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3-22-2009 @ 4:09PM
people complained in BC because even though there were items that were different, they were all mis-colored. it looked stupid.Everyone who complains wants the same thing: interesting-looking items. They want to look cool. No one is complaining that the items in Wotlk don't look cool, it's that there are only a couple of them in the game. They can't all be as cool as tier 6. Man I loved those priest shoulders.
3-22-2009 @ 5:02PM
"people complained in BC because even though there were items that were different, they were all mis-colored. it looked stupid."This is the key. Nobody cared that their gear was "mis-matched." What bothered us was that, even if we managed to match all our gear, it STILL looked stupid. The problem wasn't an inability to match gear, it's that it was just plain ugly. Pink chestpieces don't look any better with pink pants than they do with electric green pants.Blizzard could have very wasily created more models and simply stuck to a uniform color palette and achieved what we wanted: variety of look without looking like a clown. If we have 150 different helms that are all mixtures of black, gray, and brown, then we will always match, even if the models are different.I guess with all the money they invested into this expansion they didn't bother to spend a few bucks on a phone call to ANY CLOTHING DESIGNER ALIVE TODAY to find out if you could make things that look different match anyway.
3-22-2009 @ 5:37PM
Seriously.I liked the DK starter helm. It was all sorts of awsome.After having to tolerate the AWFUL looking quest reward plate helmets, I finally got an upgrade that looked like my starting one. Had it for ages. And then I got my Tier helm. Now I just can't take any non-tier plate helm drops because THEY ALL LOOK LIKE THE FREAKING STARTING SET ONE. This will be a bit better in Ulduar, actually, because some random plate helms look like the tier 8 one, but it validates the point even more - Blizz is doing some serious slacking.
3-22-2009 @ 7:45PM
try looking at the same god-awful druid form models for 60 or 70 levels.at least the colors change on armor!You can still spot the people who've progressed far, though it it much harder I'll agree- you lean to spot the color combinations which drop from high end bosses. That and little hints like having a black proto-drake mount, or "the immortal" after their name...
3-23-2009 @ 11:21AM
What Blizzard needs to do is have the 'vanity' clothing option available. Many other MMOs do it. This is having the ability to choose gear that will be displayed on your character, but not necessarily the armor you are wearing (the ones you are getting stats from). So instead of homogenizing all the gear, players would be in charge of putting together a look, and it'd be their fault if they look like a clown or not. Then Blizzard would be open to create different looking armor models (if indeed they are doing this for aesthetic reasons and not just out of lazieness) and it would be up to you to put together 'your look'.
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