Gaylord, that's really nice, maybe a bamboo pole with the rod and reel to go with the theme of your outfit? Looking forward to seeing the creative juices of CH players used in game.
My idea is to use Aran sweaters in game traditional color sets with white being pinnacle, of course, but incorporate stitching differently for each sweater true to the Aran tradition. For the hats, traditional wool caps to match and pants the same as the hats, tucked in boots. Boots black with wool liners and gloves the same. Remember to show the turtleneck above the sweater. These are classic. Stitches such as the rope, tree of life, etc. etc. can be learned about online (http://www.aransweatermarket.com/histor ... n-sweaters
) but I will submit pictures, too. Thanks, theKestrel from Morrigan.
As a prize ... (I'd rather have a sweater!! LOL.) These could be scintillating but maybe snowbound would be better? Something to consider. Or maybe just have the stitching differences be the more highly prized, like Tree of Life being most prized, etc. Some examples of stitch meanings are here http://www.aranislandsknitwear.com/mean ... -stitches/
but they are different all over the internet. Now, these are Irish tradition and I am mostly Scottish by blood, just a disclaimer that I am not a traitor or anything.
As for rods and reels, I think these should be like weapons, something we can purchase and customize to our liking. I'd rather not have that be so elite that only plat buyers can get them in chests.
Another color option is to make all the actual sweaters off white but the turtlenecks match the "color scheme" and have an accent color with the specialized stitching running through it. If OTM wants to be REALLY ambitious, they could give the top 25 active clans Aran sweaters with unique stitching for the rank of the clan built into the UI. That would certainly encourage activity! If we have a sweater the stitching would be linked into the relational database to a separate table with the rank of the activity level of the clan. Oh yeah... I think like a business analyst that programmers hate! mwuahahahaha