Guild Wars 2's upcoming April Feature Pack is set to introduce a number of changes to the way in which players live their daily lives, from various skill changes to the newest account-wide wardrobe addition. All these changes will be made available for free, and today ArenaNet has revealed further information on the clothing front.
Clothing is an important part in the MMORPG experience, as much as the gear itself is to character development. In some, glancing at a character can give you an idea on just what kind of level they are at, and in others there are countless offers for cosmetic options that allow you to be who you really want. With its quite interesting Wardrobe system, Guild Wars 2 is hoping to be exactly like the latter.
When you log in after the April 15 release, you’ll see some big changes. In your Hero Panel, the manner in which you equip different stat gear will remain the same. However, you’ll also see the Wardrobe tab, which collects every armor and weapon skin you unlock in the game on any character on your account!
The Wardrobe tab is the home of our new simplified transmutation system. When you’re in the Wardrobe tab, you can select skins to apply to your weapons and armor to update your look without losing your awesome stats. You’ll be able to preview your look right there in your Hero Panel and click “Apply” once you’re satisfied with your look to lock in your changes with Transmutation Charges. It’s as simple as that!
It isn't just the character clothing that is getting a makeover, with a new dye system being introduced to allow players further customisation to their character. Dyes will now be unlocked per account, and unidentified dyes will no longer drop as loot but will still be available from the Mystic Forge and select in-game rewards. A new Dye tab is also being introduced to further improve on dye confirmation and the ability to preview dye colours on your equipped armour.
For more on the new changes, check out the official blog post
which also goes into great detail about the functionality side of the new system. The April 2014 Feature Pack will go live on April 15.