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Captain Fortune
Posted - 2011.01.20 21:34:00 - [151]
 

Originally by: Cathy Drall
Originally by: Captain Fortune
Originally by: Cathy Drall
The Fifth Element FTW!!! Very Happy


I swear it's what inspired the Gallente costumes and a few other races (The film costume designer was some famous French guy I think, too)

But really, just take a lot a look at these...

Gallente

Gallente/Caldari

Amarr

Minmitar - Sebiestor

Minmmatar - Brutor

New .. ehm .. tribal clothes ^^


Laughing

The worst part is... we could probably make him.

AterraX
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.20 21:38:00 - [152]
 

Originally by: Captain Fortune
Originally by: Cathy Drall
Originally by: Captain Fortune
Originally by: Cathy Drall
The Fifth Element FTW!!! Very Happy


I swear it's what inspired the Gallente costumes and a few other races (The film costume designer was some famous French guy I think, too)

But really, just take a lot a look at these...

Gallente

Gallente/Caldari

Amarr

Minmitar - Sebiestor

Minmmatar - Brutor

New .. ehm .. tribal clothes ^^


Laughing

The worst part is... we could probably make him.


when the designer is a flamboyant gay haute couture designer...did people expect anything else but impratical hillarious stupid looking costumes?

Mel Lifera
Gallente
Ambrye Logistics Ltd.
Posted - 2011.01.20 23:01:00 - [153]
 

Originally by: AterraX
Originally by: Captain Fortune
Originally by: Cathy Drall
Originally by: Captain Fortune

I swear it's what inspired the Gallente costumes and a few other races (The film costume designer was some famous French guy I think, too)

But really, just take a lot a look at these...

Gallente

Gallente/Caldari

Amarr

Minmitar - Sebiestor

Minmmatar - Brutor

New .. ehm .. tribal clothes ^^


Laughing

The worst part is... we could probably make him.


when the designer is a flamboyant gay haute couture designer...did people expect anything else but impratical hillarious stupid looking costumes?


Not at all; and of course most people would allow that those costumes were perfect for the universe that Fifth Element is set in.

But that is not the EVE universe. Non-rainbow-coated-flamboyance is a step forward for EVE 'fashion', such as it is. While I still think of it as silly, I'll entertain that people might be happier with 'more options'; but people who actually miss the wallbangingly-silly 'futuristic' stuff we had before confound me.

Peik deLeaf
Caldari
Posted - 2011.01.20 23:47:00 - [154]
 

Originally by: Zidphria Mouritas
/signed

I just finished telling a few friends how GREAT carbon is at creating TODAY humans, but absolutely does not capture the super-future-space essence of the EVE universe.


What do you expect humans to look like some 25000 years into the future?

Pachink0
Posted - 2011.01.20 23:54:00 - [155]
 

i picked caldari monk to look like an opportunistic business man.

now my only choices result in a square jawed meatstick that vaguely resembles something asian

Aldarica
Spinal Discipline
Posted - 2011.01.21 01:16:00 - [156]
 

After seeing all these threads flooding the forums I'm 100% sure that Incarna/WiS (or whatever called atm) will be gargantuan success for EVE. Let alone new faces, it's going to drag back more old bitter vets than all previous expansions combined. Because it turned out that this playerbase finds their avatar's look & style to be much more important than anyone could ever imagine.

Internet spaceships cannot really compete with "dress up your Barbie".

Zofe Stormcaller
B4D W0LF
B4D W01F
Posted - 2011.01.21 01:17:00 - [157]
 

Edited by: Zofe Stormcaller on 21/01/2011 01:20:00
Originally by: Captain Fortune
Originally by: Cathy Drall
Originally by: Mel Lifera
People in this thread are citing the costumes in The Fifth Element as one of the good things about that movie. I am appalled and dismayed.

The Fifth Element FTW!!! Very Happy

It's SOOOOO funny! Well one thing you have to admit: they don't look like 2011 (or before) costumes!


I swear it's what inspired the Gallente costumes and a few other races (The film costume designer was some famous French guy I think, too)

But really, just take a lot a look at these...

Gallente

Gallente/Caldari

Amarr

Minmitar - Sebiestor


That famous french guy being Jean Paul Gaultier.

Perhaps the quafe girl clothes we used to have are the glad rags and the stuff on the current portrait are our clothes for bumming around the station.

Dr Sheepbringer
Gallente
Halinallen veroparatiisi
Inglorious Carebears
Posted - 2011.01.21 12:37:00 - [158]
 

Yes, fifth element style wouldn't be the "eve" we are looking for, but it still had the idea of a setting and future in it. With firely you have spaceships and cowboys?! That's just stupid unless there is some sort of timetravel included (which there isn't).

Eve is in the future and not in the history. That still doesn't mean a robe shouldn't be a robe. I do think that one should always see the race or the player my just looking at the clothes, because they are who they are. Of course it becomes tricky when you have people who aren't really race oriented. Then you should have the clothes we have NOW in the new editor. Feels like we have the transgenderrace outfit range in the editor at the moment.

