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[Feedback] Gem Aura outfit

Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
edited December 18, 2018 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

It would have been a great looking outfit had you not put the piles of crystals on the shoulders. A real shame, ruins the whole thing for me. (The separate gems woven into the fabric look fine, they would have sufficed.)

P.S. Oh, and and yet another crystal pile on the Charr tail - why? :/

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  • Rauderi.8706Rauderi.8706 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    One of the few outfits I’m not going to buy. Nice clean lines. No buttcapes. Then they added ginormous crystals on the shoulders that don’t fit the style of the rest of the outfit.

    What it could have had was a smaller mass of non spike crystals encrusting the shoulders, or no crystals at all as there are several outfits already with crystals and glow.

    I had similar thoughts with the ice encasement outfit: interesting work underneath covered up by crystal globs.

    But at least the tradition of laughable Wintersday outfit releases holds true.

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  • cryorion.9532cryorion.9532 Member ✭✭✭

    @Mea.5491 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    Maybe if we ask nicely, they will add another version of the outfit without the "piles" and call it "Ornate Gem Outfit" or something along the lines? ;)

    Or just give us an option to hide shoulders on EVERY Outfit. x_x I'd buy more Outfits that way.

    I think the issue is that they would have to split every outfit into pieces = a lot of work. I also believe most outfits aren't designed with shoulders being hidden in mind, so there are probably some missing textures or holes = they would have to fix that, too.
    I surely would be happy if they did, but not sure if they want to invest time and effort into that.

    Some outfits have hide-able gloves though.
    If at least, they could start making outfits with this kind of "customization" (being able to hide gloves and shoulders).

  • @Mea.5491 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:
    Maybe if we ask nicely, they will add another version of the outfit without the "piles" and call it "Ornate Gem Outfit" or something along the lines? ;)

    Or just give us an option to hide shoulders on EVERY Outfit. x_x I'd buy more Outfits that way.

    This! So many outfits I've passed up because the shoulders just ruin things.

    Just make it so we can hide helms, shoulders and gloves on outfits, since those are the areas where individuals' sense of style seem to really differ from the dev's. Those are the three parts of outfits that usually get complaints in our guild. Well, those and the ubiquitous butt-capes and boob targeting.

  • videoboy.4162videoboy.4162 Member ✭✭✭

    I was cool with the shoulders, I just really wish that those awesome shoes weren't hidden by crystals. I like everything from the ankles up. lol

  • My feedback is I wish it wasn't an outfit. If this was an armor skin, it would've been an instant buy. I could do SO much with it, if I could've combined it with some of my current fashion. Hell, might've found some new/better combos. Unfortunately not only is it an outfit, but I also don't particularly care for it outside of a few of my female characters. Looks kinda crappy on dudes. Might buy it one of these days, but it's a pass for the time being.

    If they are going to continue making outfits, I wish they would release them with an optional skin versions. Hell, I would shell out a bit more for that version. Spend time, money, and other resources to get some of my fashion right. Some of these outfits be A1 but man. I ain't put all them resources into my fashion, just to pay more to fully cover it all up.

  • Mea.5491Mea.5491 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @DiabolicalHamSandwich.8756 said:
    If they are going to continue making outfits, I wish they would release them with an optional skin versions. Hell, I would shell out a bit more for that version. Spend time, money, and other resources to get some of my fashion right.

    Shell out a bit more? You mean a lot more! :D I would pay up to 2k Gems for a new Gem Store armor skin. Seriously. People buy the fancy 2k mount skins so they would buy the armor skins too, I guarantee it! Everyone knows that the real endgame is fashion. :P I have every Gem Store armor but only 3 Outfits! I know armor skins are more work but we don't need a new one every week, just release 3-4 new sets per year at a high price, that's all. Of course it probably won't happen but I can dream, right? :astonished:

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:
    I'm going to be brutally honest here, ANet. This looks like someone went for a walk in a nice, new outfit, and then the Shatterer did a flyby "pigeon drop" on them.

