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How to improve character customization

Discussion in 'Suggestions' started by Narktember, Apr 25, 2019.

  1. Narktember

    Narktember Narktember DarkKnight 61 NA

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    Black Desert Character Creation
    How to Improve it

    One of my favorite things about this game is the character creation, it’s what got me interested in BDO. While I’m fishing something I’ve always liked to do was create new characters and put them in the beauty album. I remember watching videos of people using the creator and being really excited for the NA/EU release.

    Over the years I have lost all of my excitement for character creation, it feels like a chore. Instead of just having fun creating something I’m doing it because I have to. I often find myself being jealous of new classes’ options for customization.

    This is something that can’t affect anyone in a negative way and it is a huge part of Black Desert Online.

    There are things that should have been added already too, the game is pretty old and I still can’t have real brown hair or eyes. Hair should have been updated each time a new class was released, ranger and sorceress each only have 15 hairstyles while new classes have about 24.

    I will be taking suggestions on how to improve this list and will be updating it. Please tell me if you think there's anything that should be added.
    Maybe someday these changes will be implemented :)

    Improvements to existing features
    • Face Types
      • More face types can be added
        • Variation of ethnicity
        • Variation in skin textures
        • Variation in face shape
    • Skin
      • More skin tones can be added
    • Face Shape
      • Some sliders don't make any changes, those could be made to do something
      • Make facial features interchangeable between classes/allow the selection of facial features
        • For example; different types of noses/mouths/eyes to chose from
        • Would help with characters of the same class looking very similar
    • Makeup/Facial Hair
      • Make all makeup/facial hair available to all classes
      • Add more colors of makeup/facial hair
    • Eyes
      • More pupil/iris/lens colors can be added
        • Brown iris color
        • Natural colors
      • More pupil/iris/lens shapes
      • Update eyes
        • the shai class has better quality eyes than other classes
    • Eyeliner
      • Make all eyelashes and eyeliner available to all classes
    • Tattoo (Face)
      • Make all tattoos available to all classes
      • Add more tattoos
        • of better quality
    • Body Shape
      • Increase intensity to all sliders
        • but not to cause clipping
      • Make fingers size adjustable
        • Currently, the sliders have no effect
      • Add more variation in height
        • Short shorter and tall taller
        • Make max and min height the same for all classes with exceptions
          • elves could still be taller than humans but with same min height
          • tamer would still be shortest but have the same max height all other female classes
          • wouldn't apply to berserker
      • Add option for flat-chested female classes
        • Ladies come in different sizes
        • Would probably have no jiggle physics like tamer
      • Fix proportions when using height and body shape sliders
      • Add sliders for head size and shape
      • Allow neck shape (thickness) to be changed
      • Allow height of heel to be changed
        • Would allow high heels to be optional
    • Tattoo (Body)
      • Make all tattoos available to all classes
      • Add more tattoos
    • Hair Types
      • Add more hairstyles
        • twintails
        • curly hair
        • more braided hairstyles
      • Make all hairstyles available to all classes
        • In total there are about 29 male and 45 female
        • Hairstyles could be shared between male and female classes
      • Fix hair that does not move on certain classes
        • witch
      • Make all nodes have an effect on hair shape
      • Allow for greater variability in hair length slider
    • Hair Color
      • More hair colors can be added
        • Brown hair color
        • More natural hair colors
      • Add shai's hair colors
    • Voice Type
      • More voice types can be added
        • Voices of different nationalities
    • Camera
      • Improve the camera allowing it to be panned down
    Features to be Added
    • Body Types
      • Add new body types to all classes
        • Wouldn't be needed with increased intensity to body sliders but would still be good to have as sliders and body types are very different
    • Scars/Moles/Freckles/Birthmarks
    • Add an option to raise hair in inventory
    • Color Wheel
      • add a color wheel for choice in color this could either replace or be added to the current color selection
    CC Threads
    Add brown color to eyes
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/can-we-please-have-brown-eyes.445304/
    Update CC - more hairstyles
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/update-beauty-album.437347/
    Add all hairstyles to all classes
    https://community.blackdesertonline...e-hairstyles-available-to-all-classes.430365/
    Add more eyebrows
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/can-we-have-more-eyebrows.431199/
    Update CC - more hair, faces, fix witch
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/character-appearance.427813/
    Add more hairstyles to sorceress
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/sorceress-hairstyles.409731/
    Raise hair option in inventory
    https://community.blackdesertonline...e-hair-button-in-the-i-inventory-menu.407683/
    More hairstyles - dreadlocks and afros
    https://community.blackdesertonline...mization-options-dreadlocks-and-afros.292620/
    More diversity for wizard body shape/size
    https://community.blackdesertonline...norexic-body-needs-to-go.253944/#post-1425012
    Add all hairstyles to all classes
    https://community.blackdesertonline...-styles-beauty-shop-dyes.237524/#post-1362510
    Add more hairstyles and colors
    https://community.blackdesertonline...yle-updates-please.116364/page-2#post-1251470
    More diversity for lahn body shape/size
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/let-lahns-gain-weight.205192/
    Add premium hairstyles
    https://community.blackdesertonline...-updated-hairstyles-2018.161076/#post-1015116
    More diversity for witch body shape/size
    https://community.blackdesertonline...s/witches-body-is-to-thin.149094/#post-889328
    Add freckles and brown/dark colors
    https://community.blackdesertonline...d-other-character-options.110974/#post-657482
    Add slider for head size
    https://community.blackdesertonline...er-character-head-so-small.73002/#post-493436
    Fix sorceress CC
    https://community.blackdesertonline...-various-customisation-inconsistencies.66830/
    Change thickness of neck on sorceress
    https://community.blackdesertonline...-we-slim-down-sorcs-neck.321274/#post-1685640
    Add more hairstyles
    https://community.blackdesertonline...ll-female-classes-please.313416/#post-1624946
    Add mystic hairstyle to dark knight
    https://community.blackdesertonline.com/index.php?threads/mystic-hairstyle-for-dk.292974/
    Add all hairstyles to all classes
    https://community.blackdesertonline...cess-to-all-hairstyles-on-all-classes.265288/
     