We need more option and more RACE specific options so that those players can make individually looking avatars inside their own race. Otherwise you get this "all the amarrians look the same" thing going on. At the moment we have this "everyone has the same clothes" thing. We need clothes and color choices including material choices (glossy, matte, mesh, plastic, cloth). To get some real variety in there. You have like 65k pilots here...and like twenty different choices.

Freya Gleamingstar
Amarr
Shrike County
Posted - 2011.01.21 12:43:00 - [159]
 

I expect that once you can walk around with your Avatar - whole new wardrobes will be available to buy.

Just had a scary thought, for anyone that remembers the Tailor profession from SWG....... Hell, going to start stockpiling PI Synthetic Fibers now Laughing

Lynx Australis
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2011.01.21 13:33:00 - [160]
 

Originally by: Pa*****0
i picked caldari monk to look like an opportunistic business man.

now my only choices result in a square jawed meatstick that vaguely resembles something asian
Yeah.

Where are the old characters? Where are the asian looks? Where is the fat intaki guy? Where is the sexy achura chick?

All we got was [insertracehere]american plastic freaks who are all same height and all look like cloned.

Jolli Mon
Posted - 2011.01.21 13:34:00 - [161]
 

Meh....fashion emo is overrated. I fully expect new clothing to be available with WIS. It will be a new trade with billions and billions of iskies moving around.

Corp Jester
Posted - 2011.01.21 13:35:00 - [162]
 

Originally by: Peik deLeaf
What do you expect humans to look like some 25000 years into the future?


Barbie and Ken...

Lynx Australis
Minmatar
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2011.01.21 13:37:00 - [163]
 

Originally by: Pa*****0
i picked caldari monk to look like an opportunistic business man.

now my only choices result in a square jawed meatstick that vaguely resembles something asian
Yeah. where is the old asian caldari character? Gone Sad

Flump
Amarr
Renegade Traders
Posted - 2011.01.21 14:03:00 - [164]
 

where does it say people would need to wear anything that different from modern times, trousers are trousers, boots are boots. nothing says you have to have trainers made all out of metal just because its 500 years in future.

Richard Aiel
Caldari
Umbra Exitium
Order Of The Unforgiving
Posted - 2011.01.21 14:07:00 - [165]
 

Edited by: Richard Aiel on 21/01/2011 14:09:37
Originally by: Rodj Blake
Originally by: Solomon XI
you and I both know that CCP will add a lot more to our choices.


All at the low, low price of $14.95


What expansion did we have to pay for in this game? ...ever?
Plus, it IS futuristic... See Firefly

Get'Im
Posted - 2011.01.21 14:43:00 - [166]
 

Looking at all the art in the chronicles, I don't see how anyone could have expected anything different to what we've got. It's been right in front of you all this time...

I'm all for the space cowboy look though! :P

Dr Sheepbringer
Gallente
Halinallen veroparatiisi
Inglorious Carebears
Posted - 2011.01.23 21:50:00 - [167]
 

I'll rather wear a gimp suit made of latex because it has more sci-fi than being Brokeback Mountain wannabe.

Mara Rinn
Posted - 2011.01.23 21:57:00 - [168]
 

Just posting to confirm that the OP looks exactly like me. I can't tell anyone apart because you're all so similar. Two eyes, a nose, a mouth? Yup, we all look the same :P

sartorii
Genco
Posted - 2011.01.24 02:11:00 - [169]
 

Originally by: Ben DoverMiss
I fully agree with the initial poster.

The effort that went in to programming the ability to change some facial and body features is really lost when the primary cover and display of the avatars is the clothing for all but the closest of close-ups.

Seriously, as I wrote in another post, I cannot believe how easily satiated and entertained the majority of the Eve community is. This may speak of too many characters that were bought or traded for vs. created, or of other issues, but no populace that created and lived with their original characters for this long would be as stoned and happy with our limited choices as I've read here on the forums.




Agreed. While I like the new Creator UI, the variety and options available are absolutely terrible. To few hairstyles, to few color options for everything, NO TATTOOS!!?!?!?!?!

My facial tattoo was the same 'camouflage' patter that was on all Caldari Covert/Recon ships. It was part of my characters internal backstory and even factored into the fanfiction piece I wrote at one point... (no one apart form house slaves having seen my face untattooed as they were reapplied after every clonedeath)

The current tools are nice but the options suck.

Barbelo Valentinian
Gallente
The Scope
Posted - 2011.01.24 02:44:00 - [170]
 

I've seen a dev post where they talk about bringing scars and tattoos in around the same time as re-customizability of the avatar - that's reassuring at least.

But I agree with the OP that a lot of the s-f "character" of EVE as it was has somehow evaporated with these hyper-realistic, but art-design-wise rather boring avatars.

