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#1 May 17 2013 at 7:08 AM Rating: Excellent
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Getting in Character
May 17, 2013

Hey guys!
Fernehalwes here.

We've received a two-tonze truckload of feedback on character creation since the alpha test, and from what I saw in today's build, much has changed since then. If you thought there were a lot of options before, wait until you see all the new ways to customize your avatar, including...

An extended hair color palette, plus a plethora of playful tattoos.
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Several new hairstyles for men...
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Several new hairstyles for women, including...OMG! Long hair options! And is that a SLIDER on the right for ear size!?
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And a slider for height!? What else could there be a slider for!?!??
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And purple whiskers!? And purple eyes!?
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And OH MY GOD MY EYES THE RED IT BURNS!
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Get ready to let your imagination run wild!

Fernehalwes.


Edited, May 17th 2013 9:09am by Szabo
#2 May 17 2013 at 7:14 AM Rating: Excellent
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Well there you go people, sliders.
#3 May 17 2013 at 7:15 AM Rating: Good
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Wewt for new Hairstyles! Might be easier to make Lin look older if it looks like her hair has grown (as well as her height and chest >.> Don't judge me!)
#4 May 17 2013 at 7:27 AM Rating: Default
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Sweeeeeetness!!! this has already made my whole day... so looking forward to creating this male miqo'te!!!

I really think SE has been keeping alot from us all in every aspect of this game... lots to come in do time and looking so forward to exploring and hearing about it all...

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Mmoderator wrote:
I really think SE has been keeping alot from us all in every aspect of this game... lots to come in do time and looking so forward to exploring and hearing about it all...


I actually tend to agree. I know that in 1.0 everyone thought that too, and they really weren't... but this time around feels different. The most important thing is, they are listening to the players while still making the game their own. Now they just need to tell us when phase 3 starts!
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This makes me very very happy. My only issue with the creation tool was the limitations on hair color based on race, and the limited tattoo option.

Well, and the limited mustache option.

For Elezen you basically can pick from this HUGE selection of White, Blonde, Gray, or Black hair... I really hope they let me wear a mustache now, because the only thing close was this weird stache that also have a weird goatee.

Also, I love that the black male actually looks like a black male instead of a white dude in black face, like before.

Edited, May 17th 2013 9:52am by Louiscool
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#7Rinsui, Posted: May 17 2013 at 8:24 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Cartoony.
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You must not have played WoW in your day cause this is 10x less "cartoony" than that... I like the look and feel of char's I see here...
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Personally I don't mind a bit of subtlety with the hair and eye colors and tattoo options. Some of those tattoos look a bit ridiculous.
Glad to see that there are more options, though.
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Smiley: eek The breasticles on the female Rog
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i kinda dig the lil choco tat on the female Hume not to sure what its holding tho
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That's the bottom of the egg shell that it hatched from.

It's an okay tat, I guess, but who would want it on their face?
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First hair style reminds me of Rydia/Terra. Nice throwback!

Also happy to see hair that better works for my character.
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Lol, just in time to respond to killua's post???
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LOL, the 2nd to last Mi'quote Paladin was designed to look like Naruto.
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Some of those tattoos look a bit ridiculous.
I'll say.
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Well there you go people, sliders.


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Where? Smiley: clown
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LOL, the 2nd to last Mi'quote Paladin was designed to look like Naruto.


Wow it really does...
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#19onineko, Posted: May 17 2013 at 9:36 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Yes, because all black people look the same. Racist.
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Rinsui wrote:
Cartoony.


psst. Video Games are basically cartoons. About the post...the addition of sliders and all those hair options is nice. I stand corrected of my previous char creation posts. Yoshi is really listening to feedback, I love it.
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Adzieboy wrote:
Well there you go people, sliders.


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Where? Smiley: clown



Right here.

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Yes, because all black people look the same. Racist.


Pretty sure he meant the tattoo...
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So a star tattoo under the eye for every character, in pvp, you've killed?
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I can't wait until all the people who create an avatar with teardrop tattoos find out what one of the meanings used to be.

Edited, May 17th 2013 12:19pm by lolgaxe
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Sigh, why won't this game just come out already. :(
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I can't wait until all the people who create an avatar with teardrop tattoos find out what one of the meanings used to be.

Edited, May 17th 2013 12:19pm by lolgaxe


Like the first time I heard someone in WoW calling themselves a "Twink" Smiley: eek
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Those are some tig ole bitties in that last photo.
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I think that's a good amount of customization. **** they are teasing us hard :)
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[***************** they are teasing us hard :)[/quote]

SE and my wife seem to have a lot in common. Smiley: grin
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[****************************** they are teasing us hard :)[/quote]

SE and my wife seem to have a lot in common. Smiley: grin
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lmao!! I think alot of husbands feel that way haha
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Long hair, huh? Exactly how long? I really can't wait to see.

not that I have a long hair fetish or anything. never that.
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[****************************** they are teasing us hard :)[/quote]

SE and my wife seem to have a lot in common. Smiley: grin
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Really....do tell us more, i am always in for a good story! Smiley: tongueSmiley: lol
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#33 May 18 2013 at 2:22 PM Rating: Good
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I'm quite happy with this post. The options from the Phase 1 video I saw seemed quite lacking, so I'm glad that they will have the options beefed up in the release. Can't wait for that new benchmark/character creator to drop.
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#34 May 18 2013 at 2:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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I wasn't really expecting too many more improvements to the character creator, so I'm happy they are taking the time to squeeze more into it. While FFXIV was somewhat better than FFXI at bumping into your twin, it seemed like it needed more variety.

Edited, May 18th 2013 4:31pm by Xoie
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This looks really nice overall. Was rather worried they would limit the customization due to the memory limits on consoles, glad to see it was unfounded.

I think the first char is inspired by Hatsune Miku

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Miku_hatsune_cover.jpg


Getting very hard to wait patiently for either a Beta invite or the game to come out -_-
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