Ever since the advent of the Mirror of Glamering I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled* for outfits that would compliment certain characters. Most of my characters already have an established look, thanks to cosmetic armor kits, both old and new, but a couple of characters have been stuck in armor that is now under-powered (poor Chelena, unable to take off her Epic Deneith Heavy Chain) or not quite right looking but better than any alternatives encountered to-date (poor Ejecta and her Metalline Pantyhose).
* “Keeping my eyes peeled” is really one weird colloquialism. Wouldn’t peeling your eye hurt? A lot? But I digress.
Even Mawry, my main, has never found the outfit that looks perfectly Commando-like. Her current look is adequate, she has the Dark Leaf Light Armor (With Utility Pack) and that is adequate, what with the various bandoliers and thigh holsters and packs and heavy gloves. But the colors are too bright for Commando operations, and there is skin in places where she would probably prefer heavy canvas. At least.
Other outfits over the years have been adequate but not perfect too. There was a leather set that would have been most excellent in a different color. For that matter, the Leathers of the Woodsman set that can be obtained from the Druid trader in Eveningstar is quite nice too, but plain. Very plain. It is the plain brown wrapper of DDO.
Which brings up my point. Now that we have Mirrors of Glamering, and now that they’ve been patched so that they properly mimic the colors of their source material, how about throwing in some armor coloring too?
One could argue that this is a basic tenet of the fantasy MMO. Including the other Turbine MMO. But I don’t care about any of that. Nor do we need a complicated crafting scheme like the one used to create dyes in LotRO. I just want to be able to change the color of my armor.
I found this robe the other day. It caught my eye* immediately, it even has a thumbnail design that I’ve never seen before. When I put it on, I noticed that yes, this is something new and different. Leather and metal right there in the robe, but with a cut out too. Not super functional but quite nice looking.
* Ouch again! Leave my eyes out of this!
Quite unusual, and quite well-designed.
But also quite drably colored.
I kept the robe and tried it on with the idea of sending it to Ejecta if it looked good enough, except I didn’t notice that it was a wondrous craftsmanship item and would bind to Mawry when equipped. Oh well. It wasn’t going to Ejecta in any case, it is really a nice robe but so drably colored!
But what if it didn’t have to stay that color?
Same interesting design, shinier metal, browner leather, more color!
I wanted this one to be be bright scarlet but I couldn’t get there
with my limited photo manipulation skills
A fine set of leathers, very detailed. But boring at a distance,
the detail falls away and all one sees is brown.
Slightly fancier, and more visually interesting
when one is looking from further away.
Probably the most Commando-like, if I was better at photo manipulation
the metal and studs would pop out more clearly, but I am not.
Even better, if we could choose which accoutrement appear along with the armor: imagine if I could color up the Woodsman leathers and then add the bandoliers and thigh holsters from the Drow Hunter set. Whoa. That would be awesomely Commando-like. It would take me awhile to create in The GIMP, so for today, at least, we’ll just have to imagine it.
But my, what an awesome look it is. In my head.
Although most things are pretty awesome in my head.
🙂 😀 🙂