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What armor art style do you prefer?


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In the Elder Scrolls series we often have this gritty and realistic armor art style. Fitted curves with mostly low key colors. Many of the armors look like something that could belong in a movie like Lord of the Rings. Some may like that the armor is believable while others would find it boring.

In many MMOs we often have stylized and flashy armor. Spike shoulders with colorful glowing effects making outfits more elaborate. These are distinctly fictional styled and seem to fit in videogames of more fantastic visuals. Some may like that the armor is noticable, while others would find it ridiculous.

So when it comes to The Elder Scrolls Online, what style of armor do you prefer to see in the game?
This post was last modified: November 26th 2012 07:46 PM by Horizon Seeker


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I've always preferred gritty and realistic, but I'm not against the flashy stuff every now and then - as long as it doesn't go overboard. I'd definitely want less flash in TESO, however.

I think there was a time for flashy, but those days are over. This poll will likely have most votes going for gritty and realistic.


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Realistic hands down. The flashy and bulky armour with little glowing lights are just flamboyant and gay. Half the time look like retarded space suits.. personally I feel they have no business being in TESO.
This post was last modified: November 26th 2012 09:09 PM by Silchas Ruin


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I play WoW, unfortunately, I hate the cartoony art style of all the amors, I wanna see some realism in it.

Thats why I love any of the Elder Scrolls games, there's distinct armor styles, that all have a great individual look, but still keep the sense of realism.

That being said, I'm hoping the bandwagon isn't boarded with the MMO crowd. I don't want to see some bright purple and pink mage running around sticking out like a sore thumb in the lush environment of skyrim and cyradill
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Blood stains wear and tear repair patches emporer heads hanging from my belt. what more can i say dark and real ;)
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As tough as "DragonBone" is, I stuck w/ unique enchantments. Example, Shrouded Gloves 2xSneak Attack. Thank you Assassins Blade Perk.

So, dark & leathery, although not from the local "fetish" shop.
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(November 26th 2012 08:05 PM)Tecca Wrote:  I've always preferred gritty and realistic, but I'm not against the flashy stuff every now and then - as long as it doesn't go overboard. I'd definitely want less flash in TESO, however.

I think there was a time for flashy, but those days are over. This poll will likely have most votes going for gritty and realistic.

I have to agree with Tecca in his statement.


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anything frazetta esque. Basically skyrim has it perfect for anything up to orcish. anything above that is way too flashy already.
Morrowind got it 100% correct for me.
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I could see wizards and mages in fancy, flashy regalia but that's it. Overall, I'd prefer the gritty realism of TES game armors, even if they are ugly.
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Yeah I'd like stuff that looks realistic. I don't mind if the mage type have a pop of color on dyed cloth however it needs to look like they have slept/traveled in it, complete with stains and worn marks/runs in the fabric.



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I prefer the flashy type of armour. Looks much better than scruffy rags! Don't get me wrong rags have their moments, but for pleasing the eye there is no better than gleaming armour or finely trimmed fur and leather!


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I think endgame armor sets need something to make them special, but that certainly doesn't mean flashy colors and super extravagant designs. There's a special balance that can be met between them. Colors like white, gold and silver along with good designs can make armor stand out without dampening on the realism.

Things like particle effects on armor sets are a bit of a grey area for me, if done aesthetically it can work I think, but it's the sort of thing that needs to be very rare.

The last thing I want to see in this game after the first 3-4 months is hundreds of people all running around in the same crazy clown suits.
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Well when it comes down to the Single player perspective of elder scroll games I really do like the realistic look and it fits better. Now that we're going to have a massive multi player game, it would be nice to see some extra customization to armors. Such as dye's so on... when you enchant an armor it turn a different color. Custom detailing with chains, spikes, guild emblems would be pretty interesting. It really brings out personality in the game. Maybe even the possibility of adding a damaged look to your armor so it shows your a fighting type of guy.


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Gritty and Realistic. Honestly I just want some armour that will protect my character, alhthough I do love fur.
I just dislike the chain mail bikini and cartoony rubbish.


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Too much flashy stuff gonna make your eyeballs bleed and look every endgame player like christmas tree. On other hand, its nice to distinct endgame gear from lvling stuff.

The skins in latest video look quite ok, they gonna polish them bit more anyway.

Contradict to what I said, I must admit that I do like idea of this pic as an endgame mage in deadric stuff

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