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Beyond the Character Creator - Individualizing your Character (Dyes, Layered Clothing)

AntalicusAntalicus Member
edited April 2022 in General Discussion
The character creator looks great and you can tell they care about making a game that encompasses the best features of an MMORPG. I think another aspect that lends to defining your character and allows them to stand apart is the use of dyes and layers clothing.

I have seen MMORPGs take a stab at this time and time again but still, for the most part, are toned down features compared to one of the first, Ultima Online.

Dye Tubs with a color Palette
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Clothes that you can layer - capes, robes, sashes, tunics, aprons, skirts/kilts, necklace, rings, bracelets, that are independent of armor and stack.
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    CROW3CROW3 Member
    edited April 2022
    I miss Richard Garriott.

    There’s a very old game called Avalon (or close to that) that probably had the best armor layering I’ve seen. They had something like 15 armor slots with 3-4 just on the chest. The only game I’ve seen come close to this is Kingdom Come: Deliverance.

    I’d love Ashes to have that sense of ‘thickness’ with armor choices, but they are leaning closer to the standard mmo slots.
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    bloodprophetbloodprophet Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    Dyes will be a thing and hopefully it is expansive.
    The original Guild Wars had a fair dye system allowed you to mix and match them to create new colors. Took some trial and error until the first guides started showing up.
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    DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    edited April 2022
    I think dyes for clothing...clothing options in general...will not be an feature of the Character Creator.
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    Happymeal2415Happymeal2415 Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    I think a good dye system will be important for ashes. The game will encourage players to be invested in guilds/towns etc, part of that will be colour scheme.
    Also dygz it does say "beyond" the character creator :smiley:
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    CawwCaww Member
    Please eliminate screaming neon colors with hex-code exclusions... my eyes just can't take it anymore....
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    DygzDygz Member, Braver of Worlds, Kickstarter, Alpha One
    I think a good dye system will be important for ashes. The game will encourage players to be invested in guilds/towns etc, part of that will be colour scheme.
    Also dygz it does say "beyond" the character creator :smiley:
    Ah! I read that as beyond what was shown in the demo.

    Pretty sure Ashes design covers dyes.
    Probably not costume layers… but…
    We have something like layers for backpacks and saddles/barding.
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    JustVineJustVine Member, Alpha One, Adventurer
    Caww wrote: »
    Please eliminate screaming neon colors with hex-code exclusions... my eyes just can't take it anymore....

    Nah. What's the point of having flashy disguise magic if it can't be a neon blinking sign to avoid or come to specific people ;p
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    superhero6785superhero6785 Member
    edited April 2022
    A dye system will be in place. The extent of which isn't known yet.
    One thing I'd love to see implemented is a Guild Color Scheme where your guild can define a Primary, Secondary, and Accent color. So anyone in the guild can easily select the guild preset colors. Depending on if dyes have to be purchased, perhaps your 3 guild colors are free? Thoughts?
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    VaknarVaknar Moderator, Member, Staff
    Our design team knows how important customization and character appearance is to players! I know those of us who love to really make our characters look and feel the way we want them to are in good hands.

    What other armor/clothing combinations have you seen or can you think of that you'd like to see in Ashes of Creation?
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    Vaknar wrote: »
    Our design team knows how important customization and character appearance is to players! I know those of us who love to really make our characters look and feel the way we want them to are in good hands.

    What other armor/clothing combinations have you seen or can you think of that you'd like to see in Ashes of Creation?

    Other than being able to dye your characters armor. Please let this be an option for armor/upgrades on mounts as well :)
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    edited April 2022
    Caww wrote: »
    Please eliminate screaming neon colors with hex-code exclusions... my eyes just can't take it anymore....

    I fully agree. I'm very open to having a wide range of colors to choose from. But let's keep colors in the traditional color spectrum.
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    Vaknar wrote: »
    What other armor/clothing combinations have you seen or can you think of that you'd like to see in Ashes of Creation?

    I have not seen these but could only imagine:

    Furs to add to a cloak/cape, Cloak Pins with crest, trophies from kills (hang from belt, weapon hilt, etc.), embroidered emblems.

    I think the end result of being able to layer your clothing is that it will also make armor sets go a long way without everyone feeling identical.

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