Glorious Ashes community - it's time for another Dev Discussion
! Dev Discussion topics are kind of like a "reverse Q&A" - rather than you asking us questions about Ashes of Creation, we want to ask YOU what your thoughts are.
Our design team has compiled a list of burning questions we'd love to get your feedback on regarding gameplay, your past MMO experiences, and more. Join in on the Dev Discussion and share what makes gaming special to you!Dev Discussion #34 - Character Creation
How much time do you typically spend on character creation, and what are the tools you like to have available when you’re building your character? Do you focus on race/class synergy, looking good, or something else entirely?Keep an eye out for our next Dev Discussion topic regarding level progression!
Greetings friends - thank you all again for taking the time to join in on this discussion! After putting together a recap for our team, check out some of the top notes you shared with us below:Customization Tools
[*] Many players want to see a plethora of customizable options, and don’t want to feel limited when making their character.
[*] Ex. Head-hair, eyebrows, facial hair, nose, eye, cheek, ear shape, makeup, and tattoos including unique race-specific options.
[*] Ex. Ability to change parting, length, adornments and fullness for beards and hair, as well as color customization for hair, eyes, and skin.
[*] Players agreed they want to customize or have many options for their character’s age, posture, body proportions and mass, height, muscle mass, and voices.
[*] Many players expressed the desire for “defining marks” - things that make their character unique and stand out.
[*] Ex. Battle scars (missing ears, burns, missing eyes), tattoos, piercings, and baubles.
[*] There were a number of players who expressed that they want sliders for character creation options.
[*] Others shared that they do not believe sliders are necessary if there are enough preset options to choose from.
[*] The majority of players felt that the time they invest into the character creation process depends on how robust the character creator is.
[*] Some players expressed that race/class synergy dictates what they choose - for some, it is adhering to traditional fantasy roles and for others, it is maximizing statistical advantage and potential.
[*] A few players expressed that their own personal character fantasy comes before race/class synergy.
While many people shared many wonderful ideas, there was one that stood out in particular:
all i want is a true mage beard