D3: I Have Dyed and Gone to Heaven!
My longest gaming experience prior to WoW was Dark Age of Camelot. I really enjoyed all of my time with that game, and I do still miss it sometimes (but not enough to pay a monthly fee anymore!).
One thing that always tickled my fancy in DAoC (and hit me hard in the pocketbook) was armor dye! I would regularly re-dye the armor of all my toons, depending on my mood. Sometimes it was to match my guild tabard, sometimes it was more for a personal look. (That usually meant pink.)
A similar dying experience was had in Guild Wars. I was always color coordinated on my toons.
In fact, with transmog now so popular (and even before trangsmog was ever introduced) I have thought dyes would be a great thing for WoW.
So imagine my surprise and wonder when Laz called my attention to the merchant in New Tristram. After several levels of progression, suddenly one of the merchants in New Tristram had armor dye! <dance>
So of course, I had dye everything! And look, I got achievements!
From the merchant I came across, there was:
- All Soap’s Miraculous Dye Remover – for reverting any dying efforts.
- Vanishing Dye – For hiding armor pieces (bye bye funky looking helm!)
- Tanner’s Dye – brown
- Spring Dye – a really pale green
- Winter Dye – white
I am not sure if these are level based or if they change with game sessions like the armor available on the merchants. I only saw them the once before finishing up Act 1. So far, no dye available in the town of Act 2.
But I am most excited to see when and where the other colors will become available. At 360 gold a pop, these are currently reasonable, but we will see for more fashionable dyes, such as black and red and pink. 🙂