Think I have finally settled on a look for my necro.
This is not me, but I had to share because this is one of the best looks I've seen:
You can see my necro in the background (in her MF gear) in the second one. It would also appear she dyed/changed her hair between screenshots. :P
Anyway, I love everything about this. I have seen so many horribly dyed Phoenix armors and these colors look fantastic both together and on the armor. I initially though the Zodiac weapon skins were kind of meh, but they look amazing with this ensemble. Everything works, I love it!
those are some fancy dye's manbanana
Just wondering, what do people think of characters having a racial look/armour? For example, a necro using the havroun or sheepskin set? Is it always preferable to have gear that is tied to your profession or can a cultural appearance look just as good with the right dyes etc?
You can not use cultural armor that isn't of your race. The only thing that comes somewhat close is the TA set which is clearly only designed for sylvari/human toons but can look very cool on other races if you use the proper dye to make the texture metallic instead of leafy
here's some links so you can compare
The only one that looks right on everything (aside from charr ofc) is heavy IMO
..Unless you mean TA offers the only decent cultural looking set, which is fair enough.
Ah I misunderstood your question.
I have similar armors that I consider "typical warrior/nec/mes" and which I personally don't like to see on other classes, most people don't seem fussed about it though.
It's all personal though, I dislike certain armours on certain profs (human light t3 is typical ele, while human medium t3 is typical thief and charr heavy t3 screams war TO ME) so I make sure to match them and seeing other profs run around with those sets makes my eye twitch .
It's a tough question, on my necro I simply love the arah set (it just is so necro oriented ) and the t3 cultural isn't necro-ish at all so I prefer using my arah set. If I don't have any idea about what cultural set goes well with a certain prof and there isn't a specific armour that screams class X, I'll grab cultural armour but I doubt many people care though. For my asura necro I only consider 3 armours suitable (1 is pvp only though) witch doctor, masquerade (pvp) and arah. Asura cult armour all seems like ele gear to me. You can mix and match certain parts that are suitable though (conquest garb, conjurer mantle,...). My Charr War has T3 since 1. it screams war and 2. non cultural armour usually looks bad on charr. My sylvari mesmer on the other hand has t3 for the opposite reasons. 1. I like the look of the armour, 2. I don't like the (in my eyes) typical mesmer sets and 3. it doesn't immediatly conjurs a specific class into my mind.
We're discussing taste and opinion so you won't really get a clearcut answer.
In my opinion you almost never can since certain sets simply are meant for certain classes. The majority of people out there don't seem to care.
I'm struggling to choose between the Arah and Svanir sets atm. Arah shoulders look awkward on female characters (why feathered wings..!?) but I worry that if I get the Svanir set instead it won't feel enough like a necromancer, despite being happy with the dyes I'd probably use.
Interesting. I rarely dress my characters according to their class, I do it according to how I designed them and what 'personality' I've associated with them.
You can see my necro in previous posts. She's solid white. I typically keep her in Sylvari T2 cultural (best armor) dyed Celestial. I love that she doesn't look like a necro. Not that I have anything against a necro look, it just amuses me that here's this pure white, angelic looking Sylvari wielding the powers of death. :P
My Asuran thief I have in T2 leather and while I suppose it might look more engineer-esque I like to think that here's this well dressed intellectual that will stun and stab you at any minute. (If you've ever seen a s/d Asura do #3 it is something.)
More lewts on my mesmer, since why not
I still want to know where this outfit disapeared to.
It was in the game at some point but they removed it before release.
Lord Taeres's Shadow AND The Anomaly - love it!
Nice look, Mel.
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I decided to do two things to make screenshots much better:
1) Change output format to BMP
2) Enable nVidia downsampling i.e. squeeze 2560x1440 resolution onto my 1080p monitor
Obviously I can't PLAY the game like that because the text size/HUD elements become almost impossible to read, but it's just for screenshots.
The results were good enough that I will be taking all future screenshots with downsampling
Basically it results in a much more sharper picture with zero jaggies, assuming you downscale the final result.
(character select - original 1440p size):
(ingame - original 1440p size):
I'm going to try some other areas for ingame screenshots later, that freaking PvP instance completely washes out all the colors with too much bloom and puts this weird hazy glow around my character...I guess that's the "Mists" part of Heart Of The Mists -_-
Here's my badass ele so proud of my set though I still don't have shoulders yet
Mel, dat blade. Very very smexy.
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Made a dramatic change to my character. Was looking through some of those new zodiac weapons when I saw a tab for those Zephyrite things. Prievewe'd the sun helm and immediately got a thrill because I felt like I had finally found the perfect armor combination for me. Was super stoked in getting it but then people told me it's not obtainable anymore. I am seriously going to cry.
Shit thing is that I can only play once every weekend because of things going on right now...
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