Thing is, they already lock out combinations that are inappropriate, clip, or are impossible. (For example, not allowing formal wear to mix with anything else or disallowing certain combadge/uniform combos.)
Well, the part with the clipping didn't really work everytime (it took ages to get baldrics and shoulder pads to not clip), and it seems to me that the disallowing of the combadge/uniform combos is more of a disadvantage even to them. They redesigend the costumes of the mirror universe officers, but they are still using delta shield-combadges instead of the Terran Empire patch.
Originally Posted by Rikaelus
I think you need to look up the definition of "uniform". Namely... "uni". They have enough combinations already to give the definition a run for its money.. let alone if they allowed anything anywhere anytime.
And don't make me show you the uniform mess in Star Trek VII. Using civilian clothing while on duty has a tradition in Star Trek. And in STO every ship can set its own uniform standards. That's not realistic, but it's a game. And having more options is generally better than having less. Personally I want my crew to be uniform. But I want to determine HOW. I'm using the canon uniform that is closest to the timeframe we are playing in (TNG movie with veteran combadge) with a slight variation (TOS cutoffs and boots). Now we are at war, my captain and two officers use grenades and get them out of nowhere, my science and engineering officers constantly pull their tricorders out of nowhere, that's why I would like to add the bandolier and the belt of the mercenary gear to them. Others would maybe like formal wear shoes for their TNG style uniforms, or make a new mirror universe outfit.
Originally Posted by plexaura
Why don't we just drop the word "Uniform" altogether seeing as it's not even universal across your BOffs (applied individually), and has no bearing on your random ship crew or anyone else in your faction? It's an uniform in name only, enforced by individual player choices. Call them all "outfits" instead to avoid unnecessary and unreasonable expectations.
Trying to make a simulator in an MMO is costly and ultimately self-defeating.
Hey, I do want my generic crewmen and security escorts to use my uniform presets.