So it looks like SW:TOR is going to be offering a new kind of cosmetic "weapon customization" in the form or what they are calling "weapon tuners". Basically for weapons that have one of these tuning slots you can plug in a weapon tuner (kind of like a specialized enhancement from CoH) which will change the graphical appearance of the weapon's effect. From the pics/vids it looks like they can add things like lightning effects to lightsabers and/or change the color of the beams that come out of blasters and such. I'm sure other games have tried this kind of thing before but this is yet another good example of how this concept could work in CoT.
If every power in CoT had one (or more) of these kinds of modification slots then these "tokens" could become a new type of loot and/or something you could buy in the Stars store. Maybe the game could be set up so that basic power customization (things like whether my Energy Bolt is red or blue) would be free but if you wanted a special fancy effect to go along with that color (like extra sparkles or some-such) then you'd need a special augment that would have to be slotted into the power.
Again this is just another idea for customization in CoT and a way to generate a whole new class of optional items that could be traded or bought from the Star Store. Anyone else think this might be an interesting idea for CoT?
CoH player from April 25, 2004 to November 30, 2012