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#1 Thorfinnr

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Posted 23 October 2013 - 05:18 PM

Title says it all.

Why can the costmes(Witch is awesome for a necro btw) look so cool yet we have so many armors sharing the same skins? EX. All 'Named' Armor should not all look the same, it takes it from 'special and commemorative from GW1' to 'meh, why bother working that hard, looks the same as all the others'.

Guys, I enjoy GW2, but whomever is making these decisions is only feeding the people who are constantly complaining more ammo.

The Executioner Armor and a Great Axe weapon to actually use in combat would have been so boss...and I have seen many many people wanting the Bloody Prince 'costume' as armor.

You guys missed a great opportunity with this one.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 09:36 AM

I do agree, but I agree because I think all town clothes should be able to be over your armour skin and used in combat. It's a waste of money otherwise. I'd definitely buy the bloody prince one, the corset is so hawt :)

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:31 PM

Aren't the recent skins enough, they're multi-class but in reality are all hevay skins.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:05 PM

View PostAndemius, on 24 October 2013 - 10:31 PM, said:

Aren't the recent skins enough, they're multi-class but in reality are all hevay skins.

The recent Aetherblade armor skins are actually quite well designed. If I could scown up 1600 gems, I might actually buy the light and medium armor.

#5 MisterJaguar25

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:28 PM

Ya I don't really see the point of spending 700 gems on something that's going to be unusable within the month until a whole year later on next halloween. The new costumes really should be permanent. Fortunately there's permanent new halloween-themed weapon skins that cost 1 black lion claim ticket each, tho, but they're from black lion chests and aren't a guaranteed drop either. The alternative is to buy them off auction house, at least there's that option.

#6 Red Omen

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:18 AM

Uh... when you buy a costume, it doesn't go away at the end of Halloween. You can use it year-round for Costume Brawl and aesthetics.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:08 PM

I think some Town Clothes should be able to be used as Combat Skins but the more joke looking ones shouldn't be usable in combat. By joke town clothes I mean stuff like the Bunny Ears, the Boxing Gloves, and the Chef Costume. I know we have "Joke" weapons like Quip, The Dreamer, and now the Silly Scimitar but seeing someone wearing Bunny Ears with Boxing Gloves and a Chef Costume while fighting something like Lupicus would just be ridiculous.

I honestly don't think the Executioner's Costume fits as a normal armor (It's too light looking to be a heavy armor and it wouldn't make any sense on a light or medium armor class) but I agree that the Bloody Prince Armor should have been a Light Armor Gem Store skin seeing as it's Costume Brawl skills are probably the most underwhelming out of the 4 Halloween Costumes.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 07:22 PM

Rift style wardrobe system plox. Lemme wear what I want, whenever I want!

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 09:25 PM

View PostBryant Again, on 25 October 2013 - 07:22 PM, said:

Rift style wardrobe system plox. Lemme wear what I want, whenever I want!

...or why not just take the GW1 armor/costume system?  It was perfect!
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#10 BreadBuddy

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

What's the point of town clothes anyway?

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:08 AM

View PostBreadBuddy, on 25 October 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

What's the point of town clothes anyway?

I think you just nailed the crux of this whole thread. What is the point of town clothes anyway? Why can't they just be sets of armor?

#12 MisterJaguar25

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:45 AM

View PostAtticus, on 26 October 2013 - 12:08 AM, said:

I think you just nailed the crux of this whole thread. What is the point of town clothes anyway? Why can't they just be sets of armor?

I've always assumed town clothes are for roleplayers who want to roleplay with their characters in their normal, every day attire.

#13 Culture Shock

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 04:28 AM

I wanted to wear my pirate outfit in battle... but i suppose they want to have certain aesthetics in the game.  However it doesn't hold together since you can wear underwear in battle.. lol.   And my starter amor was not much more protective looking than my pirate outfit.  So I think a "wear what you want" policy would be fine.  Just add the stats and slots to the town clothing.

#14 Red Intensity

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 11:02 AM

The Witch and Bloody Prince outfits would have been awesome light armor skins. Kinda tough to say no to a corset and Joker mask, but since they're town clothes, I'm gonna have to. Mayhaps the people in charge of the gem store would take this as a hint and call for more armor skins, but we know that suggestion would fall on deaf ears.

