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The Wardrobe: what types of armor models are you hoping to see in Ashes?

Aside from my obsession with achievement hunting, I am a long-time lover of fashion wars in MMOs. 

Every MMO has unique armor styles that (love them or hate them) define the fashion of the game. For example: WoW sets have enormous, elaborate shoulders, while in GW2 literally every medium armor set has a kilt of some type.

What are your favorite armor/fashion styles that you have seen in other games? What are you hoping will make it into the game? Alternatively, what armor/fashion styles do you hope will never see the light of day in this game?

Looking forward to years of fashion wars alongside all of you lovely folks!

<3 Ghyx
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    Chainmail bikinis!   :p
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    But why male models?
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    Karthos said:
    But why male models?
    Are you serious? I just told you that.... a moment ago.
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    For female cloth armor.  I'd like to see the outfits you see when you google Medival dresses.  Like this.    As well as some of those sexier styles..


      
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    I almost always play some form of caster in a game and its always slightly underwhelming for me when an outfit is a flat robe with designs on it to give it an illusion of depth or texture without there actually being any (looking at you WoW). Id like to see some outfits that, more than just looking cool, actually have depth and shape to them.

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    I for one want to see lots of different armor selection Like full plate berserk armor even Templar armor, there is actually a lot that i would like to see... if they implement a armor creation tab ... lets just say i will melt out of pure joy.

    There should also be arcane armor that has floating plates that could block a bot of ranged damage?

    1. Animated shield
    2. Turtleback armor
    3.  Bone armor
    4. cursed armor/effects + more?
     
    I could go on, I am holding myself back from posting all the pictures

    What do you guys think? I kinda want to hear more of what people think :smile:
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    i want all armors to be realistic to a D&D/fantasy lore. none of this WoW, or JRPG crud. i dont want to see a plate bikini even though we all know we will
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    Please dear god... Give me unique giant shoulders along with a large variety of armor which is inspired by Historic styles.
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    Some kind of wardrobe that will show off these 'rocks that I got. Cause I'm Jenny, Jenny from the block.'
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    I pray to whatever god that's willing to listen that we won't have "skimpy" armor. Please, enough of this. Let us have immersive armors and no chainmail bikinis.
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    One of the things I've known, as a woman, is that "sexy" doesn't always equate to showing lots of skin. I'd dearly love some attractive cloth pieces for cloth-wearers; some practical, some impractical, that we can choose from. Same for leather. For metal-wearers? I go back and forth. I love armor pieces that feminize without being chainmail bikinis. I think I'd really enjoy that. 

    Whatever they decide to do, I do hope a couple of things:
    • I hope that they have more than just two or three models for each style of clothing, and that you don't have to do ungodly amounts of work for the extra ones. Some of them, yes, but for the "common" armors we find in world? Let's have some really good, solid diversity, please
    • I hope they have depth, as was stated above, not just lines pretending to indicate depth
    • I hope they don't clip on hair, or other components of armor
    • I hope that at the very least helms/cloaks (if they have stats) and shoulders are able to be hidden; I'd love to be able to hide gloves/bracers and feet/calf accouterments as well
    There's my .02 worth!
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    I'll just leave this here.



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    Lilem said:
    I pray to whatever god that's willing to listen that we won't have "skimpy" armor. Please, enough of this. Let us have immersive armors and no chainmail bikinis.
    But us guys have not had a chance to wear them yet.  :(
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    @Cyreph , this is true. Would you like to? I'd prefer to wear skimpy armor if it's at a rendez-vous, not a battlefield skirmish.
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    Lilem said:
    @Cyreph , this is true. Would you like to? I'd prefer to wear skimpy armor if it's at a rendez-vous, not a battlefield skirmish.
    I think just for equality sake, there should be a male armor like that without a female equivalent. 

    I will have an orc fighter tank just to showcase that armor. 

    For reals though, I would be looking to create a merchant like appearance. Hope we get a good variety of functional yet sophisticated outfits. 
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    I want armor that looks like it could work in real life. No Viking horns, no shoulders that prohibit arm movement, nothing that is so bulky a turtle couldn't move it, etc.
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    Cyreph said:
    Lilem said:
    @Cyreph , this is true. Would you like to? I'd prefer to wear skimpy armor if it's at a rendez-vous, not a battlefield skirmish.
    I think just for equality sake, there should be a male armor like that without a female equivalent. 

    I will have an orc fighter tank just to showcase that armor. 

    I'd like to see that. Or watch that. Well, you get the idea.
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    Sarill said:
    I want armor that looks like it could work in real life. No Viking horns, no shoulders that prohibit arm movement, nothing that is so bulky a turtle couldn't move it, etc.

    I kinda feel you there. But I would like to allow some room for exaggeration since this is a fantasy game of sorts with magic etc. 

    So some realism without going overboard. A nice mix of armor from different cultures would be good as well depending on size of the world of Ashes. If it's just one continent, then catering to mainly 1 culture (plate armored tanks, chain mail) is understandable. If there are other continents, the we should look at different cultures, laminar armor etc. Hardened leather, powerfully enchanted clothes. Etc. 
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    I just wanna why I can see my male characters boobies, but I can't see my female characters boobies. #didsomeoneassumemygender #gaminginthe21stcentury #marchforequality
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    Cyreph said:
    Lilem said: moo
    @Cyreph , this is true. Would you like to? I'd prefer to wear skimpy armor if it's at a rendez-vous, not a battlefield skirmish.
    I think just for equality sake, there should be a male armor like that without a female equivalent. ...
    I think the word for that is revenge, not equality.... *evil grin*
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    I hope there will be some stylish kind of clothes. I am not talking about overly revealing or skimpy, but simply stylish. I don't really know how to describe it, so instead I attached 2 pictures from Aion to demonstrate what I mean. Not much in terms of skin showing, but still awesome (my opinion). And heels, I know others don't like them, but heels are a must for me lol.


