Visual Customization Still in the Works, Fan Creation of the Week: The Art of Dustin Synnestvedt, Curse Weekly Roundup

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    Visual Customization Still in the Works
    Blizzard is still working on ways to customize characters, but is also actively listening for feedback and great ideas.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums) ;)

    Allowing players to visually customize their character's armor beyond just dyes is definitely something we want to do. Feel free to keep debating and discussing how you'd like such a feature implemented, though! For example: would you prefer cosmetic slots or a system like transmogrification in WoW, and why would you prefer one system over another? Etc.

    He wrote it 4 months ago ? U still want to hear why ? Just start working on something . I think players said what they want !
    I'm not asking why, but rather what! It's something we want to do (and plan on doing), so the "why" is kind of moot. We know why you'd like to customize your appearance. :)

    I was encouraging discussion more around how you'd like such a feature to work. That kind of feedback is great no matter where we might be in the development process.

    Fan Creation of the Week: The Art of Dustin Synnestvedt

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    From the corpse-ridden byways of New Tristram to the teeming streets of Caldeum, a hero never has to travel too far to find a fine artisan. But just as a Jewelcrater can fashion the most delicate gems or steely Blacksmith can harness raw materials to fabricate powerful armor under the light of a forge, there are also talented craftsmen outside of Sanctuary that have fantastic creations to share.

    This week’s community spotlight shines on Dustin Synnestvedt and his unique stained glass panel of the Archangel Tyrael. Dustin's Tyrael piece was the final project of a stained glass course at Bryn Athyn College on Pennsylvania where students were focused on learning and practicing the basic techniques of stained glass. The final project, so named "The Angel Project," was to take the culmination of all they'd learned and create their own angel window, the final result of which was to be donated to the Sandy Hook school in Connecticut.

    The choice was theirs to pick an existing angel-themed window and copy it exactly, create their own window design based off a picture of an angel, or fashion everything from scratch! The window was intended to be 16"x12" so that it could fit securely into a picture frame.

    One of the requirements of Dustin's project was that students were to choose a composition that was not to complicated, seeing as designing a window is quite a challenge in and of itself! Because of this, students were encouraged to zoom in on an existing photo or focus their window on a select portion of the picture as opposed to designing a window based on an entire photo.

    Dustin shared a great number of photos of the painstaking process of creating this stained glass creation, which took him around 75 hours. The process included planning, cutting the glass, shaping it further on a grinder, painting it, molding the lead connections, and then adding the finishing touches. You can find a selection of photos from the process as well as the completed piece below.


    Can’t get enough of Dustin's stained glass? Check out more of his work out on his Facebook!

    Curse Weekly Roundup
    The E3 edition of the Curse Weekly Roundup is out and it covers the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Elder Scrolls Online!

    Ha. Bagstone.

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