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6-02-2009 @ 1:38PM
The ability to change your animal-form skin colors in the barbershop will be a great addition in my mind.I would prefer it though if you could sit in the chair in animal form and change your appearance without affecting your humanoid or other animal forms.As I understand it now, you make one change (to humanoid hair or skin color) and you change all your other forms at the same time. This give no ability to have say a light colored cat form and a dark colored bear form while having the humanoid hair/skin you prefer.As someone who obsesses about the details of my toon's appearance as much as the creation screen allows (up to the point of creating a toon, starting the game to see what it REALLY looks like, then deleting the toon, and starting again with a different variation, repeat until happy) the idea of having to arbitrarily change my humanoid form to affect my animal forms bothers me.As it stands, it looks like I'll have to pick one form that I like the most (humanoid, bear, or cat) and just let the other forms be what they will be.I love the idea of different new forms, but I would strongly prefer a finer level of control.
6-02-2009 @ 1:55PM
The issue with having independent forms comes down to a database issue. There is a slot for skin tone and hair, but they'd have to add a database field or add info into a meta-field in order to store each form individually. Sure, it can be done, but that's a little more in depth than a major content patch would likely carry. That would more likely be something that you'd see hit with a new expansion as they have to do some re-arranging during that anyways.They've said that they'd prefer to have the forms selected separately, but it just isn't in the cards at this time and is something they'd like to do in the future. My guess is patch 4.0.1.
6-02-2009 @ 1:58PM
Thanks for the polite explanation and information.I think Blizzard is going in the right direction with this and hope they do move forward in a future expansion as you have suggested might be possible.
6-02-2009 @ 4:31PM
Plus how do you sit a bear or a cat in a barber chair? That'd be awkward.
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