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# 11
07-28-2013, 12:37 AM
i noticed today that on my kdf romulan i now have a eye patch i didn't have b4 the last patch so that's something i guess
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# 12
10-22-2013, 01:54 AM
Ok let's see. Cryptic..... you need to go to DC Online and check out the costuming there. The way it is set up is wonderful. Head, chest, hands, face, feet, legs, back, accessory and weapon. These fields are all areas where you can gather styles for your character. Each item has a color palate. You have 3 main colors but each piece of gear can have 3 slots where you decide what color goes where.

Where the heck are the pieces of gear for our characters? Where are the holiday costumes? Where are the Halloween costumes? Where are the Christmas jingle hats, the jester outfits, the scary ghost costumes? Why cant a Trill wear a Klingon baldric? What about jeans, kilts, brocaded shirts? How about different styles, such as; steampunk, cyberpunk and hippy or even burlesque?

Heck why not go whole hog and give us a tailor shop where we can design our own cloths? After all isn't that what a tailor would do for you in real life? Is it really all that hard to give us more selection for outfits? And what is this, about limiting what we wear in our off time? Why not let us have a place where we can design our own costumes? People do it all the time. Just look at the sims..... lots of free mods for new clothing styles for the sims. I bet that if you added this feature it would really interest a LOT of people.

Heck let us post our newly designed clothing on the exchange with previews. I am sure that would generate a lot of attention too. Best of all you would only have to design the system for making clothing fairly simple for the public and then sit back and let the fans make the fashion..... Take a good look at sims 3. the way you can add textures to the clothing and the wide variation on style would be a wonderful addition.

Now for the carrot. Make the new tailor shop an add-on for sale for cash. That way the players end up paying you for the privilege of designing outfits for you, and saving you a massive headache. Of course in order to use the tailor shop we would have to sign an agreement waiving our rights to any content designed by your program.

Now for the stick. Look the game is pretty cool, but the devil is in the details. You got it running, now you just need to expand your focus group a little. You have lots of combat in the game, but there is so much more to Star trek than shooting things! Gene would be happy to see that his imaginings have become an online mmorpg, but do you think he would be happy about things like the state of costuming in this game. Your attention has been requested.

An overhaul is required to make this system work right.

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# 13
10-22-2013, 05:03 AM
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To be honest, the entire tailor is a disaster zone. It's like someone detonated a Tricobalt warhead and never bothered to clean up the mess.

As you said we have pieces that can only be used with certain pieces. Pieces in a costume set have different color palettes so coordinating matching colors becomes difficult if not impossible in some cases. Hell some of them like the Fed-Rom boots on my Liberated Borg don't even have a color palette. There's only one shade of brown. Then we have hairstyles not being available on certain species for some random unknown reason, male and female costume counterparts missing options (Romulan Tal-Shiar belt/chest strap for example), and of course no facial hair for Romulan males. Not to mention all the clipping and color bleeding...ugh.

It's just bad and needs a full revamp. Oh and give me back my undo/redo buttons Cryptic. Seriously.
I completely agree!
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Hahahaha, thanks Cryptic, for doing your part to make the F2P transition of SWTOR such a success!!
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# 14
10-22-2013, 05:06 AM
I would just be happy if my KDF Romulan would actually be able to use more than 1 of her 4 Costume slots. No ticket submitted about me being able to access them has even been responded to since submission.
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# 15
10-27-2013, 05:16 PM
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Ok let's see. Cryptic..... you need to go to DC Online and check out the costuming there. The way it is set up is wonderful. Head, chest, hands, face, feet, legs, back, accessory and weapon. These fields are all areas where you can gather styles for your character. Each item has a color palate. You have 3 main colors but each piece of gear can have 3 slots where you decide what color goes where.

Where the heck are the pieces of gear for our characters? Where are the holiday costumes? Where are the Halloween costumes? Where are the Christmas jingle hats, the jester outfits, the scary ghost costumes? Why cant a Trill wear a Klingon baldric? What about jeans, kilts, brocaded shirts? How about different styles, such as; steampunk, cyberpunk and hippy or even burlesque?
Most of these are likely categorically denied by CBS. Champions is this way.
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Heck why not go whole hog and give us a tailor shop where we can design our own cloths? After all isn't that what a tailor would do for you in real life? Is it really all that hard to give us more selection for outfits? And what is this, about limiting what we wear in our off time? Why not let us have a place where we can design our own costumes? People do it all the time. Just look at the sims..... lots of free mods for new clothing styles for the sims. I bet that if you added this feature it would really interest a LOT of people.

