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How do you play Fashion Wars 2?

Miroe.2054Miroe.2054 Member ✭✭
edited October 21, 2017 in Guild Wars 2 Discussion

A lot of players who have played GW2 for a while will have gathered one or several legendary items. If you have, are you still using all of them? How do you decide on what skins you use? Don't hesitate to post example pictures.

How do you play Fashion Wars 2? 164 votes

I use all of the expensive skins
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TheSlothArmada.6709Malediktus.9250OJM.5103Zaraki.5784Anela.3867sephiroth.4217MrRay.3027Miroe.2054ionix.9054 9 votes
I choose matching skins around a theme
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Red Haired Savage.5430AegisRunestone.8672Akame.8736saerni.2584Aomine.5012Haishao.6851PlaviGmaz.2978Jethro.9376Astralporing.1957Endless Soul.5178SrebX.6498Dante Stormwind.3794Danikat.8537crashburntoo.7431Khailyn.6248mosser.7695jheryn.8390DietPepsi.4371Curunen.8729Ashantara.8731 128 votes
I use one expensive skin and build the rest around it
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Razor.6392fwuffyness.3158Ulion.5476Opal.9324Sartharina.3542Demented Yak.6105Celsith.2753MIB.1967bloodyquen.1268 9 votes
I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss
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Sciva.4865Arzurag.7506Mattiva.4639Cuddy.6247K THEN.5162AliamRationem.5172Reliam.5849Whitworth.7259Shard.4791Omar Aschi Popp.7496Aurelius.6829Gemnaid.4219Dark Schneider.7841Veprovina.4876nekretaal.6485Microundeas.4530Napo.1230Vynull.9512 18 votes

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  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    I can't think of single character I have who doesn't have skins matching a theme I have for them. So, yeah, that's what I do. :)

    The Assassin of Rata Sum
    Proud Member of Wards of the Mists [WARD]

  • Shirlias.8104Shirlias.8104 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2017

    I have no problem playing zerk against all lab bosses...

    ...btw currently i still use HOPE with my thief ( dd staff + p\p . Swap p\p to sb when need aoe Tag or simply wvw ), and my armor is always the same ( magitech. Though now i changed Head skin to sunglasses ). Back always disabiled.

    Sb i don't really care, and I couldn't find a skin which i like or suit my character. As for staff i change it sometimes, and currently i am using the hydra.

    I am not really into skins.

    Maybe the 3rd choice then, but magitech is cheap.

  • Zaltys.7649Zaltys.7649 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 21, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Definitely by theme.
    Rarity doesn't factor into it at all. I wear basic newbie gear if it is the best match for the character.

    I outfit characters to match their personalities... instead of showing off what kind of rare stuff I have.

  • Oglaf.1074Oglaf.1074 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    I usually try and make my character as "lore-friendly" as possible, which usually means a lot of cultural and "low magic setting" stuff. If I could hide my chest armour, I'd walk around like this:

    However, I've recently gotten into raiding and made three out of the six pieces of the Legendary heavy armour and yeah.... I'll be wearing that from now on. I put too much blood, sweat and tears into getting it to simply not using it in the end.

    Please Anet give us a hide Chest Armour-option. Tattoo-clad Norns everywhere beg of you.

  • I use all of the expensive skins

    @AliamRationem.5172 said:
    So, are you gonna rez me or not?

    NO!! Because the Waypoint is 10 meters away. You literally have to just jump over the ledge and be back with the zerg! XD

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    There isn't really a pick for me.

    I made a Bifrost before HoT. I didn't like all the rainbow trails off my character as it obscured me as I was running. And honestly, it was a bit busy for me just standing around, so I use ascended staff skins, usually white, but I have a red/orange one now to go with my Halloween colors.

    I prefer simple looking sets, and pretty much always hide everything I can (head, hand, shoulders). I have a character or two with a back piece showing. Most recently, the inviso-book went nicely on my Mesmer who uses the Myst-looking weapons (sword/sword and sword/shield) plus a ghost cat mini. Put Aurora on her as well, so she has a ghostly look about her. Have a Revenant in a Monk outfit with a 'walking stick' (staff) that has a low(er) level leatherworking back pack on, the small one with the bear pelt on the cover flap.

    I also generally prefer simple looking weapons, as all my characters are small, and surfboards don't look much like weapons for them. My Guardian's two handed sword is a newbie skin. Maybe not quite the newbie-est, but maybe the 2nd skin you come across. It's really small, but it actually looks like a sword to her, and not wall paneling.

