Awesome post, i for one totally agree with you. There is a huge need for more diversity in the game. Id love to see even more choice in the character creation screens aswell as alot more playable races i really do think this would bring in more players and keep the attentions of those already playing.
I'd be content if they could release 1 or 2 new races from my list every few months (1-2 months) as the Federation is all about diversity.
I'm anxiously awaiting for them to put in my Tellarites as preset. I miss them.
It's my intention in this thread to provide Cryptic with my opinions and ideas for the Character Creator. I'm a huge fan of characters and character development and as Trek is about diversity amongst many cultures I think that this is also an important thing for the game (especially with so many people playing - variety is good!)
1. Caitians (confirmed 1st post-launch by aforementioned article)
2. Tellarites (confirmed 2nd post-launch by aforementioned article - should have been preset by launch IMO.)
Now I will go on with ideas for future playable races on the Federation side. I had a longer list originally but I am going to choose the races that are more visually different. There's no sense of putting a list of like 40 races.. I doubt anything that immense will ever get done. Nevertheless here they are.
3. Cardassian (Federation is currently allied with the Detapa Council - Dual Citizenship as well)
7. Talaxian (Suffice it to say if you like him or not, Neelix and the Talaxians are a big thing on Voyager)
8. Rigelian (The ones with the green faces from Enterprise - not the birds)
16. Edosian (Lt. Arex from TAS)
I'm actually going to force myself to stop there as that's a pretty hefty list as it is. I do think that every few months that Cryptic could release a species or two. Most either have slightly remodelled heads or forehead pieces. There are some, that would purely just be awesome to have cause they look different.
In an effort to prevent this post to be too long (since I know 'walls of text' are discouraged I am going to do the next part in a seperate post.
Great ideas. Especially interesting playing a hologram!
Very much agreed. The hair selection is pretty bad. Most short styles look wrong on Andorians and cut through the antennae. The recending long hair cuts in the upper body and there aren't that many alternatives for Cardassians. Not to mention a lot styles clip into Vorta ears. Jem'Hadar heads are also very different and there isn't a good scaly skin pattern. I tried to make a Flaxian and it turned out as epic fail. The Klingon hairstyles are a real joke, there isn't even something similar to Gowron or Martok.