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    Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Eolan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:38 am

    Just wanted to see what peoples thoughts were on this, would you guys pay real money for armor dyes? How about capes or flags? Plumes?

    Im wondering what methods of customization the souls series could/would offer. Especially regarding the new PVP set up, i think its a shame not to offer some kind of broader aesthetic suite. I think its some of the greatest costume design ive seen in a video game, but being so well put together and well silhouetted/shaped the items can withstand a certain amount of accessorizing happy

    How about magic aura? Like purple instead of blue etc like quake three let you change the colour of your particles. How about a bright pink puffy plume?

    These would work just like titantite upgrades on armor. You bolt them on at a blacksmith happy

    I know morally that is a terrifying prospect but almost everyone i encounter in dark souls on XBL has spent MS points on dark souls avatar costumes. So there is a market for pissing away those last 80 or so points.

    Now if there were an in game store that let you buy aesthetic flair items for the same price i bet FROM could earn the kinda money to actually run some servers... happy

    Id pay 80 per piece for a bright Pink leather armor/ pink thief mask. Then a nice red cape

    Its all irrelevant to me right now my dark souls disk got terminally ill recently and im waiting for a second copy...
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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Isirith on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:46 am

    I'm a sucker for vanity items so I'd pay.


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:09 am

    Lol I might as well


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by DamageCK on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:52 am

    I'd do it. I'm a sucker for style.


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Knight Alundil on Tue Aug 21, 2012 8:58 am

    I would be totally gutted if what you are describing comes to pass.

    I love the way it is now, each piece of armor seems important and significant this way. If everyone starts running around with full havels in their fav colors and a pink fathers mask im going to be gutted crushed sad

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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Eolan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:04 am

    I would argue that strong design, will withstand any coloration...

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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by robsthedon on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:10 am

    No no, I like it the way it is.


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Azran on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:50 am

    Here goes a suggestion.

    Pick an armour set or weapon inside the same category. Pay, switch stats. Your Warrior Leather Set? Now it's got the stats (including weight and poise) of your Elite Knight Armour Set, if you - for some unfathomable reason - don't like the latter.

    Weapons should have some more restrictions - same movesets, same upgrades, non-boss soul, etc.

    Also: Renaming your weapons once they ascend to the max! It's not a Fire Scimitar +5 anymore, it's Firebrand.


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Buggy Virus on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:53 am

    Colors?


    In My Dark Souls?


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:16 am

    I say nay.

    Don't fix what isn't broken. The more bells and whistles it gets the more it will start to become "those other games"


    Not a bad idea of course, just not for DKS
    If anything just add more armor. Maybe armors similar to others but with slight varied appearances.

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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Eolan on Tue Aug 21, 2012 2:08 pm

    See having 20 different shapes and designs for each armor value would have a similar effect. I would just like to see more unique looking characters. Perhaps with the idea of recognising each other by look alone.

    I also want a bright lime green illuminous smough suit.
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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by BIG TIME MASTER on Tue Aug 21, 2012 3:26 pm

    Cream white Catarina set.

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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Buggy Virus on Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:14 pm

    I wouldn't go for colors, but the ability to customize the crests and designs on very specific armors and shields would be awesome.

    Like the crest shield or elit knight set.


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by IV_Mark_VI on Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:16 pm

    Having armour that has the stats of another armour sounds good for style, but gearing up for a fight would be confusing. Havels could be maiden stats, someone in a dress could be tanked up the wazoo... how would you determine your strategy?


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Phantasmio on Tue Aug 21, 2012 9:11 pm

    I love aesthetics and would definitely pay for some in Dark Souls.
    The only problem is with custom painted armor, you wouldn't be able to see that when you invade or do co-op. Only world hosts would be able to display that.


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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by SEANB240 on Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:39 pm

    I don't know if I'd like Dark Club Penguin: Prepare to Dye very much.
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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Eolan on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:02 am

    If i was given the chance id just have 20 variants for every piece of armor. Aesthetic differences but no real stat change. I would also steadily release new pieces every month into the game world through either gift wraiths or random spawn.
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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Knight Alundil on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:25 am

    Eolan wrote:If i was given the chance id just have 20 variants for every piece of armor. Aesthetic differences but no real stat change. I would also steadily release new pieces every month into the game world through either gift wraiths or random spawn.

    Think about how specific the game world and item placement is. Where would you have these random spawns???

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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Eolan on Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:32 am

    In the same chests. The game tracks if you've emptied and opened a chest already (theres a persistant graphical change ie the chest remains open). It would be simple to program a system that flags the emptied chests and when you release a new set of gloves or something it will find its way into one of those chests, closing it again. Make it fairly random and limited to Ng+ games and were onto a never ending exploration of this beatifully crafted world.

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    Post by Seenblack on Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:50 am

    Eolan wrote:In the same chests. The game tracks if you've emptied and opened a chest already (theres a persistant graphical change ie the chest remains open). It would be simple to program a system that flags the emptied chests and when you release a new set of gloves or something it will find its way into one of those chests, closing it again. Make it fairly random and limited to Ng+ games and were onto a never ending exploration of this beatifully crafted world.

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    That's actually a really good idea, it would be awesome to wait for a couple months or so and go on an entire set treasure hunt through lordran.. What if the area with the closed chests be open to invasions? There would probably be gankers but I just see that as more souls and humanity for us.
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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Eolan on Thu Aug 23, 2012 11:59 am

    The main thing for me is i would like to give dark souls more money lol
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    Re: Capitalism milking Individuality

    Post by Federally on Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:05 pm

    It's the Free 2 Play model, it works and FROM could institute it but we'd need constant influxes of new content. It will never happen


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