Heck let us post our newly designed clothing on the exchange with previews. I am sure that would generate a lot of attention too. Best of all you would only have to design the system for making clothing fairly simple for the public and then sit back and let the fans make the fashion..... Take a good look at sims 3. the way you can add textures to the clothing and the wide variation on style would be a wonderful addition.
You have no idea what kind of a nightmare this would be for licensing... and an in-game interface to create outfit designs outside of the given pieces is right out.
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# 16
10-29-2013, 08:09 PM
I agree with a lot of this, especially the opening of the color palette to ALL of the outfits. If i want all red or all gold maco armor i should get to have it, it isnt a costume unlock because it makes it wearable, especially at the cost of the unlock. So if i unlock the armor i get to wear it? awesome so i can do what i would do by equipping it.....genius.

Also this thread is trying to rise from the dead. It should be killed with fire, but i support the idea, so keept it going and start a zombie apocalypse....
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# 17
10-29-2013, 09:11 PM
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^ all this.

I've always managed to find a work-around until I started my Reman. I had issues with my Romulan, but for some reason, the Reman with the same crew is proving impossible to create a consistent uniform for the crew. And the "load outfit only" button is not working for me. I'd love to acquire a few more costume choices, but why shell out money for zen when I'll likely have a repeat of the current broken conditions.
All this, plus I'll add that my Reman also has problems making consistent uniforms for the crew. Same costume, different color combinations allowed. WTF?
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# 18
10-29-2013, 09:42 PM
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Ok let's see. Cryptic..... you need to go to DC Online and check out the costuming there. The way it is set up is wonderful. Head, chest, hands, face, feet, legs, back, accessory and weapon. These fields are all areas where you can gather styles for your character. Each item has a color palate. You have 3 main colors but each piece of gear can have 3 slots where you decide what color goes where.

Where the heck are the pieces of gear for our characters? Where are the holiday costumes? Where are the Halloween costumes? Where are the Christmas jingle hats, the jester outfits, the scary ghost costumes? Why cant a Trill wear a Klingon baldric? What about jeans, kilts, brocaded shirts? How about different styles, such as; steampunk, cyberpunk and hippy or even burlesque?

Heck why not go whole hog and give us a tailor shop where we can design our own cloths? After all isn't that what a tailor would do for you in real life? Is it really all that hard to give us more selection for outfits? And what is this, about limiting what we wear in our off time? Why not let us have a place where we can design our own costumes? People do it all the time. Just look at the sims..... lots of free mods for new clothing styles for the sims. I bet that if you added this feature it would really interest a LOT of people.

Heck let us post our newly designed clothing on the exchange with previews. I am sure that would generate a lot of attention too. Best of all you would only have to design the system for making clothing fairly simple for the public and then sit back and let the fans make the fashion..... Take a good look at sims 3. the way you can add textures to the clothing and the wide variation on style would be a wonderful addition.

Now for the carrot. Make the new tailor shop an add-on for sale for cash. That way the players end up paying you for the privilege of designing outfits for you, and saving you a massive headache. Of course in order to use the tailor shop we would have to sign an agreement waiving our rights to any content designed by your program.

Now for the stick. Look the game is pretty cool, but the devil is in the details. You got it running, now you just need to expand your focus group a little. You have lots of combat in the game, but there is so much more to Star trek than shooting things! Gene would be happy to see that his imaginings have become an online mmorpg, but do you think he would be happy about things like the state of costuming in this game. Your attention has been requested.

An overhaul is required to make this system work right.
Champions has always had the better character creation process than DCUO, hands down. While DCUO may hanve the better art style (jim lee) the actual ability to just jump in and design a hero, even in just looks (although power setup is infinitely better in co too) than the CO design is way better. STO has a lot of the features, but is definitely lacking in many ways, one of which is the lack of custom skins, going anywhere other than the head. How such a glaring issue has been allowed to exist for so long, let alone being part of the promotional photos, is beyond me. I personally would love it if they added more of CO's options to STO, in terms of building a better character. The body options alone in CO would go a great distance in STO, like being able to add or decrease muscle tone, altering tail length individually, better options for lengths and widths.

They should have redone all of this for LOR when they supposedly "Re-did the entire Character creator". It really would just add that much more depth to the game and making our characters (captains and boffs) that much better.
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