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What the Inquisitor Armor *Should* Look Like

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What the Inquisitor Armor *Should* Look Like

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Tgirgis
01.29.2012 , 12:58 PM | #1
I know, there's a ton of threads about giving the inquisitor more options than robes/skirts, but here are my thoughts on the matter.

I won't even get into how much I hate the end game "sith peacock" set but I will say that armors in this game need to be simplified. Much of the game uses classic Star Wars styling that we see in the movies (like the starships, droids, architecture, the fact that all bounty hunters look like Boba Fett, etc.) and a lot of this iconic styling is great, it really sets the classic "Star Wars" ambiance, but Imagine my dismay when I discovered that there is just about nothing for either the Jedi consular or the Sith inquisitor that feels like the simple robes we see in almost every star wars movie or game. You're telling me we have 500,000 Boba Fetts walking around and 300,000 Clone Troopers strolling by, but not a single Jedi/Sith outfit that feels like it's from Star Wars?

The light armor styles need to be very similar to what we see in the movies, as many other classes got to have classic Star Wars inspired gear. Here are some examples of the light armor styling I would love to see in the game, yes, some of them are from SWG, and others are from Kotor.

SWG: Classic Star Wars Styling

1. http://media.photobucket.com/image/r...enShot0079.jpg
2. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...bejh8.jpg/sr=1
3. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...bevd0.jpg/sr=1
4. http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images...kaej6.jpg/sr=1

KOTOR: I especially loved the Sith at the academy wearing the Imperial Officer's Uniform, it really connected the sith as part of the military

1. http://media.photobucket.com/image/r.../UtharWynn.jpg
2. http://images.wikia.com/starwars/ima...r_training.jpg
3. http://firsthour.net/screenshots/kni...pprentices.jpg
4. http://images.wikia.com/starwars/ima...naan-KOTOR.jpg

I'm not saying they should get rid of the armors that are already in the game, I'm sure some people really like them, but they should consider giving us options to choose from!
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Aezikial
01.29.2012 , 01:10 PM | #2
I'm a Sorcerer and I agree there is very little in my wardrobe that really says STARWARS to me, it more I'M A LIGHTING MAGE!! I don't feel much like emperor palpatine or anything, I think they're using the movies for inspiration a great deal when they made this, KOTOR was the best inspiration they needed, the robes in it were sufficiantly starwarsy but also different from all that george lucas classical sick making stuff, sorry for the rage its just it gets old after a while seeing boba fett ripoff 342 go by.

The robes styling here seems to have gone from KOTOR in a massive leap forward in time to modern jedi styling how did that happen lore wise, some revolusionary jedi stylist??! The fact that KOTOR had an odd more archiac styling that didnt quite scream the classical trilogy set it apart, it also made sense from a lore standpoint as it was 4000 years ago, TOR should be doing this as well.

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Soazak
01.29.2012 , 01:23 PM | #3
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I feel nothing like a Sith Lord really, I feel more like a typical fantasy game Mage. What kinda Jedi/Sith can't actually wear the iconic Jedi robe?

The traditional style, from the movies and artwork, that people recognise as 'Jedi', should be available.
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Exulion
01.29.2012 , 01:27 PM | #4
I also agree, I am not a fan of the wardrobe options so far in this game at all, I like the simple outfits from SWG you show here. Unfortunately at the high end, if they keep their current non-removable armoring slot, they would have to make the armoring piece removable probably to keep any look you actually liked, or add a appearance tab. I would prefer though that they just used their neat modifiable equipment feature to address that.

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Tgirgis
01.29.2012 , 01:29 PM | #5
I one hundred percent agree Aezikial, honestly the Boba Fett Armor should never have been put in, apparently that armor stuck around for 3700 years lol, but just the fact that they did put it in to give bounty hunters that iconic Star Wars feel but didnt give us any Jedi/Sith outfits that are at all inspired by Star Wars drives me nuts. Its like the developers are on some sort of mission to make the Jedi/Sith *not* feel like they are Jedi/Sith, you can either choose to be a plate armor wearing paladin with a lightsaber, or a mage with a skirt and a laser stat stick.

I mean come on already bioware, what is the big deal? why cant we just feel like the Jedi/Sith that we've waited *so* long to play?!
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DarthFryze
01.29.2012 , 01:50 PM | #6
I for one find the pvp sorcerer gear to be amazing

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Tgirgis
01.29.2012 , 01:55 PM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by DarthFryze View Post
I for one find the pvp sorcerer gear to be amazing
To each their own, I'm not saying they should remove this armor styling, I would just love it if they gave us the option of armors that look more like the classic Star Wars Sith.
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DarthFryze
01.29.2012 , 02:06 PM | #8
you still have that option, even moreso if they go ahead with having item set bonuses transfer with the mods. the reg BT gear is pretty basic black robes, and I've seen a set of moddable light armor pants drop before, though i think it was a world drop

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Tgirgis
01.29.2012 , 02:09 PM | #9
Inquisitor barely has that option, you can only get lucky enough to find 1 or 2 things throught the entire game experiance which allows you to wear pants, but still feels nothing like Star Wars.

I would love something like Darth Maul's outfit.
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Solarblaze
01.29.2012 , 02:12 PM | #10
You know if you want Jedi robes so badly ... maybe you want to switch to playing a Jedi?

Also an amusing sidenote, our consular cousins on the other hand are "sick" of the brown Jedi robes and want something more epic.

So I absolutely disagree, I like the current armor alot (Centurion pvp is my favourite by far) .