    Seriously.

    Good outfit, splattered with crystalline dragon poo. That's what I think of when I see this.

    Can we have a pre-dragon version?

    Hah hah hah hah!! So true, though! =)

  • Anela.3867Anela.3867 Member ✭✭✭

    I love it!

  • Dibdabs.3410Dibdabs.3410 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2018

    It's so tacky looking I wouldn't ever buy that. As fugly and tasteless as a Fugly Critter in Tasteless Valley. The mount skins are hideous.

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

    Tally me in the "Not Buying" category, too. The shoulders killed it for me.

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  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I do like it despite the shoulders but they certainly lessen its general usefulness as a look. My problem isn't so much the presence of the crystals as the shape of them. Same problem I have with the Elegy/Requiem heavy chest, the shoulders seem to be a rigid confining shell clamping the arms to the wearer's sides. It looks hideously uncomfortable and impractical. I just squint past that to enjoy the rest of it.

    I mean, I prefer close fitting shoulders rather than perched architectural monstrosities, but they still need to look like the shoulder joint can move.

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Donutdude.9582 said:
    I do not know what the issue is. I think the gems add a lovely, muted touch to a beautiful outfit. My Mesmer certainly agrees! <3

    I kind of like the crystals as well. Not particularly fond of the formal wear aesthetic for an adventurer, but maybe for a mesmer...

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  • Just a flesh wound.3589Just a flesh wound.3589 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 19, 2018

    To my eye it looks like they tried to weld together two different styles. The body of the outfit is sleek and elegant. It’s formal and somewhat restrained. But then from the shoulders up is Mardi Gras craziness.

    And yes, it does rather look like the person was unfortunately underneath the Shatterer when he flew by.

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  • Nilkemia.8507Nilkemia.8507 Member ✭✭✭

    Eh, I like it. I can understand people saying the crystals don't mesh well with the rest, but considering the craziness of crystals on other outfits that have had them, these seem not as bad by comparison. I also like the the outfit's sleek, form-fitting formal look, which fits both sexes well, and that it covers the asuran toes, instead of having them clip through or chopping them off. And the crystals, while a bit much on the shoulders, at least don't have some ridiculous asymmetrical look over the whole outfit, with smaller ones along the wrists and legs fitting better and keeping the shoulder ones from looking out of place.

  • I like it for the sleek, form-fitting (coughbootyliciouscough) look, too. Although it could have more balance, since right now the outfit appears very top heavy.

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  • BlueJin.4127BlueJin.4127 Member ✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:
    I'm going to be brutally honest here, ANet. This looks like someone went for a walk in a nice, new outfit, and then the Shatterer did a flyby "pigeon drop" on them.

    Seriously.

    Good outfit, splattered with crystalline dragon poo. That's what I think of when I see this.

    Can we have a pre-dragon version?

    Krapkatorrik!

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  • @Ashen.2907 said:

    @Donutdude.9582 said:
    I do not know what the issue is. I think the gems add a lovely, muted touch to a beautiful outfit. My Mesmer certainly agrees! <3

    I kind of like the crystals as well. Not particularly fond of the formal wear aesthetic for an adventurer, but maybe for a mesmer...

    I think it looks fine on females, but when I look it on my male Norn, those crystals really overpower the sleekness of the rest. On a female human, the crystals come to halfway the head, on a male norn, they go above the head...

  • Elspereth.1280Elspereth.1280 Member ✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2018

    The crystals make it look hideous (well, maybe not quite that bad but certainly not for me), so it should fit in with the majority of armor/outfits.

  • Cerioth.7062Cerioth.7062 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I like the crystals.

  • Udolpho.1209Udolpho.1209 Member ✭✭✭

    The crystals look good on females, but it's too bad that the males shoulders are too high and square. The women's have a more attractive curve.