    Generally don't like glowing things, as I then don't get to see my character behind a myst of goo. The Mesmer being the exception, largely because she's a Chrono, and ends up 'lighting up' pretty regularly in combat. Aurora isn't 'too' glowy out of combat, not much more than the myst-looking (i can't remember what they are called, you create them in the mystic forge with a lot of mats and ectos?) swords she has.

    So with a hidden Bifrost, it's hard to justify working towards more legendaries, really. I don't really take advantage of the 'swapping' aspect, b/c it doesn't do me much good without changing the sigils. I carry a healing set on my main elementalist besides her zerker set, and just made an ascended healing staff to go with it, rather than swap stats on the Bifrost. So there it sits, reskinned and not really used to it's full potential.

    But on the brighter side, it allows me to get things like Griffons and work on the new specialist weapons without batting an eye when they are made available. :)

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Griever.8150Griever.8150 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Matching skins around a theme, i tend to use fairly simple sets too since i find super flashy, glowing gear with moving parts hard to look at, just not my style.

    I do like to use full sets though as i tend to really notice when textures don't match perfectly, its a pet peeve i guess, that might prevent me from fully enjoying Fashion Wars 2 but hey, i still manage to make my characters look nice (to me anyway.)

    I only have 2 characters right now though. Finding it hard to justify making more right now but maybe later.

    Teef : https://imgur.com/3EuUh6D
    Engi : https://imgur.com/sNsMCTr

  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    @Griever.8150 said:
    Matching skins around a theme, i tend to use fairly simple sets too since i find super flashy, glowing gear with moving parts hard to look at, just not my style.

    I do like to use full sets though as i tend to really notice when textures don't match perfectly, its a pet peeve i guess, that might prevent me from fully enjoying Fashion Wars 2 but hey, i still manage to make my characters look nice (to me anyway.)

    I only have 2 characters right now though. Finding it hard to justify making more right now but maybe later.

    Teef : https://imgur.com/3EuUh6D
    Engi : https://imgur.com/sNsMCTr

    I'm rather the same. I like the simple sets over the super flashy stuff that kills my FPS. Part of why I won't finish Aurora - that doesn't fit any of my "simplistic themes".

    Besides there's no reason to do anything other than this on my thief. No trenchcoat!

  • Griever.8150Griever.8150 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    @Konig Des Todes.2086 said:

    @Griever.8150 said:
    Matching skins around a theme, i tend to use fairly simple sets too since i find super flashy, glowing gear with moving parts hard to look at, just not my style.

    I do like to use full sets though as i tend to really notice when textures don't match perfectly, its a pet peeve i guess, that might prevent me from fully enjoying Fashion Wars 2 but hey, i still manage to make my characters look nice (to me anyway.)

    I only have 2 characters right now though. Finding it hard to justify making more right now but maybe later.

    Teef : https://imgur.com/3EuUh6D
    Engi : https://imgur.com/sNsMCTr

    I'm rather the same. I like the simple sets over the super flashy stuff that kills my FPS. Part of why I won't finish Aurora - that doesn't fit any of my "simplistic themes".

    Besides there's no reason to do anything other than this on my thief. No trenchcoat!

    Lol, i personally like the trenchcoats lol but i do agree variety wouldn't hurt in leather gear.

  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    @Griever.8150 said:
    Lol, i personally like the trenchcoats lol but i do agree variety wouldn't hurt in leather gear.

    I'm fairly indifferent on the matter. But I would enjoy more pants in medium and light all the same. Sadly, most pants that do exist look... weird. That set I have had on my thief for about four years now has been perfect though. Both fits her character as I see it, and looks nice.

  • Donari.5237Donari.5237 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    My theme is usually "what would this character realistically wear based on their personality, race, background, level of adventuring, and culture?" I have people in dull rags, people in swashbuckling gear, people in fancy clothes, people in leaves .... my theme tends to be more a general color palette that each one prefers. For instance Donari likes greens, blacks, and golds; his sister likes blues and creams. My charr ele is into oranges and browns; my human ele likes rich dark reds and golds. My sylvari guardian does off-whites, browns, soft golds; my sylvari warrior is more into green and silver. Etc.

  • Fluffball.8307Fluffball.8307 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Where is the option for I am competent, play PvE in zerker, and don't need a rez?

