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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 23
06-21-2011, 01:24 AM
Originally Posted by Yreodred
Why don't we get just more color slots instead of such a weird color confusion?
I would have been much happier, if some uniforms where just as plain and simple like the Bajoran and Canon uniforms.
But almost every Cryptic uniform looks overloaded, i have no idea what this is supposed to mean, do they really think that a uniform that looks like the grand canyon looks good?

I think they should focus on making KDF stuff it seems that they are really talented for that....
But all the Starfleet stuff they have designed, if it's uniforms, interiors, weapons or ships, looks awful IMHO.

Live long and prosper.
HA? "looks like the grand canyon?" I suppose they could take it as a compliment that you think it reminds you of a national landmark renowned for its breathtaking beauty, but I think you're just being hyperbolic there. I'll admit I wasn't a big fan of the custom designs the game shipped with, but this was mostly due the monochrome candy-shaded application of colors (the designs themselves have grown on me). However, I really like how much more realistically varied the Jupiter uniforms look, particularly the diamond patterning on the shoulders of #5, and the beautifully subtle leather marbling on the main body of #3, which, along with the waxy and convincingly semi-stiff looking shoulder section makes that one my favorite.

I think its the same reason the Next Generation and Next Generation film uniforms are among the best of the cloth ones. The textures are realistically mottled and shaded rather than monochrome, lending them the realistic tonal variations found in actual material, without actually approaching photo-realism which would look awkwardly out of place in the game's visual style.