Here is some dev comments, if more arise in the thread, I'll post them here so you guys don't have to scroll the whole thread for them.
Just want to remind you that clothing and armor is not tied to profession in Guild Wars 2. The first image is comparing a Mesmer in the original Guild Wars to a human character wearing a similar outfit in Guild Wars 2, but this comparison has absolutely no bearing on the second woman's profession. Remember: we are also having town clothes, which allows players to further customize the look of their character. The second character in this picture is not wearing armor, but town clothing. This picture was meant to show you how the technology has advanced from Guild Wars to Guild Wars 2.
This is the idea. Believe me, I've had many discussions with Kristen about variety and providing options for female characters that are not only chain mail bikini type armors. They're going for variety--so people who enjoy having their characters wear those "impractical", revealing armors will be able to do that, and those of us who prefer having their characters all armored up will also have options. The screenshot of the various women and men wearing revealing vs. covered armors was meant to show the variety that exists for players.
Edited by Ramun Flame, 10 February 2011 - 12:09 AM.