Monday, September 21, 2009
I want a wardrobe for World of Warcraft
Having somehow missed the previous incarnations of the Brewfest in World of Warcraft, I did the various quests and activities related to that holiday event this weekend. That netted me a bunch of tokens, leading me to the "token redeemer", where I could buy rewards for those tokens. And I noticed that, like many holiday events, some of the rewards wear items of clothing without stats, just for the looks of it. And I don't know what you do with your holiday event clothing, but apart from a rare christmas hat, I always destroy all of the clothes at the end of the event because they take up too much valuable inventory space.
I used to also delete non-combat pets for exactly the same reason. But nowadays pets don't take inventory space any more. So I spent my brewfest tokens on a pink elephant. Which made me think that the fluff clothing in World of Warcraft could be much improved with two changes:
- A wardrobe tab on your character sheet, which works exactly like the pets and mount tab, and stores all your non-stat items of clothing you collect from various events.
- An option to *display* your character as wearing that sort of non-stat clothing, without having to actually remove your gear that gives stats. Just like you can use a hallowed wand or Noggenfogger elixir disguise and look like a skeleton or pirate without actually having to remove your armor, that functionality would let you display your holiday clothing without you having to change clothes when you want to fight.