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Petition for better Custom-Chest-Armor without butt-flaps / cowls

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Petition for better Custom-Chest-Armor without butt-flaps / cowls

Gidomirf's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 07:29 AM | #1
I have been playing this game since launch, but I have yet to see a piece of armor that my Sorcerer can wear that does not have a cowl or buttflaps with an exposed midriff, she's stuck with the slave-girl bikini because most of the other light armor looks frumpy.

Lore-wise: I don't think fashion dies with the exploration of space, if anything I think it would become more diverse, and colorful. Women might, for instance wear dresses and / or skirts instead of only armor, pants & shirts. bikinis, or ankle-length robes with cowls. Men might even wear formal clothing or even exposing/alluring clothing because the sw-universe isn't entirely male-centric. Most of the Helms and hats are so repellent I'm not going to bother talking about them.

I don't expect the designers to create high-fashion, but could we please have better selection?

Less of the recolored meshes in the cartel packs would also make the bitter taste in my mouth go away a little faster. I feel like we are being bilked for money while our concerns about desired improvements for the game go unanswered and ignored. After spending another hour in a low level dungeon just to get - Warbringer's Body Armor - for my Juggernaut and finding out it had a hideous triangular tail attached to the chest with a bare midriff defying physics, I was hugely disappointed. The chest piece should only attach to the chest imo, not have extra attachments at the waist... Otherwise it would be a great bare midriff vest, sigh.

and before I get off my soapbox, plz plz plz can we get a barbershop? I'd really like to re-customize my character after realizing how popular my choices were. Also it'd be cool if more choices were available to customize character appearance, hair/color/eyes/etc.

The whole point is that I want my character to look unique and not just another clone of every other character the same race and gender and class. I used to wear un-augmented chest/leg armor to my detriment prior to 1.3 just to look unique, now everything can be augmented so its nearly impossible to be a snowflake. I'd at least appreciate liking how my character looked, not have to choose between being clothed as a sex-object, butch lesbian, or frumpy androgynous person without taste.

So, now I imagine lots of misogynistic replies may ensue, but w/e everyone is entitled to their own opinions even if they are bigoted. But I hope enough people are fed up with the drab gear we have seen and the "new" items in cartel packs that are recolored meshes of old mounts and gear.
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Revanchis's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 08:51 AM | #2
It would be nice to have more options. Like actual heavy looking armour for female characters. I don't understand why a nice heavy top has to have a bare midriff on a female character yet not on a male character. Either make one that's bare for both or make one that's not for both.

SentinelDranoel's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 10:02 AM | #3
My fiance hates butt flaps and she avoids them like the plague. I love them and wear them like they are trending right now.
and the Force beat generic Swords and Magic any day. 8/26/14 That was my old signature but after RotHC, I went back to superheroes and swords and magic. Now waiting on Dragon Age and a SWTOR story expac for my Bioware fix 7/30/15 Returned for KotFE. Finally, a story expac.

bahdasz's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 10:14 AM | #4
Butt flaps should be part of the belt, not part of the top; for several reasons.

Alavastre's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 11:55 AM | #5
I'm pro butt flap.
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CarpeSangrea's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 12:05 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by bahdasz View Post
Butt flaps should be part of the belt, not part of the top; for several reasons.
This. I never understood why these flaps were attached to the chest piece, as this leads to people creating retarded outfits like a heavy armor top and a dancer bottom XD

Toweleeeie's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 12:06 PM | #7
No more shoulder pads and puffy chest pieces either

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TalonVII's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 12:42 PM | #8
How bout brining in some armor designs form Kotor 1&2. Like rt he virpine mesh, or zeison sha, or any of the heavy as rumors like the cassus fett armor, or the masndo neo crusader.

Sorry I feel that if you or your companion are not a man do or as trooper, shouldn't look like one but that is just me.
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CarpeSangrea's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 12:46 PM | #9
WTB the exoskeleton armor from kotor 1

Revanchis's Avatar

01.14.2013 , 01:05 PM | #10
Or you know the actual Revan's chest, which had a cape and wasn't all puffy.