My Perfect MMORPG: Pt 2: Character Creation (Cosmetic)

This is just a short post to outline the cosmetic character customisation available in my perfect MMORPG. In my opinion, the character creation system’s cosmetic aspect would be as detailed as you want, yet restricting the full complexity and therefore difficulties associated with extremely detailed customisation to only those that want it. In other words, if you want really complex and hard to pull off customisation, then you can choose to use it. However, if you just want a quick and easy preset face/body, then you should be able to put the system into “Simple Mode”.

Obviously though, the main part of the character creation system would be the mechanical part of the customisation, or the abilities/classes. This will be covered in Pt 3: Character Creation (Mechanical).

In many games, when you create a character, you choose a class, then you choose a race, then you start playing. In some, class choice is restricted depending on which race you choose. In others, the choices are independent. Personally, I prefer games where the choice of species or race is completely cosmetic. So in my perfect MMORPG, the choice of species would be cosmetic only. I would only include humanoid races.

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~ by mrout on December 31, 2010.

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