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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 2:21PM JonBuck said

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I'm happy with how they've handled costuming. I tend not to spend a lot of time in the character creator, knowing I'll pick up many more later.

And I want that illusion you picked up. :)

Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 9:35AM Krystalle Voecks said

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@JonBuck It was a random drop I picked up in running the vault you get from Ambush Bug at level 6. I've picked up several character t-shirts and hoodies that way too, so the best thing I can suggest is to make sure you run it every day you can!
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 2:36PM Heraclea said

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I would add that running the Ambush Bug Vault, which IIRC unlocks at level 6, can get you more pieces and styles randomly. You can run it daily, I believe, and buy more tickets at the Watchtower.

As far as I can tell, everything, including hair and skin color, everything but your character's sex and body type, can be redone in game. What it took me a long time to figure out was that you were not stuck with the color settings on the pieces at default, but that you could move any of your three colors to any of the three slots.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 3:26PM Ninevah said

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@Heraclea: The ability to change those colors wasn't there until shortly before launch. It was something that a lot of us in Beta kept asking for because you could get a new costume piece that created an odd look with your default color arrangement. I'm glad they added that option.
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Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 9:38AM Krystalle Voecks said

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@Heraclea I truly love that they've fixed that since it was also one of the things I didn't care for in beta. Indeed, you can change palettes, etc. Admittedly, I'd prefer it if you had the ability to create a completely separate palette for each piece of gear, but I'm pretty happy overall with the system.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 2:41PM Germaximus said

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More character creation customization would be for the best. :p
I played a game that i hated for 3 years because friends of mine played it.

I like your costume review here.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 2:43PM JonBuck said

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@Germaximus What is really needs are more body customizations--height, build, a ton more faces, and so forth.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 2:46PM kunic said

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I saw someone on Death and Glory that looked exactly like the first image in the article (the girl with the wings, the second half with the glowing eyes). She was a level 30 Villain, I was a level 8 Hero. We started dancing since the server was about the shutdown for maintenance.

Good times, great game.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 3:13PM Furdinand said

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In case it isn't clear: if you like the look of a particular costume piece (or whole thing) you can lock it so it doesn't change. Click on the mask icon on the bar that pops up when you press "I", "K", "J" etc.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 3:15PM Itoao said

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Nice Info. I happen to think the character creator in game is very cool. Add to the fact that you can change appearance I think in the watchtower.
I make sure I equip items that I have not collected just so I can change to them later.

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 4:13PM Interitus said

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Each piece also has it's own colour system. So if you are wearing all red and you want blue gloves, you can do that. Your costume isn't locked into the 3 main colours. The option to do it is right beside where you lock a specific part so it doesn't change

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 4:46PM Lenn said

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@Interitus You are locked into the three colours, but you can change them around on the individual costume parts. But if you picked red, white and blue as your three colours, you can't make your gloves yellow without putting yellow in the rest as well.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 7:01PM TheGreatMachine said

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The costume approach really grows on you ( I was disappointed at first too). Every piece of armour you get is a little thrill to see if it unlocks something new. By the end you have a pretty comprehensive array of looks, the only difference is this game makes you work for it as a reward. This was present in other games sure, but it's a core part of DC. Just a different approach is all.

Bodily customization definitely needs work done on it, no denying it. Unfortunately the word is "We are not looking at any anatomical changes at this time"

Posted: Jan 22nd 2011 11:40PM alinos said

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the only issue i have with costumes is that you pick your color pallete at the start and it seems like it can't be changed in my experience

which is rather annoying, because you could get an awesome piece only to have it look like ass because of it

Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 2:21AM Protoavis said

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@alinos

It can, at the top of the style tab (I think) is a couple options for changing various things. there is an option to change the palette though.
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Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 12:30AM Liltawen said

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The color palette can also be changed in the costume selector area.

Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 2:00AM Lockisezmode said

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There still isn't nearly enough even at max levels for the amount of material DCOU is drawing from. In a year this game might have the customization it needed but by then it will be too late.

Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 7:38AM Monitor2112 said

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I'm digging it. In fact I'm one of the crazy ones who is digging it on both PS3 and PC.

I really should pick one or the other, but I play with my family on the PC, and with other friends on the PS3. Expensive, but worth it IMO. at least for now. I'll probably move into a one or the other frame of mind when I stop playing it on both platforms.

And I really want to find that illusion you picked up. Any chance you remember where you picked it up? Was is a vault drop or something?

Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 8:32AM Lenn said

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@Monitor2112 The illusion trinket is a vault drop. There are a few of them, other than the lion-man. I've found trinkets that change you into a scary clown, a little toy robot and a manhunter (http://www.heromachine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/manhunter.jpg)
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Posted: Jan 23rd 2011 8:17PM Monitor2112 said

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@Lenn Thanks for the info. I figured it was probably going to be inteh vault.

Only somewhat neat thing i have gotten so far is a Batwoman T-Shirt

But I keep hitting it up every day and I will get something cool sooner or later. 8)
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