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Barbershops and aging abilities

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Barbershops and aging abilities

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Adreal
09.26.2012 , 12:22 AM | #1
As a big fan of story and RP I feel that having a barbershop is a crucial way of being more in touch with progressing through your story. The ability to age your character as you see fit in your story i think would be a new feature to MMORPGS as a whole. I have been playing this since beta, and im surprised that something as simple as the barbershop has not made it in. I have a couple different characters that are now seasoned and need things like new battle scars, grown out hair, or maybe a different beard style.

Being able to have the ability to change your appearance by spending credits at a barbershop would really help me get more immersed in my story instead of being and lookin the same as my character did when they started out at the beginning of the story arc. Most padawans/apprentices and knights/lords definitely dont start out grey and wrinkled. i would like to see a feature added to where you can make your character age accordingly.

All in all it would be more enticing to the story and rp to be able to have more control over your characters appearance and to not have it so set in stone once you click the play button.

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OceanwaveII
09.26.2012 , 03:04 AM | #2
I have posted multiple times on this still waiting for a response from the DEV team .if I was too guess will get a barbershop in F2P November , Honestly just wanted to make my Sith Character less ugly =/

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Ayslinn_Iduviel
09.26.2012 , 03:08 AM | #3
I don't even think it's so difficult to put in the game, they just need to make available some features of the character creation via an NPC in the game.

That said, i hope they will put that in the game very soon

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Lunafox
09.26.2012 , 04:58 AM | #4
I think it'd be great if we could change hairstyles, and colours and make up. So, consider me agreeing
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Kaisernick
09.26.2012 , 09:34 AM | #5
though they dont actually age, when i look at my knight now and look at screens of him on typhon he looks older.

im not sure why as hes full light so it isnt a darkside thing but he just seems more aged.

i would like an aging thing added thougth as long as it doesn't age me to much, maybe just a little greying of the hair and a few early wrinkles.

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Eightus
10.02.2012 , 04:48 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Adreal View Post
As a big fan of story and RP I feel that having a barbershop is a crucial way of being more in touch with progressing through your story. The ability to age your character as you see fit in your story i think would be a new feature to MMORPGS as a whole. I have been playing this since beta, and im surprised that something as simple as the barbershop has not made it in. I have a couple different characters that are now seasoned and need things like new battle scars, grown out hair, or maybe a different beard style.

Being able to have the ability to change your appearance by spending credits at a barbershop would really help me get more immersed in my story instead of being and lookin the same as my character did when they started out at the beginning of the story arc. Most padawans/apprentices and knights/lords definitely dont start out grey and wrinkled. i would like to see a feature added to where you can make your character age accordingly.

All in all it would be more enticing to the story and rp to be able to have more control over your characters appearance and to not have it so set in stone once you click the play button.
I agree with you there. Although I wouldn't really change anything on most of my characters at the moment, I would definitely want my characters to be able to age and grow old in the future. Maybe have a similar thing done for companions as well?

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errant_knight
10.02.2012 , 05:23 PM | #7
While I don't disagree at all, I think this is more of a big deal than people think. It would mean a fair number of new textures for aging and scars, tweaked individually for each head, and new hair/beard models with attendant textures. None of these things are difficult, per se--well, hair, a little bit--but it would take a fair amount of resource/time commitment. My guess is that it's already being worked on, but will take some time to develop, given that there are other issues which have to be considered more important. It would make sense to bring something like this out with F2P, but may not be ready in time--assuming I'm right and it's in the works, of course.

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Kilikaa
10.02.2012 , 05:38 PM | #8
A barbershop is something I have been asking for for a long time. I was highly disappointed with how severly and stupidly limited character creation was and is. The Mass Effect 3 demo had a more in-depth creation. A KRIFFING DEMO! I know it will take a lot of work, but a barbershop with a super-expanded creation is what this game needs.

We need more and better hairstyles. half of the current ones are awful.
Facial features: Where are the sliders for adjusting these? The Dragon Age and Mass Effect games have them, why not TOR?
Body adjustments: Having four base types is fine, but we should be able to make adjustments to them. Height, weight, muscle mass, chest size and so on.
Zabrak: Head bone formations MUST be searate from hairstles. Tatoos must be separate from cosmetics. We must also be able to color them.
Twi'lek: Lekku markings must be separate from cosmetics and must also have color options. There must be more skin color options as well.

I agre with the aging abilities. We should be able to make our characters look older as time goes by. This, and the rest of the options needed in the barbershop, are especially important for roleplayers. I understand that this will take a lot of time to develop and implement, but it is a much needed and wanted feature. I just hope someone from Bioware actually reads this and thinks bout it, hard. I am not holding my breath, however.

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errant_knight
10.02.2012 , 05:48 PM | #9
Ow! My eyyyyeessss! They burn like fire!

Edit: Do you guys really want massive changes to character creation before new content?

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Kilikaa
10.02.2012 , 05:57 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by errant_knight View Post
Ow! My eyyyyeessss! They burn like fire!

Edit: Do you guys really want massive changes to character creation before new content?
Content is in the works and coming. A massive change to character creation SHOULD be in the works as well. To answer your question...YES! I would gladly wait a couple extra months for more content if it meant getting a greatly expanded creation system. As I pointed out, the ME3 demo, DEMO, had a more in-depth creation than SW:TOR currently has.