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Transmogs yay or nay?

Discussion in 'WildStar General' started by Fayde, Aug 14, 2013.

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Transmogs yay or nay?

  1. yay

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  2. nay

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  1. Fayde

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    Title ^^ for me i say yes :) i like the freedom to change the look of your gear while keeping your stats.


    Also i would not mind something like gw2 dye system but if i had to pick between the two i would take transmog over dyes if we could have both that would be so awesome :D..I searched for the topic by the way i found 1 thread but it did not have a poll so i decided to make one Discuss guys :D.
  2. Geeri

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    I think they already mentioned something about looks and stats being somewhat less intwined. Furthermore, I know for a fact that every piece of armour has three "dye-slots"!
  3. Fayde

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    oh sweet ty for the info
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    Mellkor Well-Known Cupcake

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    Already in *fonzy gesture*
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    They have costume slots. Basically it means you can equip gear in normal slots for stats but put something in the corresponding costume slot to over ride the look. Pretty simple system.

    And yes, dyes are in with multiple channels per item. Last I heard they hadn't decided if dye would be unlocked forever or consumable.
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    there is one - but it's better than Transmog - it's a costume system - so think like Rift with the Dye system of GW2! :-D
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  7. Segretezza

    Segretezza New Cupcake

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    Maybe they will go the route like The Old Republic did? Customizable armor with slots that you can improve as you play yet keep the same look. That or have look similar to cosmetic changes as it was in The Secret World? Obviously they could have a system that lets you get freebies when you accomplish raid bosses and such.
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    Have not seen others, but the costume system in Raiderz sounds similar. You have equipment slots and costume slots. Costume overrides the look, does not change the stats of your equipment. If you like a particular piece of gear you can use an item to change it from an "equipment" to a costume, to keep the style.

    Some games have avoided this, because you can "hide" what your character is. (A cloth wearer can wear a plate armour costume for example - costumes have no class restriction). Honestly I never had an issue with this - the idea that you must be able to tell what another player's class is because of how they look, rather than what they do seems unnecessary to me.
    The system worked well, although Raiderz's lack of a rigid class system helped avoid that class issue also.
    Multiple dye options would be excellent however, rather than just one.

    (Note: Raiderz did change the system, giving some costumes stats. Just clarifying. Was not a popular change.)
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    See Rek's post - right above yours.
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    I never played Rift, could you elaborate on it's system?
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    I'm all for customizing my look.
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    Ico Moderator • WSC's Gentle Flower

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    I would hope for Dyes etc, but I'm against being able to transmog raid quality/high pvp quality gear.
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    Maybe a simple compromise would be that if an item was crafted it has a costume slot, if it is bought or found it will not.

    Edit: This might also create a higher demand for crafted items in general vs grinding loot (which is probably a good thing)
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    rift system - they had a Wardrobe. you put any piece of gear you could normally wear OR a costume piece in to a wardrobe slot - it over rode the look of whatever the armor piece was in that slot on your armor window but kept the stats of that armor piece. you could have (i think) up to 5 different wardrobe slots.
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    Just like Kataryna says:

    Transmog = No, thanks
    WS System = Yes, please

    I prefer WS's approuch, and not transmog. I still don't understand what people like about the Transmog system, while it can be done so much better....:confused:
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    i think that most people are more familiar with WoW than any other game - thus the use of and comparison to Transmog...
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    This!

    This is my level 50 Bahmi Warrior (Rift) in level 20s armor (appearance) but level 50 stats. Loved the look! All due to the Wardrobe system.

    Kiel.png
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    A shame.......but atleast it made the masses ''wanting'' such a system anyway. So now most games will have some sort of system, so it's a good thing aswell....I think :p

    (Today i'm trying to see everything in a positive way :D)

    It's POSITIVE DAY :up:
    (I know i'm strange but you guys should know me by now :rolleyes:)
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    When you create a poll ask yourself, does it answer the question(s) I want answered? In my opinion a poll that is simply YES and NO does not communicate much information. You could have presented several options. For example:

    Please choose the option that you are most in favor of, from the choices below.
    • I support transmogs only.
    • I support dyes only.
    • I support costumes only.

    • I support ALL THREE, transmogs, dyes, and costumes.

    • I support transmogs & dyes but NOT costumes.
    • I support transmogs and costumes but NOT dyes.
    • I support dyes and costumes but NOT transmogs.

    • I DO NOT support any of the three systems, transmogs, dyes, or costumes. I DO NOT support players being able to alter the appearance of their equipment.

    • I would like to see a different system(s) implemented than any described above. Please describe in the comments below.




    Dyes were mentioned/confirmed in this recent interview.

    What do you prefer about Wildstar's system? I have only seen information in bits and pieces about it. Costumes and dyes both mentioned but I have yet to see either system explained in length.

    I think it would be interesting to make use of, for lack of a better term, holographic illusions. In PvE I think dyes, transmogs, and costumes are all fine. But in PvP, especially open world PvP, I think there aught to be a way to tell if someone is wielding an obscenely powerful weapon and impenetrable armor versus someone running around in a potato bag with a flyswatter.

    If you have not attacked anyone than your hologram would hold up, as soon as you use an ability that either directly targets an enemy or strikes an enemy within your telegraph than your hologram would drop. You would need to be out of combat for at least ten seconds before your hologram would display again.
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    Having not played WoW, I don't know what transmogrification is.

    However, given that we're talking about the way your character looks, there is a system I'd like to see. We've been told that Wildstar is going to have dyes in it (3 slots per item?) so I'd like that combined with LotRO's cosmetic system.

    In LotRO you could have up to 6 cosmetic outfits, plus your standard gear. Your actual equiped gear gave you all the stats you wanted, but it was what was in your cosmetic slots that determined how you appeared to others.

    So, for example, on my lvl75 captain I had the current endgame gear equipped (draigoch + pvp) giving me optimal stats. In cosmetic slot 1, I had my level 50 Rift armour set as I thought it was the best looking set of armour in the game. In cosmetic slot 2 I had a chainmail cosmetic outfit that made me look like a crusader. In cosmetic slot 3 I had an elegant dress (my toon was female...).

    This basically allowed me to look exactly as I wanted and switch very easily. 90% of the time I'd just stick with cosmetic 1 as I spent most of my time in combat and wanted to look well armoured. however, when leveling I liked the crusader look. On the odd occasions that I'd be socialising in a town, I'd switch to the dress.

    The caveat that LotRO applied was that, in pvp, you always looked like the equipment you wore. This was so that the enemy could easily identify you and judge your relative ease/difficulty for killing but I suspect it was more for performance issues than anything else!



    Given that I don't roleplay, I'm happy with a single cosmetic outfit. More is better. I didn't like SW:TOR's system of swopping armouring/mods/enhancements around. This was for two reasons: 1, it was just a massive money sink and 2, it was very time consuming. It partially fulfilled the communities desire for cosmetic outfits but it always felt like a half-arsed attempt at a proper cosmetic system. Wildstar can do better
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