Finally we get a crafting system in WGO! Most of the original weapons and armor will be included in the sequel but the underlying systems are changing up.
The look of the items are in a separate layer called Skin. The skin of items can be changed at any time without affecting stats. The template layer is where stat bonuses are found. Templates come with a material bonus and slots for ore. Ore slots can either be skill or stat.
Careers come into play with creating templates, adding/removing ore, adding/removing skins, etc.
This system gives players freedom to keep a desired look without sacrificing performance.