  • Crossaber.8934Crossaber.8934 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    One of my favorite match making involve white skin, i don’t mind skin rarity as long ad i think they match each other.

    Cross

  • DietPepsi.4371DietPepsi.4371 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Using modest armour skins OFC. Dressing up as a walking fever dream is not my cup of tea.
    Using cultural skins and matching the theme of the armour with the character's lore is.

    You stand to benefit more from making friends than you do making enemies.

  • Samnang.1879Samnang.1879 Member ✭✭✭

    i'd like to have everything in legendary. i'm on my way there , anet just needs to release them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! esp the trinkets and greatsword/longbow 2.0 (i don't like the flowery longbow -_- doesn't go with my manly warrior)

    Anet: give us in-game marriage please:

    • Bachelors get 10% karma, magic find
    • Couple get 10% gold, exp
    • Option to marry companion/android bought from gemstore
  • Curunen.8729Curunen.8729 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    I don't use legendaries just for the sake of it but I've tended towards a "celestial" theme for my Mesmer over the last year or so.

    That means gold/silver dyes (ie sun/moon), things like the priory focus key skin, gold fractal weapons, the chronomancer's sundial shield and things like astralaria and bifrost because they all fit the theme.

    IH hybrid | My ears, how are you! | Kourna Jackrabbit for default Springer

  • Ayumi Spender.1082Ayumi Spender.1082 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Thief's theme: Look like something I would wear. Close to normal clothes.

    Necro's theme: Me as a grim reaper (no, I don't play Reaper. I play Core Necro... I just reaaaally like the hood and I can't put on a "normal" look anyway with the horrible selection of choices light armour have...)

    Note: Not using the Reaper's hood for now due to Halloween and all.
    Note 2: Same character as my Thief as once again supposed to be me (was also my 1st character made until I discovered Thief and liking it almost as much as Necro making them both the same character.

    Mirage's theme: Her name is Middna and I aim to make her kind of look close to the character she's based on.

    I don't have any "skin" clothing just yet so she's temporarily using the pirate outfit... just like...

    Guardian: "Normal"-ish clothing as while she's a Sylvari, she's based on a Majin I created many years ago in Dragon Ball Online and then recreated a while back in Xenoverse.

    She (and Thief) would use Jungle Explorer Outfit... IF I HAD IT!

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    I just use whatever I think looks good at the time. I don't go out of my way to use rare/"impressive" or flashy skins but I don't avoid them either. I wouldn't rule out any skin or combination, but only if I think it looks good.

    I do have 2 legendaries (The Dreamer and The Bifrost) and I use both, with the original skins. But I spent a lot of time thinking about it before I started making them because I wanted to be absolutely sure I wasn't going to get bored with them, or sick of them. (Yes I like rainbows and bright colours.)

    This is my main character's current look, and one of my favourites for her. This is probably also one of the most expensive/difficult to get combinations I use: Ascended coat (which I made because I like how it looks), Holographic Shattered Wings (which were essentially free for me since I was going to get the achievement anyway), Fire God's Vambraces from the HoM, Buccaneer Leggings (mid-level karma unlock), and Carapace boots.

    The downside of this is I 'only' have 9 characters, and there's a lot of skins I like for one reason or another which don't suit any of them. Or at least don't fit as part of any outfit I'd ever put together for them. And I'm not quite to the point of being willing/able to create dozens of additional characters just to use all the skins I like.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Fantasy.5321Fantasy.5321 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    I use different armor pieces that match well together.

  • elrin.4750elrin.4750 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2017

    Ever since setting Char Model Quality to lowest, I have enjoyed the nice FPS boost in the game. Unfortunately (for all of you) I now see your chars as generic gray models. Some players don't even show (just name and title) at all because I also have set Model Limit to lowest. I prefer the game this way. I get nice FPS almost everywhere :-)

  • Zedek.8932Zedek.8932 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 22, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Excelsior.

    I have big problems finding a lot of different "armours" (I can't call a pair of leather boots "armour") that I can wear, but I basically have two sets of which I switched back and forth between. They all match my Asura's hair, eye and skin colour, even with the cute pattern on his skin.

    Putting a lot of effort in matching my personal attitude, the attitude of a thief and the attitude of the race (Asura) and it works, but it's also pretty simple in the result. No Mickey Mouse BS around, no titles, no auras, no minis. A sniper and/or thief is simply not supposed to be seen and to blend into the shadows, so I even use my aviator shades less to covery my shiny, silver-ish hair under my mask. Even though nobody cares, I think it's kinda funny that no other player could call my actual skin colour because I am usually covered in black and grey - that's what I expect from my profession. Even in close-up, you could only identify me on my eyes and ears.

