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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    The asian theme has been done to death and were not even finished with MoP yet. The recurring theme in alot of the new weapons is big polygons and geometrical shapes with odd colour schemes. Basicly, kids toys.

    Im not kidding, this expansions theme is feeling like its not for older players. BC and WotLK had dark, grim and sharp weapons. Cata started getting more like MoP but still retained its fiery death god theme.

    The best set ive seen so far for my class is the new hunter PvP set, because its inspired by Garrosh I assume (due to the large grim looking horns).

    wait... u want to tell me the Lick King theme didn't annoy you after like 3 years but the MoP theme already does? In WOTLK, for me, every set looked the same..

    btw, the new PvP sets look quite dark and brutal alltogether, just check the warrior: http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...s14_malev2.jpg I can't find any Asia in there.

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    The Blue Corrupted Gorehowl looks so awesome! I hope I'll be able to get it on my DK! <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by RippedLife View Post
    btw, the new PvP sets look quite dark and brutal alltogether, just check the warrior: http://media.mmo-champion.com/images...s14_malev2.jpg I can't find any Asia in there.
    You literally just proved my point, I was saying that the PvP sets look good because they arent using the shitty asian theme. They are most likely based off the whole invasion theme.

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You have to go back to WoWs golden age of design (BC and prior) to actually find a gun or a bow that doesnt look like total horsecrap, ICC's was alright but christ MoP, they arent even trying anymore.
    Most of BC's gear was recoloured vanilla gear. There are even several green sets using the Twill graphics. If that's not lazy, I don't know what is.

    http://www.wowhead.com/transmog-set=285 <-- This one is mail.

    By contrast, Wrath and Cata have a lot of good-looking stuff. In my opinion, the best looking bow in the game is a Wrath BoE green:
    http://www.wowhead.com/item=36619

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You have to go back to WoWs golden age of design (BC and prior) to actually find a gun or a bow that doesnt look like total horsecrap, ICC's was alright but christ MoP, they arent even trying anymore.
    My Nesingwary 4000 would beg to differ.

  6. #46
    In my opinion, maybe half the gear in MoP have been graphically unappealing, but it suits the content (as has already been pointed out).
    When patch 5.4 hits us, I expect we'll be seeing a lot of really cool-looking equipment. Fingers crossed, people!
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    Yes, by all means, let's go back to the ever-so-awesome days of Wrath, when all our gear was brown for two years, and trading one set for an upgraded set meant your armor looked exactly the same as your old armor, except it was a slightly different shade of brown. I can fish up any number of pretty silly looking weapons from your 'glory days' of TBC, too - guns in particular made me wish for transmog on a daily basis, like that ludicrous shower-head-looking multi-barrel monstrosity that drops in SLab.And let's not even get started on the armor - Mighty Morphin Pally Rangers, anyone?
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  8. #48
    For me MoP can't compare to TBC:





    And these two were just early content weapons. Then you have a whole lot of shit more like better tier designs, sword from chess, sword (sun eater?) from mechanar, Bulwark from BT etc. I can't really find any design in MoP that blows me out of my socks like TBC did (or other expansions for that matter).

    Imo, older expansions were focused more on design and simplicity, where these MoP abominations are focused on too much crammed into one thing with hideous color schemes.

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    Those are cute? They look cool to me. Transmog them if its so bad.
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  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You have to go back to WoWs golden age of design (BC and prior) to actually find a gun or a bow that doesnt look like total horsecrap, ICC's was alright but christ MoP, they arent even trying anymore.
    I have a long list of transmog Bows/Xbows from Cata that i really like, Elite S10/S11 and Heroic Madness bows for example.

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    Can´t imagine anything more boring than "authentic" weapons.

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Shuji V2 View Post
    Imo, older expansions were focused more on design and simplicity, where these MoP abominations are focused on too much crammed into one thing with hideous color schemes.
    Saying that while linking a bright orange glowing polearm and a purple hammer made out of a rock.

    I mean either way, can't say i'm a big fan of weapons out of ToT or the Sha-stuff from T14 either but throwing everything under the bus because its not from TBC is kinda silly.

    I specially liked the blue gear this expansion, was nice to finally see some Katar in this game for example. Some of my favorite weapon-style.
    Last edited by Zergal; 2013-06-15 at 01:56 PM.

  13. #53
    I'm with you OP. This is reminiscent of the Sunwell gear I disliked so much. Too colorful, etc. Transmog doesn't make it such a big deal though anymore.

