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Career Officer
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 24
# 25
05-04-2013, 10:28 PM
Found a couple more. The more I look around I can see it all over. It looks like overly compressed JPEG artifacts. As if they recompressed the original JPEGs again after applying some filter. Most people probably won't notice, but they might not even realize why things feel a little degraded as most people probably don't know what to look for.

I'll add these to the OP as well.

http://img826.imageshack.us/img826/691/comp8.jpg
When you know what you're looking for, you start to see it all over. It's muddy looking, filled with artifacts. This was in the medical section of ESD.

http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/3637/comp9r.jpg
Again in medical on ESD. The original had some artifacts to begin with, but the update made it all sorts of worse.

http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/6236/comp10o.jpg
Most people wouldn't even see this unless they really looked, but on the highlighted area you can see that the new one is just not as smooth as the original.

http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/985/comp11r.jpg
These are probably the same textures used above, but in another area.

I'm sure I'll find these all over if I look, maybe I should try DS9 next. I can only imagine how many assets on planets and in missions were hit with this "update".