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supergaminggeek 08-19-2012 09:07 PM

Caitian Mane
 
You know that Caitian, M'Ress? The comms relief officer?
http://www.theautumncat.com/image/mresswm.jpg
Give us the hair! All we have is basic fur, and for more, we have to purchase a Ferasan!


On a side note, I'm pretty sure they're supposed to be the same race, because Caitian homeworld is Ferasa.

velktra 08-19-2012 09:45 PM

I so want that mane. It's so much prettier than the current styles (and fits more in line with the "they look like lions" thing).

And the STO Caitians don't line up with other Caitians in the Star Trek Universe. They made Cait and Ferasa two different planets. It bugs me too, but it's their game; they can do whatever they want.

ssargon 08-19-2012 09:49 PM

I like to think of "Ferasa" as the homeworld the Caitians were exiled from, and "Cait" is their new adopted world.

But regardless. This would be awesome and instantly adorn the heads of all my Caitians. It's just a shame we're not likely to get it since we probably would have by now...

velktra 08-19-2012 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by ssargon (Post 5360531)
I like to think of "Ferasa" as the homeworld the Caitians were exiled from, and "Cait" is their new adopted world.

Hey, that actually makes sense! This explanation works for me. :D

captainhunter1 08-20-2012 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by supergaminggeek (Post 5360301)
You know that Caitian, M'Ress? The comms relief officer?
http://www.theautumncat.com/image/mresswm.jpg
Give us the hair! All we have is basic fur, and for more, we have to purchase a Ferasan!


On a side note, I'm pretty sure they're supposed to be the same race, because Caitian homeworld is Ferasa.

Oh man, I would so love for them to finally put in a true Trek hairstyle like this for Caitians.

Heck, make it a Z-store item if that's what is takes to justify spending the development time on an iconic hair type. I'm sure it would make a ton of money.

ashkrik23 08-20-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by captainhunter1 (Post 5364541)
Oh man, I would so love for them to finally put in a true Trek hairstyle like this for Caitians.

Heck, make it a Z-store item if that's what is takes to justify spending the development time on an iconic hair type. I'm sure it would make a ton of money.

This right here.

centersolace 08-21-2012 12:17 AM

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Originally Posted by captainhunter1 (Post 5364541)
Oh man, I would so love for them to finally put in a true Trek hairstyle like this for Caitians.

Heck, make it a Z-store item if that's what is takes to justify spending the development time on an iconic hair type. I'm sure it would make a ton of money.

Thirded. .....

captainhunter1 08-21-2012 02:42 PM

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Originally Posted by velktra (Post 5360491)
I so want that mane. It's so much prettier than the current styles (and fits more in line with the "they look like lions" thing).

I think the original intent in the Animated Series was to make Caitians humanoid 'cat' people, not lions. If you look closely at the animation, M'Ress' tresses are actually hair, not a mane. Which would make sense as only male lions have manes.

Regardless, the picture above is an excellent example of a female 'mane' compromise - not too hair-like, but certainly not a male style either.

velktra 08-21-2012 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by captainhunter1 (Post 5384771)
I think the original intent in the Animated Series was to make Caitians humanoid 'cat' people, not lions. If you look closely at the animation, M'Ress' tresses are actually hair, not a mane. Which would make sense as only male lions have manes.

Regardless, the picture above is an excellent example of a female 'mane' compromise - not too hair-like, but certainly not a male style either.

"They look like lions" is how I always describe them to people who've never heard of Caitians. I know it's not a real mane, but I've always called it one. "Mane" is another word people use for "long hair" anyway. ;)

captainhunter1 08-30-2012 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by velktra (Post 5387031)
"They look like lions" is how I always describe them to people who've never heard of Caitians. I know it's not a real mane, but I've always called it one. "Mane" is another word people use for "long hair" anyway. ;)

Ha! True.

I'm not sure what happened to the dev who originally drew up the Caitians for STO. If I recall correctly they said the hair designs (including an M'Ress type) were going to follow shortly after the release of the race. And that was quite some time ago.

I understand priorities shift and people leave for other jobs so maybe that dev isn't around any more, but as I said above, make this a Z-store item if need be - make the players and the investors happy at the same time. :P


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