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Diomedes Calypso
Aetolian Armada
Posted - 2011.01.18 17:09:00 - [181]
 

Edited by: Diomedes Calypso on 18/01/2011 17:11:17
Originally by: Aeronwen Carys
At any point during the character creation, right up until the point when you finalise your choices and exit the character creator, you can go all the way back to the start of the process and have another go. You can hit ctrl + F9 and take screenshots which you can view out of game, spin your character around and look at them from any angle. If you really, honestly need a month to get your character looking right then I think its safe to say you have major issues, and Im not talking about artistic ones.

You have a whole month, maybe a bit more before you have to have your new avatar done and dusted, and hopefully not much after that we will be able to go back in and add things like tattoos, those silly crash helmet visors and sunglasses to our hearts content. We won't get charged for that as CCP have already stated those things were intended to be in place for the initial release but they ran out of time, so there is no need to whine and moan.



I don't know,, with the old editor, every time i'd adjust a tattoo, or clothing i'd make coresponding adjustments to hair color or lighint or view angle. I'm certainly not saying I got them pefect even with the old system as you really couldn't save a work in progress, and come back to it a day or two later with adjustments.

Really what i did was move from getting characters from unacceptable to acceptable ... not from good to great.

Not having the final lighting , clothing or tattoos makes selection of facial shape impossible for the choices of one drive the choices of the other.

Nazgu'l
Heretic Army
Posted - 2011.01.18 17:13:00 - [182]
 

I created portrait and took two pictures BOTH with eyes open! After I clicked next client did not ask me which of the pictures I want to keep as my default and I'm ok with that, but my problem is that for some reason my profile picture is with eyes SHUT! What the hell?!

Jonesith
Posted - 2011.01.18 17:17:00 - [183]
 

Hi, my name is Jonesith, I look like a ****** because it was unclear which of my portraits would be used during character creation. I am understandable very frustrated that I now appear to have downs, and the only remedy for this is paying a new camera man $10.

I vote for clearer instructions on which portrait will be used so that others who are playing with the creator trying to get a good look do not come out looking like me. A 55yr old man who lives in his nephews basement playing with plastic models of Drakes and Ravens whilst making missile noises and saying warp drive active every 5 minutes.

Alas, CCP you have tricked me again into somehow giving you money for a game I do not want to pay for. I did not imagine myself spending $10 this month to actually want to log into eve, I didn't send buddy invites and buy plex to pay YOU. I did those things because I do not like paying a monthly fee for a video game, as brilliant as eve is, I am cheaper than it is brilliant.

So. . . How to explain to my wife, that I have to spend $10 so a virtual portrait of my alter ego can cure his down syndrome is the next task of the day, strange I didn't see that mentioned in the patch notes.

Kane Rizzel
NovaKane Incorporated
Posted - 2011.01.18 17:21:00 - [184]
 

Edited by: Kane Rizzel on 18/01/2011 22:59:55
Edit: I take back what I said, it's actually good for what it is.

USS OMAHA
Gallente
Destructive Influence
IT Alliance
Posted - 2011.01.18 18:11:00 - [185]
 

Originally by: Jonesith
Hi, my name is Jonesith, I look like a ****** because it was unclear which of my portraits would be used during character creation. I am understandable very frustrated that I now appear to have downs, and the only remedy for this is paying a new camera man $10.

I vote for clearer instructions on which portrait will be used so that others who are playing with the creator trying to get a good look do not come out looking like me. A 55yr old man who lives in his nephews basement playing with plastic models of Drakes and Ravens whilst making missile noises and saying warp drive active every 5 minutes.

Alas, CCP you have tricked me again into somehow giving you money for a game I do not want to pay for. I did not imagine myself spending $10 this month to actually want to log into eve, I didn't send buddy invites and buy plex to pay YOU. I did those things because I do not like paying a monthly fee for a video game, as brilliant as eve is, I am cheaper than it is brilliant.