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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    Nelirya said:
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    And heels, I know others don't like them, but heels are a must for me lol.

    As a massage therapist, literally all I can think of when I see folk in super high heels -- especially fighting and running and bouncing and jumping in them -- is "Oh, wow, those poor calves! And you have Plantar Fasciatis? Tsk, tsk, tsk ... but what did you expect?"

    *sigh* Can't even separate myself from that in a game, lol!

    Incidentally, I do love the armors you posted pics of.
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    Isende said:
    Nelirya said:
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    And heels, I know others don't like them, but heels are a must for me lol.

    As a massage therapist, literally all I can think of when I see folk in super high heels -- especially fighting and running and bouncing and jumping in them -- is "Oh, wow, those poor calves! And you have Plantar Fasciatis? Tsk, tsk, tsk ... but what did you expect?"

    *sigh* Can't even separate myself from that in a game, lol!

    Incidentally, I do love the armors you posted pics of.

    Haha, nice! I overuse heels in RL and will admit my feet sometimes end up hurting after a day in them. The one of the reasons I'd like them in game though; it's a fantasy game, meaning it does not need to reflect the truth 100%. I absolutely would love if they offered both heel and non-heel options. Obviously some people cannot stand heels, whereas for others (like me) I cannot stand seeing my characters in flats. It's all about preference, and I cannot see why the game would not cater to both. :)
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    The world looks photorealistic, any (what I call) Christmas tree armour would look totally out of place in such a realistic looking environment. I don't mind what clothing style they go for so long as they are practical, realistic looking and don't have flashing lights and tinsel on them. Likewise, I really hope they go for a Dragon Age: origins style of animation that looks equally real, rather than having stop motion style animation with over exaggerated weapon trails etc... A lot of games could learn that subtlety is the winner.
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    I tend to prefer more of the practical/realistic models. ESO, for instance, does a pretty decent job with their attire. They have "costumes" for fun and other outfits that you can wear as your current visible outfit (some of them are outlandish but fit the game as they are really part of the game/lore). As long as the style fits the lore or theme of the game and doesn't include anything overly obnoxious or "real worldy" I'd be fine with it.
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    ArchivedUserArchivedUser Guest
    edited June 2017
    As a cleric of the frontier, I just want variety. something breezy for the summer, something nice and thick for the winter... maybe shorts or trousers for that "taking an off day" look...

    But sensibly heeled boots and shoes!  None of that princess stilletto stuff.  I will literally draw her flat on her face with fancy shoes.
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    I love diversity and variety, but I think a good approach would be to ensure that in-game acquirable and craftable armors/weapons/mounts should "fit" within the realm of Ashes. That being said... the cash shop where cosmetics are going to be offered can allow for some more freedom of looks & styles. The beauty of this is... if you don't want to run around slaying baddies in a chainmail bikini (should it exist in AoCr), simply don't buy the cosmetic. Remember... more options means more money for Intrepid. ;-)

    For those that care not to see it on others, there are "fixes". Intrepid can implement a toggle that allows the player to view or not view others cosmetic gear. Or... perhaps upon entering a certain building, such as your own (freehold, apt, etc.) or a city building, the cosmetic gear becomes visible to others or yourself. This would be great for attending social events, whether it be a formal event, guild meeting or a pajama party! :-)

    Finally, I'd like to say that if they implement a Wardrobe system, as some MMOs currently have... I hope they allow a cosmetic item purchased in the cash shop to be worn by ALL characters for that account. So... an account-wide accessible wardrobe. This would NOT apply to in-game armors / weapons, as I believe this would affect the game world economy. A few lines of code can convert the look for the race / gender that will be wearing it. If they offer enough variety, I'm sure the cash shop will still remain just as profitable.
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    On thing I hope happens is the ability to mix and match gear.  I know some mmos have a particular full body look per set, I don't want that.  I want to find my look on my own with different pieces.
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    On thing I hope happens is the ability to mix and match gear.  I know some mmos have a particular full body look per set, I don't want that.  I want to find my look on my own with different pieces.
    That's where transmogrification comes in. One of the best features introduced in WoW, honestly. People went on to farm older content to get the looks they wanted, and no one looked like one another since.
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    Isende said:
    Nelirya said:
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    And heels, I know others don't like them, but heels are a must for me lol.

    As a massage therapist, literally all I can think of when I see folk in super high heels -- especially fighting and running and bouncing and jumping in them -- is "Oh, wow, those poor calves! And you have Plantar Fasciatis? Tsk, tsk, tsk ... but what did you expect?"

    *sigh* Can't even separate myself from that in a game, lol!

    Incidentally, I do love the armors you posted pics of.
    LOL!

      Right there with ya, Isende! I've been a fellow LMT for about 13 years now. Those heels can be murder! Anterior pelvic tilt... being another side effect that messes with your posture! "But, hey!! My calves look amazing in these 6" pumps!" O_o

    Yikes... the price some of us pay to look "good".
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