I, Gearbox Jenkins, would like to share some ideas I have to make Mechagnomes more appealing and fun to more players.
Gnome Hair Styles and Colors
Give Mechagnomes all the hair styles and colors available to regular Gnomes, and vice versa.
Full Metal Option
Give Mechagnomes a few mechanical “skin” tone options (possibly three to match the three upgrade limb color options, rusty, silver, and iron). So the “skin” would look metal, with stuff like rivets and seams and corrugation lines around the neck drawn on, that sort of thing. Some players would like to play a Mechagnome that looks fully robotic on the outside, without having to wear the heritage armor.
Mechanical Eye Colors
Different colors for the mechanical eyes. Blue is nice, of course, but it would be nice to have more options. Options including heterochromic and blind options. I would love to see as many mechanical eye colors as actual eye colors.
Full Metal Hair
Add either a few solid metal, rivetted "hair"dos or, if it’s possible, add metallic hair colors. Maybe both?
Metal Facial Hair
Who wouldn’t want to sport a shiny metal handlebar mustache, for example? Heck, let the ladies use them too. The Mechagnomes are pretty into messing around with their bodies after all. I, Gearbox Jenkins, wouldn’t be wearing a metal mustache but the option would be silly and fun, and Mechagnomes should really lean into being silly and fun.
Mix and Match Arm Upgrades
Let Mechagnomes pick the look of their mechanical arms per side if they’d like. If someone wants a clamp on one side and a metal hand on the other, let them.
Mogging Options for Limb Upgrades
Allow Mechagnomes to choose if mogging covers their limbs or not. Legs would just be an On or Off checkbox, but arms would have checkboxes for Right, Left, or Both. Imagine, you could make your own mini Winter Soldier by choosing to have mogging only cover one arm. Feet and hands would always be mechaincal though.
Mad Scientist Laugh
This one is probably not possible since it would require bringing the voice actors back, but the Mechagomes have a great mad scientist laugh animation, but the voice, at least for the female Mechagnome, doesn’t really match as well as it could. We could really use a real MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! laugh.