Can we have metal that looks more like metal? — Guild Wars 2 Forums

Can we have metal that looks more like metal?

I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that the community would like metal that reflects in light, very few metals shine or reflect in this game, especially when it comes to armor and weapons. I have no reason to believe this graphics engine can't handle it, so it makes my kinda wonder why its not more visible.

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  • Ardenwolfe.8590Ardenwolfe.8590 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 20, 2018

    It exists but tends toward legendary or unique armor or effects as seen in the first picture. Certain dyes can also give this effect like illumination. Juggernaut will also give a very metallic effect on armor as seen in the second image.

    Sources: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Legendary_Armor & https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/The_Juggernaut

    Hope this helped.

    No longer posting or playing.

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    The only thing that annoys me if you create some fashion wars builds and when you start dying it you notice the difference in texture. Armor sets like the Phalanx one make dyes applied to it look very dull, kind of low res. I can't go ingame right now for screenshots but if you have bought that heavy armor set you might know what I'm talking about. That causes a discoloration compared to the rest of the set and simply looks weird. If anything they should make sure that all dyes look at least very similar on the same armor class.

    Very passive aggressively chuckling, because I'm totally not mad on the Internet.

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

    Sometimes even pieces from the same set doesn't dye the same. The boots on the ascended light armor dyes darker than the rest of the pieces.

  • Oldirtbeard.9834Oldirtbeard.9834 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Just buy appropriate dyes, try Enameled, and Glint dyes.

    “The only watchmaker is the blind forces of physics.”
    ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • Blocki.4931Blocki.4931 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Oldirtbeard.9834 said:
    Just buy appropriate dyes, try Enameled, and Glint dyes.

    True, that's an option. But it's still annoying if you don't have a fitting color just because your boots decided to be darker at some spots. Like it's not even consistent on the same item. Drives me up the wall

    Very passive aggressively chuckling, because I'm totally not mad on the Internet.

  • Oldirtbeard.9834Oldirtbeard.9834 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Blocki.4931 said:

    @Oldirtbeard.9834 said:
    Just buy appropriate dyes, try Enameled, and Glint dyes.

    True, that's an option. But it's still annoying if you don't have a fitting color just because your boots decided to be darker at some spots. Like it's not even consistent on the same item. Drives me up the wall

    I believe that's a Shader/texturing issue, that's why I use Outfits as opposed to mixing armor sets.

    “The only watchmaker is the blind forces of physics.”
    ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • Eloc Freidon.5692Eloc Freidon.5692 Member ✭✭✭✭

    My problem is that not all pieces uses dye and light the same way. Non metal parts using Celestial is much brighter than using it on metal parts for some reason. Not only that Draconic crafted armor is brighter than some gem skins.

  • crepuscular.9047crepuscular.9047 Member ✭✭✭✭

    if you keep on demanding shiny things, anet is gonna get sued for blinding players' eyes

  • Zeivu.3615Zeivu.3615 Member ✭✭✭

    @Oldirtbeard.9834 said:
    Just buy appropriate dyes, try Enameled, and Glint dyes.

    While it helps with some armor sets, the TP costs are not viable for all users and it isn't practical to wait for your toon's birthday for one dye. The one that looks most metallic to me is the radiant set, but lord knows I won't get the achievements for the full set any time soon.

  • Inculpatus cedo.9234Inculpatus cedo.9234 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018

    I don't know, some of the Enameled Dyes are 10 - 20 Gold. That's pretty much in the range of almost everyone (five to ten days of doing Dailies.)

  • Oldirtbeard.9834Oldirtbeard.9834 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Zeivu.3615 said:

    @Oldirtbeard.9834 said:
    Just buy appropriate dyes, try Enameled, and Glint dyes.

    While it helps with some armor sets, the TP costs are not viable for all users and it isn't practical to wait for your toon's birthday for one dye. The one that looks most metallic to me is the radiant set, but lord knows I won't get the achievements for the full set any time soon.

    True not everyone has been playing for 5 years with multiple alts and multiple birthday dyes.

    “The only watchmaker is the blind forces of physics.”
    ― Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion

  • @Ardenwolfe.8590 said:

    It exists but tends toward legendary or unique armor or effects as seen in the first picture. Certain dyes can also give this effect like illumination. Juggernaut will also give a very metallic effect on armor as seen in the second image.

    Sources: https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/Legendary_Armor & https://wiki.guildwars2.com/wiki/The_Juggernaut

    Hope this helped.

    Gee I sure wanna go through getting a legendary set just so my metal can look like it should

  • Ardenwolfe.8590Ardenwolfe.8590 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited May 21, 2018

    @Tremidine.6871 My sincere apologies you did not find my post helpful. Rest assured, it will not happen again. And best of luck with your Guild Wars 2 experience.

    No longer posting or playing.

  • MadLass.3821MadLass.3821 Member ✭✭

    @Tremidine.6871 said:
    I think I speak for a lot of people when I say that the community would like metal that reflects in light, very few metals shine or reflect in this game, especially when it comes to armor and weapons. I have no reason to believe this graphics engine can't handle it, so it makes my kinda wonder why its not more visible.

    See, I have polished and unpolished metal in my home and I can say, polished shines but unpolished doesn't. Why would you polish the metal just for effect? It's too bright with all the people using permafrost anyway. I would like to see however maybe when armour is damaged it looked damaged instead of not noticing it until it breaks.

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