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Dye Trader

Do you like my idea?

  • It's Great!

    Votes: 21 77.8%
  • It's Okay!

    Votes: 6 22.2%
  • It Sucks!

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    27

Everybody

Spazmatism
The More Useful NPCs is a project I am doing in order to make NPCs who are useless be useful. These NPCs currently include the Dye Trader, Nurse, Merchant and Goblin Tinkerer. I'm running out of an introduction, so without further ado, here goes the Dye Trader:

The Dye Trader's useless, the end:

Thing.png
Mixer
15 Gold
Stylist is in Town

Empty Dye.png
Empty Dye
5 Gold
Always Sold

Now, the fun part begins: When the Mixture is in your inventory, you can open a gui to mix Empty Dye and one of the Hair Stylist's Dye. So...

In
Thing.png
Gui:

Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Biome_Hair_Dye.png
= Biome Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Depth_Hair_Dye.png
= Depth Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Life_Hair_Dye.png
= Life Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Mana_Hair_Dye.png
= Mana Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Money_Hair_Dye.png
= Money Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Party_Hair_Dye.png
= Party Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Rainbow_Hair_Dye.png
= Rainbow Dye
Empty Dye.png
x3 +
Speed_Hair_Dye.png
= Speed Dye

NOTE: These all are for clothes, and make x3.

Anwyay, what do ya think?
 
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Swordbomb

Steampunker
The More Useful NPCs is a project I am doing in order to make NPCs who are useless be useful. These NPCs currently include the Dye Trader, Nurse, Merchant and Goblin Tinkerer. I'm running out of an introduction, so without further ado, here goes the Dye Trader:

The Dye Trader's useless, the end:

View attachment 17046 Mixer
15 Gold
Stylist is in Town

View attachment 17047 Empty Dye
5 Gold
Always Sold

Now, the fun part begins: When the Mixture is in your inventory, you can open a gui to mix Empty Dye and one of the Hair Stylist's Dye. So...

In View attachment 17046Gui:

View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17048= Biome Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17049= Depth Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17050= Life Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17051= Mana Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17052= Money Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17053= Party Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17054= Rainbow Dye
View attachment 17047 +View attachment 17055= Speed Dye

NOTE: These all are for clothes, and make x3.

Anwyay, what do ya think?
Definitely give the Dye Trader some usefulness.
Besides, who doesn't want to put a platinum coin in their inventory and look like they're entirely made of platinum?
Or turn pale when you know you're dead without mana?
Or turn black when you're going to turn to ashes from death?
Or turn cyan from running around at the speed of sound?

Honestly, this could make for some unique characters.
 

Everybody

Spazmatism
Definitely give the Dye Trader some usefulness.
Besides, who doesn't want to put a platinum coin in their inventory and look like they're entirely made of platinum?
Or turn pale when you know you're dead without mana?
Or turn black when you're going to turn to ashes from death?
Or turn cyan from running around at the speed of sound?

Honestly, this could make for some unique characters.
Awesome, thanks for the support Swordbomb! I can always count on you :D
 

Pirtz

Terrarian
They should make 1 dye each. And that rainbow dye kills the purpose of the of the original rainbow dye. otherwise, support!
 

Everybody

Spazmatism
Make them use THREE empty dye.

Also, Goblin, Nurse, and Merchant are most definitely NOT useless.
Merchant becomes useless in mid-end game. That's why I picked him. I did the Goblin Tinkerer for the sole purpose of the Grappling Hook, and I wanted to make the Nurse useful when you're not around her.
 

MegaMage314

Plantera
This is a cool idea, though I have to agree with others that the goblin tinkerer is one of the most useful (and hated...) NPCs. He has rocket boots, the tinkerer's workshop, and re-forging (which is a big part of the game). I like this idea though, it would be cool to have more dynamic dyes for clothes and armor.
 

Pumprince

Terrarian
its great ideia! and GREAT update for the useless dye trader! and a hair dye to clothes yes...

but I have a suggestion:

he sells the clothe dyes in the same price as stylist sell the hair dyes (example: stylist sell green tree dye for 2727 coins, dye trader will sell green tree clothe dye for 2727 coins too)

Because all things dye trader sell (and what stylist sell too) is un-craftable, and a craftable thing of them itens will be very weird and dye trader just sell the clothe dyes when stylist is in town.

support!
 
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(Ok first of all, the goblin is in NO way useless. Just saying)

OT: this isnt half bad. I dont really use dyes all that much but i can see how this would balance things out more. Support, why not?
 
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