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How important is your character’s appearance?

UGotBenched91
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How important is your character’s appearance to you?

For me it’s crucial to my enjoyment of the game. If I don’t like the way my character looks it bothers me to the point I don’t want to play the game. This includes the physical look of the character and the armor. This has caused me to create, delete, and recreate many different characters.

This is one reason that despite my liking of orcs I don’t play them in ESO. Because ESO orcs are the ugliest race I’ve ever seen in an MMO. All the unnecessary forehead wrinkles...

How important is your character’s appearance? 400 votes

Very important
71%
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Important
18%
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Neutral
5%
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Less important
2%
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Not important
2%
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  • Anotherone773
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    Neutral
    Ill put a little effort into appearance but not much. Playing dress up just isnt my thing.
  • Faiza
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    Very important
    I cured vampirism on my main, not because of the impending changes due to Greymoor, but because I despised the way vampirism changed her naturally bronzed, sun-kissed appearance that I spent a very long time in the character creator picking out haha.

    Also, I'm very fond of my orc :( I don't think they're ugly at all.
  • UGotBenched91
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    Very important
    Faiza wrote: »
    I cured vampirism on my main, not because of the impending changes due to Greymoor, but because I despised the way vampirism changed her naturally bronzed, sun-kissed appearance that I spent a very long time in the character creator picking out haha.

    Also, I'm very fond of my orc :( I don't think they're ugly at all.

    Ha to each their own my friend. I grew up playing another game that had a far better visual for orcs and I’m use to that.
  • InaMoonlight
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    Very important
    I'm overjoyed they finally released those crown-change thingies!

    Was told my perfectionism is so bad my NA account has over 200 deleted chars *blush*
    Edit = Typos ... as usual. <;D
  • UGotBenched91
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    Very important
    Stovahkiin wrote: »
    Very important. I’ve deleted an absurd amount of characters in this game just because they didn’t feel quite “right” to me.

    I’m glad I’m not alone. Currently trying to make a stamsorc but can’t get past the character creation screen. I’ve tried orc, khajit, and for kicks an Argonian but nothing is jumping out.
  • Vevvev
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    Very important
    My over 100 costumes, ESO+ for costume dying, and crafting items in favorable motifs just to look fancy should tell you how much I value my character's appearance. It also sucks when we get outfits and stuff with undyeable parts that ruin the plans we had for them. Like the undyeable metal of the Dark Passion's Regalia...... Is still ticked off about that.
    PC NA
    Ceyanna Ashton - Breton MagDK
  • Narvuntien
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    Important
    I like having a consistent theme with my characters, but I am no elder fashion online player.
  • Scottfree2
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    Very important
    I find the insanely large range of options available in the outfits screen to be simply overwhelming, so i use costumes, which i usually dye to get a (hopefully) reasonably distinctive look.
  • CE_Nex
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    Not important
    I just wear skeleton or asylum polymorph on all my toons so it's not that big of a deal to me.
  • Nightowl_74
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    Less important
    It's not very important to me, I would have chosen not at all but I do like to play around with character creation a little. I usually wear a costume because I find the outfit system annoying.
  • Athan1
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    Very important
    Appearance is everything for fantasy characters. Gotta resonate with them! I race changed my char to look as close to me as possible. Race, gear, setup etc don't really matter when you're casually rp'ing your char, just looks and feel.

    I've also changed name a few times to match my race and backstory. It's very important that I can get into my char's shoes, otherwise there's no point in playing for me! I've wasted several crowns, but I don't have any alts, only one main.
    Athan Atticus Imperial Templar of Shezarr
  • Dojohoda
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    Important
    Some of my characters have a themed appearance and some are simply not naked. It depends on how often I play the game with the character on whether or not I bother with its appearance.
    Fan of playing magblade since 2015. (PC NA)
    Might be joking in comments.
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  • LalMirchi
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    Very important
    Every character is unique and has a given role. I spend time on their appearance as it heightens my enjoyment of the game.

    I first got into the outfit station because of the horrible shoulder pieces ;)
  • rpa
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    Neutral
    I can take ugly but uncanny I dislike. In ESO I do prefer anything that does not try to look human but all races are poor enough approximations to not bother me. As for outfits, I've been spoiled with better implementations elsewhere so I don't do that in this game. WW Hunter hat and Nordic Bath Towel suffice.
    Edited by rpa on December 20, 2020 10:19AM
    PC EU - Casual pessimist
  • Rasoma
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    Very important
    How I look in game to myself and others is paramount - as it should be in any MMORPG.

    I only have three characters...

    The happy go lucky almost naive young sorcerer who dresses in fine clothing whilst blasting foes from afar and healing.

    The noble knight in full armour with sword and shield who leaps into combat to protect the innocent.

    The dark and dastardly rogue who wears soft and supple leather that makes no noise as he moves in to steal your undergarments without you noticing.
    @Rasoma - member since January 8th 2014
    Mac client player on 2013 Mac Pro
  • Tandor
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    Faiza wrote: »
    I cured vampirism on my main, not because of the impending changes due to Greymoor, but because I despised the way vampirism changed her naturally bronzed, sun-kissed appearance that I spent a very long time in the character creator picking out haha.

    Also, I'm very fond of my orc :( I don't think they're ugly at all.

    I agree with you on orcs, they look fine in ESO. However, while I understand your missing the naturally bronzed and sun-kissed appearance on your main character, isn't that a major part of what being a vampire is about?
  • faeeichenlaub
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    Based on the amount of time and in game gold I spend on motifs for the outfit system. I will admit to it being more important than it probably should be.

    But it is certainly a big part of my enjoyment of the game of the activities I do.
    "Azura give me strength, Let my voice change the world as long as I am in it."
  • Danikat
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    I design my character's appearence alongside deciding things like their race, class and build and they all feed into each other. I also dress them up based on what they're doing, e.g. my main character is mostly wearing a formal dress right now for New Life but changes into something less restrictive for the Signal Fire Sprint. They all have personalised armour too, based on not just how they fight but where they live and their clothing preferences.

    Although I don't want all my characters to look attractive, it's more important they look right for the kind of person I imagine. Two of them are grouchy old men, one is a cat, one's a lizard. Even the ones who could be considered attractive tend to have scars and questionable fashion sense.
    PC EU player | She/her/hers | PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!

    "Remember in this game we call life that no one said it's fair"
  • Cactus_Back
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    Very important
    Extremely important. My personal endgame is pretty much designing the perfect combinations of outfits and collectibles (adornments, skins, personalities, mounts, pets etc.) for all my characters. And all of that has to be lore-friendly and tie in with the characters' backstories.

    I actually haven't managed to get the ideal result for any of my characters yet but I'm pretty close for two of them, only missing the right weapon for one and the right mount for the other.
    ESO Model Viewer
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    Lloyrin - Dunmer Dragonknight (EP)
    Brother Ogier - Breton Templar (DC)
    Qothmaar - Nord Necromancer Vampire (EP)
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