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12-23-2010 @ 8:04AM
I would like to be able to change/dye the colour of my gear, that would make my toons feel unique.
12-23-2010 @ 8:13AM
12-23-2010 @ 9:04AM
12-23-2010 @ 8:33AM
Thirded. Visual customisation of gear would at least create a partial illusion that we're not all wearing exactly the same stuff and would allow players to craft their toons according to their own personal aesthetic taste.I don't know about you, but there have been times when I've ignored a slight upgrade while levelling, simply because all my gear is, for example blue. I'm not going to wreck that with magenta legs.
12-23-2010 @ 8:37AM
Yes, a scribe should be able to mix some dyes just for this. Maybe a tailor would have to use the dye to create a dye pack. You get the idea.
12-23-2010 @ 9:15AM
12-23-2010 @ 9:23AM
I agree, this was available to a great degree in older games such as DAOC, and it should be feasible here as well!
12-23-2010 @ 9:41AM
Dye would be a nice start, but I'd rather see a full outfitting system per LotRO. Display whatever gear you want so long as you own it (and are elligable to wear it). WoW has a huge catalogue of items now, the choice and diversity would be huge.
12-23-2010 @ 9:50AM
Seconded, would be awesome to raid in tier 2 gear again :)
12-23-2010 @ 9:57AM
Easily #1 on my wish list. Their "gear/class recognition in pvp" is an extremely weak reason not to implement the ability to look like we want to.
12-23-2010 @ 10:14AM
My understanding of dye systems is that, in order to successfully implement such a system, your equipment textures cannot have a lot of color depth. Blizzard has previously stated this as their reason for avoiding such a feature.Think of it this way: if any individual piece of equipment only ever had 2 or 3 colors, in varying shades, then this might be doable...the system would be necessarily complicated, though. You open a window, you have up to three palettes available to change (depending on the item), and shade slider bars for each palette. Doable.WoW equipment textures are not even remotely this simplistic. They go far beyond just 2-3 colors and simple shading, especially with Wrath of the Lich King, and even more so with Cataclysm.In essence, you have two choices. Low quality, high customization...or....high quality, limited customization. Blizzard made it clear that they preferred the latter when they last commented on the matter.
12-23-2010 @ 10:22AM
That, and you avoid the things you saw in btoh EQ and DAoC, Ogres in Shock Pink armor with baby blue helms, anyone? Blizzard lends itself to a bit of silliness, but I think that would be a bit much even for them...people would be fashion disasters just to do it. And just after they managed to make all the newbie armor look good.
12-23-2010 @ 10:24AM
it would be nice but they've explained why they can't do this, it is because of the way they implement the textures and how it's different than for other games. other games don't change the color of the item, but lay something over it that is partially transparent (which is why there are no really nice black dyes in those games). Theyd have to re-skin the whole world, and also it would increase the minimum requirements of the client machines.I guess they had the opportunity during cataclysm but maybe that would have been even more work than they did.It would be nice though, but I'd take appearance slots as a second if it's more doable.
12-23-2010 @ 10:27AM
@ RoguesanI know exactly what you mean. When I was leveling my pally, a lot of the gear I found between 40 and 60 was all black. I passed on better gear and even took slight downgrades just to complete the attire. Added to that I came across the Skullflame Shield. I looked awesome in all black with a flaming skull shield. I didn't change a thing until Outland when gear started making big improvements in my stats. I still have all that gear, and wear it from time to time for nostalgia.
12-23-2010 @ 10:31AM
Agreed. Why stick with colours though (and lets face it, far, far too much would be black!), go for the full-on 'appearance' gear set, completely separate from your stats-boosting stuff. Same thing as LoTRO has more or less, only without the crappy looking gear in that game.There's so much stuff to choose from already (11 tier sets now + all the other random stuff + silly costumes) and everyone has their own favourites. It could even save Blizz some money on having to design tons of new armour models every raid tier, only to have people moan (justifiably most of the time) about how crap they look compared to some of the classic stuff.Definitely tie in cosmetic gear heavily to professions too, that will make things interesting - you can make lots of cash catering to people's virtual vanity;)
12-23-2010 @ 10:42AM
I wonder what color I would go with. Seems like Blizz has themed a ton of my gear with purple and it would be cool to change that up a bit. =D
12-23-2010 @ 1:07PM
Dye would be nice, but what'd I'd love would be to wear what items are already in there with the stats of a your good gear. Perhaps have the normal character sheet, but then a second which would override the graphics of your fighting set. I mean, Blizzard has some pretty neat armor/weapon graphics already, even for lowbies.
12-23-2010 @ 3:23PM
I didn't get to read the rest of the replies, so forgive me if this was mentioned already. I use to play Star Wars Galaxy and they had a system to wear other pieces of gear over top you main gear. This would take up space in your bags but you be able to costumize your one look.I think this would work well in WoW. I can't count to the times I've seen returning BC players coming back and starting off with their BC armor, which looks pretty wicked!Now, if we could wear our Tier 10 or soon to be 11 gear with say, a full Scarlet Crusader outfit, how cool would that be??On my DK, I keep my starter DK on me when I'm not questing just because it's some cool looking armor.Thoughts??
12-23-2010 @ 3:57PM
Vanity slots would be better than re-colouring your gear. You have an extra set of armour on your character screen, whatever you drop into this is shown instead of the piece you are actually wearing.You could walk around in your favourite gear from the past, and make your character look completely uniqe and reflect your achievements. At the moment everyone just walks around in the current tiers worth of gear.
12-23-2010 @ 5:47PM
I would love some customization of gear color wise. At present, my bad ass DK, undead immortal soldier of unholy destruction, is using the Hellscream's Reach revered reward sword Blade of the Fearless.The detail color on it? PINK.I mean, yeah, I play a Blood Elf, so perhaps the fabulous fits, but imagine all those poor orcs out there stuck with it.
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