It isn't a secret to a lot of us that "Fashionwars" comes with it's issues and limitations, often frustrating ones.
With the new expansion coming up, adding a bunch of new content, I want to make a plea to Arenanet for some improvements of existing content, this would drastically improve the experience in the long run.
-Outfits have been a talking point for quite a while, they are easy, but that is pretty much the only good point about them, I know a lot of people, myself included, who stay away from outfits simply because there is no possibility to unlock the separate skins, thus being able to mix match the pieces. For a lot of people the fashion and customization aspect in GW2 is very vital and a lot of fun, to no ones surprise, after all it is a wonderful way to express and impress! However, outfits have made this quite frustrating, as there is a nice looking cosmetic, but you will be forced to look exactly like that, like everyone else.
Suggestion: It is an investment, but breaking up the outfits and giving skins additionally to the outfits, or even standalone, would move a lot more people to buying them. Especially headpieces should not be too big of a hassle to break into a separate headpiece, please bring us the joy of more aesthetic fashion!
-Glider Backpacks are quite a frustrating topic for many as well, with a lot of the glider+backpack combinations having a non-dyeable backpack, this has been a dealbreaker for many for several reasons. You will either be stuck not using the extra backpack you paid for, or have it be an unfitting colour, that changes when you use your glider.
Suggestion: Perhaps get a small team together, maybe even freelancers who can work on previous undyeable backpacks/gliders, separate channels and rework the colour maps, it doesn't have to be a quick change, just small steps, each month or so put the updated backpack combos on the gemshop, I am sure people will be more eager to get them in their fresh state.
-Character Creation is a little lackluster, as a human player I am experiencing heavy same face syndrome, while we do have sliders, they are not really enough to make very unique looking faces, the nose shape is pretty much set in stone, hook noses and pointy noses for example are not really possible, among lots of other nose shapes.
Generally the facial proportions like cheekbones can be changed very little, not to mention the fact that you cannot really change body proportions at all.
Suggestion: An improved character creator would be a huge plus for current, new and returning players, especially with the new expansion. More and improved sliders give us more individuality and room for self expression which goes hand in hand with "fashion wars".
Fresh blood in the creative department- I feel might be a good decision, or perhaps some new perspectives, a lot of amours have started to look a little same-y and I have noticed I am not the only one who thinks so.
Some fresh blood, new aesthetics or approaches might be helpful to bring some wow! back into fashion, not only clothes but weapons, too!
Especially with the most recent Abyssal Infusion which has gotten a lot of negative critique it has shown that the visuals have become quite lazy, it is not creative to just put a dark moving cloud effect onto the player that just covers everything up.
Lazy visual effects and glows have been a trend recently, I am not opposed to glow or pompous things at all, I just don't like the lazy, uncreative use of glow and effects on things like in the newest infusion.
I love this game, we all do, but we also know that it has issues that we would love it all the more without.
Thank you for all you have done Anet, please hear us.