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An idea for the next booster

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Phineas le Monge, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Everybody has a pet peeve or project they would like to see in UO. Mine is that I would like my mage to be able to look like a mage instead of a warrior. I have seen this idea in several forms proposed by others and I would just like to bring it to the forefront again.

    I would like to see either crafters or an NPC be able to "alter" items to a different graphic. EXAMPLE: Gorget is converted to an ahnk necklace (graphic only, not the anniversary drop), the necklace would have the exact same mods and weight as the original gorget, take up the same slot on paperdoll, but give the appearance of jewelry instead of armor. Another example: Leggings of embers is "altered" to a pair of long pants or elven pants in appearance, but keeps all the same mods and takes up the same slot as the original piece. All that changes is the appearance or "art" of the object. Therfore there are no balance changes (all mods stay the same), no new art is needed (use existing art forms), and diversity in attire is acheived. (My mage can look like---a mage!)

    The tougher issues might be with robes as many are now out there with mods on them - if sashes and robes took the same slot on the paperdoll that would solve the "alter robe" issue, but that is only one possible solution. I see a problem with being able to wear a shirt and chestplate at the same time, but that can be tweaked as well. And maybe gloves - mages in fiction have to have "bare" hands to cast - that may require something special from the art department.

    The idea has its pro's and con's - but I would like magic users to have the option to look like magic users...oh and how about more pirate fashions? ARG!
  2. AzSel

    AzSel Lore Keeper
    Stratics Veteran

    Feb 21, 2008
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    I support the idea of changing the look(artwork) of arties etc.
  3. Hurley

    Hurley Guest

    I've had this idea too. I think it would be a neat idea for a 13th year vet reward (maybe only usable by 13th year vets, and they could do it for others) just a tool that could change my glasses to say, a bone helmet

    Every mage in UO plays the same template and has almost the exact same suit, its getting really cookie cutter in UO. At least in the old days you didnt HAVE to wear armor so there were a lot of different looks that you could rock pre AOS

    I support this idea 100%
  4. If I recall correctly, during the pre AOS days everyone wore kilts and blessed black sandals. Ok, maybe not everyone, but damn there were a lot of people around sporting that silly look.

    I do like this idea, but I have no clue how they would implement it. There would be a lot of confusion in trying to sell arties, etc.

    My biggest peeve along this topic line is the fact that pretty much everyone goes around wearing floor-length robes these days. There's gotta be some way around that without having to sacrifice functionality.
  5. ohmyGED

    ohmyGED Visitor

    Jan 9, 2009
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    Did you ever notice that most thieves have the LOUDEST outfits....?

    Wait a second....

  6. MalagAste

    MalagAste Belaern d'Zhaunil
    Reporter Professional Governor Stratics Veteran Stratics Legend Campaign Supporter Royal Knight

    Aug 21, 2000
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    I've said something like this for a very long time... so count my support in.