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 12:44 PM

View PostBreadBuddy, on 25 October 2013 - 11:55 PM, said:

What's the point of town clothes anyway?

Definitely not to cater the Roleplayers I can assure you. Those guys have pretty much shriveled since launch. And who can blame them? We can't even sit on chairs.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 02:18 AM

View PostDesild, on 26 October 2013 - 12:44 PM, said:

Definitely not to cater the Roleplayers I can assure you. Those guys have pretty much shriveled since launch. And who can blame them? We can't even sit on chairs.

And interestingly enough that and other levels of object interaction was among the things Arena Net promised us before release. They even had a little comic strip not-so-subtly poking fun at WoW for not allowing players to do that. But of course that article vanished into the same void as all the pre-release hype generators.

#17 BreadBuddy

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 04:06 AM

All I want is to wear glasses or shades with my armor, nothing really wrong with that right?

#18 Illein

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 07:55 AM

View PostBreadBuddy, on 28 October 2013 - 04:06 AM, said:

All I want is to wear glasses or shades with my armor, nothing really wrong with that right?

And this is one of the reasons I am glad one can't use town clothes in-combat ;) Though the executioner outfit would make for a lot of interesting mixes but yeah - I rather not have them, than see people running around with Playboy Bunny ears and Boxer Gloves.

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Posted 28 October 2013 - 03:55 PM

View PostIllein, on 28 October 2013 - 07:55 AM, said:

And this is one of the reasons I am glad one can't use town clothes in-combat ;) Though the executioner outfit would make for a lot of interesting mixes but yeah - I rather not have them, than see people running around with Playboy Bunny ears and Boxer Gloves.

Best solution: every player has a few “vanity slots” wherein the can place town clothes and other costumes to override the look of their actual armor. In addition there is a new “display vanity” option under settings that would allow players who are concerned about immersion to simply ignore the vanity armor, and always see the actually equipped armor instead. That way people who want to run around in bunny ears and boxing gloves in a dungeon can do so, but those who don’t want to see it can just turn it off for their client. Obviously vanity gear is auto-hidden in WvW and completely disabled in PvP.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:58 AM

View PostArkham Creed, on 28 October 2013 - 03:55 PM, said:

Best solution: every player has a few “vanity slots” wherein the can place town clothes and other costumes to override the look of their actual armor. In addition there is a new “display vanity” option under settings that would allow players who are concerned about immersion to simply ignore the vanity armor, and always see the actually equipped armor instead. That way people who want to run around in bunny ears and boxing gloves in a dungeon can do so, but those who don’t want to see it can just turn it off for their client. Obviously vanity gear is auto-hidden in WvW and completely disabled in PvP.

But I'd like to see vanity gear that fits into the lore and theme of the game, so just disabling it wouldn't be the best solution for me personally either.

They'd have to allow individual players to create a block list of items they don't want to see on anyone, ever. :D And then it'd already get complicated.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:18 PM

View PostIllein, on 29 October 2013 - 07:58 AM, said:

But I'd like to see vanity gear that fits into the lore and theme of the game, so just disabling it wouldn't be the best solution for me personally either.

They'd have to allow individual players to create a block list of items they don't want to see on anyone, ever. :D And then it'd already get complicated.

He has the best solution really, it is a bit silly to have to make things complicated like this to please the picky ones. You should just simply be able to see it or not, and that should be that. I would buy the bunny ears if I could wear them over, I have to admit I couldn't care less about other peoples immersion as long as there is a choice for them to not having to see it. :)

#22 Illein

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 07:51 PM

View PostCube, on 29 October 2013 - 12:18 PM, said:

He has the best solution really, it is a bit silly to have to make things complicated like this to please the picky ones. You should just simply be able to see it or not, and that should be that. I would buy the bunny ears if I could wear them over, I have to admit I couldn't care less about other peoples immersion as long as there is a choice for them to not having to see it. :)

Then, from my point of view, I hope they'll never change it in that way. As we apparently can't have a system that would cater to both flavours ;)




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