You don’t get if you don’t ask.
Brackishwaters asked in a comment to my previous impressions post:
“Character customization is somewhere in the WoW-LotRO/DDO continuum. Clothing is where customization shines IMHO. Lots of choices for developing your cool look. Cool hats, eye patches, etc.”
Wow, this is kind of disappointing actually. I never found those systems to be that in depth and anything that compares to the customization of WoW’s character creation is just a joke really. I hope this is truly not the case. FLS stated that they wanted to go for a CoX system. Do you think they compare?
You can be the judge. Here is the basic character creation screen for a Pirate (Nvidia 7950GT @ 1280×1024 with pretty much everything maxed):
And here is the creation panel you can work with:
Note while you have quite a few choices if there are “variants” for clothing items (and two independent colors for each item) you will also notice that there aren’t any sliders for changing body type or dimension. Body like WoW, clothes more like LotRO or CoX in terms of diversity and detail. You be the judge.
Just to give you a taste, here’s a about a minute and a half clip showing a few of the random selections for male and female Pirate characters. You Tube doesn’t do it justice, but enjoy.