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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

One of my biggest gripes with MMOs that you have no way, besides certain hair dress changes in some MMOs, to change your appearance after character creation.

It is a one time decision you make at the very beginning of your character and after investing many many hours on your character you might get the realisation that you wish you had created your character slightly different.

You can ofcourse re-create your character but all the hours you invested would then go to waste.
With the Gem system in place it would be great if we could alter our characters appearance for a Gem cost…I know many would love this feature to be introduced.

For example I absolutely adore my Charr Warrior but after getting some higher level armor I wish I had made my Charr sligthly bulkier as this makes the armor look a bit better….I did not realise this at the very start when I created my character.

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

Surprised not many, so far on these forums atleast, feel the same!

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Posted by: Selein.5237

Selein.5237

I support this.

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Posted by: Saemiren.6785

Saemiren.6785

Me too. I would love to make changes to the appearance of my Asura. This gives just a little bit more variation. I mean, in real life you can change your hairstyle as well right?

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

To make clear for possible future flaming…I am not talking about race or gender changes although I do see a possiblity in Gem purchases there as well…this is purely being able to change your appearance of your chosen race & gender with the same options you have when you create your character….and perhaps more when purchased through the Gem Store!

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Posted by: Skyhigh.1706

Skyhigh.1706

I fully support a character re-customization. Options are a good thing.

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Posted by: Victus.9631

Victus.9631

I support this.

I’ma five sig crit twig, umadbro?

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Posted by: Kristabella.6213

Kristabella.6213

I vote for this to happen as soon as possible

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Posted by: Strohsx.8174

Strohsx.8174

Yep, agreed, made my character too dark

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Posted by: MistahBlob.2507

MistahBlob.2507

This would be nice. Been wanting to change my eye colors for a couple of my characters. And the head accessory colors too.

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Posted by: Mancub.2495

Mancub.2495

I would like to see something like this added to the gem store as well.

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Posted by: Redfeather.6401

Redfeather.6401

I want this.
Made a sylvari dude and chose the smallest height because I thought they would be tall and slender people.
Turns out they are not, and now my guy is like a tiny little person when standing next to anyone else but an asura.
He is way too tiny and it irritates me all the time how odd it looks.

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Posted by: Dark midget.7815

Dark midget.7815

I vote for asap!!

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Posted by: Odinson.9315

Odinson.9315

we need this and better mustache choices

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Posted by: robinsiebler.3801

robinsiebler.3801

I want to change my hair style/color at will. I also want to change my main’s surname. I just filled something in when I created the char and now it does not match her personality at all.

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

Good to see you all supporting this idea.
Id say keep this thread bumped and spread your desire to see this happen.
In my eyes its a win/win situation for the players and ANet as its another thing to spend Gems on and it gives players the true look of their character they so desire.

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Posted by: TottWriter.8591

TottWriter.8591

This was added as a cash shop option in GW1, so I would expect it to be added (eventually!) to GW2 as well.

It’s certainly something I would want!

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

This was added as a cash shop option in GW1, so I would expect it to be added (eventually!) to GW2 as well.

It’s certainly something I would want!

I did not know this…as I never played GW1 much…but this does give me some hope we will see this in GW2 but Id rather see it sooner then later

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Posted by: Valhallen.1693

Valhallen.1693

I can’t believe they didn’t include this in the game already. It’s an obvious way to make extra money with gems, and would provide a necessary service most people wouldn’t mind paying for (assuming it’s not too expensive). I’d pay $5 right now to make my elementalist 2 ticks taller and my nose slightly smaller.

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

I can’t believe they didn’t include this in the game already. It’s an obvious way to make extra money with gems, and would provide a necessary service most people wouldn’t mind paying for (assuming it’s not too expensive). I’d pay $5 right now to make my elementalist 2 ticks taller and my nose slightly smaller.

Exactly what I was thinking!

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Posted by: BIMBLE.7952

BIMBLE.7952

This is certainly something which is required. I take great pride in trying to create a character that looks – in my opinion – really great.

In Star Wars Galaxies (SWG), there was a certain profession (I can’t, for the life of me, recall what the name of the profession was) but, in essence, it allowed one player to alter the various aesthetic aspects of another character.

The person wanting the change would make the changes which were available to their face (a range of changes which varied, depending upon the overall experience level of the player’s profession) using various sliders in a pop-up window, altering their features accordingly. When the changes were made, according to their requirements, payment for this service was offered and the transaction/service was finalised.