    I am matching my clothing to the purpose. For example, as Daredevil (agile) I was using the noble set pretty often in a gentleman-like Hitman style, especially when going Dual Pistols and Dual Daggers, often engaging with Steal and then punch Mordem into their crotch..I mean, use Fist Flurry in melee. Now, as Deadeye, I avoid ANY bling bling. It started when I re-watched "Léon The Professional" on the rooftop, calling Mathilde to care for reflections of the scope, so I put on my mask to keep everything as unsuspicious and camouflaged as possible. Since PoF also has some harsh contrast filters on it, especially at night times, I often blend really into the shadows.

    So, in general, I am seeing myself as some sort of mercenary/assassin type of guy, taking the jobs and missions because I can and want, getting thrills from it and make a living, but I am not here to please anyone, make friends or to be the shiny, semi-god hero type. Actually, I think my Asura is the real opposite: A lone wolf trying to survive. That type of Asura that sits on a camp fire at night, eating kidney beans from a can, only trusting his rifle, pistols and daggers... (Maybe a polite and educated from of League of Legend's Kled.)

    Excelsior, my name is Zedexx; Asuran Deadeye and assassin.
    The Hunter / 2x Darksteel Pistols / 2x Whisper's Secret Daggers and my Springer. That's all I need and trust.
    "We [Asura] are the concentrated magnificence!"

  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    @Zedek.8932 said:
    Excelsior.

    I have big problems finding a lot of different "armours" (I can't call a pair of leather boots "armour") that I can wear, but I basically have two sets of which I switched back and forth between. They all match my Asura's hair, eye and skin colour, even with the cute pattern on his skin.

    Putting a lot of effort in matching my personal attitude, the attitude of a thief and the attitude of the race (Asura) and it works, but it's also pretty simple in the result. No Mickey Mouse BS around, no titles, no auras, no minis. A sniper and/or thief is simply not supposed to be seen and to blend into the shadows, so I even use my aviator shades less to covery my shiny, silver-ish hair under my mask. Even though nobody cares, I think it's kinda funny that no other player could call my actual skin colour because I am usually covered in black and grey - that's what I expect from my profession. Even in close-up, you could only identify me on my eyes and ears.

    I am matching my clothing to the purpose. For example, as Daredevil (agile) I was using the noble set pretty often in a gentleman-like Hitman style, especially when going Dual Pistols and Dual Daggers, often engaging with Steal and then punch Mordem into their crotch..I mean, use Fist Flurry in melee. Now, as Deadeye, I avoid ANY bling bling. It started when I re-watched "Léon The Professional" on the rooftop, calling Mathilde to care for reflections of the scope, so I put on my mask to keep everything as unsuspicious and camouflaged as possible. Since PoF also has some harsh contrast filters on it, especially at night times, I often blend really into the shadows.

    So, in general, I am seeing myself as some sort of mercenary/assassin type of guy, taking the jobs and missions because I can and want, getting thrills from it and make a living, but I am not here to please anyone, make friends or to be the shiny, semi-god hero type. Actually, I think my Asura is the real opposite: A lone wolf trying to survive. That type of Asura that sits on a camp fire at night, eating kidney beans from a can, only trusting his rifle, pistols and daggers... (Maybe a polite and educated from of League of Legend's Kled.)

    I LOVE IT. You, sir, have excellent taste. Your asura has such swag. I'll post my characters later.

    The Assassin of Rata Sum
    Proud Member of Wards of the Mists [WARD]

  • DearlyMe.5320DearlyMe.5320 Member ✭✭✭

    None of those really fits what I do. Unless you count focusing on their personality and what they themselves would wear as a theme. I can't get my human necromancer to wear anything that shows skin. She prefers cute outfits like Cabalist gear. My norn ranger prefers cultural clothing. The sylvari necromancer doesn't seem too picky. My asura mesmer is the worst to dress, since pants are a no go and that's the majority of the bottoms. It needs to be fancy, pretty, and stylish. So while I'm still leveling her, she's running around in the wedding outfit. When she's 80, she'll be wearing the carapace top with winged bottoms.

