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Stephanius
06-04-2009, 05:03 AM
In the light of the - to me - very disappointing T8 pally set design I played around a bit with WoWhead's comparison tool and it's 'View in 3D' option. My intent was to put the design for warrior and paladin sets side by side.

These are the results:
http://www.emerald-knights.com/images/WotLK/paladinsets.jpg

Of course it is silly to talk about 'realistic' in the WoW toon armor context, but it strikes me that the armor sets that I like do actually look like plate armor - heavy, metallic. The blue foam/plastic T5 and the cloth/plastic T8 are exceptionally far off the 'plate armor' mark.

Looking at the warrior sets, while one can argue about the various blades, spikes and wings, each set looks like heavy metal:
http://www.emerald-knights.com/images/WotLK/warriorsets.jpg

Due to it's horrible BV itemisation which is useless in Ulduar, the T8 set looks are largely irrelevant for pally tanks. If I toss my wishlist into the 3D viewer, this is what I get - Conclusion: wannabe warrior. =]

http://www.emerald-knights.com/images/WotLK/ulduartank.jpg

What do you guys think?

Mookey
06-04-2009, 07:11 AM
I'm not in big love with Siegebreaker, but have to wear it :D However I agree that paly gear fall behind Warrior in terms of plate, you can add to comparison even DK sets that are more then imba as they are now.

On the other hand you had Judgement (I know it's not on "MAKE IT PLATE" subject) but it's one of the "best ever" looking sets in history of wow.

Alent
06-07-2009, 01:52 PM
http://static.wowhead.com/uploads/screenshots/normal/73170.jpg <-- I've always been fond of the Crystalforge recolor.

Crystalforge isn't half as bad as people make it out to be.

Stephanius
06-07-2009, 02:25 PM
That does look much better than the color job they gave the model for the tier set. Amazing what a difference the textures make. I can't help but notice that these textures are also looking more 'metal'. =]

Alent
06-07-2009, 02:28 PM
I think it would also help if they would experiment with more lamellar shoulders again. They really like this sci-fi show Bicycle helmet as shoulderpad concept.

Lizana
06-07-2009, 02:41 PM
Crystalforge isn't half as bad as people make it out to be.

Yeah alent... but all the armor looks nice on BE Females... their tiny slender bodies...

Monteverdi
06-07-2009, 03:38 PM
I loved the crystalforge recolor...

T4 and T6 were also not bad, IMO. And I kinda liked 10man T7.


What I don't understand is T8... it looks like Shammy gear. IMO pallies should have gotten something that looked like what priests got, but more armored.

ttocs
06-07-2009, 04:30 PM
If you think you have it bad, the Undead mages look like hobos in their T8 set.

In fact, one of the mages got a tell - the random individual was wondering why he was a warrior running around Orgrimmar with a Turning Tide.