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CCP Adida


C C P
C C P Alliance
Posted - 2011.01.19 19:56:00 - [1]
 

CCP Caedmon's new dev blog covers the new character creator and a chance to recustomize your character. To read the full blog click here.

Nirnaeth Ornoediad
Caldari
Clan Shadow Wolf
Fatal Ascension
Posted - 2011.01.19 19:59:00 - [2]
 

Definitely appreciate the ability to re-customize in the future, even if such a feature is several months away.

Jack Paladin
StarFleet Enterprises
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:07:00 - [3]
 

Thanks CCP ... keep up the good work :)

Midas Man
Caldari
Dzark Innovations
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:07:00 - [4]
 

Brilliant. Buy everyone @ CCP a drink. You can withdraw the ISK from my wallet, I hear its more valuable than the rl iskRazz

Tippia
Caldari
Sunshine and Lollipops
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:10:00 - [5]
 

Edited by: Tippia on 19/01/2011 20:15:50
One thing:

In this image, you're still missing a critical problem that makes the creation process needlessly obtuse.

That snapshot in the dialogue box needs to be much larger. Why not use the full-res local render that the camera creates? It already exists, and we can already get at it by skipping out of the client, so why not use it? Why use a far too small snapshot that doesn't tell you what the result actually looks like?

If that means blowing the dialogue up over half of people's screens, so be it. That's infinitely better than giving them a tiny, featureless, detail-less, lossy-reduced image¹ (and the render is only 512×512px, so you'd have to be on a veeeeery tiny screen to have it become too large to show).


¹ The reason I describe it as such is because I have a gut feeling that the snapshot used in that image is the full-res image, scaled down to become a thumbnail, which would mean you're actually doing more work for far less usability and effectiveness.

skye orionis
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:14:00 - [6]
 

Confirmation Image needs to be larger - use the 512 pixel version, the avatar on my client appears with her eyes closed, but this was impossible to see in the snapshots.

Lady Naween
Amarr
Dark Steel Industries
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:17:00 - [7]
 

It would be nice if we could also see what the avatar will look like in the smaller portraits, my alt (this one) looked great in the large fullscreen but the tiny icon in say chat and local looks messy since the background and the hair melds together poorly.

Mistress Valkyrie
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:17:00 - [8]
 

Question: Say that some lazy dude (or someone who is just otherwise offline for the time being) doesn't create a new avatar at all until the time runs out, what happens? Will you get a randomized character? Will you be forced to enter the character creator next logon? What happens if you abort the creation? do you still get logged in or do you get thrown out?

Kuan Yida
Minmatar
Huang Yinglong
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:22:00 - [9]
 

When we re-customize, will this be starting from scratch, or using the avatar we worked so hard to create?

Xodd Hil
Gallente
Trucido Veritas
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:23:00 - [10]
 

Also, in previous iterations, there was an "undo bar" at the bottom. Which was actually really helpful.

Also: does "recustomization" mean I have to start from scratch, or from the existing character? (Obviously, we'd like the latter option.)

Gnulpie
Minmatar
Miner Tech
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:23:00 - [11]
 

Yay!

Well done :-)

Fred Munro
Gallente
Silicis Luguolo
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:25:00 - [12]
 

Awesome, I could use some tweaking to my character image :D He looks a little bland :(

Mereen
AFK
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:27:00 - [13]
 

Thank you CCP!

So I will be able to redo the portrait of my main (which I do not dare to show here) and hopefully create a convincing result on this one.

Akaylah Lafisques
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:30:00 - [14]
 

Excellent news.

I have another suggestion. When you are taking your portraits, You should be able to see what those portraits look like in the sizes that will be used in game. I chose a pose that looked good when looking at it in it's larger form, but it the tiny size most of us see on a regular basis it doesn't look good at all.

Obsidian Hawk
RONA Corporation
RONA Directorate
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:32:00 - [15]
 

So when you guys put in long hair for intaki you will let all intaki characters re-roll their portraits right?

Akaylah Lafisques
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:32:00 - [16]
 

Originally by: Xodd Hil
Also, in previous iterations, there was an "undo bar" at the bottom. Which was actually really helpful.

Also: does "recustomization" mean I have to start from scratch, or from the existing character? (Obviously, we'd like the latter option.)


According to the message I got sent in response to a petition, we will use our current portrait as a starting point. So I think that means we'll start from what we already have.

Trixie HumpsALot
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:33:00 - [17]
 

somehow, my main ended up looking like a gay biker. Didn't look that way in the character creator, or maybe it did and it just took some time to sink in......maybe its the lighting....
Linkage

Akaylah Lafisques
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:34:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Obsidian Hawk
So when you guys put in long hair for intaki you will let all intaki characters re-roll their portraits right?


In a future expansion, we'll be able to customize our characters with tattoos, piercings, etc. I assume that hairstyle will be another thin we'll be able to change.

Erik Finnegan
Gallente
Polytechnique Gallenteenne
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:35:00 - [19]
 

Very appropriate response.

I feel embarrassed, though, not having noticed the problem. Having created a number of characters on sisi, that last step never appeared to me as problematic.

Razin
The xDEATHx Squadron
Legion of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:40:00 - [20]
 

Originally by: Kuan Yida
When we re-customize, will this be starting from scratch, or using the avatar we worked so hard to create?

From all that's been written lately it seems you'd start with your current model; though it would be nice to get a clear confirmation from CCP.

Akaylah Lafisques
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:47:00 - [21]
 

Trixie - I'm jealous of your boobs! I couldn't get mine very big at all :(

riverini
Gallente
Reliables Inc
BricK sQuAD.
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:48:00 - [22]
 

This is good news!

German Giggles YARRRR!!ShockedSurprisedSurprisedSurprised
riverini Shocked

p.s.: IBTC

Brannoncyll
The Rip Tide
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:49:00 - [23]
 

I agree that it would be nice to see the small portrait shown in the chat window. Although my character looks good in the larger images, his expression looks quite different at the small scale due to the shadows.

Hammering Hank
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:56:00 - [24]
 

Is it possible to have portraits with different clothes and not just poses? I would like to compare one portrait with sunglasses and one without, one with a jacket and one without. Currently, when I change clothes, all my portraits go away.


CCP Caedmon

Posted - 2011.01.19 20:58:00 - [25]
 

Thanks for the feedback.

I can confirm that Akaylah and Razin are right. The starting point for recustomization will be your character as you left him or her.

As for the undo bar, AKA the history slider, it wasn“t quite ready to be released. We plan to get it back into the character creator soon.


Am Loh
Posted - 2011.01.19 20:59:00 - [26]
 

do we have to submit a petition to get a go again?

Ebisu Kami
Posted - 2011.01.19 21:07:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: CCP Adida
CCP Caedmon's new dev blog covers the new character creator and a chance to recustomize your character. To read the full blog click here.


How about adding an option to change the used snapshot as and whenever one sees fit? After all, the toon is there, rendered and all. Just needs new snapshots.

CCP Caedmon

Posted - 2011.01.19 21:08:00 - [28]
 

Originally by: Am Loh
do we have to submit a petition to get a go again?


No. At the point when we implement the UI changes all characters who have already completed the character customization process will automatically receive another chance to recustomize.

There is no need to raise a petition.

Bagehi
Association of Commonwealth Enterprises
Posted - 2011.01.19 21:10:00 - [29]
 

IBC.

Also, quite happy that we can have another shot at customizing the characters.

Euphoriiia
Posted - 2011.01.19 21:12:00 - [30]
 

Perhaps before you do this, you should make sure everyone can get into the creator? I still get stuck at 'entering character creator'...


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