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#1 Sword Hammer Axe

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 10:11 PM

As it is now, dye preview requires for you to insert a vial of the dye you want to see on your armor in a special dye window when you're previewing an armor.

Am I the only one who thinks that's silly? First of all it requires for you to have the actual dye in question, not unlocked, but still in its flask. This means that you either have to not have it unlocked, or have it unlocked, yet have a second flask to see it, which will be useless afterwards. Secondly, the panels you insert the dye aren't very precise. They change the color of all the armor pieces in that particular place, so you can't for instance see how you'd look like with fully brown shoulders and fully red boots.

I really think they ought to change this. Armor is pricy, and a lot of us like to see how it'd look on before we decide to get it. It seems silly that the dyes we can see on it are so limited, as coloring is an important part of the styling.

What I suggest is that they simply give the preview the same option for dying as if you were already wearing the armor pieces. You'd get to see exactly how you'd look, which armor pieces shade the color differently, and so on, practically making it much easier to find a style that suits you.

On another, semi-related note: Make particle effects on weapons visible in the previews! Geez, why can't you see the light circles of Glyphic Hammer or the blade on Warden Greatsword? I mean, that's just silly!
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#2 Lucas Ashrock

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Posted 23 December 2012 - 06:31 PM

Limited design about the preview window. Over than that, use gw2db chat links for the dye you want a preview, so you know if worth and something you like.
This is how i discovered how to save myself to waste loads of money for abyss dye, arah fullset light with abyss is pure crap , not full black, iron dye have the same exact color. Phew. :cool:

Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 23 December 2012 - 06:32 PM.

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#3 Aetou


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 12:27 AM

Yep, there are two ways to preview dyed armor without owning the flasks. 1) Put the colours in your existing armor, as it carries over to the preview (may take some experimentation) or 2) Use the colour codes to preview the dyes without owning them (here having a squad channel to spam them all in is useful to avoid annoying people.) Now, better previews including from the TP would be great but there are at least two workarounds currently neither of which are too hideous.
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#4 matsif


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Posted 24 December 2012 - 03:26 PM

1) Put the colours in your existing armor, as it carries over to the preview (may take some experimentation)

I rarely see this to work, half the time if I preview a set of armor I just get the default "dye remover" on everything, even if I have the colors I want on my character. from my findings, the only reasonable way to do it right now is to copy the chat links of the dyes you want from gw2db or wherever and whisper them to yourself (to avoid spamming in /say or /map or /guild).

Agreed with OP that the preview window needs an overhaul. Trying to convince someone that I had the priory hammer the other day and the glass parts not showing up in the preview window for them was a fun time.
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