Flair is basically customization attached to gear to grant things like hats, horns, and ears; I’ll start by saying that I like the idea of customization for characters in the sense of hats, ears, horns, and anything else they add in the future (if anything) BUTI hate the implementation.
I’ve heard some people state that they don’t like that the FLAIR is bound to a piece of gear; I totally agree. Since the FLAIR seems to be assigned at random to pieces of gear, you can’t control which one you’ll get on which gear, this is annoying for those who are trying to acquire a specific one on a specific gear. Then there’s the issue of someone who gets a piece of gear they’ve wanted but with a FLAIR attribute they dislike.
Anyways, I would have liked for FLAIR to have been a customization that you acquired via lootpack in the same way you got taunts and Skins, a reward not attached to a piece of gear and that you could assign at your own discretion. This could also lead to monetized FLAIR Items for specific characters that aren’t part of a specific skin (for example a holographic mustache for Marquis Only, or Various face-masks for Dragon). In short, I’d like FLAIR to be gotten individually in the marketplace/lootpacks and equipped to characters the same way a taunt or skin previously was.
Finishers seem to be just fx effects when kills are obtained. I probably have the biggest issue with this new monetized mechanic more than anything else. Firstly it’s a Booster which means that not only does it cost PLATINUM but it also has a TIME LIMIT. The TIME LIMIT is the biggest annoyance. So you’re not only limited by your ability to obtain kills, but you’re also constrained to a time limit. I don’t really see this making Gearbox much money at all.
SUGGESTIONS: I think a better implementation would be to treat Finishers in the same manner as Skins and have them be PERMANENT additions to a character’s repertoire of customizations. This means to have Character-specific Finishers that you purchase for a fair amount of Platinum that you can then equip/unequip the same way Skins/Taunts(and hopefully Flair) are equipped. Examples would be a “Nuke Finisher” for Bennedict (Mushroom cloud erupts as you kill them.), Shattering Statue Finisher for Pendles (Gorgon Finisher), The Soul literally leaving the body for Atty’s Finisher, Smoke/Ashes for Ambra/Orendi Finishers, etc etc etc. In short I think Finishers should be permanent additions once bought and should cost the Plat that reflects that ALONG with having most be uniuqe finishers that are tailor-made for characters ala Skins/Taunts.
Those are my thoughts.
Anyone else have any ■■■■■■■■ on FLAIR and FINISHERS?