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Oh Bioware, you so original. (new tier gear)

Thornsbane's Avatar

09.10.2012 , 08:16 PM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Andryah View Post
I agree.

Don't like the skins, pull the mods and put them in the skins you like. There are a lot of nice armor skins in game that are moddable on both factions, beginning at level 11. Some of the best moddable items in fact are in the 19-33 level range IMO. Take control of your in game experience and use them IMO.
Ya, you have to admit though it takes a lot of the excitement away that you even dont get a cool new look with your uber new endgame gear you have probably spent weeks or even months trying to get.

I work in 3d and could make a new armour set in one day, and even get started on the textures.....especially if I was working from a design reference....

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09.10.2012 , 08:17 PM | #42
This game is going downhill. Its going to die faster than a granny who just broke her leg if they don't learn from simple mistakes.

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09.10.2012 , 08:31 PM | #43
Why can't the development team get that people get attached to their characters, and that's what keeps the playing an MMO. It's one simple idea which they just can't get through their thick heads!

If I can't stand to look at my character, I won't want to play the game. It's just that simple.

The art of the gear, has to be one area where no compromises can be made. Don't they have a focus group to consult about their art style and direction? How did these armor sets even make past concept? How have they not gotten the hint that people hate these sets? I haven't seen anyone wearing them on my server, only the odd bit here and there while someone was grinding credits to extract the mods, that's it. Don't they have metrics to show them this stuff?

Why would they think it's a good idea, after such a long period of time without content updates, to give us more of what the masses have come out and very clearly stated, "This armor is ugly, get rid of it." how much more clear could we have made it?

I'd love to hear what the dev team has to say about this. I bet the reasoning would be hilarious.

If they do indeed have a focus group for this stuff, they need to lay them off and bring in some actual Star Wars fans, and actual players of TOR. Because anyone who gives the OK on this stuff, needs to have his head examined.
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09.10.2012 , 08:42 PM | #44
Quote: Originally Posted by The_Raven_Lord View Post
Why can't the development team get that people get attached to their characters, and that's what keeps the playing an MMO. It's one simple idea which they just can't get through their thick heads!

If I can't stand to look at my character, I won't want to play the game. It's just that simple.
I agree! If this was about our personal story - about rping then why are there doing this? how loud does this community haveto get? How many more sub's haveto drop?
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09.10.2012 , 08:48 PM | #45
Why do most of the armors have so much useless crap hanging off of it? for instance, what I think is the Smuggler class (bottom all the way right), why does the helmet have shards of metal sticking out of it? And the Sith Inquisitor, again with the excess metal? Did he wake up covered in Krazy glue then fall into a pile of scrap metal? Looks way too messy and just plain thrown together. The Jedi Knight's/Sith Warrior's armor would look okay, if the Warrior didn't have that Skyrim/Oblivion-esque helmet and the Knight didn't have the shoulder pads that look like 1970s banana bicycle seats. Consular's robes are way too flared to be robes at all. They look more like flared skirts, and that's not right at all for any male consulars out there.And when you look at his armor as a whole, everything looks like it's supposed to be neat & streamlined, then you get down to his boots, which are wrapped in Ace bandages at the calf.

The only armors that look even remotely good are the Troopers and the Agent. Bounty Hunter would be in the good looking category if it wasn't for the coat tail. I know some BH armor in-game at the moment has this same design, and I don't like that either. Maybe BioWare should think about hiring some consultants that worked as costume designers for the Star Wars films & other sci-fi media IN THE GENRE (Firefly/Serenity & Farscape off the top of my heads).

At the very least have a contest where some of the players that may have experience in 3D design showcase their costume designs, post them on the forums and let US pick what we want to see. As an added bonus, BW gets a new (talented) employee and one of your players gets a sweet job. At the end of the day, I hope this was just a leak of fake update armor because this looks horrible and whoever put their stamp of approval on it should retire from game design immediately.

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09.10.2012 , 08:50 PM | #46 this isn't a photo-shopped joke?
Assassin-tank. That makes..sense.. :-P

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09.10.2012 , 08:50 PM | #47
maybe we will get New Social Gear too.
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09.10.2012 , 08:56 PM | #48
what is up with those like..little knife/dagger/armor plate things on the light armor wearers...i HATE THAT
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09.10.2012 , 08:58 PM | #49
What the hell is the Inquisitor wearing?
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09.10.2012 , 09:03 PM | #50
Sooo.... when are we getting a new team for designing gear?
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