Creating and customizing your characters in-game. We already know both sides of the argument, some people would rather not deal with it and focus on the statistics while others want as many options as possible to tweak to their heart’s desire. So where do you stand on this? Personally, I like a bit of number crunching and obsess about my character’s appearance. Let’s start plummeting into the bowl of awesome-sauce that is us, in-game.
This is no strange concept. When we are given free reign to morph, name, and cloth our character, we do it with rabid tenaciousness. Some are more subtle about it, doing little changes here and there over time. The rest are people, such as myself, that spend hours adjusting sliders, equipping every piece of loot acquired from treasure chests to fallen enemy corpses, and playing my own mini-game of “Mix ‘n’ Match.”
I can’t speak for certain how many hours were whisked away playing dress-up with my avatar as a clothing store mannequin for medieval armor – and that’s probably for the best. At the end of our game day, we want to look awesome and unique, even if the gear may not be optimal for gameplay. But when has that ever stopped us from earning that “S” Rank in style?
How we create, edit, and outfit our characters say something about us. Like our writing, speech, and mannerism, what may seem like just another 3D avatar in a server traversing from one place to another, or hacking and slashing the same mobs and bosses as others have, we still did it our way. And you know what? We were vividly outfitted and enchanting while doing so. This slightly worn and dusty trench coat off that defeated lizard-thing is for you, because who doesn’t look awesome while wearing a trench coat?