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profit004

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Re: Avatar personalization - Idea
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2010, 07:32:20 PM »
Uhh

Creepy...

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Re: Avatar personalization - Idea
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2010, 08:03:12 PM »
Hi Marco,

In terms of a specific object attachment area on a suit or uniform... there are a lot of possibilities that would allow for personalization and customization. It's something that Hyper and I have talked a lot about - and we definitely need feedback on what you would like. Remember that graphics will be bitmaps, so converting things like someone's name into graphics, etc. will be extremely intensive work, and unlikely to make it into a commercial game. Having a variety of simple options - like rank, flags, perhaps specialization is fairly straight forward. So patches, or helmet textures are workable. I would prefer to limit some of the user options and tie other graphics (like rank) to achievements in game.

We are looking at developing new models and animations for both "un-suited" and EVA, and can add a limited number of model attachments to make this work. It will take some time as we are still focused on mechanical code and systems code.

Hyper can confirm or deny this :) He has to code it at the end of the day.
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Re: Avatar personalization - Idea
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 05:37:07 AM »
I think some/most of the visible customizations should have some functional relevance. You should be able to identify at least the basic type of specialty and rank of a crew member in a low-visibility&no-radio-communication - situation (e.g. during a sandstorm or blackout during the night): medic, mechanic, team-leader, ...

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Re: Avatar personalization - Idea
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 04:26:27 PM »
HUD on your visior? Dispalys data (Name,distance,rank etc) if you desire of your surroundings and objects/players there.. Different colour suits for different players..

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Re: Avatar personalization - Idea
« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2010, 11:28:27 AM »
Lol how about the ability to import and wrap your face onto your avatar,..? actually that could be quite strange... :)
Could be funny!
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