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Kudos on visual design of new armor

Estelindis's Avatar

09.18.2019 , 09:04 AM | #1
We don't always give positive feedback when we like things, so I just wanted to say that I very much like the new "lines" of armor appearances. For the sake of convenience, let's call them Onderonian and Sha'tek (not completely accurate, I think, since some items labelled "Onderonian" seem to evolve into a higher Sha'tek look?). If anyone's not sure what I'm talking about, I made a little album with a couple of examples. (For clarity, the gold armored outfits in this album I dyed green; the dyed areas are naturally blue and brown.)

I think we didn't see this degree of unique appearances when the PTS launched, but at this point quite a number of cool looks have been added. They all have a bit more of a fantasy-ish look than sci-fi, more evocative of a feudal or renaissance aesthetic compared with the usual Star Wars outfits. The textures and models are beautiful - some of them as nice as any cartel outfit, in my opinion. And it's really cool the way the designs are built up on each other, becoming heavier / more ornate as the rating level of the item drop increases. This gives a great variety of mix-n-match between items of higher or lower grades, since they feel like variants in a "family" of appearances.

Whoever made these, seriously well done.
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LD_Little_Dragon's Avatar

09.18.2019 , 09:55 AM | #2
Agreed, the new expansion areas and armors all look pretty good. Probably why no one is posting thread about the designs, they don't need improvement.

I didn't notice the evolving looks, thanks for posting the comparisons.
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TonyTricicolo's Avatar

09.19.2019 , 05:35 AM | #3
Good catch. I like the comparison shots. In general, Bioware is making better textured armors. Can we thank that Dynamic Placeable Objects system? I particularly favor asymmetric ones. Though, the one thing I can do without are chest pieces that extend past the waistline.
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09.19.2019 , 07:12 AM | #4
The new armor design is great, so much more detail and I love the armor progression. Way better than 5.0
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