    Also I'm sad to see that WoW is straying away from 'Darker' themes. The whole MoP expansion was pretty light until ToT, but even the models from there were terrible.
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  14. #54
    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You have to go back to WoWs golden age of design (BC and prior) to actually find a gun or a bow that doesnt look like total horsecrap, ICC's was alright but christ MoP, they arent even trying anymore.
    the golden age of bc design started in cata when you could actually farm outdated content for the one or two good looking pieces each tier. bc design was out of some exceptions really poor up to bt. just like in vanilla your leveling, dungeon and early raid gear looked like crap.
    every character i bother xmogging wears cata gear (not saying i didnt like wrath gear and also the mop tier sets look quite good)

    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
    Also I'm sad to see that WoW is straying away from 'Darker' themes. The whole MoP expansion was pretty light until ToT, but even the models from there were terrible.
    some ppl like shinies and bubbles. im satisfied with the development they are going:
    - everything is incredibly high detail compared to anything before and including cata
    - pve gear is shiny for those who like it
    - pvp gear is dark and awesome
    Last edited by kalo; 2013-06-15 at 02:01 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    You have to go back to WoWs golden age of design (BC and prior) to actually find a gun or a bow that doesnt look like total horsecrap, ICC's was alright but christ MoP, they arent even trying anymore.
    Remember the awesome Wolfslayer Rifle?

    or this nice bow:

    and dark blue also rocks:

    and the awesome warlock set:


    BC had some crazy designs but also some of the coolest ever done in WoW.
    Today all looks similar and has this three-pastel-colored toy store style

    At least the druid got a cool set.




  16. #56
    Quote Originally Posted by Ferocity View Post
    Imo, weapons look nice. Grey colors and dark palette don't really fit artstyle of WoW, which is, thankfully, based on more vivid colors and on variety of shapes.
    Plenty of weapons like this, that look "evil".

    The theme of the current expansion is pretty fluffy, think will will see something to the op might like next expansion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
    "pics" BC had some crazy designs but also some of the coolest ever done in WoW.
    Today all looks similar and has this three-pastel-colored toy store style

    At least the druid got a cool set.
    I made that comment with my general view of tbc and vanilla weapons, not just the few that some other people cherry picked out. Overall I found them to be better designed, even though the new models are higher quality the old ones win based off pure design for me.

    Wrath was grim, dark and fit the LK theme well. Cata was alright, but still stood true to its firelord theme.

    MoP is getting better because we are moving away from toys R us and going into the invasion theme.
    Last edited by Tommo; 2013-06-15 at 02:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    The asian theme has been done to death and were not even finished with MoP yet. .....

    Im not kidding, this expansions theme is feeling like its not for older players. BC and WotLK had dark, grim and sharp weapons. Cata started getting more like MoP but still retained its fiery death god theme.
    C'mon..every x-pac does their theme to death..are you kidding? Your dark and grim TBC gave us this:



    THAT is how far (at least) ridicule of ANY x-pac goes back ^^

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    .....
    and the awesome warlock set:


    ....
    Yet people complained "What is that metal doing on a cloth set..." (though I agree it is badass)
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  19. #59
    Quote Originally Posted by Alenarien View Post
    Truthfully, I think MoP has had the worst armour 'themes' thus far in WoW; at the very least on par with Cata, if being generous.

    One could theoretically get mad at how 5.4's armour looks, but that implies anything from 5.0 onward was worth getting that excited about.

    New expansion will hopefully do something about this ugly trend.
    One could argue that most of WoW's gear is pretty horrible looking, it just that in the past with a much more limited polygon and texture budget it hid the hideousness of the art - back then we were also more forgiving, believing it just the limitations of the technology.

    Blizzard should really hire gear artists with better ... you know ... taste.
    Last edited by SodiumChloride; 2013-06-15 at 02:59 PM.

  20. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by Kryos View Post
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    BC had some crazy designs but also some of the coolest ever done in WoW.
    Today all looks similar and has this three-pastel-colored toy store style

    At least the druid got a cool set.
    Sure its all cool and overused items.

    Wowhead is aparently down but i could link quite a few items out of Mogushan Vault that looks awesome. Bow off the last boss on Heroic for example. I think the biggest problem in Blizzard designs lately is the complete focus on a specific element, Fire in Firelands, Lightning in ToT. I still don't think there's a major drop in quality or design philosophy tough. Look at the Hunter's, Warrior's, Druid's or Rogue's Challenge Mode set for example, probably 4 of the best looking sets in the entire game.

    Weapons are fine outside ToT (don't like the theme) or the Sha stuff (never liked that kind of thing even in AQ).

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