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[Player Feedback Request] Character Creator



  • Lord_MarshalLord_Marshal Member, Pioneer, Kickstarter
    While making a 'fat' character might be inclusive to some, it is also unrealistic. Think about what fantasy adventures go through. A fat out of shape person would die.

    Remember the first rule of surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.
  • There are so many truly great things about the character creator that made me very excited. However, there is one thing I really didn't like.
    I'm happy that there will be no things like penguin outfits or car mounts but I strongly disagree with hair color limitations. You can have dozens of bright orange options but you can't have a subtle purple balayage or baby blue highlights? In the same world where you can play as a cool trippy alien person and stumble upon the abomination that Whispering Watcher is...
    I really hope you guys change your stance on that.
  • DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited April 18
    While making a 'fat' character might be inclusive to some, it is also unrealistic. Think about what fantasy adventures go through. A fat out of shape person would die.

    Remember the first rule of surviving the Zombie Apocalypse.
    Who says I'm an Adventurer?
    Maybe I'm an Artisan.
    Maybe I have enough magic to compensate for being fat.

    In any case, Adventurers die a lot. Even when they aren't fat.
  • DisobedientDisobedient Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    When Steven put highlights on the long beard, the sides looked unnatural.
  • LunariGoddessLunariGoddess Member
    edited April 19
    Alright, so, many things I was thinking about have already been mentioned, but I do want to point out a really important thing based on another comment I saw.

    So, somebody said: "Blush and makeup for females" and "Make women feminine". Okay, so, this is completely fine, and I do want that too, BUT please, please, PLEASE, do not restrain any race and the sexes and/or genders of each one to be only one way. Like, don't restrain males to be strictly masculine, or women to be strictly feminine. I think part of having an amazing character creation tool is the uniqueness someone can create a character with. Ashes Of Creation will be a game with a lot of diversity, right?(I hope there are lots of it in different aspects of the game, not just in the character creation tool), well, don't forget real life people and obviously AOC's community are diverse too!, and this is coming from someone who creates only female and feminine characters in all games by the way, just so y'all know.

    So, I really hope that you guys take this into account and great consideration, because someone might want to create a male character with some makeup on and/or some feminine features, or create a female character with a harsh or "masculine" complexion, or just straight up create an androgynous character, any of those would be fu**ing cool too, to create a character that is not "usual" and at the own desires and image of each person, just like in real life. It's entirely up to ANYONE who wants to create a character like that. That's the purpose of an amazing character creation tool!

    Now, again, I do hope that the character creator is not the only thing that is THAT diverse, but the whole game too in a lot of different aspects of it.

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  • ogreogre Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    It’s looking good so far. Honestly the more sliders and different options for everything the better, people should be able to go wild with the creator(within reason proportionally and aesthetically of course). Shareable templates via either files or unique codes would be cool to see. Ideally I hope to see a huge variety of body and face sliders, also loads of hairstyles and facial hair/features with sliders for all of the races. Visible information such as character height, hex or rgb info for colors, and other information would be nice to have on-screen as others have mentioned.
  • ExeatopExeatop Member
    I would really like the addition of a paintbrush for skin tones. I noticed when Steven was playing around with the scars on the face in the dev update, that the lighter skin tones really made the scars pop more and be more visible. The ability to add some lighter skins tones around the scar tissue without changing the entire skin tone would be nice. A skin tone paintbrush would also be nice to add patches around the skin in general, something I saw a few of people asking for.
  • Please don't force me to have antlers as a wood elf. I love wood elves and just want to play the classic version. Why not make it optional?

    There are other games out there where wood elves have antlers, you just never think of them because people never use them.

    Aside from that gripe, yall blew my mind with that char creator!
  • Lord_MarshalLord_Marshal Member, Pioneer, Kickstarter
    If you take the wood out of the Wood Elves, then you only have a regular Elf and there is already one of those for you to choose.
  • GriffyjGriffyj Member
    I like everything you have posted so far, while I think you are going a little over board with the amount of customization especially since most of your character is going to be covered in armor/clothes so you can’t see all the special specific details anyway.

    The biggest thing that I want to see would be more ethnic hair styles. Most games just have the bald, weird Afro, or basic/crappy dreadlocks. I would LOVE to see some variety.

    And don’t gender lock anything!
  • raeyikraeyik Member
    Hello, my feedback is regarding anatomical neck positioning on the "human-like" races like the Kaelar.

    As someone in the medical field, I have been frustrated with the way that many MMO's push forward a person's neck and head without a way to adjust it. In the video I saw ways to adjust the length and girth of the neck; however, I did not see (or missed) the way to adjust the forward position of an avatars head.

    I can understand certain animalistic types of characters having a different orientation but it would be really amazing if Ashes broke the mold on this and actually allows for players to adjust the forward head posture of at least the humanoid race. For correct posture for a human, your ear should align with your shoulder and your shoulder to your hips if viewed from the side. As mentioned, most games exaggerate how far forward from this center point the head is pushed which must drive every chiropractor, massage therapist, physical therapist, and even doctors/surgeons nuts.

    Please consider proper anatomical alignment of head/neck/shoulder or at least allow us to adjust that in the character creator if it is not already adjustable.

    Thanks! Other than that, I think the character creator is looking super robust and amazing. I can't wait to get to play with it myself!
  • Longer beards down to lower chest area
  • Skyri02Skyri02 Member
    Maybe i am late to post stuff here since the "deadline" was Thursday, April 14, 2022. But i will try it anyway, and hope it reaches the character creation devs =)

    I would like to have piercings like this in game.
    This piercing can have different thickness to them and would be nice to be able to change the colors on them like black, silver, gold , pure white etc.

    Would be nice to be able to chose which ear should have what earing premade set, let us mix. Like the picture below, maybe the right ear have one set of earings while the left ear have different earrings.

    Example: one of this ears pictures is one set. chose where you want them. you want two identical set on each ear or only on one ear? Want to stay with only one set on one ear and have the other one empty? or you want different set on each ear?

    The earing sets can be very simple looking with maybe only one ring or have many earings in one ear. Also have the earings placed on different levels of the ear. Mix it ;D

    Would love to have normal freckles and even magical ones like the pictures. Would be cool to be able to change the colors on them aswell. Final fantasy dose this and its lovely ^^

    Magic/diamonds face painting

    Unique detailed make up and simple ones

    Would be nice to have some really cool special looking make up sets to use and ofc simple ones aswell.

    Tattoos that covers the body like the pictures below. Some are ink and some are made by stonecrystals.

    Bird wings
    Would be awesome to have some sort of tattoo that symbolizes phoenix wings.

    Golden Tattoo
    The style and placements of this tattoos is somethng i would would love to have on my character ^^

    Full body tattoo that is elegant and simple.

    Luminos tattoo
    World of warcraft have this tattoo on the race called Nightborne.
    Would be nice to have tattoos like this ingame.

    Body bracelet
    Foot bracelet - if we have it in the game it would be nice to be able to chose style on them and if we want them on both ankles or just one.
    If we have gear that covers our body this stuff wont show ofc. but if we have clothes that shows stomach or if we have sandals this bracelets will show if we chose to have it when we made our character.

    Maybe have a options to chose how you want ur teeth to look depending on the race you chose.
    Some races can have different teets then we are used to. This is especially intersting and fun if you have emotes and spells that makes ur character open its mouth for a moment.
    In this video you can see an emote from Final fantasy 14 that makes ur character look like it is having a conversation and you can see the teeth of that character well. So it would be fun to be able to see ppl have different teeth and its fun for RP.

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