Introducing the Odyssey and Bortasqu' uniforms, the latest options available to Captains! UI Artist Thomas "TheCrypticCat" Marrone showcases the latest fashion to hit Star Trek Online in our latest entry of the Season 9 News Dev Blog series.
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I am absolutely in love with the new variants for both the Odyssey and Bortasqu' sets. Hats off to the costume designer that has given us these masterpieces.
However, I'd really like to have another option for the Odyssey Tactical Uniform pants. I'd much prefer "loose knee-high" pants with a similar style. I really want to use this extra-armored version of the uniform, but I'd rather not see my away team running around in tights. I'm not saying you should get rid of it, but another option would be nice.
Also, can Federation players PLEASE have access to the Bortasqu' Uniform for our Diplomacy Tier IV reward Bridge Officer? I'm out of ideas for a decent uniform without those pieces.
I may disagree with the other changes coming to the game with Season 9.5, but making the Oddy and Bort uniforms free to all players AND adding in the missing pieces AND new fleet uniforms that are free to those who purchased the old ones AND giving us the color codes? So. Much. Win.
Finally free skirts and non-spiky boot options for KDF females!
Great blog entry! Thank you for the extensive details, and for the beautiful uniforms themselves. Providing the new additional unlocks to those who've already purchased the Odyssey uniform is an elegant solution.
And thank goodness the haphazardly dressed Starfleet NPCs will be more standardized now! This is a welcome change.
A quick question, though -- I've read that the Odyssey template will be available as a choice from that initial drop-down menu in the tailor. Will the enlisted color scheme variant also be a template? Not essential, but it might be a nice touch.
Thank you Cryptic for including the uniform specifications/colour guide in the post. This is very helpful in keeping my characters consistent with NPC uniforms. Much obliged.
As for the changes - it is very nice to see the hodpodge of NPC uniforms standardised. The tipping point for me was seeing a Vulcan Admiral NPC on New Romulus using the Season 1 TNG Uniform. I'm glad that you have been able to put in place a standard uniform design for NPCs - kudos to you for going back and updating NPCs/missions, etc - you didn't have to do this, but did anyway.
The design itself is also nice - it is relatively sleek and simple - not over the top like some people go with their uniforms. It actually reminds me of the shows - being inspired by them, without being a complete copy.
Thank you for putting in some very useful information in this dev blog in the form of the uniform color codes. I also echo the call for the same for the KDF side. This is definitely a cut above the usual dev blog in practical and useful information, and I hope that trend continues.
Please note, since this is a text based method of communication, I'm not being sarcastic. I really would like more dev blogs like that that say things like here is how you do this, or this is how our artists got this look, or maybe a guest blog from someone to tel how they made something creative in the character generator or the tailor, ship or character.
Also, thanks for the KDF skirt, I was missing the option the other day on one of my newer characters.