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4-04-2008 @ 2:46PM
They use "real" materials - the shoulders and helmet are visibly steel, they also used leather and cloth, the daggers and books on the shoulders are brass - the translation on wow-europe.com is a bit sketchy - where they have him saying the shoulders of the priest set are very plastic, the German word he uses ("plastisch") means "three-dimensional", not "made of plastic".These armor sets weigh anywhere from 44 to 77 pounds. Wow - I know "real" armor was much heavier than that, but most people today could not run around in that...I agree that some artificial aging would make them look more realistic. Nice
4-04-2008 @ 4:04PM
That weight is about right for combat armor. The super heavy plate you're thinking about was for tournaments and wasn't used in actual field combat. Having done SCA field combat and worn armor (coat-of-plates and steel leg, arm and shoulder, steel helm) I can attest to it being heavy but not super heavy.Then again very little of the upper end armor and weaponry in WoW wouldn't be practical for combat anyway. There's no way you're lifting your arms over your head with most of the shoulder's in the game.
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