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# 1 Worf's Face is Wrong
08-14-2011, 03:32 PM
I don't know how many other people have noticed, but the Worf NPC that was designed for STO certainly does not flatter Michael Dorn in any way. I understand that he has aged somewhat since his last movie appearance, but I still feel they could have done a much better job with him. For starters, his skin tone is much, MUCH too light. When I first spotted him in the Great Hall Courtyard, leading a mok'bara class, I thought it was a different Klingon with coincidentally the same name.

His hair is also this wild, random, slightly insane fringe with little care or thought put into it, so different from the luxuriant and magnificent mane Worf was known to have. There is no problem with greying the hair to match age progression, but Worf just does not look like Worf without his unique style of doo. You know the one I mean: That thick, groomed bundle ending in the ponytail down his back.

And while I understand the necessity of giving him some wrinkles to coincide with the passage of time, in the process they seem to have abandoned any attempt to make his face match that of Dorn's with any real accuracy.

Call me a nitpicker if you will, but I think if an actor is allowing his face to be used in a game, it's only common courtesy that the NPC matches the face. Discussion?
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# 2
08-14-2011, 03:40 PM
I has to do with likeness rights more than anything. STO-Worf can't look too closely like Michael Dorn in TV make-up. Even so, on the final episode of TNG we did see a future Worf. Who looked a bit disheveled in presentation.

Here is a screenshot of Worf. From All Good Things.
http://tng.trekcore.com/gallery/albu...things0773.jpg
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# 3
08-14-2011, 03:43 PM
I understand that. And the likeness rights were given. I remember reading somewhere that someone wanted to know why only a few series characters were running around. The response was that only those actors that gave permission had their faces on NPCs running around. Michael Dorn was one of those. Now that he has given permission, I just think Cryptic is obligated to do a better job.
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# 4
08-14-2011, 03:45 PM
Can you point me to that information? I'm curious to read it.
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# 5
08-14-2011, 03:53 PM
I believe its was in a very early forum thread. I'm not sure which one. I really have never used a blog before.
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# 6
08-14-2011, 04:02 PM
he was trotured quite badly in countdown by nero, that and 20-30 years takes a toll
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# 7
08-15-2011, 01:39 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CheRoj
I understand that. And the likeness rights were given. I remember reading somewhere that someone wanted to know why only a few series characters were running around. The response was that only those actors that gave permission had their faces on NPCs running around. Michael Dorn was one of those. Now that he has given permission, I just think Cryptic is obligated to do a better job.
I agree. After giving permission, they were doing him (and all the fans) a disservice by not making him look somewhat like the character we all know and love. I do agree that they should have used the AGT version as a starting point, then make his mane pure white, while still retaining the classic style.

P.S. His head ridges don't look correct either.
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# 8
06-14-2012, 05:09 PM
I'm pretty sure that it would not be a difficult thing to do. I'm actually pretty sure you could make a Dorn Worf just using the standard Alien Gen character creator in-game. I'm sure there are several people here who have the skills. The only excuse seems to be laziness.
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# 9
06-14-2012, 05:36 PM
The House of Mough ridges are in the character creator.
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# 10
06-14-2012, 09:55 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by CheRoj
I'm pretty sure that it would not be a difficult thing to do. I'm actually pretty sure you could make a Dorn Worf just using the standard Alien Gen character creator in-game. I'm sure there are several people here who have the skills. The only excuse seems to be laziness.
I could make a Worf with enough experimentation. Hey.... maybe i could do a youtube series about the kind of junk you can do........

But yes, a Worfy looking dude could be done, or at least a good approximation.

(For the record, I ignore the Star Trek comics. Yet to find a good one.)
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