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Star Trek: Lower Decks potential new crew for STT?

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edited April 24 in Make It So!
An open letter to whom it may concern at Tilting Point/Wicked Realm games…

At this point there may not be any firm plans to bring characters from the upcoming animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks, but if you happen to be in the early stages of preparation, or just thinking about that eventuality, I would like to strongly suggest one key thing: please do not render the artwork in the style of the cartoon.

We have gotten some TAS crew added to the game, and while they were generally closer to the realism side of things, even many of them were too cartoonish for my tastes. The real problem with this, in my opinion, is that such depictions would stick out too much from the existing characters in Timelines. Collecting quality character artwork is probably the main thing that keeps me playing after all this time. And if things go too far in the non-realistic direction as far as the art goes, it may very well mark the beginning of the end of this game for me. (And not that it matters, since all players' opinions should be equally valid, but I have been playing for over 3 years and am VIP 14 numerous times over.)

Honestly, I don't even know if it'd be possible to render these characters in a "real life" manner, since there would need to be a lot of interpretation done by the artists. If that's the case, I'd rather they not become part of TImelines at all, because getting in-game character artwork that looks like the images below isn't at all what I signed up for, so to speak.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. 🖖


Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.
~ Data, ST:TNG "Haven"


  • Prime Lorca [10FH]Prime Lorca [10FH] ✭✭✭✭✭
    Those colors are definitely too bold for me. I would be ok if they just tone down the color so they fit in with a bridge crew. Hopefully a little better than AoS Worf does. That's my biggest thing from the art perspective. I just want to be able to make bridge crews that look like they belong on the same ship.
  • Dirk GundersonDirk Gunderson ✭✭✭✭✭
    I’ll sign on to this. One of the things that has surprised me the most (in a positive way) in the is game is how the TAS crew art looks so much better than the original animation. In particular, Aleek-Om, Bem, and Rescue Team Uhura could probably be called “amazing” in my book. This is not to say that Thelin, Arex, and Commodore April look bad (they’re still very nice), just they they are a little more on the cartoony side.

    If the Lower Decks crew can be rendered like Lucien (Uhura had plenty of non-animated source material to work with, so I’m not counting her here) instead of like April, things will work out quite fine. Even if they are rendered on the level of Thelin and April, I think the art collectors among us will have no need of our torches and pitchforks. Just so long as they don’t look like copies of the show itself.
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