So. . . How to explain to my wife, that I have to spend $10 so a virtual portrait of my alter ego can cure his down syndrome is the next task of the day, strange I didn't see that mentioned in the patch notes.


I'm in tears this has got to be one of the funniest posts I ever read on Eve-O.. Your killing me Laughing

J'Torr Kitano
Caldari
ZiiP Empire
Posted - 2011.01.18 18:24:00 - [186]
 

Edited by: J''Torr Kitano on 18/01/2011 18:35:05
Originally by: Nazgu'l
I created portrait and took two pictures BOTH with eyes open! After I clicked next client did not ask me which of the pictures I want to keep as my default and I'm ok with that, but my problem is that for some reason my profile picture is with eyes SHUT! What the hell?!


THIS

I took 4 different pictures with 4 different backgrounds, I click save and go to gaem to see my portrait (which is none of the ones I saved) has closed his eyes to save him from the vacuum of my ass, which is where he'll be going if he doesn't pull himself together...I won't like it but that's all he's left me with.

EDIT: Logged out and in and he seems to have taken that threat on board - eyes WIDE open now, oh yeah.

Eloriena
Posted - 2011.01.18 18:39:00 - [187]
 

I like the character creator but agree that there needs to be a clear warning confirmation about which of your portraits is going to be used and a wider choice of hair styles and threads. There also needs to be an undo button if you don't like it or CCP need to give us all a second chance to un-gimp the mess we make first time Embarassed...

Also, the Retriever is now the colour of Lucozade! Golden Retriever indeed Wink

Nebula Wolf
Posted - 2011.01.18 19:10:00 - [188]
 

Evil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad
Character creation crashes my client. And I don't care that it does.
Which would be a problem if I wasn't planning to keep my old profile picture. I have become attached to that profile pic. It has come to represent an ever immersive fantasy of me as a space pilot in a game called eve. Forcing me to change that image of who I have come to think of as myself (in game), is extremely disturbing. I don't even like playing alts as it destroys the illusion that I have a unique identity in this game. I don't think this was thought out and I am sure that there are other players that find this move invasive. I don't remember randomly messing with players accounts in the EULA as the character creation does not effect game play.
Evil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very MadEvil or Very Mad

Eilean Siar
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:07:00 - [189]
 

Originally by: HyperZerg
Originally by: CCP Caedmon
On the topic of more options, we really wanted to have tattoos out in this release but for various reasons we had to postpone them. Work is now underway to get tattoos as well as scars, piercings and more glasses in the game. In the next release we plan to introduce the option to re-customize your character from within the game to take advantage of all the new options. Expect to see more and more options coming in future releases. We have a lot of things we would love to see and we will be using feedback from this and other threads to help us make decisions on what we put in and when.


What kind of "plan" do you have ? Everyone gets an free re-create or, everyone may pay for one?
Should we use the creator as soon as we can or should we wait till the new features are up?

I remember when you said, everyone gets a free remap, some got around 5% of one, and some got 200%.
Maybe tell us what to do before we have to make the decition this time...


I'd quite like to know the answer to this one as well. :)

Argonaught
Minmatar
Cabbage Tea
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:20:00 - [190]
 

Edited by: Argonaught on 18/01/2011 20:21:49
Originally by: CCP Caedmon
As Bella Bee already confirmed there will be a grace period of around one month. The end-date will be announced when we know it and with enough notice for players to react. During the grace period players will be able to log into the game without having to go through the new character creator. As Bella Bee also pointed out, for those of you with alts whose appearance doesn't matter to you, there is the randomize option to allow you to speed through the process.

On the topic of more options, we really wanted to have tattoos out in this release but for various reasons we had to postpone them. Work is now underway to get tattoos as well as scars, piercings and more glasses in the game. In the next release we plan to introduce the option to re-customize your character from within the game to take advantage of all the new options. Expect to see more and more options coming in future releases. We have a lot of things we would love to see and we will be using feedback from this and other threads to help us make decisions on what we put in and when.


