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# 1 Facial changes?
11-12-2013, 11:42 AM
I didn't see it mentioned in the patch notes but I noticed my characters' faces are now different.... especially around the eyes I see it. The skin textures look more bland or something.

Has anyone else noticed this? I notice it especially on characters that have eye shadow on.


Edit : Alright I have screenshots to compare how horrible this actually looks in comparison.


Before: http://sdrv.ms/1a6m1Ty

After: http://sdrv.ms/1ibicj6

Another Set

Before: http://sdrv.ms/19lJagh

After: http://sdrv.ms/1ibi6Il

+

Before: http://sdrv.ms/HYY4mM

After: http://sdrv.ms/HYYppD


I urge you to click back and forth between those pictures to see just how awful it truly looks. The screens aren't even great but it's so pronounced you would have to be blind not to see it.

EDIT: NEW SINCE UPDATE ON DEC. 4, 2013:

I wanted to update this thread with the latest comparisons of my character from

Post-Season 7:

https://wypk2g.bn1301.livefilestore....-00.jpg?psid=1

Season 8 Launch:

https://wyqvzq.bn1.livefilestore.com...-59.jpg?psid=1

Post-Season 8 Patch:

https://klt9ra.bn1301.livefilestore....-36.jpg?psid=1


I still prefer the Season 7-onset textures, but this is LEAGUES better than what happened at S8 launch. The scale is definitely improved overall, but it does seem some reflectiveness and expression was lost throughout the whole transition still, which is unfortunate.

Last edited by colson15; 12-13-2013 at 12:38 AM.
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# 2
11-12-2013, 12:34 PM
Looks like its a new skintexture for models. Hmm I prefer the look i had 6 hours ago.

Plus, i noticed that my female models legs had gone wider. I had to lessen the bulk on their legs so they didnt crash and mash together.
Still no fix for the romulan female thigh issue with skirts, and some skirts for the other races too. Nurse and TOS skirt seem to be the only ones that does not screw up the models legs.
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# 3
11-12-2013, 12:40 PM
They shrunk the heads to.

I am not at all ok with this, If its not broken, don't fix it.
I spent hours getting my toons "perfect", and now it looks like I will be spending hours again rectifying the damage Cryptic has caused me.

Worse yet, some of my costumes are pretty much screwed as they use unique combinations that Cryptic have since made impossible to make.
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# 4
11-12-2013, 12:45 PM
I personally have issue with the smooth face textures... makes it look really unnatural and.. artifical.

Other than that... the models definitelly still need some work...

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# 5
11-12-2013, 01:05 PM
I agree. These textures look abysmal.

Cryptic, I'm not sure why you messed with this, but please change it back. All my characters look strung out, tired, way too smooth with no definition, and just horrible overall.

Who thought that this was a good design change?

Last edited by colson15; 11-12-2013 at 01:13 PM.
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# 6
11-12-2013, 01:05 PM
I'm pleased other people are mentioning this, because I thought I was imagining it.

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# 7
11-12-2013, 01:58 PM
It's a new skin texture. I mentioned how artificial and airbrushed it looked when they first announced it on Tribble and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks so.

The main problem for me is the removal of a lot of shadowing, especially around the eyes. Most races can get this back through darker eye makeup. Trills however do not have this luxury as they currently have no access to makeup.
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# 8
11-12-2013, 02:05 PM
I've mentioned the screwed up face texture in the tribble forum feedback thread and no one seemed to mind. So i guess we're stuck with it.
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# 9
11-12-2013, 02:13 PM
Skin looks like polished clay
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# 10
11-12-2013, 02:17 PM
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Originally Posted by daboholic View Post
It's a new skin texture. I mentioned how artificial and airbrushed it looked when they first announced it on Tribble and I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks so.

The main problem for me is the removal of a lot of shadowing, especially around the eyes. Most races can get this back through darker eye makeup. Trills however do not have this luxury as they currently have no access to makeup.
Well, the new textures look more bland, the details removed from them... I find this as a huge downgrade to facial complexion tbh. If they wanted to add new textures, they should improve them, add more details, not to take away the details, to further emphasise the clones in the game... since there are so few choices when it comes to complexion of the face.

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