If you were Blizzard, what would you insert into the game?
If I had the reigns of creativity in Blizzard for a little while? Customization. Compared to the majority of the MMO market, this is one thing WoW does not do well. I’m surprised considering how popular this is in other games. Warcraft has a tendancy to take something someone else does and make it better (Achievements anyone?) and give it a bit of their own spin. But, when it comes to characters, we’re not as lucky.
Looking at just the character creation screen, more faces would be a great start in itself. Even Tauren and Worgen go in to the barbershops screaming for something new. Of course, more hairstyles would probably be well received as well. Quite frankly, anything is better than the limited options we have right now.
PvP folk will scream murder at me for this one, but I have wanted armor tinting for so long. Seems like a great item for Blacksmiths or even Engineers to make and sell. You could even limit it to each item having a three color limit to it. Granted, I know how much work would be involved in something like that, so I propose a mild alternative: give players the option to keep the look of an item.
In all honesty, the weapons and helms in Northrend were some of the ugliest things I have ever seen. I would have killed to have some of my old gear back just so I didn’t want to throw up each time I logged in. So I would give players the option of “keep gear appearance?” This would be something you could turn on or off (so those who don’t want it can ignore it). If it’s turned on, when you go to equip an item, the window will show you what the new item looks like equipped. You would then have the option of approving it, or equipping the new item but keeping the look of the old one. If you like the robes a Priest starts with, then you have the option of keeping that look all the way to 85 if you see fit.
I really don’t like the mass amount of pod people like clones you see at end game because everyone has the same exact gear and has one of 4-10 possible faces. The game needs more variety (though I do appreciate the pet and mount options).