With the announcement of a better x-mog feature in the future, it would be nice if Shields were more customizable.
I know that one of the reasons why we don’t have alternate appearances is because shields are transparent, but then I have to wonder if the transparency is even really needed? When you get good with the shield, you only really hold it up for a split second while you block a timed attack. Even when you’re new at it, there’s not so much an importance to being able to see through your shield - nor does it even make sense to do so.
I know another reason is to be able to visually identify whether a shield is a “round shield” or “large shield” by other players. I think this could still be accomplished just by making the round shield more like a “buckler”, wherein that it is obviously very noticeably smaller than the large shield.
So yeah, just wanted to say that it would be nice to have different shield appearances as the game continues to grow.