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Earrings as head armor?

I think it would be awesome to have earrings (for both genders) as head armor. It would add a new layer of customization to our characters, and I don't think it would be too hard to make them, since all races/genders would share the earring model, only the placement would change.
You could play a lot with it, and not only earrings, any face jewelry could work, too, noserings, a small chain from the ear to the nose, a gem on the forehead, I think it would look cool and help us to have more personal characters. at least myself I never wear hats or helmets because I like my character's face to be shown, but things like this I'd love to :)
what do others think about it?

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    A lot of accessories (particularly the ones made by jewellers) are earrings, but of course they don't show on your character model.

    There are also some head pieces which are more like jewellery than hats or helmets. The obvious one (to me) is the jewels elementalists pick during character creation - which can be used by necromancers and mesmers too. There's also other pieces like the Council Ministry Circlet or the Feathered Headpiece - which is sort of like a fascinator worn on one side.

    There's less options for medium and heavy armour of course, but there are a few. And the gem store head pieces which are useable by all 3 armour weights, some of them look like jewllery like the Dragon's Eye Circlet and Wind Aspect Eye.

    I do think there could be more choices, especially for medium and heavy armour. I'm unlikely to use earrings because many of my characters have their hair covering their ears, but I wouldn't object to other people having the option.

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

    i love to have some big loop earrings and something like skulls hanging on a chain earring.

  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Because big, loopy earrings wouldn't get caught on anything while fighting. ;)

    It would be nice to see some of them, though as Danikat says, most of my toons have long hair which would hide them -- much like I can't really see circlets on my toons either.

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  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    Because big, loopy earrings wouldn't get caught on anything while fighting. ;)

    It would be nice to see some of them, though as Danikat says, most of my toons have long hair which would hide them -- much like I can't really see circlets on my toons either.

    They would get caught on everything, but so would a lot of existing items. If this game was that realistic my main character would spend 1/2 her life trying to untangle her hair, backpack and bow from each other.

    "Hard knocks, bad luck, been knocked down,
    You got back up, rise up, shine on, keep on fighting, the war is almost done...But then I hear you're gone.
    I feel, when the lights go down, you are still here, all you hold dear remains.
    Your star never fades."

  • coso.9173coso.9173 Member ✭✭✭

    remember i also said for both genders, most male characters i've seen have short hair, and some females too. i think unless you have long hair and small earrings, most of them would show, at least partially

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

    @kharmin.7683 said:
    Because big, loopy earrings wouldn't get caught on anything while fighting. ;)

    It would be nice to see some of them, though as Danikat says, most of my toons have long hair which would hide them -- much like I can't really see circlets on my toons either.

    90% of all existing items on armor would get caught on anything, that's a BS reaction.

  • DeanBB.4268DeanBB.4268 Member ✭✭✭

    Wouldn't forumers complain endlessly about the new earrings clipping through hair?

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  • The Elonian Cowl has earrings attached, if that's any help...

    https://i.imgur.com/RzDSOld.jpg

  • Urud.4925Urud.4925 Member ✭✭✭
    edited November 2, 2018

    Good suggestion. I almost always hide the headgear, because it covers too much the face. There are small headgears, true, but I wouldn't complain if earrings, collars, piercing and other small accessories counted as headgears. Just... don't let them glow please. I'm not sure I could bear the sight of a legendary needle on people's nose.

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