It’s not limited, last time I checked there was over 750 different apparel items listed in the Database and I’ve collected over 550 of those items. Most of those items I bought from the Market, some from the NES and Public Contracts, others were rewards from events.
Bottom line is if you really wanted better clothing options for Character Customization, you can check all those options, including the Sales Ads Sub-forum in the Marketplace Forum.
Perhaps it’s because of being Amarr which really has some cool RPish clothing options (part of the reason I chose to be Amarr, the RP bit) but so far I’ve not felt a need to buy any clothing related things for any of my characters (which are all Amarr). I’ve looked through the options and some are quite cool but not for my characters.
Would “more options” be “better”? Sure but at the same time you can do just fine.
Yeah, I first thought that the stock apparel items in Character Customization was good enough, then CCP started giving some items as rewards and also advertised other items in the NES. I checked it out and saw I could have a lot more options in Character Customization to make my characters look much more unique so I started collecting the apparel items.
I also do a bit of RP and have both Male and Female characters from each of the 4 main Factions. As for my Amarr Male and Female characters, here’s some pics of them showing a mix of stock apparel, NES apparel and limited edition apparel.
One thing I really like doing is to go on the test server, grab all the interesting clothes for 100 ISK a piece and just experiment. Sometimes they’re too expensive on the main server or don’t even exist, but it gives you a lot more freedom to see what fits and what doesn’t.
Those look good, they definitely portray the standard stern visage of Amarr. I was just trying to show different Apparel options that help keep the stoic Amarr look.
Like @Gerard_Amatin said, basically show info on your character, click the portrait in the info box to open the large portrait, r-click the portrait and select ‘Capture Portrait’. I then open https://imgur.com and upload the portrait from the folder that Gerard listed, then copy the imgur link and paste it into the posted reply.
The reason I save the pics in imgur is because whenever a new portrait is captured, the previous portrait that’s saved in the Eve Folder get’s replaced. By using imgur or some other image hosting site, you’ll always have a saved copy of all portraits.
Speaking of doing RP, during a Gallente Federation Day Propaganda Poster Contest, all of my characters posed for EDENCOM yet still represented their own Factions using NES Apparel Items.
Character creation is a minor thing in my opinion. What CCP provides now is enough for some role play. As long as we can’t have Captain’s Quarters or Walking in Station there’s no need to go so deep into Character creation.
PS: I got this outfit from the NE store and I really like it but it’s just cosmetic. It serves no purpose whatsoever.
The purpose it serves is that it gives your character a distinct look. Portraits are still one of the main things to recognise people (together with their name) and the visible parts of your outfit serve a purpose there.