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Could you please stop making high heels and skimpy armor for females?

Dear devs,

It is really hard to find armor sets or outfits for female characters that look fitting for an adventurer. This is the main reason I (almost) exclusively play male characters.

I mean, this is GW2 and not Conan the Barbarian after all, no? ;) It would be nice to have more options to be able to dress female human and norn characters properly, namely as female adventurers and not as princesses or seductresses. :+1:

Thank you.

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  • Actually I would highly appreciate they change their standard for all tier - gender armors ! cause it feels pretty redundant .

  • Fat Disgrace.4275Fat Disgrace.4275 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This person managed to find a good diverse woth mix n match

    https://en-forum.guildwars2.com/discussion/61843/the-tempests-new-clothes-lots-of-pics#

  • I tend to agree, which is surprisingly why I play Charr alot for unified looks.
    Unfortunately even that has started shifting with various outfits and such these days.

    Though I feel the 'skimpy' problem is generally more of an issue with light armor more than anything else.

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

    Any particular race and armour weight you're referring to? Or are you ok with someone at Anet flicking through the armour galleries and deciding there's plenty of non-skimpy options for charr, asura and medium and heavy armoured females of all races so it's fine and they don't need to follow up any further?

    But even on other race/armour combinations there are a lot of options. You may need to mix and match sets to get a look you like, but that's true no matter what style you're going for.

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  • Stand The Wall.6987Stand The Wall.6987 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 4, 2018

    I do not like high heels whatsoever so I would not miss them if they were somehow to not be created in the future.

    The horror...…….the horror...…….the horror...…….

  • Batel.9206Batel.9206 Member ✭✭✭

    There are a lot of armor sets that aren't skimpy. Takes a bit of creativity and effort to find them, mixing various armor pieces together, but that's part of the fun of playing Fashion Wars. :D

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  • If it's for you, go through your wardrobe, and find looks you like, it only costs 1 Transmutation charge per piece. If it's being offended by other people's chosen looks, nope.

  • Khisanth.2948Khisanth.2948 Member ✭✭✭✭

    This is a head scratcher ... I have 9(actually 10 but two are using the same boots) female sylvari/human/norn characters spread between light/medium/heavy armor but none of them are wearing heels.

    As for skimpy ... well this is the "worst"
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  • kharmin.7683kharmin.7683 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Khisanth.2948 said:
    As for skimpy ... well this is the "worst"

    I see your skimpy and raise you mine ...

    I am a very casual player.
    Very.
    Casual.

  • Dragon Priestess.9760Dragon Priestess.9760 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2018

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Khisanth.2948 said:
    As for skimpy ... well this is the "worst"

    I see your skimpy and raise you mine ...

    I use the same skirt! I just recently unlocked the Carapage light armour chestpiece, and I find that it matches with the skirt quite well.

    Everyone else is doing it!!

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  • Warkind.6745Warkind.6745 Member ✭✭✭

    Instead Anet should take it to the next level by introducing garters and heels for men.

    All is vain.

  • Bloodstealer.5978Bloodstealer.5978 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 3, 2018

    Now if the OP were asking for less flared trenchcoats and pom, pom skirts for medium armours I could get behind this :)
    Light Armour imo has a reasonably good mix of skimpy and not so skimpy options depending on your race I guess.
    Perhaps consider an outfit instead if this is still an issue to you OP.. or look at the wardrobe options (via your bank, not your character wardrobe) and see if there are things you can mix an match for your desired appearance. Perhaps there are some you still don't possess the skins for and the TP might offer them to you if the prices are right for you.

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  • Dante.1763Dante.1763 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @hugo.4705 said:
    I would like to see more skirts for medium and heavy classes. I feel restricted when playing heavy or medium, enough of covering the whole skin.

    Heavy i can understand, medium though, fully agree!

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  • Zeefa.3915Zeefa.3915 Member ✭✭✭

    Female light armor has plenty skimpy armor sure, although they also got modest options. Medium armor does not have as much skimpy armor... infact for my female sylvari ranger where I would very much like an open back, so I could actually see that beautiful glow pattern, there is a grand total of 2 options, and I like neither one. So yeah, given up on that....
    Oh how I would love the elite druid armor set from GW1 on my sweet sylvari.

