I’m not quite sure why this suggestion bugs you so. The sheathes aren’t iconic, the sword(s) are. As of now they’re just empty sheathes, if they adding the swords in just for decorative purposes I wouldn’t mind them, but for them to just be empty? It’s as much part of the vest as my bag being part of my shirt (not part of it all).
To be fair Mr strife didn’t have the need for his 7 sword motorcycle or his back mounted weapon store until advent children hit it big. It would’ve made sense to me to have a “strife outfit” and/or an “advent strife outfit” to pick from (especially since in advent children he used multiple swords as opposed to the Buster Sword) but seeing the 3x repeated lightning event that’s sole purpose was to hype up the XIII franchise I can only assume we got the ff7 remake outfit to hype that up too.
The sheathes are apart of the costume therefore they are iconic, it bugs me because people think they’re entitled to having past Final Fantasy characters costumes changed to suit their needs.
Sure they made the XIII stuff dyable but asking for something to be removed from the costume itself doesn’t make sense, the whole point of implementing this costume was so folk could dress up as one of the most iconic characters in the series.
Gotta disagree with you there. Particularly this side of the world. Even with the new Dissidia featuring the original as default, he’ll still appearing in the Advent Children garb more often.
As for the post being idiotic, you’re being overly harsh. One (or two) people wanting to alter an iconic costume is not worth the manpower required to add a toggle, nor for the extra client resources it’ll require in terms of asset layers in a game already pushing it’s resource limits on *cough* certain platforms.
Was rather referring to him just being outright against it.You get the costume as a reward. Doesnt necessarily mean it should change to please the minority, but as an option for something very minimal to the costume (iconic or not) it wouldnt be a far stretch to do.
If I may intervene on this, his Advent Children outfit was in Dissidia, and apparently from this video, the weapon rack is nowhere to be seen on the vest. So I would argue that the weapon rack is hardly iconic, otherwise Dissidia cut out an absolutely crucial piece of Cloud’s outfit.
Whether the sheaths are iconic or not is up for debate. (My vote would be “not” since they’re just an Advent Children thing.) But regardless, they’re clearly not part of the vest. They’re part of the swords they’re designed to hold. If we don’t get the arsenal of swords, then we shouldn’t get that odd piece of it attached to an unrelated vest. An empty sheath (let alone an empty multi-sheath thing) is just weird.
I do, however, agree with Bhuni on one point. An on/off toggle for this one item when no other chest slot items have such a toggle would not be an effortless feature to add, and probably not worthwhile unless there was a wide range of such items with parts to toggle on/off.
As for your first argument, saving polygons might be the reason why it wasn’t included, but it doesn’t change the fact that he wasn’t wearing the sheath. If he wasn’t wearing it in one game, it sets the precedent for the outfit to appear without it in another, regardless of whether polygons still need to be saved. It isn’t intrinsic to the outfit, so the outfit can exist either with it or without it (for another example, a lot of figurines of Cloud in that outfit don’t include the sheath).
And for your second argument, I’ll be honest, I don’t remember the circumstances surrounding the screenshot I posted. Is there something in particular that happened that would result in him not wearing a sheath, but keep his clothes and motorcycle intact?