Vanity Mechanics

Livin

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I've brought it up a few times but I thought I'd broach the subject of vanity mechanics, not sure if there is a widely accepted term for it (please enlighten me if there is) but thats what I call it, and see what others think of it. This is stuff centered around maintaining a certain look and in the case of Deadhaus it pertains to things that allow you to pass as human. Outside of the obvious benefit from the camouflage and being able to walk freely among the living its another fun way to customize our characters. As awesome as it is to be the thing that strikes fear in all who lay their eyes upon you, sometimes you might feel like concealing yourself and see how far you can get before having to reveal your true nature. Perhaps it could even enable participation in missions or quests from the living as long as you maintain the diguise. I don't imagine this is something all classes would be capable of but if you can think of a way within their lore for them to do so I'd be happy to hear it.

In Blood Omen Kain had an illusion spell that allowed him to pass as human and I imagine that would carry over to the vampires of Deadhaus.

For the Liche they could cast continuous rejuvenating magic upon their flesh to sustain its vitality and prevent the body they inhabit from decaying.
-One other way I might suggest involves crafting living flesh that it wears over it's decayed body, think T-800 from The Terminator.

There was a romantic comedy zombie movie from the late 90s that had an interesting idea where zombies had to eat the flesh of the living to fight off their own body's decay and that sounds perfect for the Ghoul, allowing them to regress their bodies back to human forms so long as they feast on living flesh from time to time and doing something akin to a werewolf transformation when dropping the facade.

The Banshee doesn't need much really, just a work around for not being able to speak.

What do you think?
 

Elveone

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I think there are 2 systems mixed together here - a wardrobe/transmog system that allows you to retain certain look for your items and a stealth system that allows you to remain unseen or at least unsuspected among enemies.
 
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Golden Xan

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The Banshee doesn't need much really, just a work around for not being able to speak.
Maybe some manicure as well? :p

I think Elveone put it well. If classes have disguises, I think being able to customize the appearance of the disguises is a good way to create both immersion and vanity options.
 
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