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#1 Zeebok

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 03:13 PM

Do they exist?

I mean I'm sure they do, but damn, seems like every singe one has some stupid oversized coat that negates any visual appeal of pants or boots.

Maybe its worse because I'm an asura?

Any recommendations on non trench coat armor?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:55 PM

Asura? T3 cultural FTW, at least if you are an engineer.

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#3 Zeebok

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

Ooo, that is pretty badass. Isn't that crazy expensive?

Also, what rifle is that and how did you get it? :P

#4 CepaCepa

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

Medium armor skin needs a buff!

There's a few that do not involve a "trench coat" --- The duelist set, for example. You can look them up on google, all the medium armor available in game. :)

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:06 PM

View PostCepaCepa, on 09 November 2012 - 09:03 PM, said:

Medium armor skin needs a buff!

There's a few that do not involve a "trench coat" --- The duelist set, for example. You can look them up on google, all the medium armor available in game. :)
+1 to this especially if your a Charr the only decent skin I've been able to find that doesn't clip my tail terribly is the heritage set. And a few dungeon armors I don't have patience to get.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 11:34 PM

Beside Duelist, lvl 80 exotic world drops (Shiro/Nika/Aidan/Mad King's etc.). Sadly, those have that look only on female Norn/Human/Sylvari.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:44 AM

View PostZeebok, on 09 November 2012 - 06:53 PM, said:

Ooo, that is pretty badass. Isn't that crazy expensive?

Also, what rifle is that and how did you get it? :P

It's the Super Hyperbeam Alpha and I got it on the Mystic Forge, gambling rares for my precursor. I got really happy, then I realized that on the TP is like 2g. I love the skin though.

And yeah, total cost of T3 is 120g, but as you already know, there is a problem with medium armor looks, T3 as an asura was the only skin I wanted. I transmuted a Berserker's Emblazoned set with it.

A cheaper alternative could be T2, looks pretty badass too.

http://www.gw2armor....splay_looks.php

Edited by Dokem, 10 November 2012 - 09:50 AM.


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

High level medium asuran armours. Take a gander. There are quite a few without the trench look.

Just be glad you don't have a tail, us charr get the real bad end of the stick, armour-wise.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:54 AM

I know you said not a trench coat but the human t2 coat looks good see Posted Image

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:07 PM

I wish I could just have even the trenchcoat style armor look good on my Norn. I made him the biggest (read:fattest) size on creation, and now every coat style armor he wears flairs out like those french/victorian era umbrella dresses that chicks used to wear. FML

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 09:21 PM

^ ROFL

Anyway, I just rolled a Charr Engi and enjoyed every bit of her EXCEPT the armor... Okay, I know I just started so there aren't many to choose from, but by reading this thread, flipping through armor gallery pages and tried a few dungeon armors in preview, I have to agree with everyone that the tail clipping is horrible! And the fact the charr is spreading their legs wide makes them look like a tent from the back... *sigh*

So far the only one I remotely like is the T1 Charr culture armor, which is nice enough to the eyes, kind to my tail and okay to my purse. ^^"

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:33 AM

I plan to mix and match... and hope it looks good :P

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:47 AM

Noble armor is a decent non-trench coat armor- it's even got a steam-punk vibe to it.

http://wiki.guildwar...or_(medium).jpg

#14 Zeebok

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 09:17 PM

Thanks for all the responses guys!

I'm liking the look of the superior studded actually. Thanks for the links.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Try out the vigil if you're into the gladiator style. I think it looks very nice on engineers; much more than rangers or thieves.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

View PostOttoman, on 11 November 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

I wish I could just have even the trenchcoat style armor look good on my Norn. I made him the biggest (read:fattest) size on creation, and now every coat style armor he wears flairs out like those french/victorian era umbrella dresses that chicks used to wear. FML

This drives me insane. It's like we have wire framework on the lower half of all our trenchcoats, it sucks. It even poofs outward in the front which doesn't make any sense at all!

For non-coats, I like the Noble set (sans shoulders) and the Svanir set (sans mask) a lot, even though the latter kind of flares out the back strangely a little. My Noble set is the chest w/ Rascal pants and boots, and whatever helm (I use the Eagle Eye which is just like the Noble helm anyway) and you look Dudley-tier classy.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:23 PM

View PostWallach, on 14 November 2012 - 10:54 AM, said:

This drives me insane. It's like we have wire framework on the lower half of all our trenchcoats, it sucks. It even poofs outward in the front which doesn't make any sense at all!

For non-coats, I like the Noble set (sans shoulders) and the Svanir set (sans mask) a lot, even though the latter kind of flares out the back strangely a little. My Noble set is the chest w/ Rascal pants and boots, and whatever helm (I use the Eagle Eye which is just like the Noble helm anyway) and you look Dudley-tier classy.

So I am not alone! Its pretty ridiculous and I hope it gets fixed along with armor clipping charrs seem to have - Save the fat norn!

I may have to look into the set you mentioned - although I much rather 'normal' trenchcoats just looking as they should.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

View PostEllipsis, on 12 November 2012 - 08:47 AM, said:

Noble armor is a decent non-trench coat armor- it's even got a steam-punk vibe to it.

http://wiki.guildwar...or_(medium).jpg
Yeah, but on an asura you can't tell the difference between the Noble coat and a trench coat. It still hangs to an asura's feet, and the lower parts become a butt cape given the asura pear-shape body.

Edited by BrettM, 14 November 2012 - 05:27 PM.


