Wardrobe, costumes, outfits, A-tab, cosmetics, transmog: Whatever you call it, most serious MMOs have some kind of system that separates a character’s visual appearance from its gear stats, and when Uprising launches in Neverwinter in just a few weeks, it’s due for a big revision to its appearance system.PWE explains in its latest dev blog. “In the old system, you destroyed Item A and up to three dye items to change the appearance and colour of item B. But when you outgrew Item B, or just wanted to equip something else, you had to repeat the process and use up more items to give the new thing the same look. And dyeing all your stuff red took a lot of dye!”
Instead, however you’ve dyed your gear slot, any gear you drop into that slot (or associated appearance slot) will take on that color. The appearance tab is getting an overhaul too.
“There is a new Appearance tab in your character window. We’ve moved everything that affects your in-world appearance to this new tab, and changed how things work there too. In the Appearance tab, you do not use items directly from your inventory. You convert inventory items into “Appearance Library” items. This destroys it as an equippable/tradeable/sellable inventory item, but lets you use it as an appearance override option as many times as you want. Once you convert it, it is available in your Appearance Library permanently. This also applies to fashion items. You have to convert them into Appearance Library items, then use them in the Appearance tab.”
Do note that all existing fashion items you’ve got stashed will be converted into your appearance library come launch. Check out the whole blog on the official site!