Let’s play dress-up: Elder Scrolls Online explores its upcoming outfit customization system

    
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Virtual fashionistas of the world have a lot to anticipate with Elder Scrolls Online’s February update, as it contains the MMO’s brand-new outfit system. Through this, player characters can whip up a customized ensemble for adventuring, roleplay, or that future modeling career.

The fun starts with the new outfit stations, which are upgraded versions of the old dye stations. Here, players can customize any visible piece of armor and gear, including his or her secondary weapon set. Options can be chosen from any outfit styles that the player has unlocked up to that point. And in case you were wondering, yes, you can mix-and-match different armor types and even swap weapon appearances.

Players get one outfit slot to begin with and can purchase more from the store. There is a gold cost to both equipping and dyeing gear, which the studio said can “range between hundreds or thousands of gold.” All outfit styles are shared across a player’s account, meaning that anything that is unlocked on one character is unlocked for all.

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George

What does “unlocked” mean here? Crafting-wise or just loot a piece of gear with the appearance you want to use?

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Alex Hyer

Its a shame all the armor in the game is ugly.

Thats the best part of the single player games, the modders put in actually good looking armor mods that this studio itself (Beth and ZOS), is incapable of designing.

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John Mynard

This is primary reason, other than my Warframe addiction and long term WoW habit, that I can’t play ESO very much. Everything looks like they robbed Murray the Hobo and stole his worst burlap sack. The textures are so muddy and low resolution. It literally hurts my eyes after a while.

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Alex Hyer

Its all pasted onto the model too with very little polygons or edges to it. Which i assume is so they could boost frame rate in their GLORIOUS PLANS for their PVP zone which turned out to be a giant waste of time and one of the most dismal parts of the game.

hurbster
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hurbster

Ugly armours huh ?

Lol

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Alex Hyer

Yeah.

hurbster
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hurbster

Lol

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Alex Hyer

Rofl

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John Mynard

That might be the understatement of this year, so far.

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Toy Clown

Knowing ESO, I’m studying where the real money stuff comes into this new feature. Costs range from hundreds of thousands for an outfit to a few thousand. Baring that, you can buy the tokens with real money on the cash shop if you don’t have the gold. It appears to not be a really cheap feature for players to utilize. I understand gold sinks need to be in place, etc, etc, but I don’t remember having “hundreds of thousands” when I played regularly.

I wonder how much the cash shop tokens will cost?

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Serrenity

I’m going to guess between 400-700 crowns, if that much. There’s just not much else on the shop that falls below that number of crowns.

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Carebear

This is what I was waiting for very very long time!! Next one will be an AH like GW2 and ESO becomes my top favorite! :P

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Dug From The Earth

This game does soooo many things right . This is one of them that they can add to that list.

Its just a shame that the 1% of things it doesnt, are the things that affect the longevity of the game for me.

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Greaterdivinity

Reading through the blog….literally yes to everything. I’m alright with additional slots being for crowns, and everything else seems awesome. Very happy with this, now to go motif hunting when I start playing again!

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Alex Willis

THANK GOODNESS.

ESO’s outfit/wardrobe system feels like it’s stuck in 2010. Looking forward to this.

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hurbster

Looking forward to ditching the monster shoulders and those side flap things.