Can't redo my Char until all the features are in place for this.
My Char is Minmatar and no matter what way i do him up he looks like a pleb without his Tattoos.

Hopefully you'll have the extra items added in before you make us design a new face.

Argonaught.

Zephna
Minmatar
THE PIRATE HUNTERS
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:26:00 - [191]
 

I just have one thing to say. Its clearly not finished so it clearly should not be on TQ yet...

AXE LEEII
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:38:00 - [192]
 


Very HappyLOVE MY NEW AVATAR!!Very Happy

Very HappyAWESOME!!!Very Happy


Quick question, I can't find the Portrait in "My Documents/EVE" is there a new location for Portraits?

Katz Meow
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:49:00 - [193]
 

Amarr women look old and depressed.... and i've already ended up saving it because the first time i read the explonation on it, i thought we'd be able to redo them as many times as we wanted....didn't notice the fact of when you save it, your *****. plz make future amarr women look....better. I want a re-do on my toon picture....atm it's old emo hag.

Agnus Thermopile
Posted - 2011.01.18 20:52:00 - [194]
 

Originally by: Katz Meow
I want a re-do on my toon picture....atm it's old emo hag.


Im sorry but I had to laugh, whats up with those eyes? Are you possessed?

elema
Amarr
Dopehead Industries
True Reign
Posted - 2011.01.18 21:04:00 - [195]
 

Edited by: elema on 18/01/2011 21:04:06
i 100% agree with the amarr/amarr women. i look really annoyed lol.it took me along time to make her look under 60 years old

Abigail McCallum
Posted - 2011.01.18 21:05:00 - [196]
 

Edited by: Abigail McCallum on 18/01/2011 21:05:46
Originally by: Nazgu'l
I created portrait and took two pictures BOTH with eyes open! After I clicked next client did not ask me which of the pictures I want to keep as my default and I'm ok with that, but my problem is that for some reason my profile picture is with eyes SHUT! What the hell?!


I've to say that I'm not even ok with not being able to choose which one of the 4 pictures I want to keep as portrait. At least having an option somewhere to flip between these pictures...

Omega skitz
Posted - 2011.01.18 21:14:00 - [197]
 

Originally by: Atilius Panthera
The only measure of success or failure for CCP management is revenue. Everything else is incidental.

Don't be surprised or annoyed by the fact that CCP's motivations may not be the same as player motivations. These guys are geeky professional computer nerds and they want to produce ground breaking entertainment technology. Fixing things that are broken sucks in comparison and doesn't look as good on a cv (or marketing copy). Do you want to get the award for "Most Improved" at work?

It's all about how much they can get away with in terms of churn -- bring in more subscriptions and avoid accelerating cancellations.

Yes, the new characters are skinny and bland. Apparently nobody is fat or Latino in the Eve universe -- or has any skin discoloration, pores, acne, pockmarks, freckles, etc. I'm actually surprised how Nordic they can make an Asian look -- but I guess that fits with a painted white face. Unless this is a complete fail (like PI), someone will get around to improving this eventually. Never fear.

As always, you can only really protest with your cash. Unless we are willing to cancel, we are all just blowing smoke.





at least your guy looks Nordic.... my PVP character apparently HAS to be black since he was a Brutor (and we can't change between races). Shame on me for selecting a bloodline a year and half ago not knowing anything about the Eve universe. I'm just going to wait out for an update that allows Brutors to be more of a Germanic tribesman.

Eiuller V'antrag
Posted - 2011.01.18 21:16:00 - [198]
 

COuld someone please tell me how I access this new character portrait thing? I'm just not seeing it.

