Week of August 9th Recap: Sam

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Sam (Staff)

Hey Realmers!

First of all, thank you all for sticking around and supporting TRO! We've received some feedback that players would like a persistent platform to see development progress and receive updates, so this will be an attempt at doing that! I can't say that we'll update every single week; but I think there is a fair chance at it. For me personally, I love sharing the progress just as much as I love developing it.

My focus this week was the character creation setup, and for the most part, it was a success with exception of some bounds checking on head features when you change character races. Many of you have seen the gifs and screen shots that I have been posting the last few days on the official discord (http://discord.gg/realmserver) but I'll close out with the current state of the character creation screen.

Quick video here: https://i.imgur.com/wcQ230w.gif

Best Regards,
Sam

Romeo

I like the look of the player creation screen. I wish we had more beards for the characters and perhaps some different options. I like the fact we got new thigs, like hair dyes.. but sadly we can not change the appearance of the toons inside the game at the barbershop. Also.. could we possibly see some changes with the starting gear? Even basic mythril gear would be better for new toons, with a directions guide in their magic mail to stores and dungeons. Starting gold and mana is understandable.. but a better weapon would be nice.. even a mythril sword would be awesome and its only about 1000 gold anyways.. but you could make it unsellable, or sells for 1 gold or something, to control inflation or deflation of the gold in the game.

Vickstress

Thanks so much for all your hard work. I know it is difficult, but I agree with Romeo, I would like to see more variable choices in looks for characters, something like we have now. Too many toons would look alike and I think people would not like that. Thanks again.

Sam (Staff)

I like the look of the player creation screen. I wish we had more beards for the characters and perhaps some different options. I like the fact we got new thigs, like hair dyes.. but sadly we can not change the appearance of the toons inside the game at the barbershop. Also.. could we possibly see some changes with the starting gear? Even basic mythril gear would be better for new toons, with a directions guide in their magic mail to stores and dungeons. Starting gold and mana is understandable.. but a better weapon would be nice.. even a mythril sword would be awesome and its only about 1000 gold anyways.. but you could make it unsellable, or sells for 1 gold or something, to control inflation or deflation of the gold in the game.

Thanks for the feedback, Romeo.

Feature changes to a character have been something we've long sought. With the new client this will certainly become a possibility, probably not at release, but in the near time frame thereafter.

Couple notes to your other questions:
Beards / Features: At this time our primary focus is porting the existing content, it could happen in the future. We just don't have the bandwidth to throw at that right now.
Starting Equipment: We may better balance starting equipment, but you'll never start with "magic" items.

Stay tuned!

Sam

2loap2

Can we get an item to change character appearance? (maybe sold at the barber or available for purchase from the Sovereign Shop)

Grifter1462

I like the way it looks. Crisp. Clean and new. But keeps the classic elements as well. Nicely done.

Zibalba

Wow creation screen looks awesome. Wish there was a way to have the character look exactly how it looks when you create it, instead of deleting 50+ times to find the perfect tall/width combo for perfect eyes.. :D