So with this release comes something that has been hinted at and perhaps seen worn by a select few – we can now use dye to add flair and style to some of the clothes currently offered from merchants and to some of the items we can craft ourselves. I have to admit, I was quite eager to try out this new feature and rather than waste time making my own garments I blundered forward with both feet, grabbed some untreated cloth shirts and leggings and bought a slew of pigments. Rather than trifle with blending colors together in a subtle and complimentary fashion, I told everyone to stand clear while I laid down some bold color choices.

My first attempt was a cloak and when that turned out to be a resounding success, I moved on to chest armor and leggings. When I got more confident with my color choices, I even dressed up some shoes and gloves. I could tell I was on the right track when I heard comments such as “oh my!”, “well, that is something!” and “egads!” as I made my appearance outside the merchant shop. My fashion sense even brought the crowd to a standstill for a moment or two.

I have to admit, these pigments are rather expensive and we could do with a bit of a price break on them. Perhaps that will come in time and of course I’m quite keen for the day when we can make our own dyes. Oh the things I will try that on.

So far, it’s only been simple cloth items from the merchant. I’m not up to putting this on armor, simply because I haven’t actually made any armor yet. Oh, but when I do!

I think my efforts have worked out well. You will definitely see me coming, I shant be mistaken for a hostile enemy during combat and if I should become lost in the forest, my clothes shall be a beacon of light so the rescue party can easily locate me!

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Oh yes indeed, these colors came out EXACTLY the way I envisioned them. These red shoes make this outfit stunning!

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Wow, this yellow cloak verily captures and reflects back the sun! These green pants are striking! I almost think I should give myself some sort of heroic name.

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There was someone around referring to himself as part man, part bat or something of the like?

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Stand back now!! This suit is SHARP!

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Oh egad, what the devil has happened here? This looks like a frumpy apron. Can I offer you some fried potatoes Alley?

 

I realize this look isn’t something everyone is capable of pulling off, so if you’d like to see a full color palette of choices, head over to this thread on clothes and dyeing and you can see dozens of options and color scheme.

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