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Career Officer
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 127
I really hope the rumors of the upcoming Risian Swimwear only being available to wear on Risa are false. If they're not, it won't go live for another month, PLEASE RECONSIDER.

You know what my issue is? This frankly Victorian view of what is or is not acceptable to wear in game. I don't care whose call it would theoretically be, CBS or Cryptic, but it's a bad one, and goes against the IP. Period. End of story. Look at TNG episodes Haven, Angel One, The Naked Now, Justice, et cetera... Look at every outfit a woman wears on TOS. At Jadzia's bachelorette party on DS9, a particularly buff crewman wore nothing but a grass skirt. On a public station. Even Counselor Troi, erm, "dressed down" when she wasn't on the bridge. Don't even get me STARTED on Enterprise. T'Pol and Tucker were in just their skivvies almost as much as their uniforms. Whoever whines about people wearing skimpy outfits on ESD or any public map should be reminded that A) it's not their character, get over it, and B) Not everyone who visits these places is "on duty."

And it's not like we're asking for "Betazoid Wedding Apparel" to be accessible. I've seen leaks of the swimsuits. You'd see more skin walking out your front door on a warm day. Let it go, and stop restricting our clothing options based on the opinions of a few prudes.

And no, I'm not an ERPer, or even an RPer. I just want freedom in being able to customize my characters, especially if I plunked down money or the equivalent time on it. Limitations are the enemy in things like this. I was just as bummed when the setslottype codes went out the window. Is there a reason Omega pants shouldn't be allowed to be mixed with a uniform top? No, except a few people "abused" the ability to mix and match, and others whined. While I personally thought some of the combinations were ridiculous, they weren't my characters, and I could ignore it. It's not like they could really break my immersion if I don't acknowledge them.

I can guarantee you that most of the people who wanted these outfits will NOT purchase or grind for something that is only available on one map. Much like your initial response to people demanding the First Contact EV suits, by charging $7+ per character and not making it a costume unlock, you're going to find that no one wants it. Which, on an unrelated note, thanks for giving them out to veterans. Really good call, but it makes me think it was backpedaling due to REALLY low sales.

At the very least, restrict the costumes so that you have to wear pants and shoes or something on public maps. I know you have the tech to make that mandatory, you did it with Temporal Ambassador.

I thank you for your time, and I hope my plea does not fall on deaf ears.

Last edited by ducklesworth; 04-29-2014 at 01:47 PM.
Captain
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 585
# 2
04-29-2014, 01:52 PM
Cryptic, you see the above? Yeah, all that. Please, do not restrict the swimwear to Risa if at all possible.
If you feel Keel'el's effect is well designed, please, for your own safety, be very careful around shallow pools of water.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 3
04-29-2014, 02:08 PM
Survivor of Romulus
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# 4
04-29-2014, 03:28 PM
I agree wholeheartedly with the OP. Sadly, I don't think it's going to happen, especially given how cryptic as forced the oddy outfit on to almost all the fed NPCs and the way its been hailed as a long overdue standardization. I see it as cryptic wanting to force us to have out uniform outfit slots to be taken up with more "professional" looking outfits. Though apparently they have forgotten that the mirror outfits, open jackets and cropped winter coats exist..
I'm no ERPer, in fact I dislike RP full stop. I simply don't see the point of needlessly restricting our options in the tailor. I like having some professional looking outfits of course, but I equally like having some outfits that I made just for a giggle.
Arbitrarily restricting outfits, colours and combinations in the tailor just makes it harder to have fun with it. It castrates one of the big features of STO, a feature that is featured on ARCs entry for STO as one of its main selling points.
TL;DR
Just unlock the tailors already, and don't even think about restricting outfits to certain places.
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Commander
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 424
# 5
04-29-2014, 03:32 PM
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At the very least, restrict the costumes so that you have to wear pants and shoes or something on public maps. I know you have the tech to make that mandatory, you did it with Temporal Ambassador.
My main wears what is considered a 'swimsuit' all the time - an Off Duty Robe up top, and the Risian Explorer Outfit legs (the one that completely covers the legs all the way to the ankle - not the short shorts).

Why?

So she can run around barefoot. She's a Caitian, and it just seems right to do that all the time.

I've been doing it ever since last year's Risa event, and I will be downright pissed if you remove that because of...reasons nobody can fathom.

Choice is what makes STO as strong as it is. Don't remove it.
"Let's make our DOff UI bigger, clumsier to use, impossible to sort, AND have it show less information in a useable method than we did before!" - Cryptic with STO's 9.5 'crafting upgrade'.

What were you thinking, Cryptic? Seriously. I want to know.
Survivor of Romulus
Join Date: Jun 2012
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# 6
04-29-2014, 04:03 PM
I disagree with all of the above. I don't want to see Baywatch: Earth Spacedock when I beam down. I already have to tolerate the eyesores people come up with regarding the alien generator because they think they're oh-so-unique and oh-so-funny to figure out you can make some really bizarre creations with it (Hint: They aren't).

I want the game to resemble Star Trek, not a 50 year old online predator's candy store.

Keep swimsuits on Risa, and keep modesty and dignity outside of Risa. Unless you're an orion, put a damn shirt on. This is a military organization, not Spring Break.

I already make enough concessions as it is regarding the sake of aesthetics.

Just Say No to Star Tramp Online.
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Captain
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Posts: 11,103
# 7
04-29-2014, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by iconians View Post
I disagree with all of the above. I don't want to see Baywatch: Earth Spacedock when I beam down. I already have to tolerate the eyesores people come up with regarding the alien generator because they think they're oh-so-unique and oh-so-funny to figure out you can make some really bizarre creations with it (Hint: They aren't).

I want the game to resemble Star Trek, not a 50 year old online predator's candy store.

Keep swimsuits on Risa, and keep modesty and dignity outside of Risa. Unless you're an orion, put a damn shirt on. This is a military organization, not Spring Break.

I already make enough concessions as it is regarding the sake of aesthetics.

Just Say No to Star Tramp Online.









http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,103
# 8
04-29-2014, 04:07 PM









http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Captain
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 11,103
# 9
04-29-2014, 04:08 PM









http://i1151.photobucket.com/albums/o633/centersolace/189cux9khvl6ojpg_zpsca7ccff0.jpg

So inhumane superweapons, mass murder, and canon nonsense is okay, but speedos are too much for some people.
Captain
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,816
# 10
04-29-2014, 04:10 PM
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Originally Posted by iconians View Post
I disagree with all of the above. I don't want to see Baywatch: Earth Spacedock when I beam down. I already have to tolerate the eyesores people come up with regarding the alien generator because they think they're oh-so-unique and oh-so-funny to figure out you can make some really bizarre creations with it (Hint: They aren't).

I want the game to resemble Star Trek, not a 50 year old online predator's candy store.

Keep swimsuits on Risa, and keep modesty and dignity outside of Risa. Unless you're an orion, put a damn shirt on. This is a military organization, not Spring Break.

I already make enough concessions as it is regarding the sake of aesthetics.

Just Say No to Star Tramp Online.
You just got owned...
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LOR? about .63JJs. DR feels higher. Somewhere around .68 or .69, spiking to a .8 whenever Neelix be mentioned.
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