Your Dye Progession?

#1 Edited by Seppli (10251 posts) -

I went from your standard common brown and grey shades towards more uncommon olives/pine greens mixed with various browns for giving the armor that leathery look - often with mithril or silver or gold highlights. Today I unlocked a bunch of awesome new rare dyes - midnight violet (almost black violet) and night shade (greyish dark blue) - both of which go very well with my character's Order of Wispers / Ash Legion background - looking forward to unlocking more awesome rare colors. I suppose there's like 400 shades of colors - wonder what I'll end up with.

What's your dye progression thus far?

#2 Posted by Xtrminatr (256 posts) -

I think I've used a total of 6 dyes and sold all the others.

#3 Posted by selfconfessedcynic (2495 posts) -

Started with silvers and browns, progressed to tarnished colours and now it's red and darker red.

I tend to match my colours to my armours - which change in style wildly for Warriors as you progress through gear in this game. The end point though is fixed in my mind already - Black and Gold (to match Ebonhawke gear).

#4 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8698 posts) -

Red/purple all the way, all day.

#5 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

I had way more in the betas. Most of the ones I unlock are junk (they all literally look like shit). Still waiting for that white dye. :(

Although the starter dyes "antique gold" and "matte silver" are pretty sweet.

#6 Posted by TheHT (10904 posts) -

i think i have all the pinks. but everytime i think that i get another one.

#7 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4292 posts) -

Unlocked about 20ish dyes. Started a new character. Turns out dyes are bound to characters and not accounts.

Now I no longer can bring myself to care about dyes again. I swear to fucking god, every time I really start to like something about this game, it turns out to be a big "fuck you."

#8 Edited by UssjTrunks (534 posts) -

@BabyChooChoo said:

Unlocked about 20ish dyes. Started a new character. Turns out dyes are bound to characters and not accounts.

Now I no longer can bring myself to care about dyes again. I swear to fucking god, every time I really start to like something about this game, it turns out to be a big "fuck you."

Initially I was like "who cares". But after realizing how hard they are to get, it definitely sucks.

#9 Edited by BabyChooChoo (4292 posts) -

@UssjTrunks said:

@BabyChooChoo said:

Unlocked about 20ish dyes. Started a new character. Turns out dyes are bound to characters and not accounts.

Now I no longer can bring myself to care about dyes again. I swear to fucking god, every time I really start to like something about this game, it turns out to be a big "fuck you."

Initially I was like "who cares". But after realizing how hard they are to get, it definitely sucks.

Yeah. Maybe I'm overreacting, but I'm real OCD when it comes to character customization haha. So having to unlock what feels like simple customization options, for each and every character, is really off-putting to me.

#10 Posted by Snuffy (146 posts) -

I got Lemon Zest, which looks like gold, and made black using the mystic forge. I'm about done for a little while until I want White. In which case, I will probably use the mystic forge again. I might possibly try and make them again and turn a profit.

#11 Posted by Dezztroy (776 posts) -

Started out using mostly tan-ish colors that looked good on leather armor. I've since then upgraded to a mix of Abyss and Midnight Fire.

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#12 Posted by Wuddel (2079 posts) -

Purple and yellow on my (pirate) pimp hat ;)

#13 Posted by Maystack (902 posts) -

I generally go with a dark colour for the most of the armour, with a brighter highlight. My necromancer is rocking Grey/Green at the moment.

#14 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

I've got a few I really like. Chocolate is a good brown colour that works really well for cloth and leather. Graphite is a good dark colour, without being as completely black as most people seem to make their armour. And White Gold is a really light gold colour, which I think is perfect for guardian armour. I've also got Emerald and Nectar, which work well for a lot of things.

I'm still annoyed that dye's aren't unlocked across the whole account though. My other 7 characters will never have any :(

#15 Edited by HadesTimes (802 posts) -

My main is a Mesmer, was using purple and red. Now I'm rocking rosy and pink. Looking for some darker rosy and maybe a darker pink. But who knows. I'm intentional not looking up all the dye colors. I like surprises.

#16 Posted by Tuckiozi (5 posts) -

Started out using reds and greens, balanced out with some browns occasionally. Now using Midnight Ice + Oxblood for everything. It's the best.

#17 Posted by Ursus_Veritas (383 posts) -

I've got two styles that I switch between on my Engineer - stone and jalapeno (although sometimes I replace the stone with tarnished silver for a lighter cream colour) and Denim and Blood, which goes with my Winter Sky/Autumn-toned Sylvari. The human warrior I started to muck about has gone a bit LOTR-movies Rohan, with Deep Maple as a primary - which works oddly well on metallic armour, makes it look like a very dark bronze - with Jalapeno and Dijon (which I like as a 'dirty gold' colour more than the actual golds) finishes. 
 
I really like the Dye system as a customisation tool, and don't mind having to 'unlock' them randomly... but I would probably pay to make them all account bound. It's disheartening to go on an alt and have my dye choice halved, or unlock a colour thinking 'damn, I wanted this on my other character!'.

#18 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

I just spent an ungodly amount of money (like 1g) on a stack on random dyes on the trading post. This dye system is hitting my completionist HARD.

#19 Posted by Bahloo (47 posts) -

@selfconfessedcynic said:

Black and Gold (to match Ebonhawke gear).

Also pink'n'purple.

#20 Posted by bunnymud (717 posts) -

Royal Blue/Oil Slick

Looks O.K.

#21 Posted by redrohX (48 posts) -

I sold a rare dye for more than 2 gold! I can live without a different shade of black... ;-)

#22 Posted by jesterroyal (348 posts) -

I'm really digging my midnight green and bronze colored robes for my sylvari. I look really planty. Also, i cant help but apply every dye to my character. Its a compulsion.

#23 Edited by Nights (606 posts) -

I'm an absolute fashion whore so I keep all of my dyes and spend way too much time coming up with different combinations. I've got a decent amount of rares/uncommon dyes at the moment so I'm pretty content. The dyes I usually rock are Abyss, Royal Blue, Icing, Ivory or Brick. Depends on the armor as each set has a different texture to them that alters the color slightly.

#24 Posted by Turambar (6677 posts) -

Started pink and purple, moved towards gold-ish with brown and orange. Right now I'm rocking the christmas look: dark green, light green, and strawberry.

#25 Posted by Marz (5643 posts) -

I used to run red white for awhile... mostly because thief gear looks like like Red Mage gear feathered hat and all, so i'd make my dude look like one. But i just crafted a full set of exotic gear and now i run blackish + gold.

#26 Posted by MrMazz (925 posts) -

In order to complete my Lanister look for my Guardian I spen about 45 silver on a Gold Dye. Most of the dye I get I just sell un ID since figuring I'll just buy the color I want when I want it once I have the armor I want.

#27 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

After obtaining Celestial dye (think pure white) I don't care about much else. It just looks sooo good.

#28 Posted by shinboy630 (1133 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

After obtaining Celestial dye (think pure white) I don't care about much else. It just looks sooo good.

True statement. I'm rocking that and Midnight Ice currently, and I don't know if that will ever change.

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