Right now the Outfit Change Tokens have a number of disadvantages:
- Purchasing one adds several steps to Outfit creation: Enter Crown Store -> Select Outfit Change Token to buy -> Confirm Purchase -> create Outfit -> click Apply -> Buy Outfit. You can do it in slightly different order, but all the steps are still there, while most players already have gold on hand, which cuts the first half out. Speaking of different order—
- Purchasing one after creating an Outfit with the intention of using it to buy the outfit kicks you OUT of the Outfit creation screen, and you have to re-enter the creation screen to purchase the outfit. (I did notice the changes made to the Outfit are persisting now, which is good, but it's still jarring to be kicked out and have to re-enter the creation screen to finish.)
- They don't allow you to do anything you can't do with in-game gold, which as mentioned is more easily obtained.
- They cost real money, and it's very obvious that the sale of these things is the reason Outfit changes cost so much in in-game gold.
There is, therefore, very little reason to use them. They're less convenient for a higher cost and less functionality – gold will let me do the same thing with fewer steps and can be used on other things if I change my mind about the Outfit.
I would like to suggest that their functionality be altered to allow the user to access Motifs they don't already know.
This will make them useful to people who don't have access to dozens of Motifs, which given the cost in time and/or gold it takes to obtain some of those, will be much more in line with Zenimax's stated goal of convenience item. Instead of saving the player 20k on the Outfit, they'll be saving 20k on Motif pages (if not more), and more importantly valuable play time
. Also, as a number of Motifs have been available for purchase on the Crown Store, I do not consider this to be out of line with previous offerings.
PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!
A useful explanation for how RNG works