Cryptic Retooling the Star Trek Online Character Creation Process
A new blog post has arrived on the Star Trek Online site to give players a heads up about some big changes coming to character creation. UI Designer Jo Gianulis writes that, at the start, STO character creation was simple and worked well but that, over time, it became "bloated and overwhelming" due to the addition of new species and factions. The process began to "clean up the UI and cut down on the visual clutter".
With the revamped UI, my goal was to keep as much of the spirit of the original UI alive while also making it really clear and easy to select your options and get into game fast. Almost all of the old options are still there if you want them, but it doesn’t feel like you have to solve a puzzle just to get into game. That said, there are a few features you won’t find in the new Character Creator, such as the Save Outfit and Load Outfit features. These still exist in the Tailor UI, which hasn't changed at all, once you get in game.
In addition to the above, a number of QoL improvements are being added, "such as letting you change your gender on the appearance page or giving you a default ship name" that can be changed later in the game.
There are more changes coming for Character Creation and to other UI systems in the game.
Check out the full post on the Star Trek Online site.