Reading their recent post I’m sad to say that I’m disappointed, i didn’t see anything “promising” for character customization & cosmetics.
Is the only source of cosmetics going to be from the cash shop?
.WoW and many others allow for cosmetics to be earned through PvE or/and PvP content like raids and arenas, taking FFXIV as an example it’s safe to say that a big part of its end game is its large variety of amazing looking cosmetics to grind for
.I’m sure many people have encountered the “I like (X) armor piece but for (A) reason I gotta wear the (Z) armor piece instead” this can be a very frustrating experience, I don’t know if some of you have played dauntless but if you have you know that you can transmog any armor piece you’ve worn in the game, and you can even dye cosmetics you’ve purchased in the cash shop. Armor clipping, poor character customization options, and for whatever reason no option to go back and change character features. It’s a big let down and in some cases it can even take away from immersion, and if you’ve read the post up above you know that immersion is a BIG deal to AGS.
@avivlobel1 came up with a great idea down in the comments to give out cosmetic rewards when you earn achievements, examples…
(Lv.200 mining) rewards you with a title and maybe a dope looking cosmetic hat
(Completing a dungeon in under a specific amount of time) rewards you with a cosmetic specific to that dungeon
I would personally love to see @avivlobel1 idea and the others that were mentioned before it, IMO being able to earn dope looking cosmetics can really keep people invested, you get a sense of long lasting satisfaction and it’s not just because you worked really hard for it it’s because you can wear it and other people can see it, it gives people a glimpse of what they can look forward too.
Self expression is super important now more than ever, there should be a way to buy it through the cash shop or earn it through in game activities, there should be a way to transmog in-game heavy, medium, and light gear armors it shouldn’t be a battle between looking dope or staying within your preferred weight restriction.
If we REALLY want it they’ll do it, if you agree give this post some support