    Mains :: Gwenyna (Sylvari Chronomancer) and Nyniendha (Sylvari Reaper)
    7 Sylvari | 7 Asura | 3 Norn | 3 Human | 3 Charr
    https://dearlyme.tumblr.com/

  • Danikat.8537Danikat.8537 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    @DearlyMe.5320 said:
    None of those really fits what I do. Unless you count focusing on their personality and what they themselves would wear as a theme. I can't get my human necromancer to wear anything that shows skin. She prefers cute outfits like Cabalist gear. My norn ranger prefers cultural clothing. The sylvari necromancer doesn't seem too picky. My asura mesmer is the worst to dress, since pants are a no go and that's the majority of the bottoms. It needs to be fancy, pretty, and stylish. So while I'm still leveling her, she's running around in the wedding outfit. When she's 80, she'll be wearing the carapace top with winged bottoms.

    I'd classify that as matching a theme. In your case the theme is 'what would this character wear?'.

    "You can run like a river, Till you end up in the sea,
    And you run till night is black, And keep on going in your dreams,
    And you know all the long while, It's the journey that you seek,
    It's the miles of moving forward, With the wind beneath your wings."

  • Would vote but there wasn't a "None of the above." option. I don't think there is any real rhyme or reason to how I put together an outfit for a char, I just start throwing armor skins on them in the wardrobe and see what sticks. I don't like themes personally. Whether or not a skin is expensive is only a consideration if it's well beyond what I can afford(which is quite a few, but thus far I've been pretty lucky because most of the skins I really like have been within my means).

  • AliamRationem.5172AliamRationem.5172 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss

    Alright, I'll play. I begin with a skin or two that I like and build a theme around it. Here are a few of mine:

    Mesmer: (Desert)
    Imgur

    Elementalist: (Desert)
    Imgur

    Engineer: (Futuristic)
    Imgur

    Guardian: (Demon)
    Imgur

    Necromancer: (Angel, to match "The Bifrost")
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  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    The theme answer was the closest to what I do, but for one of my alt Guardians I built her dyes around the Scientific weapon skins and just went from there. Since I have 24 characters, it's getting harder to make them all unique but I'm still unlocking new skins in the four years I've been playing so it's been a lot of fun playing dress up on all of them.

    "For the Panini!" // NA (USA)/Ehmry Bay/[EBAY]
    Main character--Runa Xandrill, Level 80 Female Human Dragonhunter

  • Cuddy.6247Cuddy.6247 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss

    Basically like that. Everyone uses war god weapons. Exceptions are I use Touch of Madness for torches and Jailbroken for any focus.

  • Cuddy.6247Cuddy.6247 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss

    @Ayumi Spender.1082 said:

    @Cuddy.6247 said:

    Basically like that. Everyone uses war god weapons. Exceptions are I use Touch of Madness for torches and Jailbroken for any focus.

    You're like the only example so far on I can see someone accidentally deleting the wrong character from that other topic. Even worse if they have close to the same name.

    Names aren't really close. More important to pay attention to the icons though. I can tell who my characters are at a glance and honestly their appearance wouldn't help me remember what was in their inventory anyway.

    Only other outfits I have are Mad King's, White Mantle and Mursaat. Idk how I feel about trying to throw them into the mix.

  • Ayumi Spender.1082Ayumi Spender.1082 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Cuddy.6247 said:

    @Ayumi Spender.1082 said:

    @Cuddy.6247 said:

    Basically like that. Everyone uses war god weapons. Exceptions are I use Touch of Madness for torches and Jailbroken for any focus.

    You're like the only example so far on I can see someone accidentally deleting the wrong character from that other topic. Even worse if they have close to the same name.

    Names aren't really close. More important to pay attention to the icons though. I can tell who my characters are at a glance and honestly their appearance wouldn't help me remember what was in their inventory anyway.

    Ah, you got photographic memory and thought processes like me?
    Even then, still a rare case as I can see someone if they had it like this and not thinking could accidentally delete the wrong character if they either:
    1. Didn't care for the character.
    2. Don't pay attention or remember specific things.

  • Cuddy.6247Cuddy.6247 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss

    @Ayumi Spender.1082 said:

    @Cuddy.6247 said:

    @Ayumi Spender.1082 said:

    @Cuddy.6247 said:

    Basically like that. Everyone uses war god weapons. Exceptions are I use Touch of Madness for torches and Jailbroken for any focus.

