Quote of the Day

“Now for this to work out though the whole town clothes and transmutations systems just needs to get completely scrapped, the code burnt, and the ashes scattered on the worlds great currents.”

~ Healing the Masses

A great Guild Wars 2 “wish list” post, talking about the desire to give us a traditional wardrobe cosmetic system like every other MMO.  Totally agree; town clothes and transmutation stones are pointlessly annoying.

6 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. rowan December 27, 2012 / 2:40 pm

    While it’s flawed, I don’t see the cosmetic system in GW2 as any worse than any other, and better than most I’ve dealt with. I do agree with HtM that the dyes should be account wide and the town clothes make no sense. Who spends time in town clothes anyway? I basically have used the slots for my free hats. I like the transmutation system, though I prefer the way TSW divorces stats and appearance completely. (IIRC, STO does something similar)

  2. zeldainLethality December 27, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    We can wish this for years… but town clothes and transmutation stones are tied inherently to the cash shop so it would be years before a switch is considered.

    But yeah I agree, because of that, the design is flawed and needs to be junked.

  3. bhagpuss December 27, 2012 / 4:00 pm

    I like town clothes and transmutation stones.

    Firstly, I like to see people wearing the armor they are, y’know, wearing. Call me a traditionalist.

    Secondly, using the stones is fun – I like the little sliding panel mini-game.

    Thirdly, wearing different clothes in town is a great feature – I just wish I would default to your town clothes in town. I also wish Commander tags could only be switched on and seen in WvW but that’s another story…

    On balance I preferred MMOs before we had wardrobe systems. Yes, I use them in games that have them but it’s like having biscuits (cookies for those outside the UK) in the house: life is much better without the temptation.

    Either way, I am pretty sure we’re keeping what we’ve got for the foreseeable so may as well get used to it 😛

  4. j3w3l December 27, 2012 / 7:37 pm

    @Zeldain as cynical as I am at times I don’t believe there is anything sinister to the choice of a transmutation system over the wardrobe, correct me if I’m wrong but the original guild wars was something similar. In that case it’s more just a system they are used to and more comfortable with and thus got adapted to the new game.
    Also it really doesn’t make sense having such a thing from a cash shop point of view either as a wardrobe functionality would bring in a lot more purchases (in my opinion anyway). So that just leaves stubbornness to put through someones idea over a modern convenience.
    The dyes though.. grrrrrr

  5. j3w3l December 27, 2012 / 7:42 pm

    @bhagpuss I actually like the town clothes system as well as it is just a tad more immersion, although right now it is entirely underutilised as there aren’t many options to pick from other than novelty gear. If their were more street ware/formal wear options that were not only purchasable but unlockable and found throughout the world then I would be all for it but there really is nothing. There was lots of concept art for the stuff but nothing in game.

    Defaulting to town clothes when they have built up the system would be great thought.

  6. Tyler F.M. Edwards December 27, 2012 / 9:20 pm

    I don’t mind transmutation stones. They’re not perfect, but nothing is, and I think their advantages make up for their drawbacks.

    I love town clothes in theory. I just don’t like how under-developed the feature is. Kind of boring when everyone’s town clothes looks the same. Would also be nice to be able to use combat gear as town clothes, at least in the head slot. I want to wear my pimp hat in town, dagnabbit!

    I’ve actually considered creating sets of “town clothes” for my characters in WoW.

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