In a recent interview at TORWars, Principal Lead Systems Designer Damion Schubert answered some questions about Star Wars: The Old Republic and revealed two new features that have made it off the “Wall of Crazy” and into testing. To give you some background the “Wall of Crazy” is a wall full of post-it notes where developers put up features they are considering adding to the game. Schubert revealed that two of those notes have made their way off the wall and into testing.
The first is a dressing room where players will be able to alt-right-click to preview an equipment piece to see its appearance on them or their companion. Seems a bit useless imo, why not just equip it to see what it looks like, but I guess if it’s a bindable item, this can be useful.
The second new feature is group leader markings. Group or raid leaders will be able to mark individual players with unique marking so it’s easier to identify where the healer or tank are as well as other members. A useful feature indeed, but fully expected in a triple A title like STWOR.
Schubert also stated that addition features are coming to make it easier for players to find and form groups, but was not yet ready to release any details. The rest of the interview was pretty pointless as most of the questions went unanswered as Schubert was not willing to reveal any other information.