    You're like the only example so far on I can see someone accidentally deleting the wrong character from that other topic. Even worse if they have close to the same name.

    Names aren't really close. More important to pay attention to the icons though. I can tell who my characters are at a glance and honestly their appearance wouldn't help me remember what was in their inventory anyway.

    Ah, you got photographic memory and thought processes like me?
    Even then, still a rare case as I can see someone if they had it like this and not thinking could accidentally delete the wrong character if they either:
    1. Didn't care for the character.
    2. Don't pay attention or remember specific things.

    Don't think it's that photogenic. More that I've just learned to recognise the various profession icons. If I want to delete my mesmer, for example, I'm not going to be at risk of clicking the arrowhead and deleting my dragonhunter by accident. Also the names are somewhat thematic. Like warrior is Love Like War, ranger is Follow Your Arrow (even if I don't use a bow, it's the sentiment that counts, right?) and revenant is Sick Sixth Senses.

  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    Themes for me. I have a norn raven shaman ele with Nevermore, a fiery warrior (though I'm regretting my choices after B. went rogue), icy guardian, steampunk engineer, a lightbringer revenant, the list goes on. I initially decide the general theme, find the weapon skins, then mix and match armors and dyes to complete the look.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    I usually sit a while in wardrobe, trying to throw any and every skin i have at the character in preview, until i find something that "clicks". When i do, i build the rest of the theme around it. If that requires obtaining a new skin, then i do that.
    The problem is, that i have quite a number of expensive and/or hard to get skins that i obtained because i liked them, but i end up not using most of those because they just don't "fit" anywhere. For example, there's only one character that uses a legendary currently - and it's the character i no longer play on.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • Embered.5089Embered.5089 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Theme. Not too many things look good on charrs, and what does look good is usually a very simple, cheap, easily-and-early obtained item. Well, maybe that's also because I prefer the simple things.
    I wouldn't really say that I play fashion wars so much as I get my characters to level 80 and put on an exotic set, and then give 'em a skin set and that's what they'll be wearing for the rest of their lives :D

  • saerni.2584saerni.2584 Member ✭✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Even an inexpensive skin in the right combination can look really good.

    Or an expensive dye with a cheap skin.

    Northern Shiverpeaks (NSP)
    Deadeye (Thief)
    Commandant of P/D and Apex Predator

  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    I start with an theme for each of my characters, then adjust accordingly.

    Wolf Moonstar
    Dragon Council, Third Seat: Jade Sea Haven (Jade) of Ehmry Bay
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  • I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss

    Lol jk

    I dont use berzerker gear. But its funny and others dont apply.

    I run heritage hear in my starter default colours. Only for now i am dressed in halloween armor cause halloweeeen.

    Heritage gear(pottery, dijon, autumn)
    FDS/The Chosen.
    Tequatl lobgbow reskinned to Softwood Bow
    Mad Mem flaming back
    Gourd vibrations

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  • dusanyu.4057dusanyu.4057 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 23, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    i like to mix class and race lore to create a style (and i avoid flashy stuff)

    Yes i know they all look alike i need to get some makeover kits LOL

  • jheryn.8390jheryn.8390 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    I usually want a certain look and build my armor/weapons around that. I have 9 legendaries and have no problem reskinning them to match the look I want. I don't have a screen shot of my green-skinned sylvari scourge, but he is very real life human dressed with just a tad of steampunk added in. His clothing is all black and white. I chose vigil weapon skins because they compliment the look although they are Set One: Meteorlogicus & Rodgort and Set Two: Nevermore.

    I actually like stuff that is less bulky and less flashy. Sparkly doesn't impress me that much. Well, except for Astralaria. I love that skin.

  • AegisRunestone.8672AegisRunestone.8672 Member ✭✭✭
    edited October 24, 2017
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    @jheryn.8390 said:
    I usually want a certain look and build my armor/weapons around that. I have 9 legendaries and have no problem reskinning them to match the look I want. I don't have a screen shot of my green-skinned sylvari scourge, but he is very real life human dressed with just a tad of steampunk added in. His clothing is all black and white. I chose vigil weapon skins because they compliment the look although they are Set One: Meteorlogicus & Rodgort and Set Two: Nevermore.

    I actually like stuff that is less bulky and less flashy. Sparkly doesn't impress me that much. Well, except for Astralaria. I love that skin.

