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#1 BreadBuddy

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

Just curious. 10 Gold seems a lot for something you can only wear when no combat is near.

#2 Lucas Ashrock

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:43 AM

Hey, there is always someone who don't know how to waste ingame gold to gem or cash for useless town clothes, aren't you joning them? :zzz:

#3 Gremlin

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:08 AM

Make town clothing cheap and of many kinds so you can mix and match.
Have an option to automatically change to town clothing when you enter the town and I will probably care more.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:15 AM

Town clothing?

Really though, the only time it was cool was when I accidentally bugged it so I could hold my staff while in town clothes.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

Option?
If it were up to me, I would make all characters automatically change into townclothes in all cities.

No armor allowed in cities!

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:37 AM

View PostTrei, on 16 December 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

If it were up to me, I would make all characters automatically change into townclothes in all cities.

Make them not destroy your skillbar and we have a deal.

Seriously this is why no-one uses town clothes.

Edited by FoxBat, 16 December 2012 - 09:38 AM.


#7 Baron von Scrufflebutt

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

The ONLY piece of town clothing that I EVER cared for is the sailor's hat. That hat was the sole reason why I created a guild called Team Zissou. :P
But since the hat is town-only, I haven't even bought the hat, while the guild is also completely empty.

#8 HermitLolxe

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:49 AM

View PostFoxBat, on 16 December 2012 - 09:37 AM, said:

Make them not destroy your skillbar and we have a deal.

Seriously this is why no-one uses town clothes.
That's why there are NPCs that give speed boosts. Anet wanted people to stay in town clothes in towns and use the speed boosts.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:51 AM

View PostHermitLolxe, on 16 December 2012 - 09:49 AM, said:

That's why there are NPCs that give speed boosts. Anet wanted people to stay in town clothes in towns and use the speed boosts.

Trouble is no-one wants the inconvenience of running to them in the first place.

Cash shop model is supposed to be about selling people convenience, not inconvenience.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:55 AM

I have lots of gold and still it would feel as a waste spending some of it on those town clothes.
They should make some big differences to town clothes before I would start buying them.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:57 AM

I have no idea who they got to design this new outfit for Wintersday (female version), but I won't be getting it. :P It doesn't look so bad on my norns, but I hardly play them. I want something to go on my human warrior, as i already have the pirate outfit on my thief. And nothing so far really looks good on my sylvari mes, either.

Edited by AKGeo, 16 December 2012 - 09:57 AM.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

How about they add minigames where we can win the town clothes? We have fun and we get a reward. Also, make town clothes available to use outside town. Maybe I'm not always fighting... maybe I'm just going for a walk and don't fancy wearing my clunky armour.

Edited by Robsy128, 16 December 2012 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:11 AM

There is a hotkey you can set to quick switch to town clothes though.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:01 AM

If the town clothes were the same as the costumes in GW I would probably own them all.  As it is though, I've bought none.

Maybe thats why everyone is being herded to LA with Fractals etc. so they buy town clothes while they stand around lfg?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

And the hotkey is a welcome addition, since if you run around "efficiently" to get city map fill in, and jump down from from some of the vistas, points of interest, etcetera, your character is automaticallty flipped into regular armor from town clothes.

Apparently falling causes an abrupt wardrobe change. Kinda anti-superman I guess. :huh:

Also: town clothes bought from the gem store aren't just for looks, some sets have abilities associated with them (places them on ability bar.)

If I remember right from beta, the pirate costume has a pirate yell, a cannon that shoots (does no damage), a walk-the-plank ability (you splat in a puddle), and a parrot that flies in.

Don't remember exactly all that the cook outfit does. I know you can spawn a helper.

The halloween event witch's outfit lets you fly on a broom and spawn a cauldron (transforms drinkers into things like pigs).

And the Mad King outfit lets you tell really bad jokes as well as spawn a food fight table.



As far as wearing townclothes outside of the city... you can. Just no stats. Allowing them to be transformed (have stats the way LotRO does) would be fine for PvE. Not sure if the devs would agree for PvP / WvW purposes.

View PostTrei, on 16 December 2012 - 09:36 AM, said:

Option?
If it were up to me, I would make all characters automatically change into townclothes in all cities.

No armor allowed in cities!

I like to be able to compare stats when purchasing gear from the trade post.

#16 Lucas Ashrock

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

Honestly i will never understand why i'm not able to fight with town clothes, nor why they are called town clothes and i simply ignore them at all. When i heard about gw2 and town clothes developed i was fantasizing about town clothes and how i would have took care of myself for city appaerance and dungeon appaerance. Until logging i realized was a a stupid option thing noone gives a crap for. But still, people find fancy waste ingame gold/cash to buy them, and use them a few minutes for a week maybe until bored/ forgot. Just to add, wasting bank slots? Nah.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:38 PM

I would buy town clothes (and other gear for what that's concerned) if it didn't all look so over-the-top and extravagant.
There's already plenty of town clothes in-game (just walk into any major city), but it's not available for players.

The major points compared to GW are:
  • that you can't wear in in combat and
  • that's just a 1 time issue instead of unlocking it for your account.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:49 PM

I just wish that all the town clothes worn by NPCs would be available to players too, there are so many good looking ones among them :S Would be nice if we could buy those with in game money and the fancy costumes with toys would remain in the cash shop.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

I hated the idea of townclothes from the start. "At ArenaNet, we don't think it's acceptable to not be able to make your character look how you want..." That's why, in GW2, we have special outfits that can't be worn while actually doing anything.