Ireland
Posted - 2011.01.18 21:40:00 - [199]
 

I have to agree with the complaints I'm reading regarding the portrait selection at the end of the process. Why would we be permitted to take four portraits, then not have the option of choosing between them? I took four portraits under the assumption I could switch between them depending on how I felt that day, which would have been a great feature.

Now I'm stuck with a permanent "WTF" face, that makes me look like a complete mouth-breather.

Nalondo Kano
Posted - 2011.01.18 21:44:00 - [200]
 

Should I be able to see the character's body, 1st layer clothes, and eyebrows? For some reason, they are not rendering for me (floating head). :(

Tenji Hauk
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:49:00 - [201]
 

I botched my avatar pic because I had my graphics set too low. How can I modify it now that I've corrected the acceleration issue?

Akkada
Amarr
Superluminous Robot Corp
Joint Venture Conglomerate
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:49:00 - [202]
 

I found the new character creator quite user-friendly and intuitive to use. Thank you, CCP. The results are outstanding! Very Happy

Sacrificum Salutor
Rage and Terror
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2011.01.18 22:51:00 - [203]
 

sthg goes wrong way for me, lots option not working at all ://

Croakergimpy
Posted - 2011.01.18 23:28:00 - [204]
 

When I was using the Character Generator I was try to make my toon the way I wanted it, but while I was doing that I could only see his jaw. I added the hair and clothes but still could not see my characters face. I took a pic and saved it but was not ready to do so, but I did it hoping to see what it would look like. Will I be able to add some more features to my toon, because I am not happy with how the generator worked at this time. Please someone advise if I can redo my toon. Thanks

Nullius Filius
Posted - 2011.01.18 23:44:00 - [205]
 

Yeah I'm pretty diappointed I have no tatoos anymore and that I'll probably need to pay for them in the future. Also the patch message made it sound like I would be able to mess with it for a few days but clearly I can't because I hit done instead of cancel. Also I didn't quite get the four pictures deal, and why it picked a random potrait, there should have been more instructions.

I would have like to spend more time tweaking my toon since I was required to redo something I have been happy with for 3 years.

General Dale
Posted - 2011.01.19 00:31:00 - [206]
 

First. I haven't actually logged into the character portrait creating tool yet, as I don't want to get stuck with a portrait I don't want (and might be forced to pay to change it). Also, I haven't downloaded the test client to test it there.

But, I have looked through a lot of the generated portraits and I cannot find any non-ideal looking portraits (except old amarrians, but they look good as old). It seems like EVE took a page from WoW, where you more or less cannot make ugly characters. WoW probably wanted to cater to those horny teenagers that now could play WoW and at the same time drool at their cross-dressing characters hot a** while running around. Though this is not WoW.

I might look like Jabba in real life, and secure enough about it to want to look like that in EVE. The only characters who's BMI is not ideal, are instead so beef that there is probably no body fat anyway.

Again, I have not actually tried the creator yet. After reading a bit more about I will try it out, and come back and apologize if I was wrong in my assumptions.

Negosaki
Posted - 2011.01.19 00:54:00 - [207]
 

Edited by: Negosaki on 19/01/2011 01:04:48
Hmm, my portrait in game has a hood on, that's not what I saved for my portrait.

<-Here too. ugh

Jarem Sothra
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.19 01:14:00 - [208]
 

I've been sitting here for 10 minutes now with a full gray bar for loading the Character Creator and it's just sitting there like it had a stroke.

I've been playing for 3 months now, so I have the processor power, so what gives?

Aria Wolfe
Caldari
Unconventional Oversights
Posted - 2011.01.19 01:30:00 - [209]
 

Really?! I appreciate the effort but what a waste of DEV time. I would like my old avatar back please.

UndreamtStone
Gallente
Immortalis Mortis Angelus
Free Worlds Alliance
Posted - 2011.01.19 01:43:00 - [210]
 

where do we find the characters to choose from.....think i already screwed up...got a blank picture for a character...lol....guess i have to file petition for that one.....are characters somewhere in eve ...


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