    I totally agree with you. If got Incinerator or crafted it for my thief, I'd re-skin it to fit her assassin-like theme (probably bloodstone dagger). Though, I'd prefer a new legendary dagger. I do love The Shining Blade sword, though.

    Anyway, I promised pictures of my thematic characters!
    Vini - Female asura Daredevil. Dagger/Dagger, Shortbow (in general, my characters' weapons will be part of their theme)

    Vini is a non-contracted assassin. She was given a title and a surname by the asura society due to... some taboo behavior she displays (you'll have to read the story linked in my sig to find out what). Here she is, hooded with her daggers: And here she is without a hood, wielding her short bow: I have taken better shots of her. Anyway, you can clearly see from the hood and sneakthief armor that I'm definitely going with the assassin theme here. I also had commissioned an image of Vini from TigresToku: Vini became my main in August 2014, replacing my ranger, Ashe. I discovered the joys of a thief character and an asura at that! :) Vini also has a pet Red Panda, who loves her and she loves back:

    Cynthia Rycher - Female human Elementalist, "Scion of Storms." Dagger/Dagger

    Cynthia Rycher, the "Scion of Storms" is an arcanist hailing from a different world: Mytherdia. Although she looks human, she's actually a member of the mystic race--1/4 elven, 3/4 human--so looks can be deceiving. Cynthia is a tease and a prankster; not to mention very playful. Careful, just because she's beautiful doesn't mean she's easy to catch. Some pictures: Cynthia calls herself the "Scion of Storms," as do many, because she focuses on Lightning magic. She can use fire, ice, and other elements, but her primary power lies with the Air. (Her build is what I call a "gimmick" build which is focused on making her hit people with random lightning bolts and have strong Air attunement. She has Runes of Air, Sigil of Air, Tempest Defense, and Lightning Rod.) Make her angry and she will give you a nasty shock. Cynthia normally wears a cross between a kimono and wizard's robe with knee-high white boots. She also has a silver hairclip with a sapphire tucked in it. The Feathered Headpiece was the closest I could get to a hearpiece like that. The Vestments of the Lich combined with Ornate Guild Leggings and Illustrious Footwear gave me that kimono/robe look. She's dagger/dagger for Air 1 and 3 primarily. Air 3 for more lightning, and Air 1 to represent her actual melee weapon: the Storm Whip.

    Aegis Runestone - Male human Weaver, "Magi Warrior of Mytherdia." Sword/Dagger

    Like Cynthia, Aegis hails from the world of Mytherdia, where he was a hero and the only mystic alive who could cast arcane magic while wearing heavy armor. Thus, the title "Magi Warrior." Aegis mastered using the kitten sword type (or hand-and-a-half sword) in his right hand while training to be swordsman. A traumatic event changed his cellular makeup and he was able to wield magic. Thus, Aegis rarely, if ever, uses a shield because a free hand to cast spells is more favorable. In Tyria, I picked elementalist because it was the closest class. When Weaver was announced, I was thrilled. Here is what he looks like normally in Mytherdia: Now, here he is a Weaver in Tyria: The Weaver spec allows Aegis to have a sword, which is much more fitting for his theme. Also, note his colors match with his reference picture.

    Ashe Frostworth - Female human Ranger. Longbow, Greatsword

    Pictures: Anyone who has played League of Legends will recognize this character as heavily based off Ashe, the Frost Archer in her Amethyst Ashe skin. I felt the Falconer's armor was the best for her look and I love it. Her pet there is named "Dark Crystal" since it's a snow leopard. Ashe was my original main. Although she was my second character created (September 2012, a few days after Levi), she was the first (and currently only) to beat the original Personal Story. She plays a role in Vini's story as Tyrian human (and not the champion from LoL). She's one of Vini's contacts in the Order of Whispers.

    Therista - Female slyvari Warrior. Greatsword, Longbow

    Therista is heavily based off my Night Elf warrior--Therista Whisperleaf--from World of Warcraft (which I don't play anymore). The Tyrian version of Therista is more relaxed and level-headed unlike her counterpart who has a bad temper and speced in the Fury Line. Azeroth Therista used Sword & Shield and Greatsword while the Tyrian version opted for a Longbow instead of sword and shield. Picture: Therista in Tyria has a very similar color scheme to Therista from Azeroth. Here's her Azerothian version: Although the one from Azeroth has armor which carries more blue in it, she also had a purple undershirt beneath that armor. The hair, skin tone, leggings, and boot, however, all match perfectly. I may swap Tyrian Therista back to blue, but that's something for later. She's one of Vini's companions later in her story.

