I don't like that something I paid for is being degraded with this update. We buy these things for how they look. If this can't be reversed, give us an option to opt out of the "upgrade" because -this- is not an upgrade at all, it's a downgrade.
Since reading this thread I have noticed most consoles have issues. They get very pixalated. And its a very chunky pixalation. Like a tiny image has been blown up way too much. You get a certain distance and its fairly bad.
Also since the patch yesterday, Over all to me all the graphics seem downgraded. Nothing is crisp or what I am used to. Every thing seems a bit hazy.
It is most noticable in space battles. All the energy weapons fire is no sharp or what I am used to these past few years.
The only way I know how to describe what I am seeing today is muddy,
IMO what I am seeing is NOT high rez. My card and monitor are what would be labeled "high end". Tons of RAM and my bandwidth is really really high.
This morning I feel like I am playing on a cheap lap top.
Tried to do screen shots but it doesnt really explain what I was seeing.
ON Taris' ship, the mission where you fight waves of Remans... the doors all have a red or green light in the middle. This changes at least 3X I could notice.
A few feet away it was the chunky pixelation, Get a little closer and it changes to a nearly normal look. Get a little closer and it gets pixelated again but slightly finer.
On my Romulan ship, down in engineering and in the halls, most wall monitors are very chunky pixelated. NO straight lines but rather stair step looking ones. Getting closer only makes them become a bit more blurred. Being farther away never makes them look normal.
I just checked the recent update (3rd) and on the Belfast bridge at least, it looks like the console textures are back to how they used to be. I took screens and compared and they are the same as they are in the live game again. Hope they stay that way.