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How much effort do you put into your character's customization?
For the first week, I spend more time on my character then playing the game.
12.24%
18 12.24%
I spend a lot of time on my character and make everything just right.
69.39%
102 69.39%
I play around with the character customization screen, but keep it simple.
17.01%
25 17.01%
I hit randomize and go.
1.36%
2 1.36%
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Customization - How much effort do you put into your character's customization?


Started by Thwaite
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Here is a poll and thread concerning character customization:

How much time and effort goes into your character?
How much do you really play with the facial modifiers?
Do some of you just hit the randomize button and create your character?
Do you pick your name first and build your character around it? Or is it the other way around?
Is there a story around how your favorite character name?

I personally spend an ungodly amount of time on my character's customization. I sometimes wish a game did not give me so many options because it will drive the dormant OCD in me insane. lol. I normally pick my character's name first, however sometimes I will come up with a really great character based off of playing with the character customization screen. That is kind of how I came up with my nickname Thwaite...I played WoW for years and complained a lot about the lack of tanks on our server. So, my wife told me to make one or shut up about it, lol, which was an accurate call-out and it turned out to be my favorite character to play. So, my character was essentially created before I even thought of a name for him. What are your thoughts?
This post was last modified: February 2nd 2013, 01:03 PM by Thwaite


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When Skyrim came out it took me about 2 hours to create my character just perfectly and then another hour just to name her. So I know that in TESO, I'll just be staring at my computer screen for about 6 hours creating my first character but now I already have a name picked out.


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(February 2nd 2013, 01:31 PM)Daonna Wrote: When Skyrim came out it took me about 2 hours to create my character just perfectly and then another hour just to name her. So I know that in TESO, I'll just be staring at my computer screen for about 6 hours creating my first character but now I already have a name picked out.

I hope I can get my time spent down to 6 hours...that would great! lol

Getting into beta would be nice, I could have everything all set and ready to go. I know for Star Wars The Old Republic, I wrote down everything and took screenshots. That saved me a ton of time come release day.
This post was last modified: February 2nd 2013, 02:10 PM by Thwaite


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I'll probably spend an hour or so building my character...depending on how advanced the character customization will be. I've already decided on a name and a little backstory, so that is a plus. Just can't wait to try it out! :)


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If it's like Skyrim, I'll be happy. :)


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I already have my name, backstory, and appearance in mind. Now to see if I can actually make him.


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I thought it would be cool if Zenimax would make a character creator + system spec eval free for download before open beta begins to give the fans who did not make it into closed beta something to play with. This was done with Phantasy Star Online 2 and it helped me know what graphic settings I could optimize my PC to prior to open beta and made the wait less of pain.
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(February 2nd 2013, 03:01 PM)lugnut360 Wrote: I thought it would be cool if Zenimax would make a character creator + system spec eval free for download before open beta begins to give the fans who did not make it into closed beta something to play with. This was done with Phantasy Star Online 2 and it helped me know what graphic settings I could optimize my PC to prior to open beta and made the wait less of pain.

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Spend hours making the char?

I don't, I make it so it shows some personality in connection with the class and it's done.

Like I did in WoW:
for a Rogue, a more extreme crazy look;
for a Tank, a more military, serious business look;
for a Healer, a more peacefull carebear look.


For me, it's all on the hair!!!
This post was last modified: February 2nd 2013, 03:50 PM by Zenodin


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I'm a roleplayer and like to immerse myself in the game, so I spend quite a bit of time in customization. Sometimes, I become bored or disappointed in my creation quickly and start over.


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I spend ridiculous amounts of time creating my characters for games, I like to get it just right. In TERA I even bought like 2 of the customization scrolls because I decided I wanted to redo my High elf's cheeks and chin.


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It's more about how you look and then how you plan out your bio, then how you intend to role-play that character.
I really hope they add a Biography into the Character Window where everyone can read your life.

Best Customizer in any MMO? Add to the List if your interested.

1. Star Trek Online, despite the cartoon'ish looks it had 1000s of changes and features.
2. Guild War 2, Very Anime'ish but was worth it.
3. City of Heroes and Villians.
4. Horizons
5. Everquest 2, although since going F2P it killed the Graphic Details.
This post was last modified: February 2nd 2013, 06:55 PM by BlackHorde


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I really *liked TERA's customization.

god I need coffee
This post was last modified: February 2nd 2013, 07:03 PM by Velaskae


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Did the TERA Beta, was too AION for me.


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Never got the chance to play AION.


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