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# 41
07-24-2013, 03:40 AM
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Originally Posted by stephane2258 View Post
I will play the devil advocate here. I saw a few peoples mentioned that the NPCs wear much better looking outfit. It a lot easier to create a relatively static NPC with is personal outfit than to create one that adapt itself for player characters that come in all sort of shapes.
What's even easier IMO is just designing tons of options for player characters and use all those for the NPCs. The devs wouldn't have to build any NPCs from the ground up then. They could just mess around in character creation like the rest of us do.


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# 42
07-25-2013, 08:53 AM
I was frankly very disappointed with the Risian costume options to the point I had to take steps to hide them. I had to use the flower bands on the ankles to cover up a glaring texture bug and the mercenary belt to cover a severe clipping bug with robes.

I don't think is acceptable that:

1) A costume piece was released that clips with everything and I mean EVERYTHING! This goes for the Explorer Jacket and Risian Beachcomber Shorts. It is like the devs didn't think that the players would want to mix and match stuff. <NOTE: THIS HAS NOW BEEN RESOLVED>

2) That two textures that are designed to go together and only go together don't even match up. You cannot get Caitian Feet without wearing Beachcomber Shorts and these shorts need the Caitian Fur option on the legs. It is staggering that not only do the textures not match, but they aren't even the same colour and look different in low light.

3) How they allow Beachcomber gear to affect EVA suits is mind-blowingly bad. An EVA suit is a full body costume that covers all gear, so why is a shirt or a pair of shorts causing my head to disappear and most of the EVA Suit to not show? <NOTE: THIS ISSUE HAS ALSO BEEN RESOLVED>

4) The aliens are touted as a big feature in STO. The Caitian and Ferasan races are also considered to be rather popular. Why are these races forbidden from wearing the sunglasses since they are just a prop item that sits over the nose? Was it due to the risk of clipping? That would be an irony!

The Risian costume options raise questions about the QA process in Cryptic's art department and it isn't like they can blame inexperience or engine trouble. This is the company responsible for City of Heroes, a game that had the biggest and most customisable costume editor in any game for it's time. They have had years of experience in costume editors, but these gaffes leave me wondering if they learned anything from the clipping and animation errors in COH.

We are left with a bugged and restrictive cash-grab of a costume editor instead, where spending currency on an item raises questions about buying it since the Risian costumes prove what you get may not even work with other items. I was pondering getting some Lobi for some lockbox costume pieces, I may not after experiencing the low quality Risian Rush Jobs.
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# 43
07-25-2013, 09:05 AM
I haven't read the whole thread, so this might have been said already.


both the shirt and the shorts are incredibly thick, so much so that it looks like my character has gained about 30-50 pounds. Considering my character is pretty short and small (read: petite), it's a noticeable difference going from the TOS shirts or even the Simple Shirt to the Risian shirt. And the shorts make her butt look almost twice as big as it normally would be.

I still want bare feet.... on ALL costumes.
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# 44
08-03-2013, 10:33 PM
None of you 'get' it. The Risian Explorer suit is a famous costume worn by Captain Picard in the TNG episode "Captain's Holiday". It's not supposed to mix with anything else. It's a fan collectible as-is. As such, it is brilliantly done. Moreover, it's a free gift.
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# 45
08-04-2013, 02:54 AM
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Originally Posted by giannicampanella View Post
None of you 'get' it. The Risian Explorer suit is a famous costume worn by Captain Picard in the TNG episode "Captain's Holiday". It's not supposed to mix with anything else. It's a fan collectible as-is. As such, it is brilliantly done. Moreover, it's a free gift.
Its not a free gift, you have to pay 600 favors for it. I don't care if Picard wore it in some episode I don't remember, its still butt ugly and looks ridiculous if worn without tall boots.

And as far as I'm concerned, all costume pieces are supposed to mix with all other costume pieces. Limiting our customization options for no good reason is just plain wrong.
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# 46
08-07-2013, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by somebob View Post
To nobody's surprise, the Risian Explorer outfit is designed just for itself (on females anyway).

Does it work with the off-duty Merc stuff? Nope (massive clipping).

Does it work with ANY belts? Nope (massive clipping).

Does it work with scarves? Nope (massive clipping).

Do the 'pants' (just another texture of the UGLY 'poorly tucked into large boots' pants option) work with anything short exactly one footwear option? Nope. Unless you can explain the huge untucked leg parts just sitting there.

Is said retexture offered in Uniforms? Nope.

Can you use either the top or bottom on your BOFFs? Nope (although it does say Captain only, so I'm not surprised there).

Why the @#^!@ do we still have the pointless and annoying as all get out Uniform and Off-Duty division of things? REMOVE IT. And if it's CBS' doing, tell them to go stuff it.

Worthless worthless costume 'set'. And I thought the leftovers we got on CO were bad.
Its a shame it didnt work out for you, im enjoying it actually. Caitian Picard now has a Risa off duty outfit http://catstarsto.deviantart.com/art...Risa-383101862
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# 47
08-10-2013, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by warpangel View Post
Its not a free gift, you have to pay 600 favors for it. I don't care if Picard wore it in some episode I don't remember, its still butt ugly and looks ridiculous if worn without tall boots.

And as far as I'm concerned, all costume pieces are supposed to mix with all other costume pieces. Limiting our customization options for no good reason is just plain wrong.
Well, it costs 600 free favors that just take a few hours to get. It's irrelevant that you personally don't know or care about such a collectible. The fact is, that's what it is. However, it would indeed be nice if every outfit were designed from the start to fit with every other piece of every other outfit. If we were the Implementors of STO, we would make it so. Alas, we are but contingent beings.
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# 48
08-11-2013, 02:07 AM
Nothing is free, everything has been paid for in some way or another. Giving something away for free is no excuse for giving it away in a shoddy or incomplete state.
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# 49
08-11-2013, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by giannicampanella View Post
None of you 'get' it. The Risian Explorer suit is a famous costume worn by Captain Picard in the TNG episode "Captain's Holiday".
Yes, yes. I see. Mmhmm.

(I just wanted an excuse to link that)
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