely need to use a monospaced typeface, then Century Monospace is about the best you can do (http://www.fontshop.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.fontdetail&displayfontid=BT.107478.0.0
). If you have no limitations, and you can antialias your type, then you can really look around and find something nice. The Serif (http://www.fontshop.com/?fuseaction=catalog.fontdetail&searchby=manufacturer&displayfontid=FK.108399.0.1
) is one of my favorite contemporary serifs. It's almost impossible to make Jenson (http://www.fontshop.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=catalog.fontdetail&displayfontid=M.125307.0.0
) look bad. If you don't want to use a serifed typeface (they're typically meant to be printed), there are a bunch of nice sans-serifs - Quay is a beautiful face (http://www.fontshop.com/?fuseaction=catalog.fontdetail&searchby=manufacturer&displayfontid=EF.547.0.1
If you want to look through stuff on your own, www.fontshop.com
is great, they have a big selection - and The Foundry (www.foundrytypes.co.uk
) is probably the best contemporary type foundry out there. If you happen to find a typeface that you like, but you don't want to shell out $150 to try it, let me know via a PM or something.
Additionally, your UI screenshots on your blog are pretty chaotic. If you'd like some detailed advice on how to make them simpler or more effective, just let me know.
So, yeah. Take that advice for what it is. If you want to ignore all of that, I promise my feelings won't be hurt. But since I can't draw worth shit, I feel like I should at least offer up advice on something that I know about.