I'm just writing to say... I hope Blizzard host a design contest for Overwatch. I'm expressing my concern with the fact that the outfits in the game are mostly disappointing with the exception of a couple. Lets look at one specific character for example D.va. She currently has 11 "Skins" as of 23rd December 2016 but lets look at the breakdown:
7 are Recolours
2 are Premium
2 are Recolours of Premium
How can anyone NOT find this disappointing? The characters deserve much more than this! Also I feel a little distraught at what Jeff Kaplain said on the Overwatch forums about how their cool-meter is off from what the fans are expecting. How concerning... Really... the only solution to this is allowing the fans to design the outfits instead and turn it into a competition. That way the Overwatch team can gather plenty of ideas from this on what the fans want to see. Because just "Guessing" doesnt seem to be working out for them.
Potentially how the contest could work... set up a Survey Monkey with the list of contestants per character (this ensures only ONE person can vote ONCE) the designs with the most votes are then shortlisted and given to the Overwatch team. From there they can decide amongst themselves which designs are then put into the game.
Considering Blizzard are constantly stressing how much the community means to them I dont see why they cannot organise this in the near future.
Not only would this be a really exciting event to happen but its giving fans the chance to CONTRIBUTE to the game by implementing their own ideas. It would be an honour for me to allow Millions of players the choice of choosing my outfit design. It would make me feel famous in a way! haha
Blizzard, let us show you what we want to see in the game! Just imagine the sheer hype something like this would generate around the world? The amount of Marketing it will give you and the game? All the Media coverage it will receive? This happening would be nothing but GREAT news for both you Blizzard and the fans of the game.
So give us the chance to show the world what we are made of!
I have already seen some pretty good fan designs already and yes I would say they are better designed than Blizzard themselves!