06/14/2013 03:54 PMPosted by Vadamaaredit: I misread. I didn't realize you meant actually turning the item itself into a dye - I thought you meant using the item to make a dye that looks like it. I'm not sure I like the idea of being forced to destroy an item you think looks cool, just to use its look. And what if you change your look in the future, but then want that old item's look back? On the plus side, it would help remove items from the economy to some small extent. I'm not sure that would be enough, though.
I didn't think destroying an item is that much of a penalty. Just look at the materials for crafted bracers. You need to salvage 30 items just for a slim chance that you hit RNG lottery.
The only problem from item dyes is that the game would need separate, individual dyes for EVERY helm/boot/shoulders/chest/shield/weapon/etc out there, which just makes things a cluttered messed. Also, /inb4 people turning their actual items into dyes >:D
I think maybe a better solution is to have an NPC manage it. You give items to an NPC to "learned" and that NPC can then modify your items to look like that. Maybe the NPC can only transmog once per item given to him.