• Sidenote: WoW ‘Transmogrification’ to allow clothing customization.

      Posted on September 19, 2011 by Blaze in News with no comments

      Although clearly NOT user-generated content creation, Blizzard is making a change in the upcoming 4.3 patch of World of Warcraft (WOW) to allow players to keep the look of their current gear and apply it to newer gear with better stats.  That will allow for a huge variety in character appearance and bring back a lot of the great designs from gear of the past, as well as boost the in-game demand of some of the nicer clothing and armor crafted in world.

      Of course, it’s against policy to buy or sell WOW currency, so even if you could work toward mats to make special items, you still can’t really profit from your time.  But it’s a step in the right direction allowing more customization.   Will there ever be an RPG game like WOW that allows user-generated content?  Not without a hit on bandwidth downloading all the new shapes and textures.  Gamers will always want faster gameplay instead of better fashion, right?  We can dream about the converse anyway.