#19 Zeebok

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

View PostRyden Lotus, on 14 November 2012 - 05:06 AM, said:

Try out the vigil if you're into the gladiator style. I think it looks very nice on engineers; much more than rangers or thieves.

I'm part of the Priory, can you transmute? or am I sol?

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:39 PM

View PostZeebok, on 16 November 2012 - 04:21 PM, said:

I'm part of the Priory, can you transmute? or am I sol?
You would need a character (or a friend) that is in the Vigil to get the armor and then transmute it onto some cheap pieces of armor to remove the binding. Then your Priory character can take those pieces and use them to transmute the skin onto a decent set of armor.

#21 Kinniku

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

View PostBrettM, on 16 November 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:

You would need a character (or a friend) that is in the Vigil to get the armor and then transmute it onto some cheap pieces of armor to remove the binding. Then your Priory character can take those pieces and use them to transmute the skin onto a decent set of armor.

Are you sure that someone else can do it for you? because I just tried transmuting something that was soulbound to one of my characters onto a cheap white piece of armor and it left it account bound.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 04:29 AM

I use the "Prowler Coat" skin because it's the only skin that allows me to show off my pistols in all their glory instead of being half hidden behind a skirt as a Charr.

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The rest of the gear is all "Temple" gear because I like the way it makes my character look big and bulky (despite being the smallest possible Charr I could make).

Edited by KodiakX, 17 November 2012 - 04:34 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2012 - 02:13 PM

View PostKinniku, on 17 November 2012 - 03:23 AM, said:

Are you sure that someone else can do it for you? because I just tried transmuting something that was soulbound to one of my characters onto a cheap white piece of armor and it left it account bound.
No, I'm not sure. I have recently heard that this kind of transmutation scheme for transferring cultural armor between races was fixed so it wouldn't work any more. It may have been fixed for Order armors now. There is apparently a new warning message on the transmutation screen that tells you the result will still be bound. I don't know if it even works between characters on the same account at this point. I withdraw my suggestion unless somebody proves it can still work.

#24 Kinniku

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:30 AM

View PostBrettM, on 21 November 2012 - 02:13 PM, said:

No, I'm not sure. I have recently heard that this kind of transmutation scheme for transferring cultural armor between races was fixed so it wouldn't work any more. It may have been fixed for Order armors now. There is apparently a new warning message on the transmutation screen that tells you the result will still be bound. I don't know if it even works between characters on the same account at this point. I withdraw my suggestion unless somebody proves it can still work.

I can confirm that it still works. I bought the orders armor, transmuted them to some cheap low level white armor, which gave me the "Transmuted items will become soulbound" warning, but in the end they came out account bound and I just transferred them through storage. Here's a screenshot, notice how I haven't picked an order with this character yet.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:46 AM

View PostKinniku, on 22 November 2012 - 09:30 AM, said:

I can confirm that it still works. I bought the orders armor, transmuted them to some cheap low level white armor, which gave me the "Transmuted items will become soulbound" warning, but in the end they came out account bound and I just transferred them through storage.

I just want to make a correction here, sorry this response is 8 days later.

The previous poster you are quoting and correcting said something different than what you are explaining here.  He said Cultural, not Order.  Cultural was fixed several weeks/patches ago since it was possible on some combinations to make the armor invisible on Human (Female to be exact, not sure about males).  This led to some sillyness with people having anatomically correct nudes (with blanks in the right spots cause they don't get that detailed...) so Anet had to fix it asap.

I thought Orders transmutes were soul binding after the recent update, so not sure about your claim.  Proceed with caution is all I can say.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:39 AM

View PostTGIFrisbie, on 01 December 2012 - 12:46 AM, said:

I just want to make a correction here, sorry this response is 8 days later.

The previous poster you are quoting and correcting said something different than what you are explaining here.  He said Cultural, not Order.  Cultural was fixed several weeks/patches ago since it was possible on some combinations to make the armor invisible on Human (Female to be exact, not sure about males).  This led to some sillyness with people having anatomically correct nudes (with blanks in the right spots cause they don't get that detailed...) so Anet had to fix it asap.

I thought Orders transmutes were soul binding after the recent update, so not sure about your claim.  Proceed with caution is all I can say.

The "if you transmute an item it will become soul bound" is showing up on all items. I was still able to transfer a thief hood onto my engineer yesterday.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:56 AM

View PostOttoman, on 11 November 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

I wish I could just have even the trenchcoat style armor look good on my Norn. I made him the biggest (read:fattest) size on creation, and now every coat style armor he wears flairs out like those french/victorian era umbrella dresses that chicks used to wear. FML

Same with warriors. Though my norn shorty-fatty warrior called Bulbous picked up some karma gear along the way that has no skirt. Instead it has armour parts on the outer thigh and hip that makes the bottom silhouette wider so he looks like he has a diaper on under a big romper suit - I love it. The dresses were crinolines

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

Yes, the post I made is now a bit old and I too have transmuted an item.  They become account bound.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:39 PM

View PostOttoman, on 11 November 2012 - 03:07 PM, said:

I wish I could just have even the trenchcoat style armor look good on my Norn. I made him the biggest (read:fattest) size on creation, and now every coat style armor he wears flairs out like those french/victorian era umbrella dresses that chicks used to wear. FML
My norn is short and fat too! I think this gear makes him look pretty awesome!Posted Image

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:24 PM

View PostBizomb, on 13 December 2012 - 04:39 PM, said:

My norn is short and fat too! I think this gear makes him look pretty awesome!Posted Image

Yeah, looks pretty cool. How about when in combat though? Your armor doesnt flair out like a big dress?




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