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11-13-2011 @ 8:59AM
It always seemed like it was easier to design something equal parts epic and non-hideous for the other classes-- everyone but hunters and, in some ways, rogues. Warlocks get to look dark, demonic, and intimidating. Mages get to be flashy and powerful like they fart magical prowess. Warriors look seasoned but resolute in plate-- even if their armor isn't polished, it still looks large and impressive. Paladins and priests should look like they attract and emit holy light energy (and thus glowy). Shaman and druids, being more natural and "primal" energy wielders can garb themselves in the majesty of nature. And DKs get to look dark and intimidating while being in plate.But hunters and rogues seem like they would require streamlined gear for the purposes of having to move quickly and, for the most part, silently. I understand the idea behind hunters "wearing the latest and greatest kills," but it's just never been my cup of tea. Give us trophy halls for that sort of thing, if you must. Hunters should be in leather and mail, simple and weathered, and probably a lot of buckles to strap things down and keep them noiseless. When I was piecing together my transmog set for my hunter, almost everything was easy to pick out... Except the shoulders. It's hard to do "epic" and "utilitarian" at the same time. I always thought a hunter's "epicness" was in her gun, bow, or crossbow rather than her armor. Stands to reason that my main alts are a paladin and a priest so I can be "epic" and "glowy" on my other days. lol
11-13-2011 @ 9:23AM
I totally agree with the hunter sentiment. I like things that have that ranger from D&D feel to it vs. GIANT ARMOR MY PREY CAN SEE COMING A MILE AWAY! :p
11-13-2011 @ 11:44AM
DKs just need some armor that looks cool- period. I think most of us agree that our best looking suits are from the starter zone.Do more than skulls, people. I'd love another cloth-esque look, but one that shows some sorta dark aura, maybe a dark red glow, to show it's powered by the blood of our enemies (and maybe it has some of that on it too!). Give us rusty armor patched together from the guts of the dead, glowing dark green from a disease that doesn't let the organs die. Heck, if you like skulls so much, give us a suite of armor made up of chained together skulls of various creatures and some of their facial muscles. Even just getting some weird frost-burn reskinning would be more interesting that what we're gotten so far!Give us death masks- simple white faces that maybe once in awhile open their eyes with a blue glow. Let us wear the head of a humanoid enemy, like an ogre or giant, sorta like what hunters and shamans get with beasts. Heck, maybe even simply give us "face upgrades" that change the intensity of our eyes, give us a cool breath animation, or an aura coming from our heads (maybe a dark glow appears from time to time).Our shoulders could be more like warlock shoulders, but themed towards death. They don't need to be massive! Just have a ghost appear once in awhile, maybe our own soul trying to rage against our own demonic armor. Maybe in combat they occasionally have a "blood splash" effect, or emit a yellow disease we're secretly spreading. Even our gloves and boots could use some help! Let us wear the diseased exterior of a humanoid, or even just some of the muscles/bones. Instead of crocodile skin boots, how about crocolisk skull ones? We could use 2 gnome skulls tied together for gloves (can you imagine being slapped and bitten at the same time?).If frost feels left out, just add some frosty effects in some places where it makes sense. Let us get effected by other elements- the current lich king's a burn victim, why not allow us to have (more) diseased bodies? For a water level, let our bodies get boated in certain areas. Nature themed raid? We could have moss growing out of a wound. Maybe the Deathwing armor set could have been pieces of armor tied to us that give us so much strength that it's also holding us together, for now. We can be so much more than "put a few skulls on it and call it a day"!
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