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equinox black lion weapon skins

EthanLightheart.9168EthanLightheart.9168 Member ✭✭✭
edited February 7, 2019 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

Why do those look better than most legendaries? I mean seriously....


  • Obtena.7952Obtena.7952 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @EthanLightheart.9168 said:
    Why do those look better than most legendaries? I mean seriously....

    Lots of weapons look better than Legendaries ... it's just a matter of opinion what people like the looks of.

    If you think balancing is only driven by performance and justified by comparisons to other classes then prepare to be educated:


  • Biff.5312Biff.5312 Member ✭✭✭✭

    To be honest, the only reason I'd consider making a legendary is for the swapable stats. I'd put a skin on it for sure, since I don't think any of them looks good.

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The equinox are one of the best looking sets available imo. Many of the gem store sets are nice, but they really hit it out of the park with equinox. The axe and torch in particular are ZOMG awesome.

  • @EthanLightheart.9168 said:
    Why do those look better than most legendaries? I mean seriously....

    Because you don't like the looks of most legendaries and you like the look of the equinox weapons.

    Perhaps you will find comfort from these words of the late, great poets, Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart:

    Some people... some people like legendaries exclusively, while myself, I say
    There is naught nor ought there be
    nothing so exalted on the face of god's grey Tyria
    as that prince of weapon skins...
    the equinox weapon set!

    (I might have taken a few liberties with the copyasta.)

    "Face the facts. Then act on them. It's ...the only doctrine I have to offer you, & it's harder than you'd think, because I swear humans seem hardwired to do anything but. Face the facts. Don't pray, don't wish, ...FACE THE FACTS. THEN act." — Quellcrist Falconer

  • Gemstore weapon vs ingame achievement weapon
    What brings in the moneys
    Brazil did the same comparison with gemstore armor vs legendary armor, specific about dye channels.

  • phs.6089phs.6089 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Cus sometimes, just sometimes an artists pulls a design that pleases almost everyone.

    "There is always a lighthouse, there's always a man, there's always a city."

  • Ayakaru.6583Ayakaru.6583 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Even a standard Iron greatsword looks better than the legendary. What’s the case here?

    To defeat the dragons, see the good in them.
    Zhaitan reunites lost ones, primordus creates fertile land, mordremoth spreads the green, and jormag..
    ..jormag? Who's that?

  • Turkeyspit.3965Turkeyspit.3965 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Ayakaru.6583 said:
    Even a standard Iron greatsword looks better than the legendary. What’s the case here?

    That depends on whether you prefer Braveheart or Final Fantasy :)

    I don't dislike legendary weapons, but I don't like any of them enough to work as hard / spend as much resources to craft them.

  • I have some legendaries I'm fond of but others I don't like. The Equinox skins are pretty nice though.

  • Tails.9372Tails.9372 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Skins aren't everything, many regular weapon skins look "better" than legendary skins but special effects like projectile animations can have a much bigger visual impact depending on the weapon type. I personally like the "Lyssa's Gaze" pistol skin more then HOPE but there is no point in using it unless they add the Mesmer pistol SFX to it. The same can be said about the black lion weapons, the Equinox pistol looks nice nstuff but why should I even consider using it if it dosen't have matching SFX?

    This is something even some of the low quality korean cash grab games get right and the fact that GW2 (which, lets face it, after a certain point is all about cosmetics) fails horribly in this regard is just an embarrassment.

  • They look good but allow me to disagree mostly. Most of the legendary weapons look better. Even as silly as shooshadoo is its better than the equinox shield just to name 1.

  • Turin.6921Turin.6921 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 10, 2019

    I mean aesthetically i prefer Equinox weapons more than many legendaries but legendaries give out a style that definitely makes feel superior even if you do not like them aesthetically. More animations, more flashy, the character steps, the wield animation. BL kits do not have these or if they do they are less pronounced.

    TBH i am happy about this. Since i like the equinox skins i can buy them in-game from the TP at a fraction of the legendary cost.

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