@Mother-Vain said in Save all your SG for PSO2: New Genesis until they confirm if/which costumes&Layered transfer.:
@IfrianMMO said in Save all your SG for PSO2: New Genesis until they confirm if/which costumes&Layered transfer.:
Has it occurred to you guys that there must be a reason why they did not directly announce that costumes carry over, unlike everything else that they have already confirmed to transfer, such as registered accessories?
Look, folks, I find no joy in saying this, but it's a NEW GRAPHICS ENGINE, in basically a BRAND NEW GAME, and a lot is not carrying over. Rebuilding an entire character with more polygons and entirely different graphical engine means the method by which the character moves, costumes are affixed, and the designs are implemented are different, which means that every costume has to be rebuilt from the ground up. In other words, every costume remade from scratch.
To understand this better, you need a firm understanding of character framework. In many old systems, the actual structure of the body was replaced with the costume, because it would've been way too many polygons and data to place actual armor on top of the character. Instead, your chest is replaced, the tone is matched on a Chroma wheel, and your actual chest is missing. The actual skeleton is swapped. Graphics engines do a lot to cheat in order to run on old computers and make it run faster.
There's absolutely a reason why they didn't say "all costumes and accessories will carry over".
My brother is a video game graphics designer with a lot of experience in the systems they used, as well as a PSO2NA player. When asked if the costumes will carry over, he laughed and said, "no, no absolutely not, otherwise it'd be another episode, it's inhumane to think they'd have to do all that work all over again."
I love my costume, but if it means the devs focus on the content, I'm willing to start with a new costume. Besides, how many hundreds of years in the future will this be? We can't even go 10 years without identifying a difference in fashion. 60s fashion versus 70s fashion versus 80s fashion versus 90s fashion.
It's okay for us to just be okay that they're starting new. I love this game and I am not bothered by this.
They did say:
Naturally, ALL character creation info from PSO2 (including items linked to emotes and other previously registered data) will be compatible with PSO2: NGS!
Registered data does include accessories and they emphasized the ALL. So all accessories, basewear, innerwear, basically everything except outerwear and outfits are heavily implied to carry over. If basewear and innerwear are being carried over, then it would not make sense to exclude the outfits they form a set with.
Also, I think the reasoning for not making it another episode is for the new systems and gameplay changes. Like an open world like this is very different from what PSO2 has released so far and they may want to move away from the whole hub world thing. Alternatively, they may want to really change up the narrative, take us away from the ARKS ships. There can be plenty of reasons why they are doing it like this instead of another episode.
Also, would they really need to remake every costume from scratch? Like they can at least reuse the models. They may have to re-rig it, but the models can probably be reused. I feel like by their vagueness, they are at least trying to have as much transfer over as they can, outfits included. If outfits don't transfer over, they do not want to confirm it right now.