I think there is a way to save the townclothes concept, though. Kind of like Robsy mentioned by incorporating them into minigames. Give townclothes their own (customizable) hotbar of "social" skills. Maybe my mesmer can conjure a line dance of clones, drink a wine glass, shoot fireworks, and make other players dance, etc. then start manufacturing social minigames, hearts, and events that can incorporate this new layer of social gameplay. I imagine RPers could also have a field day with this.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:54 PM

I'd care more if they were obtainable from karma vendors or something and not only the Gemshop.
So far you can only get a hat or two from vendors?

Was glad enough I could finally swap my top with the GW2 Shirt.

#21 Teagan

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:55 PM

As I cannot wear them in combat, no, I don't care. They are just way too expensive for something that will end up cluttering up my bank anyway.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

View PostAKGeo, on 16 December 2012 - 09:57 AM, said:

I have no idea who they got to design this new outfit for Wintersday (female version), but I won't be getting it. :P It doesn't look so bad on my norns, but I hardly play them. I want something to go on my human warrior, as i already have the pirate outfit on my thief. And nothing so far really looks good on my sylvari mes, either.

This... adore the snowflake pattern, the fur collar and the snow globe... but wtf is with that skirt - If the skirt had been full length and not that abomination, I would have actually considered buying it.

Edit: Would also be nice to see some available outside of the cash shop.

Edited by Kaiarra, 16 December 2012 - 12:58 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 12:58 PM

An impressive design would have been for example, following your suggestion of "social status" special town clothes, for example wearing the first legendary, being dungeon master, map completition. Obiouvsly town clothes should have been a forced status not an optional stupid thing. On Anet pocket interests, would have led many more people to buy from their store their crap, players worthy to wear  particular town clothes, etc. Wait, am i talking about superb design on this game? Posted Image

Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 16 December 2012 - 12:59 PM.


#24 Tellia

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:05 PM

"town clothes" seems to mean " silly costume" and i dont care for costumes. i dont mind the idea of having separate clothes for non combat situations, mean, i had a tuxedo on many toons in wow for *ing around in dalaran with guildies, and some other stuff. but in gw2 all we have is the fugly default town clothes or silly holiday costumes and baseball caps. maybe if we had non-holiday themed stuff, stuff that isnt even themed...like, if we had a variety of things to wear, it could be good. and make them craftable and buyable with karma and gold and such.

but then again, guild events arent the same in gw2 anyway cause you are lucky if even half of your guildies actually render :rolleyes: so why bother...

#25 Bryant Again

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:06 PM

"Do you care about town clothing?"

Nope.

/shrug

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:12 PM

View PostHermitLolxe, on 16 December 2012 - 09:49 AM, said:

That's why there are NPCs that give speed boosts. Anet wanted people to stay in town clothes in towns and use the speed boosts.
Wait, so clothes take away your hotbars, that's why Anet added NPCs to give speed bosts in order to encourage people to wear clothes.

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Then why doesnt town clothes give you permanent swiftness (in cities)?

Everyone would wear town clothes. And it would even make some RPG sense. Its kind of hard to run fast and long in heavy plate armour, compared to clothes.

Edited by dawdler, 16 December 2012 - 01:15 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 01:54 PM

I remember when they said certain personal story choices would offer unique town clothing merchants in your personal instance. Those were the days...

I rarely wear my town clothes, partially because the default ones are 'meh' and all the others are stupidly expensive.

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:15 PM

Don't care about town clothes because I like my regular armor.
Only reasons why I would use them would be:
1) they become automatic & mandatory for everyone on entering city
2) they either offer a considerable speed boost or provide skills for faster travelling inside cities

#29 Lucas Ashrock

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:29 PM

View Postdawdler, on 16 December 2012 - 01:12 PM, said:

Wait, so clothes take away your hotbars, that's why Anet added NPCs to give speed bosts in order to encourage people to wear clothes.

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Then why doesnt town clothes give you permanent swiftness (in cities)?

Everyone would wear town clothes. And it would even make some RPG sense. Its kind of hard to run fast and long in heavy plate armour, compared to clothes.
Such a huge difference between real design with rpg sense and some lore, and some junk half done sent online asking money to pay the account faking it's ready huh. Just what you wrote would have gave to this game so much sense and immersion to be unforgettable..

Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 16 December 2012 - 03:31 PM.


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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

town clothes arethe biggest joke in Tyria!  ok, listen:
  • people want to look cool
  • one of the best places to display yourself is in town
  • people log in to play the game, many of us down have a lot of free time
and its because of these three things town clothes is a complete waste of time, effort and pixels
  • gear you get from dungeons look cooler than any town clothes on the market, making town clothes stupid
  • because dungeon gear looks cooler than town clothes, you'll be wearing that in town, not town clothes
  • i would go as far as to say that 86% of GW2 players dont have that much free time to lounge around in town clothes, they log in to play, and since GW2 is a theme park mmo, playing means, combat, and you cant wear town clothes in combat.
just th whole idea of town clothes is very stupid imho.

Edited by Rickter, 16 December 2012 - 03:36 PM.





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