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Pet Dyes ... do we realy want them?

Discussion in 'UO Tamer' started by Siteswap, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. Siteswap

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    Call me old fashioned but my thinking is that nightmares black, White Wyrms white and Cu Sidhes ... well bad example. Any how, it seems they are considering pet dyes on prodo shards.

    What do you guys think? Do we really want to see orange nightmares, pink dragons and blue bake's running round our shards?
     
  2. Taylor

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    Yeah, not sure how I feel about this. I enjoy hunting cus and mares - hence, color matters to me.

    I'm not totally against the idea, so long as the colors wear off after a week.

    Still chewing on this one...
     
  3. Trydon

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    Not at all. i see no reason to color your bets, i don't think ill be able to stand it if i see a Rainbow of dragons at the next EM event. It spoils the game imo.
     
  4. I'd like to see dragons in various colors (natural colors!), as they do come in many colors. I've never heard of this dying pets though. o_O
     
  5. Barry Gibb

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    It wont bother me to see pets of the colors they had in the survey. I wont be using the dyes.

    Stayin Alive,

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  6. Barry Gibb

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    Me too!! The dyes seem to washout the detail of the pet. If the animals spawned in some of the colors, then I am sure the detail would be preserved in the art.

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  7. Wenchkin

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    Where is this mentioned? I've always seen quotes of a flat "no" from devs regarding pet dyes on production, so I'd be surprised if they've changed their minds suddenly.

    The problem with pet dyes isn't so much the fact pets can be coloured, it's the colours available. Some will be "too dull" for the crayola kids, others too bright for the rest of us.

    I'd like a WW the colour of the old shadow wyrms or ancient wyrms, but it'd get confusing if we have white dragons or red WWs lol. And I like the challenge of finding a good stat pet in the colour I want rather than get the stats and dye it. I know you wouldn't have to dye em, but nobody would know you'd gone to the trouble unless you were also drooling in your soup :D

    Wenchy
     
  8. Barry Gibb

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    UO Herald, Chrissay has a link to a survey posted today. The survey has colors given too.

    Stayin Alive,

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  9. EnigmaMaitreya

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    I voted Great Idea I loved it
    They should not wear off (I assume that means as in NEVER WEAR OFF)

    The down side for me is it is a 1 shot artifact.

    On Test I tend to name my Dragons, for example, Drako The Greater Shadow Dragon. Now if it is the Old Red that doesn't .... look quite right so I tend to dye it the Dark Green.

    I do the same with .... The Greater Fire Dragon and color it a Red, although the Test Red is darker than I would like it to be.
     
  10. If they follow through with not allowing cu's, hiryus, lessers etc from being dyed then good. Also no black or faction colours it seems like a good idea, however ideally pets should naturally be different shade and colours. One thing I hate about the enhance client is the fact all dragons look the same and if not a special colour, all hiryus and lessers look the same obnoxious colour. In addition, my wife points out that she has a lovely red hiryu in the 2d client and it is the sickly puce (greenish) shade of a regular hiryu in the enhance.


    Also since it is to be gotten from doing a puzzle quest, not an issue, is you do not want to use them you do not have too. None of the colours are neons so that is good too.
     
  11. Uthar Pendragon

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    Aside from looking at the Dragons in the pics did anyone notice the other pets pictured dyed as well?? I mean some of them look just wrong. and well bit silly. I am all for different colored pets but I want colors that would seem to be natural for the pet to spawn in. Not some of the colors they showed the llamas and beetles in.
    WHile I would love to color my dragon some of the colors, I dont want to see it on all pets.
     
  12. Nenime

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    This is my opinion too. If the majority would like to have this... meh. But I'm certain that I won't be tempted to use them. Just like the neon Tokuno dyes. Ugh!

    My first impression though was OH NO! But as I continued to read I saw 'puzzle reward', 'randomly generated one-charge' and 'for 7 real life days, after which it wears off, restoring the pet to its original hue'. That's ok with me. But colours should not be too bright. I voted yes for black, white and some unflashy blue, green and red colours. Purple, pink or whatever would be an annoyance, they are inappropriate in this classic RPG game atmophere.
     
