Mar 262013

Photo-Receptor Focus on: Barber Wish List

By Maer

Seeing the addition for a barber shop sometime in early summer was quite exciting! I have a couple minor things I’d like to change on my character, like hair color and cosmetics. Here’s my wish list for how I hope Bioware handles this very fun option.

More after the jump…


Most importantly, I hope there are more colors, options, styles, etc. than are offered on the character creation screen. The things I’d like to change for the most part were not options I had at creation.

  1. I’d really like to be able to change my hair color on my character, but I went with the best of the options available. If we only get a return to that screen, I won’t be as thrilled with hair color. So I hope this barber shop has some nice color swatches.
  2. I’d like to change my cosmetic choice. I chose something that I decided I didn’t like so much once I got a better look at it. Since I’d already deleted and recreated her about half a dozen times and didn’t notice until I had her over level ten, I decided to live with it.
  3. I may or may not change my body type. If I can fix the hair color and cosmetic choices, that should do it. If I don’t get new options for those other than the original character screen, I may have to rethink and spend some time checking out some new looks.

What I don’t like about the barber shop is the announcement that it would be done through Cartel Coins. I’m hoping the amount won’t be too prohibitive, but I’ll be honest and say I’m wary of this. I get the impression that Bioware is trying to push even subscribers into buying Cartel Coins and that doesn’t make me very happy.

As someone who plunked down a nice amount of cash for my Collector’s Edition and as a subscriber since Day One, I want to have more options. When those options only include spending more of my cash on this game, I don’t do it.

I’ve never felt I got my money’s worth on the Collector’s Edition and still feel that Bioware has a very long way to go before I’m going to feel differently about that. From where I sit, they have a lot to make up for. So, I’m not inclined to do anything that involves digging back into my pocketbook.

I hope they will change their minds and offer the barber shop at credits or coins, as they do many other things. Those options I can live with. Pulling out more real money? Nope, not for me.

Again, we are at another “wait and see”, but I’m cautiously optimistic, since this feature is not going to be added for a while. My fingers are crossed.

That’s my two credits. Whats’ yours?



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