    Female version reminds me of a figure skating costume bodysuit.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 20, 2018

    @Donutdude.9582 said:
    I do not know what the issue is.

    Of course not. You use the Elemental Sword skin. ;)

    @Hashberry.4510 said:
    Goes well with the peppermint throne.

    LOL! Hey, at least that throne is supposed to look corny and funny, and it fits the season. I don't think the dev who designed that outfit was aiming for an "amusing" style. :p

  • @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Donutdude.9582 said:
    I do not know what the issue is.

    Of course not. You use the Elemental Sword skin. ;)

    Wha...hey! That's mean :( I've loved this skin since my time in the original game! :'(

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    @Rauderi.8706 said:

    @Just a flesh wound.3589 said:
    One of the few outfits I’m not going to buy. Nice clean lines. No buttcapes. Then they added ginormous crystals on the shoulders that don’t fit the style of the rest of the outfit.

    What it could have had was a smaller mass of non spike crystals encrusting the shoulders, or no crystals at all as there are several outfits already with crystals and glow.

    I had similar thoughts with the ice encasement outfit: interesting work underneath covered up by crystal globs.

    But at least the tradition of laughable Wintersday outfit releases holds true.

    "laughable" is a strong word. This is still a great outfit even with not ideal shoulders.

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

    if the outfit itself has a shine it would fit the crystal style more, kinda like a latex shine so the skintight part is enticed.

  • "LOL! Hey, at least that throne is supposed to look corny and funny, and it fits the season. I don't think the dev who designed that outfit was aiming for an "amusing" style. :p"

    Have you seen Bootsy Collins?

  • I love the idea for the outfit but the shoulders and floating crystals are horrible and also the...whatever it is...on the legs

    So much for them saying how they listen to people....
    How many times did people say [including me]

    • don't put unnecessary things all over the outfit/armor (belts, crystals, potions, pouches, etc.) and yet they still do it!
    • don't make it have gigantic shoulders, they still do it
    • don't have any floating things around, they still do it

    It took them 6 years to add pants for light armor and it's filled with nonsense - crystals and belts and some other whatever it is around calf area
    There are so many ideas for pants and they just decide to put pre-made accessories just to make them not too plain because they don't actually wanna put any effort into it, meanwhile raid gets new models for almost everything...oh but some nicer looking pants without unnecessary things, nope!
    I'm still waiting for my hairs for 3+ years... while humans got 20 or so with expansion. I didn't see sylvari get any with HoT....
    I'm so glad they have time to make useless chairs....
    I'd rather have nicer armors and outfits than a chair

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  • I think the Gem Armor looks pretty classy. There's no other slick, (almost) one piece suit quite like it out there.

    I do agree they went a little crazy on the crystal shoulders though, lol. I myself am a fan of svelte/body-hugging silhouettes that emphasize the curves of the body, rather than those that project outwards. But hey, difference in tastes.

    Perhaps one day, we'll have a line of armor that are oriented towards subtlety instead of being heavily ornamented. Like a plain looking white dress that has fine filigree white lines that you can only see when sunlight reflects off them.

    Or maybe an outfit that looks blue and black in certain lighting and white and gold in another. Haha.

  • I find its interesting people are disliking the crystals on the shoulders.
    Personally its the heels for me. Excuse me, what? Maybe for females if you want to keep that look (unless you hate heels then I absolutely respect your thoughts there) but on the male models it just... why. Why is that there?

  • @Darkness.3942 said:
    I find its interesting people are disliking the crystals on the shoulders.
    Personally its the heels for me. Excuse me, what? Maybe for females if you want to keep that look (unless you hate heels then I absolutely respect your thoughts there) but on the male models it just... why. Why is that there?

    The heels are there so you can give Kralkatorrik a nice back kick when you meet it.

