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# 71
11-13-2013, 08:22 AM
Yeah, I just went to Romulus and my previous beautiful character (no, seriously, I've actually been complimented on her) is now putty.
And so are my boffs. (Edit: my Andorian boffs actually seem to be fine, for whatever reason.)
And the NPCs.
This is a little bit unacceptable.

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# 72
11-13-2013, 10:03 AM
Originally Posted by jexsamx View Post
That's entirely a personal issue and not at all a responsibility of the dev team.
Their responsibility is to make a game that we enjoy so that we play and we pay. Everyone who is complaining enjoyed their characters before the patch. If the devs changed something you gave a damn about then you'd say the same thing.

Originally Posted by stoleviathan99 View Post
Snip Snip
I would totally be onboard with glossiness for skin, and the stubble slider would be pretty neat as well!

It's true, the old textures did have a very slight reflective/glossy quality as well that is completely gone. I really hope they are working on changing it back.
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# 73
11-13-2013, 02:54 PM
I can totally understand why people with cat-people or alien characters will like the 'new' textures. For matte skin tones, and so on it looks fine.

On humanoid skin, it looks very off-putting and unnatural.

I can't really say it's subjective because I live on a planet full of humans and their skin doesn't do that.

Science has my back.

I am wondering what the time table for the change will be, though. Is this being scheduled to accompany any changes with the body like the legs/hips, etc as well?


I know these things are sort of different topics.

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# 74
11-14-2013, 04:44 PM
I just updated my pictures on the first page and here to much larger sizes so you can see the details of this change. I also hope that it convinces the devs to a complete revert of the facial textures if they haven't already decided to and to perhaps push it up because it is a game-breaker in it's own way.



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# 75
11-14-2013, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by colson15 View Post
Did you see my screenshots I posted before?

Instead of having greenish skin it looks like my char has jaundice or some other disease of the flesh.
Jaundice is actually a byproduct of the liver and renal system, not the skin itself. but yeah.

This is bad.

I get that the overlords don't want you guys pushing things mid week for fixes unless they're game breaking but damn.

I can't look at the character models in game anymore. I've put my crew in every piece of maco, omega and, EV suit gear I have.

Just to have those faces covered.
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# 76
11-14-2013, 11:13 PM
Lol I am familiar with jaundice. I did word that wrong.

But yes, I really hope this can be thrown up the ladder of things to fix. I too have covered everyone in hopes that no one will see the atrocious beasts underneath.

On human-color skins, it looks very splotchy on areas of the face, especially if shadows are introduced on the face, like someone with some kind of melanin disorder. Some people look orange too.

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# 77 can not believe that
11-17-2013, 04:06 AM
i want to play Star Trek Online,
and im not willing to play MANGA STO!!
looking on my toons thinking on the much work and time i spent ...
makes me so sad that i stop playing!
my playing time is reduced by 70%.
maybe its time to look for something else (im here since launch + 1 month "")!!
when u destroy my characters, when the looking on my chars makes me vomit...
when i think how many money i spent...
i become more and more sad ...... im here to have fun ^^
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# 78
11-17-2013, 01:03 PM
You know, the more people mention it, the more it does resemble manga. Devoid of detail.
My characters look like mannequins..
When are the devs going to reverse this, as was said it would be.

I haven't played Season 8 yet because of this.

I also decided NOT to buy the Vesta collection and a few packs of keys because I'm truly starting to think my time here is at an end. This isn't fun and it's ruined the game for many people.

I won't be playing until( and if) this is fixed.

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# 79
11-17-2013, 02:40 PM
I had a similar issue. Figured it was a glitch caused by the patches, since changing some of my video options corrected the issue and restored my character's face to it's previous look.
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# 80
11-17-2013, 03:14 PM
Originally Posted by oldravenman3025 View Post
I had a similar issue. Figured it was a glitch caused by the patches, since changing some of my video options corrected the issue and restored my character's face to it's previous look.
That is strange because the devs patched in a different texture for faces entirely.

I don't see how it is possible that you have 'restored' your characters by changing video options.

By the way, on males the texture isn't QUITE as noticeable. So I could see how maybe you think they are normal again.

They did a great thing with whatever textures they released with Legacy of Romulus.

Why, 6 months later, did they decide to replace what brilliant work was done for character facial textures with bland ones?

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