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#1 Jan 05 2004 at 11:01 PM Rating: Decent
How many stats and effects are you willing to sacirfice for appearance?
#2 Jan 06 2004 at 9:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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None! Not one single HP, or even one point of agility!
#3 Jan 06 2004 at 9:17 AM Rating: Decent
I'm still wearing my Robe of the Astral because it looks the best against my blue skin and white hair =) I've been offered several other robes but none look as good. Someday I'm sure I'll find on that has the perfect blend of form and function but until then, RoA it is =)


Edited, Tue Jan 6 09:24:49 2004 by Luxbane
#4 Jan 06 2004 at 9:33 AM Rating: Decent
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Well I sold a Golem Remnant Helmet and reverted to my Akkirus Crown because I'd rather have no graphic at all than a silly hat with wings.

On another cleric I kept my Froglok Chestplate instead of a marginally better LDoN drop because the green chain looked better than an olive-drab plate thing.

I suppose I'm a fashion victim
Wherever I go - there I am.
#5 Jan 06 2004 at 9:41 AM Rating: Decent
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I try to pick headpieces that don't have a graphic. Other than that, I really don't care a whole lot what my gear looks like when worn. It's just a bonus when something happens to look cool. Although for my casters I do try to find cheap robes that look cool for special occasions.
#6 Jan 06 2004 at 9:52 AM Rating: Good
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I started to say that stas would have to come first-but, Ilooted a pair of pants in Gunthak that had great stats for one of my alts, except that when he put them on they were pink. NO WAY was my manly Paladin going to wear pink pants!! Oh well.

#7 Jan 06 2004 at 9:57 AM Rating: Decent
I am often torn between fashion and functionality. Like most players I want to get the biggest stat boost that I can from my epquipment. However, mixing different pieces of armor can leave you looking like a battlefield scavanger. I guess this is where the use of dyes comes in, but I'm just too lazy to take the time to dye them.
In the past I have swapped out armor just because I did not like the look of it. For instance the BCP on my halfling druid looked so terrible that I tossed it and got some leather. I would really like to see some new armor models for different races or at least a revamp of some of the older ones. I'm kinda dissapointed that my Stanos's Wicked Chain Coif did not have a graphic. I really wanted to see my rogue decked out in a full suit of red armor. It is a shame that they overlook things like this and never go back to correct them.
#8 Jan 07 2004 at 6:15 PM Rating: Decent
I would wear a beanie with a twirling propeller in my head slot if it game me 10 more mana. Come to think if it a twirling propeller would look interesting...
#9 Jan 07 2004 at 6:49 PM Rating: Decent
I am usually all for functionality, however I have had a couple pieces that just looked too terrible to wear even though the item was better stats-wise. As a rule, if the stats are good, and it doesnt look *too* bad I'll put it on. Plus, sometimes you can hide an ugly piece of armor by dying it black...I've done that quite a few times =P
#10 Jan 07 2004 at 6:57 PM Rating: Decent
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It's all about the stats for me...but my main is a warrior, MT of my guild, and needs every single HP, resist, AC etc she can get. Lucky for me I have LoY and have learned to make the prismatic dye....With a little fuss I can at least get the color of my gear to look the way I want. I was, however, somewhat dissapointed about the lack of graphic on my brand new Ornate helmet....the horns on the female dwarf helmet were a bit of a fashion statement and the source of quite a bit of fun. (My character is a flirt, so with a little imagination you can guess what kind of jokes were aimed my way) But in spite of that, I still wouldn't revert to a lesser helmet just for the fashion.
#11 Jan 07 2004 at 7:28 PM Rating: Decent
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I put off a while giving up my beautiful dragon Sarnak Battle Shield for a Tae Ew which is better, but as a friend of mine described it, it looks like a hunky hood of a old caddy. I still hate the way it looks. Lots of the head gear is horrible.

Mostly I like stats but if it's close I will take the better looking (if I know ahead of time). Thank heavens for prismatic dye though it doesn't alway produce a decent color. If you start out dark olive drab, you are not going to get a nice pink or purple or blue and so on.

Now if we could just pick a graphic...
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