  • XYLO.7031XYLO.7031 Member ✭✭

    @Zeefa.3915 said:
    Female light armor has plenty skimpy armor sure, although they also got modest options. Medium armor does not have as much skimpy armor... infact for my female sylvari ranger where I would very much like an open back, so I could actually see that beautiful glow pattern, there is a grand total of 2 options, and I like neither one. So yeah, given up on that....
    Oh how I would love the elite druid armor set from GW1 on my sweet sylvari.

    I agree. Female light armor has the most 'skimpy' options.

    But Heels? I haven't seen anything that looks even remotely like stilettos or anything like Cinderella's glass slippers (which I would buy with real cash if we had). Everything looks like wrestler boots all the way up to the knee.

    The aurora shoes are the only shoes that look like actual shoes you'd wear with a gown, but I don't think they're in bad taste at all. To me, they're the only good ones.

  • Leo G.4501Leo G.4501 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Stand The Wall.6987 said:
    I do not like high heels whatsoever so I would not miss them if they were somehow to not be created.

    How can you miss something that isn't going anywhere? Or are you advocating the removal of high heels?

  • Leo G.4501Leo G.4501 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @kharmin.7683 said:

    @Khisanth.2948 said:
    As for skimpy ... well this is the "worst"

    I see your skimpy and raise you mine ...

    Now make one for a male character!

  • Dreamy Lu.3865Dreamy Lu.3865 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Again a matter of taste. Personally, I would like that heavy armors propose one set a bit more girly, especially the boots. :3

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  • Zaklex.6308Zaklex.6308 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Here I was hoping they would add in the Elite Druid Armor that was in GW1: https://wiki.guildwars.com/wiki/Gallery_of_female_ranger_Elite_Druid_armor That was my armor for my ancestor, would like to use the same one in GW2(I have something close, but not identical). Now you didn't specify whether this was for Light, Medium or Heavy armor.

    Yes...no...maybe...what do you want, can't you see I'm busy saving the world...AGAIN!

  • After all these years- Sorry out of all the games I have played- Most boring armor ever-

  • Fat Disgrace.4275Fat Disgrace.4275 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Blood Red Arachnid.2493 said:

    @kurfu.5623 said:
    There is already a wide variety of styles to choose from... This sounds more like you just don't like seeing the skimpy stuff on females period.

    You, sir, are a good judge. There's a history here. Let me regale you all with tales from eons past.

    A year ago, somebody made the thread "Best Looking Medium Armor." In this thread, I threw my hat into the mix with my Deadeye (now Holosmith) and her outfit. I happen to quite like it, considering how expensive it was to make. But, immediately following this, you see the OP didn't take kindly to this post.

    As usual, I did what I always do, and stubbornly defended my choices with raw, masculine heterosexuality. This rubbed some people the wrong way, but after some banter my natural awe won people over. That or they just gave up. Except for the OP, though. You're probably wondering "why does this even matter?" Well, that thread was recently resurrected from the dead. And with it, the sleeping dogs did not let lie. After a piece of lettuce tried to kill me, I come to find a bunch of notifications. The argument had started up again, except the ideological tide has shifted. Instead of several people exchanging with me, several people are exchanging with Ashantara instead.

    As debate just entrenches people, the end result of the aforementioned three-way rebuking was this thread. Exaggerated, and out of touch with the game, written more as a declaration than an actual idea or discussion. Whether this has anything to do with the previous Red Sonja thread is anyone's guess.

    But look on the bright side. I had completely forgotten that I wrote this little diddy and had a good laugh upon reading it again.

    The OP has called me selfish for a comment I made of not wanting the Zephyrite's Festival of the Four Winds to return for fear of the experience provided in the original release being drastically altered in a new form due to incorporating changes made to the game since the festival's original release. (As a note, I do feel that the re-release that occurred after I made this comment was every bit as bad as I feared.)

