Here's one for the stonemasons out there:
Gravestones. What? There already are gravestones, you say. These are different. I visited a museum recently. One of the displays was a 'torso of (someplayername)'. I learned that at one time these could be collected from dead players, like a trophy of sorts. These are no longer available.
Picture this: You and your party/guild/alliance are having a huge slugfest with a champ or another PvP team. Let's say your guy MasterMan gets killed by (creaturename/playername). The battle was epic. You want a memorial of your PvP kill or your own death. Escort a stonemason to your body (for their protection). They use the hammer and chisel, select 'Tombstone', select your corpse and poof! A random shaped tombstone with a mouseover that reads:
Here Lies 'deadplayer', killed by 'killing person/creature' 'realworld monthname, daynumber, yearnumber'.
The mason then can turn around and sell it to the appropriate party.
Here lies Maeglid, killed by a plague beast lord, Jan 17, 2009. <--(I bought this one)
Here lies Maeglid, killed by FeluccaMaster, Jan 17, 2009. <--(FeluccaMaser commissioned this one)
Why not just make bland old tombstones - you are using the same graphic!?!
This way we have more interaction between players. A team going into battle ahead of time might contract out a mason to go with them. Of course, this could be dangerous for the mason, but a set of cheap but effective armor contributed by the commissioning team members could help out there. Or it could be a deadly carpenter/chiv template. Never know!
And let's face it, who doesn't want to have their own tombstone planted in a lot in their yard? Or the tombstone of that loudmouth jerk planted in their yard? Hehehe
As for this one! It’s a good idea, but why not just add tombstones to the crafters list of items to make, and a stonemason using a “stone chisel” (engraving tool) can put a couple lines of text on them! That way he can sell them and custom make them for players!