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Outfits vs. Armor Skins - Which do you prefer?



  • Bofouci.1320Bofouci.1320 Member ✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    since we're on the subject of armor skins and outfits; what's up with this apparent obsession with open front chest pieces?

  • Talindra.4958Talindra.4958 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Always armour pieces for me

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  • lokh.2695lokh.2695 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    I'd prefer armos over outfits any day. Armors let's you mix and match where outfit all look the same. Mixing things up offers more variety for player to express themselves in how their toons look where outfits make it so that everyone and their mother looks kinda the same. If more fancy armors made it to the game, obtainable by playing the game and not in the gemstore, I'd be totally ok with selling outfits on the gemstore, but since that's not a thing, I'd rather have ANet release their outfits as armors.

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  • Kalli.4506Kalli.4506 Member ✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Armor skins is so much more worth than outfits imo. I really really want to see more armor skins, especially that is more inspired from each race fashion. I find it really hard to find a good armor mix for my asura female engineer for example. Most of the skins clips really bad and doesnt fit the asura body shape at all. They all look almost the same, just some different details. Same for norn and charr.

    Some armor skins i really wish for:
    • A lot more sylvari skins
    • Skins with fur and pelt details
    • More Vabbi inspired skins
    • Pants for light armor
    • No more trenchcoats and buttcapes (theres alot already)
    • Scale the armor better for non human body shapes.
    • Separate asuran male and female fashion, please.
    • Just more skins :D

  • Mewcifer.5198Mewcifer.5198 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I am all for both. I do not mind outfits because I understand there are certain looks that can only be done by having it all as one thing. But for those looks where it can be broken up into the armour skins, I think it should be.

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  • Griever.8150Griever.8150 Member ✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Don't care for outfits at all, they all look horrid on Charr anyway.

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Im not against outfits, but I would love them a lot more if i could wear an outfit with another helm piece.
    We can already hide headpiece of any outfit, so why not show the headpiece of the normal armor, then.
    I have so many headpieces that fit better with some outfits than the headpiece that comes with some outfits.

    And while we’re on the subject of headpieces, why not release them for the normal wardrobe as well. The Hexed Outfit (F) has a great headpiece I can use with so many armorsets.
    Same with the Witch’s Outfit (M)

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  • Tolmos.8395Tolmos.8395 Member ✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Outfits are pretty worthless to me without being able to wear a different headpiece. I’ve bought almost every armor skin in the game, but only 1 outfit. The rest are ones I got for free.

  • Thar.9465Thar.9465 Member ✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Armor skins all the way. Some clipping is an acceptable price to pay for at least having the option to combine the looks. There are quite a few outfits I would've bought if they were armor sets. But a almost fully premade look simply isn't appealing to me.

  • Chasind.3128Chasind.3128 Member ✭✭✭
    Armor Skins

    There is more individuality with armor. MANY of the outfits are distasteful. It's either an ugly headpiece, coats or clunky-ness. Marjory's & Kasmeer's armors look better than the actual outfits. Their outfits are a dumbed down version. The outfits are an excuse to do a poor job on something that takes half the time armor sets do. If Anet wanted to bank, they'd hold an outfit design contest or release more GW1 armors as outfits.

  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭

    They both have things going on for them but I feel armor skins offer way more flexibility, outfits would have to have some crazy effects to make up for it. I do wish that it was possible to make a combination of the two (as in a hiding option for every part of the outfit which would reveal the armor skin you're wearing beneath it unless your hiding it too or the player getting a complete set of armor skins upon purchasing the outfit just like how it is with the head skin of the Fallen Balthazar outfit) but that's not going to happen.

  • shadowpass.4236shadowpass.4236 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited March 18, 2018
    Armor Skins

    Armor skins 100%

    I would have bought many more of the outfits on the gem store if they had been broken up into armor pieces. Outfits just make you look like a copy and pasted clone of everyone else using it. There's no individuality when you can't customize the way your character looks.

  • Fraghound.5730Fraghound.5730 Member ✭✭✭

    I voted both, because it all depends on which character of mine I'm focusing on. For my main it's outfits or nothing - I can never choose a armor combo I like on her. But on other characters of mine I do prefer armor over outfits. Honestly I am torn between the two, but I do have a special place in my heart for outfits.

  • SEED.9051SEED.9051 Member ✭✭
    Armor Skins

    Mix N Match armor skins is the only way to roll!! I love being able to create my own unique look; this is Fashion Wars after all ;)

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    Armor skins even if it means more development time, and mixing and matching pieces with others might clip, that should be for the player to worry about and create their own custom look IMO. Gemstore armor skin sets would be nice. Would like to say this game lacks decent looking armor skin heels ;) I always wanted to be able to use like the human wedding dress style of heel with the rest of my look, but most of the good looking heels in the game are a part of outfits like Kasmir's or the wedding dress etc. Would make for a good gemstore item.