  13. Mitzlplik_SP

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    Yes to pet dyes. I want my black dragon!:bowdown:
     
  14. Taylor

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    On test, I got a glacial pet air freshener. THAT was pretty awesome.
     
  15. Barry Gibb

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    So does this mean the dragons are not even brown or red in the client?

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  16. uoBuoY

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    So dye jobs for pets! What's next...perms? Highlights? Extensions? Claw polish? Bikini waxing?
     
  17. EnigmaMaitreya

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    No they are a single color and it is a much lighter color that tends towards pink that blood.
     
  18. Barry Gibb

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    Bummer. I like being the only tamer in my guild with a brown dragon (even though i get razzed for not following the color scheme).

    Stayin Alive,

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    I've always liked that cus seem to spawn in ore colours, and always wanted dragonkind to follow the same example. Agreed on no faction colours, and no neon... should follow some sort of "nature" (hence my affection for ore shades).

    I voted yes, but no to a lot of the colours. White Wyrms should stay white, cus and hiryus already have colours so leave them out, and things like mares and dread warhorses should be left out because of potential pvp screaming.
     
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    Ah yes, found the pics...

    I think the colours need a fix before I could entertain giving my support to it. That pink... just no. Animals should look like animals imo, at least for those of us tamers who got over the My Little Pony crazy :D

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    I'd like to be able to dye my packies different colors in order to differentiate them, but thats as far as I'd probably go.
     
  22. Scarab

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    I've always wanted multiple dragon colors ... with corresponding breath weapons. like in old school D&D. green dragons that breath poison gas, blue dragons that breath lightning, black dragons that breath acid, etc etc. doesn't look like that is ever going to happen in UO, but at least I could kinda RP it with the dyes. thus I voted "yes" primarily in regards to dragons alone

    that said, there are other certain pets that I don't think should be dyeable. white wyrms and nightmares, for example. their coloring is part of their identity and it seems wrong to me for that uniqueness to be stripped away

    if it's an all-or-nothing deal, then I still vote yes with some reservations

    as a side note: I understand the concern on neon colors and I mostly agree. however, the colors presented here are fine in my book, and I never buy slippery slope arguments
     
  23. Frarc

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    I'm for the pet dye if there only a few colors.
     
  24. Myna

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    NO for pet dyes

    let spawn dragons in different NATURAL colors like black, green ... but dont bring out dyes

    we arent 7 old children who need to dye our pets
     
  25. EnigmaMaitreya

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    *Shrug*

    If the System defines the color of the .... pet then the player does not have the freedom to express themselves through their pet.

    I have never liked the NEON colors for hair, cloths etc.

    I do understand others feel the ability to use NEON colors makes the game better for them.

    I do prefer the Pet Dye Colors to the Enhanced Client single color for a Grater Dragon/Dragons/Drakes.

    I play on TC1 frequently to test things out. Yeah to see the Ice Blue Pets are ... rather annoying, but then again I have Tamed a White Wyrm and colored it the Ice Blue and Renamed it An Artic Blue Wyrm.

    *Shrug*

    Two statements ...

    "The needs of the many must out weigh the needs of the one"

    "The rights of the one must be protected from the opinions of the many"

    So to me, if it is not game play altering, I opt, more often than not, for the rights of the one.
     
  26. I agree with Enigma. Of course there will be annoying looking pets to match annoying looking players but it's easy to ignore that stuff after a while. The pros outweigh the cons to me.
     
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    Thats one of the reasons i would like pet dye for dragons. When i hunt with my friend its hard to see what pet is mine and hers. With the dye i know she wants a blue dragon and me a black one. :)
     
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    I don't like the Dye aspect. I am a tamer and enjoy the hunt for the perfect dragon. Making them spawn in new colors would be awesome. Dying them takes a little of the fun and challange out of finding the right one for me. We start with dying our dragons to the color we like, soon we will be able to enhance them with armor then who knows maybe scrolls to up their stats. No, I prefer to find and tame one to coloring one.
     
  29. kaio

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    Yeeeees we need them =D