    Farclaw Wartongue - Male charr Engineer. Pistol/Pistol

    This charr is one of my favorite characters despite the fact I don't play him long. My guildmaster (and good friend), who mains a charr engie remarked that Farclaw had swag. And indeed he does. Pictures: Despite how low-level the armor looks, he has the swag of an awesome charr. He'll show up in Vini's story soon (probably in Chapter 13), he seeks Vini out because he hears of her great genius (scored a 5.0 GPA in her college with highest honors--the only one in her class to do so) and he loves inventing new devices for the Iron Legion and so he asks Vini for advice. Farclaw is going to keep this color scheme, I am debating whether I should go back to Glyphic Pistols as the Priory ones, as cool as they are, look out of place. Here's Farclaw with the Glypic pistols:

    Levi Crystalweaver - Male human Guardian. Sword/Shield, Greatsword

    This is the Tyrian version of Levi Crystalweaver--a paladin--from Mytherdia. A pic of Tyrian Levi with his sword and shield: Levi was my first character in September 2012 and he follows Mytherdian Levi's theme closely: white hair, light blue armor with gold. Tyrian Levi is wielding Vengeance, Tier 2 precursor to The Shining Blade, and I think he's the one who will get the Legendary. Another picture: Levi is a man with a kind, gentle attitude despite his large presence. He seeks to forgive those who wrong him, even they are his enemies. Because if he does not; he may become the monsters he fights against. He plays a major role later in Vini's Story.

    Nora the Twisted - Female norn Mesmer. Greatsword, Sword/Sword

    Nora is a new character, my first norn and first mesmer. I don't have much of a backstory, but I like this theme she currently has: Title: "the Twisted" represents her ability to manipulate with illusions and twist reality. I'm also thinking if she should stick with Sword/Sword as her secondary or go something else...

    Cecil Harvey (Paladin - Final Fantasy 4 Cosplay) - Male human Dragonhunter. Sword/Shield, Longbow

    Final Fantasy IV is my favorite game of all time, and Cecil is my fictional hero. Reference picture: Despite his lack of manliness in Square's design; I think he is manly in sense he is a walking, breathing definition of a hero. Now, here he is in Tyria: The Luminous Saber provided the perfect skin for Cecil's most powerful holy sword: Ragnarok. And the Frostforged Shield makes for a wonderful Crystal Shield. Another picture: In the 2D versions of FF4, Cecil could wield bows once he became a Paladin. So, the Dragonhunter spec was spot on for giving him an alternate weapon. He uses Knight stat equipment (except his sword, shield, and bow, which are all zerkers), so he's hard to kill, and he hits hard. In FF4, Cecil isn't a traditional paladin--he's not just a tank, but what I call a DPS/Tank hybird. He's one of the highest damage dealers you have in the game and has the highest defense and HP, so he can take blows for weaker characters without much damage to himself. What would complete his cosplay would be a dyeable cape and the Icelord's Diadem from the Hall of Monuments. Sadly, I'm unable to acquire a copy of Guild Wars 1 at the moment.

    There! A lot of thematic characters, eh? :) It seems all of them are centered around a theme of some sort. Also, sorry for Vini's oddly wrapped text around the images; I couldn't figure out how to make paragraphs without needing a new spoiler tag.

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  • Kichwas.7152Kichwas.7152 Member ✭✭✭
    I choose matching skins around a theme

    Honestly I don't.

    Fashion in this game sucks. Even ESO has better choices and they lack transmutation...

    This game has too many butt-flaps.

    So almost all my characters are wearing very similar outfits because the choices are just too few and far between... and all I've been doing since 2013 is transmuting the same outfit onto every upgrade...

    I have massive collections of outfits in every MMO I play except for this one. There is no 'fashion wars' here... There are just butt-flaps.

    Just say no to butt-flaps.

  • Mattiva.4639Mattiva.4639 Member ✭✭
    edited November 2, 2017
    I join labyrinth in berserker gear and demand rez at the candy corn boss

    Well, my main is one of those gem store duchesses, when i see something sparkly enough, it will end up on my lovely sparkle cat. No mix and matching armor pieces, but instead colors -.-

  • I choose matching skins around a theme

    I always use the latest armor set skin and change my weapon skin to match my armor. I avoid all the bright flashy armor, weapon and giant glowing wing backpiece.

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