I'm almost positive that this has been brought up at least once before, but I can't seem to locate the topic with a simple search, and it's been awhile, so I'm putting it on paper again.
It's come to my attention that weapons on icons in CL have two colors dedicated to them, much in the same way that other clothes have their shading done.
Why don't we have some coloring going on? Seems to me like there is another jump of customization here that CL could have been capitalizing on for a long time, seeing as we already do the same with our outfits and such.
So, I'd suggest a few possible things.
First, have certain special weapons, like the bloodblade, fell, goss, and other more interesting or "special" weapons (like greatswords, being yellow/gold) have their own distinct colors. Like the bloodblade would be red, obviously. The Fell could be a light-grey, and the gossamer could have a tinge of green, or something along those lines (even if the colors don't completely match a given weapon, I think it would be a little more about the personality of it than making sense.) And I know that people would argue all day long about what colors to have on what weapons, but the idea is sound, I believe.
Second, I know that certain GM's have had a hankering to start adding wearable weapons. If this happens, perhaps the status of the weapon could be given via the color. I like this idea less, however, as it's not about customization, just how worn your weapon is at the time. (I don't much like the idea of weapons that wear, either, unless they have distinct advantages conferred upon them for said disadvantage.)
Third, simply allow coloring of weapons in a purely stylistic manner. Any weapon can have any color, and there might be a variety of ways to color them, such as quests, some special forging processes, whatever a creative GM thinks they can come up with. I'm hung up on this one, simply because I know people will want the infinite combinations of coloring and so forth, even though it might be the best route.
So, please vote, or put down some suggestions of your own, whatever. Just wanted it out there. I imagine these poll options should suffice.
Last edited by Xel
on Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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