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Star Wars is all about frugality

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Star Wars is all about frugality

TheNahash's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 05:30 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Altyrell View Post
Eh, I think that IF it were to ever get introduced into the Game, it would have to be via a Quest with Cinematic Footage of either the Orbalisks just creeping up onto the Character or actually attaching to the Character. Otherwise, just equipping it wouldn't make much sense. However, realistically it shouldn't be able to get "unequipped" so in all actuality, it would probably be best to not add it into the Game.
Well, I wasn't suggesting that they introduce that particular armor. Something inspired by that though would be nice.

Although, the more I look at it, the more it kinda vaguely looks like the Inquisitor's War Hero set. Yeah, I know there are some major differences on the chestpiece (namely the sleeves and the Orbalisks) but the boots, pants and mainly the headpiece do look like they were inspired by the Orbalisks armor.

rogueiceswtor's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 05:41 PM | #22
Sir, are you suggesting there is anything wrong with the understated subtlety of giant missiles on one's shoulder?

Manifoldgodhead's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 06:01 PM | #23
Honestly, I just looked up all the top level gear and I found that I generally like the look of it all. A bit few too many capes, but not bad overall.

Except, Jedi Consular!

What the **** happened there? First its a bloody fan on the head then its a *********** sleeveless arm like we're going out to a ball with bloody *********** PARACHUTE PANTS! Lolwut?

Socialist's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 06:08 PM | #24
Quote: Originally Posted by Prysha View Post
Please more ptch-black robes

PS. Barbarella was awesome !!!

I am a sucker for late-60's culture, I tend to agree with you

But hey, Barbarella is Barbarella, Star Wars is Star Wars!
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SpeedyVT's Avatar

01.13.2013 , 08:20 PM | #25
I 110% agree with this. The armor is way to World of Warcrafty meets Avant Garde and strays so far from the idea of starwars.

Also I fought a boss in a raid. Why did you make a human 300% larger than the standard model and call it a boss. That's really lame! It's a humanoid like everyone else, just a really powerful. This peeved me in World of Warcraft because the Lich King by definition wasn't larger that others in the lore.

Alec_Fortescue's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 06:02 AM | #26
Support support support

New Jedi Knight EWH look too much steampunk.

Consular gear might be *frugality* but that's not a star wars design. Please thank me for a victorious five-year fight for traditional Jedi robes in SWTOR.

Arecsa's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 06:27 AM | #27
Bioware have finally realised we all dont want to look like Power Rangers or roosters or whatever other crap they've designed, but unfortunately they also know they can stick the nice looking basic gear onto the Cartel Market and rip us off that way.

AscendantOps's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 06:43 AM | #28
Most Smuggler and some Imperial Agent gear look okay (and "Star Warsy", in a sense). But a lot of the stuff we see and have has been over-exaggerated and taken over the top (if you will) with massive shoulder pads and completely unnecessary gadgets and accessories, that it doesn't look that much like Star Wars any longer. Star Wars' fashion is all about pristine, albeit gorgeous and practical, simple clothes. Speaking of which, I have to confess I really don't see eye to eye with most Sith Inquisitor equipment and gear, especially the newest ones. They look like something out of a fantasy MMO. The same applies to most Sith Warrior gear.

I'm really glad how they planned Republic trooper appearance, though. But again, the level 50 gear is horrible and non-Star Warsy on all classes.

Krewel's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 06:49 AM | #29
Well, to be play a bit of devil's advocate, frugality is more pertinent to the Star Wars of the 0 BBY period when The Republic is disintegrated into rag-tag underground organizations, and the remaining Jedi wear farmer's robes to conceal their identities. The Empire under Palpatine's rule is a whole different matter than it is under the aegis of the lavish Sith Lords whose notion of power is directed outwards as well as inwards. Palpatine's empire follows the strict codex of Bane's Rule of Two, in which only two Sith followers rule the entire galaxy behind the scenes and power is mostly manifested in public manipulation and political subterfuge. Before Bane the Sith ruled more or less chaotically, every Lord with their own vision, competition for grandiose displays of power were a common thing. Robed figures controlling their "muppets" was almost completely unnecessary. After Bane the Empire follows the authority of a single person. Compare Vitiate to Palpatine, the former only seems Palpatine-like with his concealed identity ruling behind the curtains, yet it is the Dark Council that more or less projects the power of the Sith through in-fighting and outward displays of domination.

In fact, Palpatine practiced a sort of minimalism, the expensive, clumsy, and baroque droid army was disbanded and simply replaced by the available armed body of troopers left after the Clone Wars. His clone army was eventually replaced by normal human beings via good old indoctrination and conscription. He himself was only baroque-ish during his time as Supreme Chancellors, during his "concealment".

I could go on about this forever, but I think it's completely natural to have outlandish armor in the era of the Old Republic. The Republic 3000 BBY has to maintain the image of power and control, just like the Empire, and thus a different style is in effect than what we witness during the original trilogy.

My main gripe is only thus - want to buy bikini without loincloth, and, for Force's sake, less rehashing of existing armours. As I have mentioned elsewhere, I am very intrigued what Bioware will do after they run out of the armour types from character creation screen

CrimsonFire's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 07:22 AM | #30
Agree, not much looks like Star Wars to me. Weird over intricate non-design details, too many wide spread colors. Contrasts are cool but not spread 50/50.
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