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Tor-fashion.com, a community driven website to catalog high res orange armor looks

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Tor-fashion.com, a community driven website to catalog high res orange armor looks

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Iwipe
05.15.2012 , 11:50 AM | #1
Hey everyone, this is a project I have being working on and off for about a month now. I have hinted at its existence before and many people have asked me about it but I kept pushing its release date back and back due to getting sidetracked. I finally decided May 15 would be a good date to finally release it to the public. It is not where near completion and if I worked on it alone it would probably still not complete a year from now. Quite a a few of us will be playing the other game today but for those who are not, I thought this would be a nice treat

Why Tor-fashion.com?

Tor-fashion.com is a project idea I shared with Zoopercat from AskMrRobot.com a while back. With every patch in SWTOR, we are seeing an increasing in the popularity of orange customizable gear. The upcoming patch 1.3 I think will be huge for orange gear proliferation due to the addition of augment tables and social gear that scale to your armor type. I have dubbed patch 1.3 the start of something I called the Orange Revolution (a bit dramatic I know). However, one thing that is missing from SWTOR is a place where you can view high resolution screenshots of people wearing orange armor sets. Sure there is the preview window but it is such low res that it doesn't do the armor models justice. There is also Torhead where sometimes if you are lucky you can find some screenshots people submitted for particular pieces of a set etc. Anyways, the point I am getting at is that the options we have right now are insufficient. Everyday you see people asking what is that gorgeous looking armor set, how do you get armor set, how does this set look etc. Bioware artists have created literally thousands of different armor models but sadly most us only get to see maybe 10% of that during our in-game lifetime.

What is Tor-fashion.com?
Tor-fashion.com is a project I started with AMR to attempt to fill the void. It focuses on full orange armor sets with good quality screenshots of actual people wearing them. It is a very manual process as I need to first get my hands on the set (GTN, bugging crafters on my server, grinding social points, sending tells to random players on the fleet, etc) and then get people to wear/model them for me so I can get good quality screenshots.

The end goal of this project is to

1) Have a list of all the moddable (orange or purple) armor sets in the game with high quality in-game screenshots (front, back, front closeup showing the detailed textures of upper torso and helmet)
2) Every set should have an Imperial version and a Republic version at least (unless they are faction specific)
3) Every set should also have a female and male screenshots.
4) If I want to get really fancy, every set should also have models that are of different body types as armor look different with a character's width.

What is available at release?

How can you help?
I have made it really easy (I hope) to contribute. If you have an orange set that isn't listed or if you find a set with missing pictures etc, you can simply took a couple screenshots and submit it to the website. http://tor-fashion.com/submit-a-pic/

Your character name and server will be reflected on the page for that set to give you credit.

To maintain the quality of images and uniformity of the site, there are a couple image requirements like max in-game graphic settings, good lighting etc for the image submission. If your computer can't handle it or you don't know how to do it, I would be happy to create a character on your server and meet up to take some screenshots for you.

Anyways, I mentioned this before and I will do again for emphasis, this project is no where complete. If you visit it hoping to find images for every orange set in-game with Republic and Imperial, Female & Male, Size 1 and Size 4 equivalents, you will be disappointed. However, with the help from the SWTOR community, I am hoping that will be a reality one day.

It is my hopes that this project will get to a stage that it will be a great asset for 1.3 when you have alot more flexibility in your SWTOR fashion!

Some sets that I really like
Voss mystic - social 5 http://tor-fashion.com/2012/05/12/voss-mystic/
Hoth Hailstorm brotherhood - social 4 (very unique look) http://tor-fashion.com/2012/05/11/ha...m-brotherhood/
Rakata force-mystic - I really like the Republic version: http://tor-fashion.com/2012/04/06/rakata-force-mystic/

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JediMasterSarynn
05.15.2012 , 11:52 AM | #2
I was hoping someone would do this one day. Great work!
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Iwipe
05.15.2012 , 12:51 PM | #3
There was a minor hiccup with the formatting of the site but should be fixed now

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Jorannas
05.15.2012 , 12:59 PM | #4
Awesome idea! I'm really loving the site.

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Zocat
05.15.2012 , 01:21 PM | #5
Nice idea.

Do you require full sets?
i.e. WarHero: Only the 5 mainpieces (helm, chest, gloves, greaves, boots) or everything (bracer, belt)?


Also: What about "mixed sets"?
i.e. TT-17A Elite Vanguard ? Head & Legs are craftable (prototype / artifact quality so no slots), the rest is either world drop / commendation reward but orange

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Skyzen
05.15.2012 , 01:25 PM | #6
Bookmarked! Nice site.
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Oddzball
05.15.2012 , 01:26 PM | #7
AWESOME Site! Good job!

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Darka
05.15.2012 , 01:36 PM | #8
We need a tailor crew skill and an A-Tab
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Iwipe
05.15.2012 , 01:55 PM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by Zocat View Post
Nice idea.

Do you require full sets?
i.e. WarHero: Only the 5 mainpieces (helm, chest, gloves, greaves, boots) or everything (bracer, belt)?


Also: What about "mixed sets"?
i.e. TT-17A Elite Vanguard ? Head & Legs are craftable (prototype / artifact quality so no slots), the rest is either world drop / commendation reward but orange
The bracers/belt are not too important. If you have it that is awesome, if no then the 5 piece set would be just fine.

Mixed set also works, doesn't have to be crafted, as long it is moddable and part of the same set.

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Mallorik
05.15.2012 , 02:02 PM | #10
Great idea, dont know how many hours ive spent searching through oranges on different random data bases only to find out its not in game anymore or never even find out where you get it.