Alright so i am going to admit, i am a sucker for details, i love playing around with the small things on items making them feel like they are mine.
i talked to @ben over steam about the idea of having several ways to customize gear but he said it might be hard because they need to make more models, then i asked about colors and he said that was a possibility.
so i’ll try to convince them to the best of my ability.
2 Dye systems that i think is amazing comes to mind, Elder scroll online’s and then ofc GW’2 system
Both system are nice but they work in slightly different ways so i will do them seperately
Elder scrolls online
Eso’s system is an achievement based dye system, whenever you complete certain achievements you unlock a dye, those dyes are account wide and can be applied at a dye station which is usually located in the bigger cities near an alchemist.
every piece of equipment have 3 slots which can be dyed which results in a ton of different possible outcomes, also something that is awesome about this system is that there is a ‘‘random’’ button, this would choose 3 colors and put them in the specific slots, that way if you are in doubt what to use you can try to spam it and at 1 point you will find something completely stunning.
Guild Wars 2
in Guild wars 2 you can get dyes in 2 ways
- from dye boxes which drops from animals
- chefs could use a ton of materials to make dye crates of specific colors, the higher the mats the higher the chance of getting a rare dye
so the animals would sometimes drop a dye box, in the game there are colors from common to rare, the common had bigger chances of coming out of dye boxes and rare dyes was really hard to get, also making them worth alot.
i love guild wars 2 dye system from the bottom of my heart, they have around 300 different colors and you would unlock a dye and then always be able to switch colors when you wanted to.
the system works in a way that every item had from 1 to 4 dye slots on each part of equipment, you could dye the slots using the different colors, and you could get some pretty epic results, i played around with it to show how big of a different color actually makes.
So pretty please, make a dye system for the game, its a great way to allow people to express themselves and a way to avoid having everybody look the same