The people offering these services became part of that community hub – that place to go to where people gathered – and this helped foster a tighter, more interactive community.

At the least, I would like to see a NPC offering the option to change the look of our characters. If possible, I would love the devs to run with the SWG model – as they are breaking boundaries elsewhere with their innovative approach to the tired old MMO model – and give us something that adds another layer of depth and community. I trust them, whatever they choose to do…

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Posted by: Smelly Bookah.6957

Smelly Bookah.6957

Look guys, it definitely is a great idea, but first thing they should adress is improving character creation. Some races and sexes are jsut screwed up (take human males for example) and there is barely anything decent to choose from when it comes to faces, beards and hairstyles. Even if they allow you to remake your character (which i believe they would, even without forum suggestions), alot of people won’t use that since it’s actually hard to make your character look better then it does now (unless you really screwed it up).

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Posted by: Kanti Spring.7841

Kanti Spring.7841

I totally agree that this should be implemented fast!

I made myself a large body, small head Asura (love asura, dislike the head size). Sadly, I decided that day that an Asuran Monkey like Engineer would be totally awesome.
So I made him hairy, small ears and black all the way. I didn’t realize that I also like dark tinted armors, so if I put on my black dye’s I’m like a Asuran Shadowmonkey Engineer.. So now im stuck with the bright colours.. which make me look like a Monkey-in-a-pink-dress-Engineer..

I know.. I ROFLed too the first time.. but now I’m ashamed.. ;-)

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

I totally agree that this should be implemented fast!

I made myself a large body, small head Asura (love asura, dislike the head size). Sadly, I decided that day that an Asuran Monkey like Engineer would be totally awesome.
So I made him hairy, small ears and black all the way. I didn’t realize that I also like dark tinted armors, so if I put on my black dye’s I’m like a Asuran Shadowmonkey Engineer.. So now im stuck with the bright colours.. which make me look like a Monkey-in-a-pink-dress-Engineer..

I know.. I ROFLed too the first time.. but now I’m ashamed.. ;-)

K now I desire a screenshot of this monstrosity.
But yeah your story only confirms that we do indeed need this implemented.
For my Charr its only the build of my body I want changed but you really need more drastic changes

You only find out you want these changes AFTER you played for many hours so yes…ANet…gives us this feature ASAP!

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Posted by: Essa.5826

Essa.5826

In Star Wars Galaxies (SWG), there was a certain profession (I can’t, for the life of me, recall what the name of the profession was) but, in essence, it allowed one player to alter the various aesthetic aspects of another character.

It was called Image Designer. And i approve of this thread.

FSP

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Posted by: Tesler.5783

Tesler.5783

This should be in the game free of charge. Maybe with a cooldown, like once a week or so. I see no reason whatsoever why a player shouldn’t have full control over their character’s appearance.

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Posted by: Tinantier.5964

Tinantier.5964

iirc this was purchaseable in GW1, so most likely would appear in the gem store at some point.

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

iirc this was purchaseable in GW1, so most likely would appear in the gem store at some point.

Someone noted this indeed…ah well lets hope this will rather be sooner then later!

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Posted by: Sentorio.9351

Sentorio.9351

Yes please add this, happy to spend gem on this stuff.

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Posted by: Dezzy.8463

Dezzy.8463

It would be nice if the hair accessory could be changed also. I made mine pink not realizing that you could dye your armor anytime you want. Now I am wishing I would have chosen a more versatile color. Having the hair accessory something you could dye along with your gear would be awesome!

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Posted by: Dragonhero.1852

Dragonhero.1852

I hope we get this soon right know I want to spartan kick my pretty boy guardian off a cliff.

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Posted by: Jahaudant.9267

Jahaudant.9267

I have absolutely no doubt that this will be added in the coming months.

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Posted by: Twaddlefish.6537

Twaddlefish.6537

Cash shop option only, not an in game function for in game currency.

I know whether or not I’m happy with my character inside 5 levels.

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Posted by: Gundrik.6024

Gundrik.6024

Cash shop option only, not an in game function for in game currency.

I know whether or not I’m happy with my character inside 5 levels.

Gem shop is both a cash & ingame currency shop…so yeah.

Also maybe you knew you were not happy with your character inside 5 levels…many do not.