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @StinVec.3621 said:
    The location, its atmosphere, the music and the players were very enjoyable. It didn't feel like another map and actually felt like a place. Everyone seemed to enjoy taking part in the very fun and well-made events or just roaming around having fun and enjoying the actual festival instead of what all events since have turned into; just a map in a game full of people rushing to do all of the achievements as fast as possible so they can farm the festival for gold or leave to go complete achievements as fast as possible or farm gold somewhere else.

    I feel the same about the first Wintersday and old LA before the events and activities became all about farming them for gold or an achievement to get a part toward a unique skin; playing bell choir for the enjoyment of teamwork to produce coherent songs instead of minimal effort or participation in order to farm rewards efficiently; working with a team to fight off mad toys and working together afterward to hunt for the lone decoration left standing and then celebrating when it's found and chatting and laughing about the fight instead of immediately disconnecting to go rush another achievement or farm gold; or to just stand around staring at the snow, listening to players and their instruments when they actually required effort to produce music before they were all just macro'ed songs being played that someone else scripted and non-stop begging for tips for their skill-less non-effort playing.

    It makes me sad to see that festivals aren't festivals anymore - they've become achievement grinds and opportunities for gold farming and have been for quite some time, sadly. :\ It's not just the players that turn them into grinds and farming, the 'new rewards' and achievements added to these festivals when they return that are time-limited, highly complex and require crazy event resources in order to acquire them show that ANet encourages and desires festivals to be treated as such instead of an event to enjoy with a new item that everyone can get just by normal participation in the festival.

    I guess it is a good thing that FotFW and Wintersday in old LA will never return. I'll just think back fondly on them, thankful that I will not witness their return in these times of festivals being farming and grinding instead of fun.

    That's a very selfish attitude towards those who did not get to enjoy it. I sincerely hope it will return some day.

    I will take their own comment and say it back to them with the text altered to reflect the topic of the thread they created here:

    "That's a very selfish attitude towards those who [do enjoy skimpy armor and high heels]. I sincerely hope [they will continue to make them]."

    Had they worded their request as being for them to release even more non-skimpy options than there currently are, that would be a fine request for them to make and one I would support. However, they did not word it that way and instead made a plea for them to stop making skimpy armor entirely as revealing armor is against their opinion of what all female adventurers in GW2 should "properly" wear in order to not appear as what they consider "princesses or seductresses".

    So:

    • no, I do not support their request for ending the practice of creating any more skimpy armor or high heel armor appearances.
    • had it been their request, yes, I would support a request for even more non-skimpy and high heel options being created than there currently are.

    I wonder - as they did not provide any examples of what they consider as being "skimpy", would this character not be a "proper female adventurer" due to having armor that exposes some 'skin' on the thighs and décolletage, as well as wearing boots with a little bit of heel on them?

    I do not feel that it is 'skimpy', let alone an improper female adventurer's appearance that is better suited for a princess or seductress.

    Sylvari don't have "skin"

  • StinVec.3621StinVec.3621 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Fat Disgrace.4275 said:

    @StinVec.3621 said:

    @Blood Red Arachnid.2493 said:

    @kurfu.5623 said:
    There is already a wide variety of styles to choose from... This sounds more like you just don't like seeing the skimpy stuff on females period.

    You, sir, are a good judge. There's a history here. Let me regale you all with tales from eons past.

    A year ago, somebody made the thread "Best Looking Medium Armor." In this thread, I threw my hat into the mix with my Deadeye (now Holosmith) and her outfit. I happen to quite like it, considering how expensive it was to make. But, immediately following this, you see the OP didn't take kindly to this post.

    As usual, I did what I always do, and stubbornly defended my choices with raw, masculine heterosexuality. This rubbed some people the wrong way, but after some banter my natural awe won people over. That or they just gave up. Except for the OP, though. You're probably wondering "why does this even matter?" Well, that thread was recently resurrected from the dead. And with it, the sleeping dogs did not let lie. After a piece of lettuce tried to kill me, I come to find a bunch of notifications. The argument had started up again, except the ideological tide has shifted. Instead of several people exchanging with me, several people are exchanging with Ashantara instead.

