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Character Customization and Paperdoll Appearance

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Dante of Magincia, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Dante of Magincia

    Dante of Magincia Adventurer

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    Believe it or not but houses aren't the only way to reward players in a sandbox setting.

    Banners. Tables. Chairs. Been there. Done that. How about a little something for our characters?

    Barbarian
    Loin Cloth (Or just allow humans to wear the Woodland Belt.)
    Bear Mantle (i.e. Maximus' at the beginning of Gladiator.)
    Iron Crown
    Chaps
    Horned Helm (Google Frank Frazetta's Death Dealer.)
    See Conan the Barbarian and John Carter of Mars.

    Ancient Antiquity
    Roman Tunic
    Toga
    Pallium
    Chiton
    Greek Muscle Breastplate
    Centurion Armor (Scalemail. Mage Armor Metal?)
    Murmillo Helm
    Cintus (Thick Belt)
    Manica (One-Armed Sleeves)

    Medieval
    Belt
    Silver Serpent Tabard (Lord British's Tunic)
    Silver Serpent Crown (Lord British's Crown)
    Honor Tabard (Dupre's Tunic)
    Chaos Robe (Lord Blackthorne's Robe)

    Steampunk / Pirate
    Long Overcoat
    Sleeved Doublet
    Justacorps
    Eyepatch
    Monocle (Blackthornes Monocle is an item mentioned in UO2: The Technocrat War.)
    Fingerless Gloves
    Tophat
    Corset
    Bustle
    Wenches Dress
    Chaps

    Weapons
    The Dragonslayer (2h Sword)
    Cestus (UBWS)
    Frying Pan (Mace Fighting)
    Rolling Pin (Mace Fighting)
    Francisca (Human Throwing Weapon / Sword Melee)
    Flail (Mace Fighting)
    Whip (UBWS)
    One-Handed Spear (Fencing)
    Javelin (Human Throwing Weapon / Fencing Melee)
    Talwar (Sword)
    Zweihander (2h Sword)
    Flamberge (2h Sword)
    Cane (Fencing)

    Races / Paperdolls
    Undead
    Vampire
    Orc
    Meer (Feline)
    Juka (Reptile)
    Stubble (Male)
    Eyeshadow (Female)
    Scarred

    Vehicles
    Mechanical Horse
    Flying Carpet (Obtainable in Nujel'm by gaining loyalty to the Sultan. Allows user to traverse water.)

    Items that need to be made craftable
    Paladins Sword
    Britannian Virtue Plate
    Wands
    Pitchfork

    Item Conversion
    The power to transfer magical properties from one item to another occupying the same wearable slot. (i.e. Converting the Soles of Providence into Elven or Thigh Boots.) How many fictional heroes run around in a robe, apron, sunglasses and a quiver?

    Miscellaneous
    Belts
    Wearable Mugs and Steins
    Sword Breaker (Parrying Weapon in Shield Slot)
    Main Gauche (Parrying Dagger in Shield Slot)
    Tattoos
     
  2. Tazar

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    I think all of the "Races/Paperdoll" options (except stubble and eyeshadow) are already available in the enhanced client. See a body-sculpture in the alchemy shops for the options.
     
  3. Mirt

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    These are great ideas that would help bring something new to UO. Something that I think UO already leads in so it would be a great place to move thigns forward. Also some of it would just look so great.
     
  4. Tina Small

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    I loved those when I could use the EC, but I seem to recall reading read not long ago that the body sculptor no longer interacts with characters when you're running the EC. (He certainly doesn't if you're using the CC.) Does anyone who uses EC know?
     
  5. Pinco

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    some of those items are already in there...
    like pitchfork (tinkering craftable), talwar (gargoyle weapon) and the race paperdolls undead, meer, juka and vampire (EC ONLY).
     
  6. Dante of Magincia

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    Exactly.

    It should come as no surprise that the Paperdolls I listed were already in the EC. The problem is that most of us do not use that client. Not that I want to turn this into a 2D vs. EC debate - God knows we've enough of those - but the art would see better use in 2D.

    And besides. What use is it being an Orc or Meer in EC if no one can see it?
     
  7. Dante of Magincia

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    The Talwar. Fingerless Gloves. The Loin Cloth. Turn Down Pirate Boots. These items are in game. In the art. But are inaccessible to humans. You want to be a Barbarian in the vein of Conan or Frazetta? Roll an Elf. Or join Factions.

    There is also the issue of items which once had a unique design in 3D but it was never converted to 2D or EC. The Flower Garland. Fur Boots. The Fur Cape.

    I get incentives to upgrade. But ML is long past. Infinite customization is one of the major draws of a sandbox. But thus far we've been limited to houses and dyes.
     
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  8. MalagAste

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    I agree it's no good unless everyone can see it.
     
  9. TheGrimmOmen

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    I could get behind just about everything on your list - except your vehicles.

    I'd love to bring some barbarian stuff in there a la Frazetta. Nice list of stuff there!

    -Grimm
     
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  10. Mirt

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    Customization is the best thing about UO. Any increase gives good ole Grimm work and enriches the world. Also for some reason folks love colors if there was more of this and more colors think about how many folks would flock to it.
     
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    I don't know. It worked for D.

     
  12. TheGrimmOmen

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    ... And that's just what poor old Grimm needs - more work! Sometimes I think you for have it in for me... ;-)

    -Grimm
     
  13. G.v.P

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    I think Dragon Armor was the last art addition I really got excited about. The armor became viable again thanks to imbuing but it's still kind of underused.

    Maybe even something simple like a pale yellow rehued leather armor type with a base of 1/2/4/2/1 (10) to bridge spined and horned. Would give imbuers a cold-based option which could be sort of interesting.
     
  14. Mirt

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    Aww Grimm its not like that. But remember if you do good work (think your pumpkin monsters) then we want to see more of it... in many ways your doomed to have us always wanting to see more of your things. Personally I would love to see some more animations as those pumpkin monsters blew me away graphically.
     
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    A lot of customization would be possible just letting certain items be alterable into other similar items in the same slot (helms to helms, other headwear into other headwear, robes into sashes, etc.)
     
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  17. Dante of Magincia

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    Silver Serpent Tabard (Lord British)
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  18. Dante of Magincia

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    Wearables: Barbarian and Death Dealer Section
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