1. #37741
    Quote Originally Posted by Archmage Xaxxas View Post
    Transmog overhaul?

    Could be opening some restrictions, making Common and Uncommon appearances moggable?

    We do need those Vanilla/Cata starting gears returned ingame as they 'promised'.
    I just want to be able to transmog everything. (within reason of course, no two-handed axe as a dagger.)
    There is simply no good reason why I cannot transmog leather pieces onto my hunter when cosmetic sets exist, or for that matter Blizzard itself refuses to adhere to the same principles when it comes to NPC design.
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  2. #37742
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    I just want to be able to transmog everything. (within reason of course, no two-handed axe as a dagger.)
    There is simply no good reason why I cannot transmog leather pieces onto my hunter when cosmetic sets exist, or for that matter Blizzard itself refuses to adhere to the same principles when it comes to NPC design.
    The thing that is important to note here is that it apparently took him, a lead UI designer, "several months" to do this. I don't think it will be anything simple at all. It has to be a serious overhaul or a whole new service system.

  3. #37743
    Seems like we will be hitting 2000 pages by the time the announcement is here. Who would have thought all the way back in 9.1 when the page count was not even close to 1000...
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  4. #37744
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    Indeed. I don't think they're just changing up the character creation UI again or anything—now, conversely, some kind of major change to character creation (the addition of, say, a subclass system—though i do maintain that it would have to be something like Allied Races, instead, and would be a "Prestige Class" system) or a new service seems reasonable. I'm thinking it's a "service" like Transmogrification, the Auction House or vendors, at least.

    The need to hype it up makes it seem like something major. A housing interface would actually be a good possibility, I think. It has to be something very big if it warrants a comment from such a prominent and seemingly long-term figure.
    I'm leaning towards it being a new service in the same vein as Transmog and AH as well. Just curious what it would be.

    I got two more wild theories I just thought of:
    - Dyes
    - Mount customization

  5. #37745
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    The thing that is important to note here is that it apparently took him, a lead UI designer, "several months" to do this. I don't think it will be anything simple at all. It has to be a serious overhaul or a whole new service system.
    Could be spaghetti code where it was hard-coded not to work, you never know. Especially valid now that the transmog UI works on a collection system rather than the old version where you needed the actual item. I wouldnt be shocked if it might be difficult to allow a Priest to see and transmog all plate armor effectively when the game doesnt even let them equip it.
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  6. #37746
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    The thing that is important to note here is that it apparently took him, a lead UI designer, "several months" to do this. I don't think it will be anything simple at all. It has to be a serious overhaul or a whole new service system.
    If the MMO-C DF leak is true; maybe the way class skins work, as it’d likely be tied to the CCS if it’s extensive enough to change your class name for instance. That’s all speculation obviously.

    Sounds like some extensive overhaul is coming either way tho

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    It's gotta be dyes. The madmen finally did it. They got armor dyes working in WoW after 15 years of saying it's impossible.

  8. #37748
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    It's gotta be dyes. The madmen finally did it. They got armor dyes working in WoW after 15 years of saying it's impossible.
    But didn't they just release a recolor of an old set as the Blood Knight armor? Unless perhaps it's on a set-by-set recolor basis, I'm not sure how that would work.

  9. #37749
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    It's gotta be dyes. The madmen finally did it. They got armor dyes working in WoW after 15 years of saying it's impossible.
    Dyes and body sliders are the never evers.

  10. #37750
    Quote Originally Posted by ercarp View Post
    I'm leaning towards it being a new service in the same vein as Transmog and AH as well. Just curious what it would be.

    I got two more wild theories I just thought of:
    - Dyes
    - Mount customization
    I can't see how Dyes would really work. Even assuming you just make it useable on newer gear designed with it in mind it would still remove a large chunk of how the reward system in WoW functions.
    Unless you make all gear that would previously be a simple recolor also have unique bits or animation then you effectively remove a large chunk of the incentive for players to reclear obsolete content. LFR especially would really suffer from not having much of anything to offer players outside it's intended demographic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    But didn't they just release a recolor of an old set as the Blood Knight armor? Unless perhaps it's on a set-by-set recolor basis, I'm not sure how that would work.
    I guess it might be an extra layer on top. It would look absolutely horrible for most gear pieces, but it wouldnt interfere with the recolour based reward system.
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  11. #37751
    My money's on customisable NPCs, as you essentially build your own dragonflight as its Aspect, and the NPCs change appearance depending on the buffs you pick.
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  12. #37752
    Quote Originally Posted by Le Conceptuel View Post
    But didn't they just release a recolor of an old set as the Blood Knight armor? Unless perhaps it's on a set-by-set recolor basis, I'm not sure how that would work.
    Dyes would only work is if they wiped the slate clean in 10.0 and you could only dye new armors that drop from that point on. Adding dyes retroactively would be almost impossible and a huge pain in the ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blayze View Post
    My money's on customisable NPCs, as you essentially build your own dragonflight as its Aspect, and the NPCs change appearance depending on the buffs you pick.
    The PC making their own Dragonflight surrounded by NPCs is the most terrifying sounding single player game confirmation I can think of. Please no..

  13. #37753
    Seems like no build until Thursday or Friday again this week

  14. #37754
    Quote Originally Posted by Catastrophy349 View Post
    My guess - cross-faction related or whatever that living world stuff ends up being.

  15. #37755
    hopefully not another UI revamp. The previous one was bad enough.

  16. #37756
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiercelord View Post
    Seems like no build until Thursday or Friday again this week
    Well PTR is down right now so there's hope.

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    After reading your replies, I've concluded that it's not dyes. As @Sondrelk pointed out, dyes don't actually make sense for a game where often the only thing that separates an LFR tier piece from a Heroic one, is color.

    To debunk myself further: mount customization wouldn't work either due to the sheer amount of crazy mounts we have in WoW. Too many shapes to account for.

    Therefore, my gut instinct is telling me it's housing. But I don't know if I like that...

  18. #37758
    Quote Originally Posted by Sondrelk View Post
    Seems like we will be hitting 2000 pages by the time the announcement is here. Who would have thought all the way back in 9.1 when the page count was not even close to 1000...
    The rate this thread is going we might hit 2500 lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gifdwarf View Post
    The rate this thread is going we might hit 2500 lol
    Doesn't seem too far-fetched. Especially if we get another big leak before April 19th.

  20. #37760
    Quote Originally Posted by Padwarle View Post
    Well PTR is down right now so there's hope.
    Oh really? Didn't see that!

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