Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Cloaks - What a shame, what a waste

I've got three tome cloaks. The spring shawl, some undead scraggly one and the one with the screamer on it but they remain in my tome unlock items, a real shame as they are very nice and distinctive items, possibly more so than the trophys.

Once you reach level 16 and start finding cloaks around the lands I'd be impressed to see anyone still using them for non role-playing or posing reasons. The reason is simple, they have no use. The loot cloaks you can get, while fairly standard and plain looking can get your heraldry put over them or dyed specific colours, but more importantly. They have stats and bonuses which make a difference in your day to day playing.

That's the problem, so here's my solution (I'm very much a player who will offer a solution rather than just bitching about it).

Use the dye mechanism you get for the special heads (collectors, limited edition slayer and choppa etc) where you put the head in the special dye slot and it will change the face for you. Add this fuctionallity to the tome unlock cloaks where you can buy a cloak pattern instead of the cloak itself. Goto your local dye merchant, pop the pattern in and it will replace the old cloak model with the unlock one allowing you to enjoy your hard discovered cloaks and show them off no matter where you are.

Sounds straight forward enough to me, but no idea if there would be coding issues with it at all.

Either way, gimme my cloak made from stunty beards!


  1. That sounds like a really great idea; I hope they implement something similar soon. I have about 5 special cloaks, all sitting in my bank, collecting dust. They look so beautiful, but they're worthless. :(

    It's not as though there are other decorative armor pieces that you could wear with it. If that was the case, I wouldn't mind them not having stats, because they would just be like the special outfits in WoW or other MMOs.

  2. True shame we cant use the cloacks! i still remember how excited i was when u helped my first toon to get that dr00dcloack xD haha i still have it in my bank shame i cant use it cause is useless.