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Dark Side Corruption Eye Color


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Zenotraxium
11.04.2012 , 03:19 PM | #1
Dear BW

You've made it so that as your character amasses Dark Side points, and as you reach certain thresholds of DS points, your character's appearance changes to reflect your immersion in the Dark Side, which is awesome. When you reach Dark 1 your character's eyes turn an Orangish-Yellow color and stay that way from Dark levels 1 through 3.

But at Dark 4, your character's eyes go from the aformentioned Orangish color to Bright Red to symbolize your complete corruption by the Dark Side.

Here's the issue; from a lore standpoint, having Red eyes at Dark 4 makes no sense whatsoever. In lore and all official Star Wars media and artwork, characters that are depicted as iredeemably immersed in the Dark Side have been shown having Yellow eyes with fiery/bloodshot Red rings around the iris. Here's a few examples:

A screencap of Anakin Skywalker, after falling to the Dark Side. Note the eyes: http://i.livescience.com/images/i/84...jpg?1296091767

Here's a few pics of Darth Maul :
http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__...Reveal-TPM.jpg
http://jlawrencekenny.files.wordpres...darthmaul1.jpg

http://jlawrencekenny.files.wordpres...darth-maul.jpg

Here's a pic of Darth Sidious: http://images5.fanpop.com/image/phot...-1600-1200.jpg

Darth Malgus even has this eye color in-game: http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/__...s_Cold_War.JPG

My suggestion is, change the eye color characters get at Dark 4 from Red, to the iconic, more aesthetically pleasing (imo), and canon bright Yellow with Red rings, or otherwise give people who have reached Dark 4 the option to get these eyes somehow (ie; a button under appearance options that says "Enable Classic Sith Eyes Yes/No", that will change your eyes from red to the classic eye color, a vanity item that changes your eye color to Yellow with Red rings that requires Dark 4 that we can buy from the cartel, ect)

Some characters in-game already have this eye color (some Pure Blood Sith, Darth Malgus, ect.) so it wouldn't be that hard to implement any of the above suggestions, as you'd just have to switch around some already existing files, as opposed to making these eyes from scratch. Hoping for some feedback.

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Zenotraxium
11.04.2012 , 04:39 PM | #2
I was severley dissapointed when I found out that Dark Side corruption didn't give your character the eye color that was made so iconic by all the Star Wars movies and media. Especially when certain npcs have the eye color. I realize this isn't really a high priority fix, but adding the option to "Enable Classic Sith Eyes" under the appearance tab might add a varition with character appearance. Everyone at Dark level 4 and higher wouldn't be running around with the same eyes. People who like the look of the Yellow/Red eyes from the films could enable the feature and get these eyes, and those who wish for their eyes to stay red would just not enable it. Implementing this in the game via a vanity item bought from the Cartel could even make some money.

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Flyceratops
11.04.2012 , 05:21 PM | #3
Eh, maybe give us the option to choose what we want? I mean, I know that for my Assassin, he looks much more ****** at Dark V with red eyes than he did at Dark II/III with yellow eyes.

Though to be fair, his non-Sith-corruption look has yellow eyes as well. *shrug*
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Jemfisto
11.04.2012 , 05:29 PM | #4
Even though I play mainly republic, I agree with this post.

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Chaori
11.04.2012 , 05:36 PM | #5
I would loooooooove to have the classic eyes on my Twi'lek, his skin is completely white with the corruption and the yellow/red classic eyes would look absolutely wicked.

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Zenotraxium
11.04.2012 , 06:01 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by Flyceratops View Post
Eh, maybe give us the option to choose what we want? I mean, I know that for my Assassin, he looks much more ****** at Dark V with red eyes than he did at Dark II/III with yellow eyes.

Though to be fair, his non-Sith-corruption look has yellow eyes as well. *shrug*
I read a thread a while back that sort of suggested Bioware would try and implement corruption customization. Like, you could be at Dark 5 and set it so your character looked like they were only at Dark 1 or Dark 3 if they so choose, so that kinda adresses your problem, but not this one.

Hopefully, if they are open to allowing customization in the first place, they might be open to this suggestion as well

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Zenotraxium
11.04.2012 , 07:05 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Flyceratops View Post
Eh, maybe give us the option to choose what we want? I mean, I know that for my Assassin, he looks much more ****** at Dark V with red eyes than he did at Dark II/III with yellow eyes.

Though to be fair, his non-Sith-corruption look has yellow eyes as well. *shrug*
Re-reading your post, I now understand what you mean.

Yeah some people might like the Red eyes they got at Dark 4 and not want a change in eye color even if it is canon, which is why I proposed it as an optional feature under the appearance tab...

Quote: Originally Posted by Zenotraxium View Post
...but adding the option to "Enable Classic Sith Eyes Yes/No" under the appearance tab might add a varition with character appearance. Everyone at Dark level 4 and higher wouldn't be running around with the same eyes...

...Implementing this in the game via a vanity item bought from the Cartel could even make some money.
This way, people already happy with the Red eyes you get at Dark 4 won't log in one day and see their characters eyes changed in a way they don't like, but people like me who want the classic Sith Corruption eyes from all the films, artwork and other media can toggle it on if they so please. A win-win situation so to speak. Don't want the Classic Sith eyes? Don't go to the appearance tab and activate them (or buy them from the Cartel Shop).

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Wraiven
11.04.2012 , 09:58 PM | #8
I agree with the OP. I have made several posts about this very thing myself. Just like the Lightsaber Crystals, nobody seemed to care so I left it be. Glad to see people are *finally* coming around and noticing these things that have bothered me since Beta.
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Zenotraxium
11.05.2012 , 06:32 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Wraiven View Post
I agree with the OP. I have made several posts about this very thing myself. Just like the Lightsaber Crystals, nobody seemed to care so I left it be. Glad to see people are *finally* coming around and noticing these things that have bothered me since Beta.
I hate that its always those little things that would be the easiest to implement/fix that always are the last to be adressed...

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Wraiven
11.05.2012 , 10:16 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Zenotraxium View Post
I hate that its always those little things that would be the easiest to implement/fix that always are the last to be adressed...
Agreed. I honestly do not understand why they wanted to change things that were so much of a big part of Star Wars.

Lightsaber Sound Effects

Eyes

Colors of the Lightsaber Blades

Blaster Rifle Sound Effects

Pistol Sound Effects

All of which they have changed drastically and drives me nuts to have to see and listen to. Hopefully they love their fans and take the time to fix these issues.
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