  • @Heraldusluminare.2946 said:

    @Darkness.3942 said:
    I find its interesting people are disliking the crystals on the shoulders.
    Personally its the heels for me. Excuse me, what? Maybe for females if you want to keep that look (unless you hate heels then I absolutely respect your thoughts there) but on the male models it just... why. Why is that there?

    The heels are there so you can give Kralkatorrik a nice back kick when you meet it.

    ha-ha! good point.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 21, 2018

    Wait a minute, don't you have an "hide shoulders" option?
    I mean, outfit depends on your armor, so just go in your armor parts, untick shoulders and woosh it's done. It should work, I do that with hexed outfit to hide the headgear , that way it just look like a dress on my asura.

    Edit: it works with unticking in equipments headgear, but not for shoulders and gauntlets, seriously why Anet? Plz allow us to hide shoulders of an outfit, same for gauntlet! ;(

    Edit 2: Can hide gauntlets on my hexed outfit, very weird mechanic.

    The fact that shoulders can't be hidden is a bug for me since, only some outfits works with hiding gauntlets.

    Edit 3: Yup on some outfits you can hide shoulders.

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  • Udolpho.1209Udolpho.1209 Member ✭✭✭

    The concept art for it looks amazing. Seems like they removed an extra shoulder piece, which was a good idea.
    I do like the crystals, just the execution of them for the guys is meh. Still may get it, the preview with all shadow abyss dyes looked nice. Like a fancier/sparkly-er Exemplar Attire suit.

  • ProtoGunner.4953ProtoGunner.4953 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Looks cool on female, more or less. However, the bodysuit on males looks hilariously flamboyant and swishy. Surely, funny if you want to play such a character (I see mesmers ie).

  • Ashen.2907Ashen.2907 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Went ahead and bought it. Looks much better on females than males, but worth the price IMO.

  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 22, 2018

    @Donutdude.9582 said:

    @Ashantara.8731 said:

    @Donutdude.9582 said:
    I do not know what the issue is.

    Of course not. You use the Elemental Sword skin. ;)

    Wha...hey! That's mean :(

    I am sorry, it was mean. ;) Just pointing out that our tastes differ. :)

    P.S. I own the skin as well for sentimental reasons (GW1), but the fact that the elemental flames are static really makes it look like a big, colorful toy to me.

    @Darkness.3942 said:
    I find its interesting people are disliking the crystals on the shoulders.
    Personally its the heels for me.

    Eek! I did not preview it on any human or norn female character, but heels again?! :/ I agree with you on that.

    Edit: Ahhh, I misread. You meant the heels in general. I don't mind this on a male char, they aren't high heels after all. ;) I just hate high heels in classic fantasy RPGs in general.

  • Leo G.4501Leo G.4501 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 22, 2018

    Can you color it so the crystals don't glow?

    I think it's an interesting aesthetic but overly done. Crystal-wear exists in other avenues like Crystal Arbiter/Savant/the medium one and Ice Encased and while I feel it looks like the better light version of the Crystal outfit (Crystal Savant), it wasn't needed since outfits aren't limited by armor weight.

    I'm not a fan of floaty-magic-glowie armor but if we wanted to differentiate the outfit from others, maybe make the floaty-glowie crystals "amass" around the shoulders once entering combat (like Exo-suit)?

    That aside, I like the form-fitting design of it but I prefer Ice Encased (also form-fitting) if only because the "crystal" isn't floating above your costume.

    Also, have you guys implemented "helm donning" for shifting into combat yet? Come on, Anet. Get on the ball, guys.

  • Palador.2170Palador.2170 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I want to add a bit to my earlier feedback.

    I love the outfit itself, without the gem clusters. It's a great base outfit.

    I love the gem effect, too. I can think of a few ways I'd LOVE to see this get used in the future.

    It's just the two together, and how it was done, that I dislike.

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  • Ashantara.8731Ashantara.8731 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Palador.2170 said:
    It's just the two together, and how it was done, that I dislike.

    Ditto.

  • Re males, Disco Charr love it :) .

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