Let's face it, the character creation and customization is one of the things Cryptic games are well known for. COH, STO, CO, and hopefully even the upcoming Neverwinter have great ways of customizing and creating unique characters for players to enjoy. The problem is after launch these systems never really seem to get much in the way of updates and enhancements, and I'm hoping to get that changed. I don't want this to become another Costume request thread, there are already enough of those, but please feel free to sign this and keep it active to let the Dev team know that they have something great with the Creator tools, but it's in need of a good amount of love and updating. Below are a few good examples of why.
Traits are a great example, they only really seem to add new ones when they add a new species to the C-store and as the game changes and evolves these traits don't. Sure they get balanced a little, but there's not a whole lot of noticible difference now than at launch, and we still have no ability to be able to switch them. How many people would pay money to be able to switch these as a service in the C-store?
Skins and complexions: We all know how much this bugs me. I personally use the infected complexion which looks great on the head, but ends in a visible line at the neck. This is how it is for pretty much any and all of the great designs and even Trill spots (which go down all the way) still have that awkward line at the neck. With people putting real money into open uniforms and costumes showing more skin and such, i would be nice if they went back and made it wo the rest of the body matched the faces. To this day the hands don't even match the faces, and it's been that way since Beta! It's ridiculous.
More KDF. This is actually what made me think to start this petition. While it's true that a Klingon Warrior is never really "off duty", some one pointed out that a Klingon is a warrior no matter how they dress. How many Klingons want their traditional robes or their Targ pelts, or the awesome Brigadier General Trench coat that's already in game? Or how many people in the KDF are even Klingon? Just because you serve the empire doesn't mean they provide you with uniforms, so why should you be stuck dressed as either a Klingon, or an Orion bikini girl?
Liberated Borg. Long have i believed that the liberated Borg should have been a series of unlocks for the character creator instead of its own race. Since Launch and possibly even Beta people have wanted to make Assimilated Vulcans or liberated Saurians. We're Not playing SWTOR here, so we shouldn't just BE stuck with Liberated humans only. And with the Addition of new species it would be nice to be able to use the liberated options on them as well. I know Klingons are the other option, but the joke wouldn't have been as funny. We need to open up the options as well as add pieces that again, go well beyond just the head. The people want Arm pieces, body suits, Prosthesis a plenty is what people want for their Borg Captain's and Bridge officers.
New technology. While Tholians are less likely to be a federation or KDF species, the Multi Legged option would add a great non humanoid set of selections to the list. It's not like we're asking to have Horta running around of our crew, but to be honest a lot of people would probably really enjoy a lot of non humanoid species.
More options. We just need more options in general, preferably with out the cost of Zen or Dilitihium, but still more options are long over due. How many people would want to play as a Breen or Romulan/Reman? Who would love to see the occasional Captain with the Transparant Skull? With how many races in the Federation there are, we should have a lot more options at the creation and customization options. Even if its just adding a few new options for existing non-editable Boffs.
I'm not sure how it would be any different given that there are only a certain amount displayable per person, so it's not like it would effect it anymore that usual. I just think it was a great thing they added at launch and it hasn't really had anything done with it since. It would be nice to get more options and races with out the price tags or such. one thing i'm looking forward too though is the possibility of animated antennae.
I agree with the OP entirely but the one thing that I want to see is if you buy a race in the C-store then you get to use that races features in character customization for the alien race like tails, fur, ears, etc.
Just because you serve the empire doesn't mean they provide you with uniforms, so why should you be stuck dressed as either a Klingon, or an Orion bikini girl?
This a thousand times this! It would be nice if the many KDF races other than Klingons and Orions could have some race specific clothing. And just more uniform/clothing options all around for KDF please.