    As debate just entrenches people, the end result of the aforementioned three-way rebuking was this thread. Exaggerated, and out of touch with the game, written more as a declaration than an actual idea or discussion. Whether this has anything to do with the previous Red Sonja thread is anyone's guess.

    But look on the bright side. I had completely forgotten that I wrote this little diddy and had a good laugh upon reading it again.

    The OP has called me selfish for a comment I made of not wanting the Zephyrite's Festival of the Four Winds to return for fear of the experience provided in the original release being drastically altered in a new form due to incorporating changes made to the game since the festival's original release. (As a note, I do feel that the re-release that occurred after I made this comment was every bit as bad as I feared.)

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @StinVec.3621 said:
    The location, its atmosphere, the music and the players were very enjoyable. It didn't feel like another map and actually felt like a place. Everyone seemed to enjoy taking part in the very fun and well-made events or just roaming around having fun and enjoying the actual festival instead of what all events since have turned into; just a map in a game full of people rushing to do all of the achievements as fast as possible so they can farm the festival for gold or leave to go complete achievements as fast as possible or farm gold somewhere else.

    I feel the same about the first Wintersday and old LA before the events and activities became all about farming them for gold or an achievement to get a part toward a unique skin; playing bell choir for the enjoyment of teamwork to produce coherent songs instead of minimal effort or participation in order to farm rewards efficiently; working with a team to fight off mad toys and working together afterward to hunt for the lone decoration left standing and then celebrating when it's found and chatting and laughing about the fight instead of immediately disconnecting to go rush another achievement or farm gold; or to just stand around staring at the snow, listening to players and their instruments when they actually required effort to produce music before they were all just macro'ed songs being played that someone else scripted and non-stop begging for tips for their skill-less non-effort playing.

    It makes me sad to see that festivals aren't festivals anymore - they've become achievement grinds and opportunities for gold farming and have been for quite some time, sadly. :\ It's not just the players that turn them into grinds and farming, the 'new rewards' and achievements added to these festivals when they return that are time-limited, highly complex and require crazy event resources in order to acquire them show that ANet encourages and desires festivals to be treated as such instead of an event to enjoy with a new item that everyone can get just by normal participation in the festival.

    I guess it is a good thing that FotFW and Wintersday in old LA will never return. I'll just think back fondly on them, thankful that I will not witness their return in these times of festivals being farming and grinding instead of fun.

    That's a very selfish attitude towards those who did not get to enjoy it. I sincerely hope it will return some day.

    I will take their own comment and say it back to them with the text altered to reflect the topic of the thread they created here:

    "That's a very selfish attitude towards those who [do enjoy skimpy armor and high heels]. I sincerely hope [they will continue to make them]."

    Had they worded their request as being for them to release even more non-skimpy options than there currently are, that would be a fine request for them to make and one I would support. However, they did not word it that way and instead made a plea for them to stop making skimpy armor entirely as revealing armor is against their opinion of what all female adventurers in GW2 should "properly" wear in order to not appear as what they consider "princesses or seductresses".

    So:

    • no, I do not support their request for ending the practice of creating any more skimpy armor or high heel armor appearances.
    • had it been their request, yes, I would support a request for even more non-skimpy and high heel options being created than there currently are.

    I wonder - as they did not provide any examples of what they consider as being "skimpy", would this character not be a "proper female adventurer" due to having armor that exposes some 'skin' on the thighs and décolletage, as well as wearing boots with a little bit of heel on them?

    I do not feel that it is 'skimpy', let alone an improper female adventurer's appearance that is better suited for a princess or seductress.

    Sylvari don't have "skin"

    Indeed. I stated the word 'skin' as such to denote it not being 'skin' skin. I almost wrote (bark) in parenthesis, but thought that 'skin' would suffice.
    (I like that the glow from beneath the bark is visible in this appearance. Why have it if I have to cover it up to qualify as a proper adventurer?)

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  • gebrechen.5643gebrechen.5643 Member ✭✭✭

    I could live with high heels getting deleted. It's the worst design idea in games ever. No woman with a brain wears those for "fun" and especially not in a permanent combat environment.

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