Return early access face models

Vizardlorde
Level 4
2 months ago (edited)

Can we get back the early access faces in addition to the new faces that replaced them? They were already implemented I don't understand why they were replaced by different models when they could have been left as options to increase variety.

TomReneth
Level 14
2 months ago

+1

The new faces are also... not better, to put it politely.


Typos happen. More so on the phone.

Heldred
Level 13
1 month ago

I'm a huge fan of the game, but the faces are needing some serious help.  

AstroCat
Level 4
1 month ago

Yes, please help the faces!

Rali
Level 3
1 month ago

Seriously, please. 

KillerRabbit
Level 7
1 month ago

Yes please.  Love the game but this is a regression.

sunseekers
Level 4
1 month ago

Or please free up modding tools for people to prepare better faces all round.  And also the option of playing bald dwarves. 

Heldred
Level 13
1 month ago

Agree with @sunseekers for perfect solution...  bring back old, keep new, try to build some more options internally, and provide access for community to help with mods.


Quinq
Level 1
1 month ago

Seconded but we must keep in mind the size of the studio.

Bringing back the old faces is I think what we all agree should happen first. It seems like a comparatively easy thing to do to address the issue of character models being generally subpar.

If TA has the resources to spare down the road to whip up a more customisable face tool I'm all for it, but asking too much too fast means we have less chance of actually getting anything.


1 month ago

+1   I was perfectly happy with the old faces. It's amazing to me, but it seems that at least some people either like the newer faces or don't have a preference. I ran a poll on reddit. See:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CrownOfTheMagister/comments/nmxn4y/simple_poll_which_faces_do_you_like_better_the/


Well, I can certainly live with the faces in their current state, but I do miss the old ones.


Ilxuss
Level 7
1 month ago (edited)

I think I liked the old faces better but I don't remember them well, I only have the feeling that the new faces seem off. Honestly, it doesn't bother me that much since we don't see them often enough up close. 

But I'd like to attach a related suggestion, why was the graphic on the character selection screen (I think hand-drawn and hand-shaded) replaced with in-game models that are supposed to look well enough only when viewed from bird-eye view? Please, restore the old version.

Old picture:

New, current picture:


TomReneth
Level 14
1 month ago

I think I liked the old faces better but I don't remember them well, I only have the feeling that the new faces seem off. Honestly, it doesn't bother me that much since we don't see them often enough up close. 

But I'd like to attach a related suggestion, why was the graphic on the character selection screen (I think hand-drawn and hand-shaded) replaced with in-game models that are supposed to look well enough only when viewed from bird-eye view? Please, restore the old version.

Old picture:

New, current picture:


Yes please 


Typos happen. More so on the phone.

1 month ago

Ilxuss, that's something I was wondering too. I suppose the new screen matched the new models better. The old one just looks cooler though and most of those models are more realistic too.

Ilxuss
Level 7
1 month ago (edited)

Ilxuss, that's something I was wondering too. I suppose the new screen matched the new models better. The old one just looks cooler though and most of those models are more realistic too.

The old pictures on the race selection screen looked realistic and I think that the artist created shading keeping the background in mind.

In the new picture, I think the characters are just rendered models from the game overlayed on some generic, blurred picture of the background.

I am aware that the change is likely due to them being more representative of what we see in the game but the in-game models... aren't pretty (and my aesthetic sense is screaming when they discarded a superior art in favour of this). They look fine if we look at our characters from a minimum distance of 10-15m (like we do in the game) but I'd prefer if they used the concept art on the selection screen when they show close up of a race. And besides that, we see the in-game model in the corner of a race selection screen so it's not that we lose out on seeing what we will see in actual gameplay.

KillerRabbit
Level 7
1 month ago

I responded to that poll but it's a flawed poll because it combines "no opinion" and "about the same".  People who waited for launch simply don't have an opinion because they never saw the old ones. :)  That question should have "about the same" and "never saw the old faces"


+1   I was perfectly happy with the old faces. It's amazing to me, but it seems that at least some people either like the newer faces or don't have a preference. I ran a poll on reddit. See:

https://www.reddit.com/r/CrownOfTheMagister/comments/nmxn4y/simple_poll_which_faces_do_you_like_better_the/


Well, I can certainly live with the faces in their current state, but I do miss the old ones.

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1 month ago

Thanks. I was just trying to keep that poll simple to see who definitely preferred the old or new version. Everything else is just none of the above basically. Yeah, I suppose there could be that rare person who never saw the old faces and such a category would carry certain implications and provide an interesting side point, but it wouldn't really tell us anything definitive either.