This is a feature I would like to see in FFXIV:
Item Remodelling / Display Slots
It is becoming a standard feature in mmo's and proven to be very well enjoyed by thier player base. It's also very easy to implement. Basically allows you to customize the appearance of your character with gear.
Have 2 equip windows a normal one for stats, other for display. Gear placed in the display one is what appears visualy on your character on screen. Same equip requirements would remain for the display ones so you need to be able to equip it in order to display it. (Therefore no mages running around in plate armor or a level 10 with a level 50 weapon, that would not be possible)
Here are just some of the advantages:
-Allows players to customize their appearance. In a game like FFXIV where gear models are highly detailed it would be nice if players can look how they want and be different then other players.
-No more sacrificing appearance for performance. Based on what players like they can foccus on stats instead of worrying about how it looks. This makes you do content that you normally would not bother to do.
-Keeps old content usefull. This has been proven to be very effective in other mmo's where once implemented players were spending alot of time doing older content to acquire thier gear model.
-Avoids players from looking the same, eliminates player clones. This is becoming a bigger problem everyday.
-Removes money from economy. (depending how it's implemented)
-Content can be added that is required to "unlock" various gear slots. An mmo can always use more content.
-Feature that can be added to crafters.
FFXIV has some of the highest quality gear graphics in mmo's, it's the one mmo where such a feature would stand out the most, yet it's the mmo's that does not have it.
This one feature adds ALOT of positive things to the game and no negatives, it's a proven feature enjoyed greatly in other mmo's. Character appearance and immersion is important to those who play role-playing games.
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