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    So the Dervish OUTFIT just came out. Anet keeps making outfits, when going by this thread it seems clear, armor is the preferred choice. Kinda disappointing, there's parts of the outfits I'd like to have as individual armor to mix n match. I know it can be hard for Anet, but they just dropped gem armor entirely for gem outfits :(

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    Armour skins. Part of the fun is mixing and matching outfits to create unique looks that makes me feel more attached to the character, more immersed in the world, and gives me a personal experience that will make me spend more $$$ on the game.

    I have nothing against Outfits except that their development seems to take away time from the creation of armor skins. If both could exist, I wouldn't begrudge Outfits. However, it seems like it's one over the other.

  • Ameepa.6793Ameepa.6793 Member ✭✭✭
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    Armor skins. I like to customize my characters so I never use outfits.

  • Eekasqueak.7850Eekasqueak.7850 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Going with both because I use both, mostly depends on circumstances or on a character to character basis.

  • Pifil.5193Pifil.5193 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Both because in general I feel that almost all the armour sets that they've added in game since launch have been as ugly as sin (the gem store ones on the other hand are great). Nearly all my characters are in cultural, gemstore armour or WvW medium armour (as it's one of the few non trenchcoat options and they do love their trenchcoats and butt capes).

    At least the outfits give a change of pace and aren't so asymmetrical that it looks like someone forgot what they were designing half way through but carried on regardless.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    both, armor skins for customization but outfits so it doesn't cost anything to look good.

  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    I use outfits almost exclusively, simply because almost all armor skins are completely uninteresting. I'd like more options in that regard. There's plenty of cool head piece options, but then you get stuck with things like all medium armor looking like overcoats that flare at the hips and look ridiculous, etc. Outfits generally show more inventiveness and fit better on the toons.

  • Leo G.4501Leo G.4501 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Biff.5312 said:
    I use outfits almost exclusively, simply because almost all armor skins are completely uninteresting. I'd like more options in that regard. There's plenty of cool head piece options, but then you get stuck with things like all medium armor looking like overcoats that flare at the hips and look ridiculous, etc. Outfits generally show more inventiveness and fit better on the toons.

    Good to hear some truth. For all the inventiveness and creativity that armor skins grants the players, by the posts you hear around here, you'd assume all armor is just amazing and had done no wrong.

    I wish some of the limitations on armor (or outfits for that matter) could be worked on but at the end of the day, I find myself using armor skins less and outfits more, not because of the current trend of more outfits, but because no interesting or good looking or unique armor is being pushed out or has been pushed out in a while. Just flash, glitter, gaudy and bulky (and don't get me started on back pieces).

  • Ardid.7203Ardid.7203 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    No one says armor are without any fail. What we say is that, instead of improving armor ang giving us more options to be creative (Like medium torso-pieces that aren't longcoats, or light pants without "buttcapes") they use all the effort in creating outfits. Why are the best pieces always part of the non mixable stuff? Why do they make outfits "superior" while neglecting armor pieces? I would love to buy some of the boots in the outfits for my designs. But they aren't obtainable outside the fixed look.

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    @Sindariel.2354 said:
    As long as there's no proper wardrobe feature and we have to buy additional transmutation charges to apply armor skins, i prefer outfits, because there are much cheaper on the long run.

    That's your argument? kitten... if they'd stop making charges account bound i'd give you, and everyone else with this reason, 100s of them

  • mindcircus.1506mindcircus.1506 Member ✭✭✭✭
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    @Snuggle Fox.1824 said:
    I know it can be hard for Anet, but they just dropped gem armor entirely for gem outfits :(

    ...and gave us 3 really great armor sets with PoF that we can earn ingame as part of the purchase price.

  • lilnicky.9476lilnicky.9476 Member
    edited April 26, 2018

    I like outfits for lower level characters or just when I can't find anything else to put on for the time being.

    But for the most part I generally lean towards armor skins for sure.

  • czerwoni.9563czerwoni.9563 Member ✭✭✭
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    armor skins for the ability to mix and match but outfits did come in handy in levels 1-79 lol

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  • Leo G.4501Leo G.4501 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ardid.7203 said:
    Why are the best pieces always part of the non mixable stuff? Why do they make outfits "superior" while neglecting armor pieces?

    Because they are easier to make as a set. Because they are more free when designing as a set vs designing within the confines of the box that armor pieces requires. Because they'd be obligated to create 3 weighs out of one motif regardless of if it makes sense or looks good (still have no idea why they do this). Because as more and more quality textures are utilized to make a piece, the worse it will look trying to blend with different or older looking textures.

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