I think because the original CC had its limitations, CCP made up for it by having lots of whacky accessories and backgrounds. And that was a good thing. One's imagination sort of filled in purposes for those odd visors and strange hair accessories and implants, etc., etc. - in their own small way they sort of hinted at a big, wider s-f context.

Now we've got a CC that's absolutely fantastic in terms of physiognomy, facial expression and artistic composition (shadows, positioning) but we've lost all the off-the-wall stuff that gave our avatars so much character before. In terms of art design, these avatars could be from any modern videogame - they're not particularly unique or creative in their overall feel, unlike the original CC.

I hope and believe CCP are aware of this, and that they've done it this way simply through technical and time limitations, and that they will bring back the whacky s-f-ness.

I don't even mind paying for it, so long as it comes back, so long as there's an air of mystery about the EVE avatars again, one day.

Henry Haphorn
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.24 03:13:00 - [171]
 

Oh my God! Are you serious? Are you really going to be complaining about that? You're paying $14.99/month to blow up ships, steal corporate assets, scam people in the market, and control territory. Now, you'll get more bang for your buck when Incarna comes out which will offer more clothing options anyways. And besides, clothing is the least of everyone's concerns. I don't care if there are only two male options for outer tops, because my real concern are the bots that are close to ruining Eve.

Other than that, Eve is awesome. Oh, and by the way, can I have your stuff?

ATARI BABY
Ministry of War
Posted - 2011.01.24 03:26:00 - [172]
 

Originally by: Borealis Nebulae
Yes, it's now official. All characters look like they would be from 2011. All the clothes, all the boots, everything. Nothing futuristic. They look like the **** that comes out from fashion houses nowadays.

Bad CCP, really bad...

The actual carbon human modeling is great, but the clothes and lack of any deco we had is simply too much.

EVE is gone.


i agree about fashion part. hairs and sunglases are so '2011'

but eve is not gone for sure.

Q aa's Vassal
Posted - 2011.01.24 03:37:00 - [173]
 

Originally by: Cryroth
do I smell Tears?

oh wait...


hahahah made me lol :D thi i also hate the new clothes CCP told us they'd make some new tho

Zidphria Mouritas
Posted - 2011.01.24 04:14:00 - [174]
 

Edited by: Zidphria Mouritas on 24/01/2011 04:15:26

Originally by: Peik deLeaf

What do you expect humans to look like some 25000 years into the future?


I can offer some guesses, but mostly what I'm *not* expecting is:
- Aviators.. sunglasses in space, really?
- Black officer boots... because space natzi's are overplayed
- Boots with buckles ... we had velcro in the 60's, I'm sure they can come up with something better 20 thousand years later
- Baggy trousers...
- etc.

Basically what we're seeing isn't EVE. It's better than the hyper-future plastic wonky-wear that infects other future-genres, but it's nowhere near what the EVE universe 20 thousand years into the future inhabited by immortal space clones and ships kilometres across that travel at super-luminal speeds should look like. I've never watched an entire episode of Firefly, but right now I would agree with others that the current content resembles that universe of grunge-tech much more.

Jaik7
Posted - 2011.01.24 04:43:00 - [175]
 

Originally by: Akirei Scytale
honestly, scifi consistently gets ******ed the second they try too hard to make things look "futuristic", especially clothes and simple items. you want good scifi? look at something like Firefly.


firefly ftw!

Mel Lifera
Gallente
Ambrye Logistics Ltd.
Posted - 2011.01.24 04:50:00 - [176]
 

Edited by: Mel Lifera on 24/01/2011 04:52:38
Originally by: Zidphria Mouritas

- Aviators.. sunglasses in space, really?



Honestly! It's not like there's suns in space.

Jackson Millenius
Posted - 2011.01.24 05:17:00 - [177]
 

Really? THIS killed sci fi in eve? I thought not having any alien species was what killed the sci fi feel of it.

NinjaSpud
Posted - 2011.01.24 06:32:00 - [178]
 

Originally by: Cryroth
do I smell Tears?

oh wait...



Bodly spoken....your avatar looks like Justin Timberlake

Emperor Cheney
Celebrity Sex Tape
Posted - 2011.01.24 06:39:00 - [179]
 

Originally by: Borealis Nebulae
It's like making a game about ww2 and then suddenly changing the way soldiers look like the ones from middle ages.



Middle aged clothing looked like it did in large part because dye was limited, materials were often expensive, and making clothing was a tremendous labor. Now materials are cheap, dye is cheap, and manufacture is dirt cheap. Style within the subset of comfort and looks is fairly limited. Which is why most sci-fi shows go goofy to try and convey a futuristic vibe, i.e. bodysuits and the like.

Kais N'ktal
Caldari
Ordos Humanitas
Tactical Narcotics Team
Posted - 2011.01.24 08:02:00 - [180]
 

I do have to admit see your point. Given that in the old char creator you had gasmasks, implants, plastic head pieces and more yet this is gone, most clothing is the same.

In the flipside I'm totally digging my avatar's gear, reminds me of General Hein from Final Fantasy : The spirits within.


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