    #1 Narktember, Apr 25, 2019
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019
  2. Phoenixxx75

    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 60 NA

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    I love your list. I would add make some better looking tattoos. Most of the available tattoos are terrible. I would also ask for better sounding voices. I know this is a Korean made game but do the voices need to sound so Asian (no disrespect to any Asian person).
     
  3. _Kae_

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    Narktember, this list is amazing.

    Really hope we can get something like this.
     
  4. Shimoyaki

    Shimoyaki Tamer 62 NA

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    this so much this.. i need really wish i could use better eyelashes


    plz plz plz
    my tamer's frame is super small but her bust is huge for her frame
    would llike to reduce her bust size


    yes some really really long actual low twintails/pony tails would be amazing
    currently the best long hair imo is from the stella costume piece which isnt even available for all calsses
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    something along ^those lines
     
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  5. Shimoyaki

    Shimoyaki Tamer 62 NA

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    not a big fan of this one tbh wouldnt want a zerker the size of a tamer or the otherway around
     
  6. Phoenixxx75

    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 60 NA

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    Did you read the post that you replied to?
    It says let player choose body type of all classes of the SAME GENDER. As there is no way you could make a zerker the size of a tamer or a tamer the size of a zerker because they are different genders,
     
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    Tvvin Ninja 62

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    A berserker sized Ninja would be hilarious
     
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    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 60 NA

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    I agree but who would choose a berserker body type for any class including berserker? I cannot play this class because they look so ridiculous while running.
     
  9. Chaos Ronin

    Chaos Ronin RyunokoDynasty Maehwa 61 NA

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    As long as this doesn't mean female toons can have a beard lolol
     
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    + make existing hairstyles move on some classes like witch, i dunno, I can roleplay that my witch used a ton of Taft but the hair is stiff enough to make it look like I just put a plastic helm shaped like an emo hair onto my head.

    Also, I think racial body types should not be included for other classes. A berserker is a giant, a tamer is a 16 year old human and it should stay the same way.
    You did a great list tho.
     
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  11. Phoenixxx75

    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 60 NA

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    A sixteen year old human is a fully grown human in most cases.
     
  12. CrimsonHold

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    Yes, but I was referring to male classes being able to use a giant's body shape, or the upcoming Shai class's shape, you don't want a giant af ninja, humans should have all human body types, however Shai or giant should not be usable.

    (Yes tamer is not male, but it is the easiest to put into contrast with a berserker/giant)
     
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    Phoenixxx75 Lahn 60 NA

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    I agree with you but still do not understand how anyone can make and play a berserker. I would like my tamer to be taller than she is though.
     
  14. Narktember

    Narktember Narktember DarkKnight 61 NA

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    I should have clarified this, giant and shai should probably not have this option/not be usable by other classes
    just because their race has a "special" body type that wouldn't work with other classes

    edit: list has been fixed
     
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    Narktember Narktember DarkKnight 61 NA

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    added
     
  16. Shimoyaki

    Shimoyaki Tamer 62 NA

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    tamers too.. aside from shai no class should be as short as tamers >W<
     
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    Narktember Narktember DarkKnight 61 NA

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    I'll add that
     
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    Yes to all of this <3 I love the character creation in bdo, but every time I'm in there tweaking stuff I wish there were more braided hair styles to choose from. I'd love to get some princess Leia style rolls or some Daenerys season 8 fierce braids omg.
     
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  19. _Kae_

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    One thing I have always noticed, is that in the character body customization, the fingers / thumbs are selectable. But if you use the sliders, the fingers don't change in length or size. It's as if the developer planned to have this customization in the game, but then never got around to fully implementing it or something.

    This isn't quite as big of an issue, but I think they should at least make the sliders work (or if not, just remove them).
     
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    Being able to select natural hair/eye colors would be great.

    Most of them are weird neon colors.

    But mostly:

    LET US CHOOSE TO HAVE NORMAL FEET ON FEMALES!

    I’m tired of hover foot if I’m barefooted & being forced into heels.
     

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