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Posted by: Arghore.8340

Arghore.8340

While i support this as a gem option in regards to body changes, I do think that several services in regards to minute character changes should be available for a copper charge… These services could also liven up cities

- Barber: change hair style/color and beards
- Tatoo-shop: change norn tatoos (possibly add them to other races as well?)
- Beauty parlor: change make-up
- Ear-atron: stretches or trims ears on Asura
- Sap-replacement-‘plants’: change the color of luminescence on Sylvari.
- Horn-sculpturers: changing horns on Charr.
- Etc.

Various of these services could be extended by offering ‘packs’ in the gemshop. In the form of, hair styles, beard styles, tatoos, make-up styles, ear-decorations, Horn-adormenets. Luminecent paterns?

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Posted by: Daenji.5280

Daenji.5280

Very much in favor of this and would like to see it implemented as soon as possible! +1

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Posted by: Kojiden.8405

Kojiden.8405

I like the idea of character re-customization. However I’m not too thrilled at the concept of people to COMPLETELY change EVERYTHING. I think some of the features should not be able to be changed. Like face type, height. However I think that most everything else should be able to be changed. Things from hair style to hair color to skin color to facial sliders.

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Posted by: Jazarra.4056

Jazarra.4056

I would love to have this option! Normally I would agree with Kojiden, however the only change I really want to make to one of my chars is the height. I selected mid- range on the height for my Norn, not realizing just how tall my char would be. I’d like to make her just a little shorter.

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Posted by: Deth.4109

Deth.4109

WOOT, i support this game idea.

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Posted by: AdelaisAer.4109

AdelaisAer.4109

Guild Wars had one. Makeover Pack and Extreme Makeover Pack.

Recently, I asked the support team about name changes, and they said that they are planning on bringing it back, as well as other popular items, which I hope means the Makeover and Extreme Makeover Packs.

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Posted by: Xenigma.4305

Xenigma.4305

I’m surprised this option hasn’t been added to the gem store yet. Don’t know that I would buy it, but surely it’s something that should be down the pipeline?

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Posted by: Eagle Eye.5328

Eagle Eye.5328

I support a character re-customization option as well. I have played some other games recently that have a similar system to the gem store, they typically do one of two things; you can purchase a character re-customization token for a fair amount of ‘gems’ or using in-game currency like gold, silver, or copper to purchase character re-customization from a local shop (usually this option would cost a smaller amount). I typically prefer the second option since it is usually cheaper and allows players to make customization to their characters more often.

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Posted by: Bishop.5102

Bishop.5102

Please! I want to change my Norn’s body type, add tattoo’s, and change my skin color. I was about to make a thread about this until I noticed this one.

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Posted by: Hsinimod.5784

Hsinimod.5784

I think it’s safe to assume they’ll add it at some point. It’s one of those things requested constantly before the game’s beta was even revealed. They know they can get money from it. They know we like it. It’s a win-win.

It probably was just decided to be a project for later. The game’s release and patches come first. Having the ability to change appearance at release would have created more bug reports and support tickets at a bad time.

I want to change my eyes on my Charr. But I can wait 6 months or whenever. Hopefully it’ll be something announced sooner than later. =)

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Posted by: Hsinimod.5784

Hsinimod.5784

I support a character re-customization option as well. I have played some other games recently that have a similar system to the gem store, they typically do one of two things; you can purchase a character re-customization token for a fair amount of ‘gems’ or using in-game currency like gold, silver, or copper to purchase character re-customization from a local shop (usually this option would cost a smaller amount). I typically prefer the second option since it is usually cheaper and allows players to make customization to their characters more often.

Hair style should be an in-game change, with the cost of in-game currency.

Everything else, should be gems.

Just my opinion. Because of clipping issues for one, and ‘realism’ for two. Hair is such a simple thing, but the only body feature that clips badly on certain sexes and races.

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Posted by: Aristar.4095

Aristar.4095

YES PLEASE, i want to change my ugly hair style. and I hate my eye color, that would be nice to change too. I’m throwing money at the screen but it won’t let me!

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Posted by: kOfNa.6321

kOfNa.6321

/signed I pledge not only to buy one appearance change, but three because I will inevitably change my mind at least that much.

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Posted by: Plinius.5709

Plinius.5709

at least a barber to change your hair would be cool!

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Posted by: Draco.2806

Draco.2806

Oh, absolutely. It’d make a lot of sense (and money) implemented as another Gem Store service.

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Posted by: Cloud.7613

Cloud.7613

Would absolutely love this and would pay for it.