It’s true. My main character runs around Tyria with 15 full sets of mixed ‘n’ matched armor her inventory. Each set has it's own associated weapon and mini pet as well. (That's 105 slots, in case you’re wondering). I like my character to look "just right" for every situation and in every environment. (It annoys me, for some reason, to see half-nekkid characters running around in the northern Shiverpeaks unless they're in the Coney Island Polar Bear Club). Each of my character's looks also has an associated hairstyle as well, since I’m one of the lucky few to possess a Permanent Self-Style Hair Kit. So while I may not be among the elite Guild Wars 2 players, I like to think that I fare pretty well in Fashion Wars 2.
My other passion is making screen captures. I usually like doing an emote in order to strike unique poses, but that tends to remove my weapon from my hand. I wanted to show you my complete armor sets with the weapon, so most of these look like my character is just standing there posing for a book cover or something. Sorry ‘bout that.
You will notice that my tastes tend toward “realism" in my fantasy, so I don't have much in the way of items with particle effects. (I'd rather see my armor than a bunch of clouds and sparkles and swooshes). I don’t much care for oversized weapons or armor pieces either.
I included a list of the skins I'm using, since I know that some of you will be curious. I hope you like these, and I hope they inspire you to play a little Fashion Wars yourself, instead of always using ho-hum Outfits. All of my pictures measure 3840 x 2160 pixels... feel free to download and use them on your desktop or in a slideshow screen saver if you like. Now without any further ado, here they are in alphabetical order:
HEAD: Cabalist Hood / SHOULDERS: Cabalist Shoulders / CHEST: Cabalist Coat / HANDS: Vigil’s Honor Gloves / LEGS: Dry Bones Leggings / FEET: Acolyte Boots / WEAPON: Wintersday Staff / MINI PET: Mini Jack-a-lop (game error… it should be spelled “Jackalope").
HEAD: Luminous Light Crown / SHOULDERS: Diviner Mantle / CHEST: Acolyte Coat / HANDS: Funerary Gloves / LEGS: Illustrious Breeches / FEET: Profane Shoes / WEAPON: Merciless Staff / MINI PET: Mini Jaguar Cub (is that in bad taste for Charr lands?)
HEAD: Stone Eye / SHOULDERS: Devout Mantle / CHEST: Student Coat / HANDS: Shackles of Madness / LEGS: Country Pants / FEET: Vigil’s Honor Footwear / WEAPON: Soft Wood Staff / MINI PET: Mini Puppy
HEAD: Storm Eye / SHOULDERS: Apprentice Shoulders / CHEST: Elonian Vestments / HANDS: Embroidered Wristguards / LEGS: Whisper's Secret Leggings / FEET: Sorcerer's Shoes / WEAPON: The Legend / MINI PET: Mini Lion Cub
HEAD: Feathered Headpiece / SHOULDERS: Exalted Mantle / CHEST: Phoenix Vest / HANDS: Feathered Gloves / LEGS: Apprentice Pants / FEET: Lunatic Acolyte Boots / BACK: Glittering Wings Backpack / WEAPON: Verdant Staff / MINI PET: Mini Sylvan Pup
HEAD: Wreath of Cooperation / SHOULDERS: Apprentice Shoulders / CHEST: Diviner Coat / HANDS: Feathered Gloves / LEGS: Whisper's Secret Leggings / FEET: Sorcerer's Shoes / WEAPON: Gnarled Walking Staff / MINI PET: Mini Fawn
HEAD: Shattered Bloodstone Circlet / SHOULDERS: Council Ministry Mantle / CHEST: Council Ministry Vestments / HANDS: Feathered Gloves / LEGS: Conjurer Pants / FEET: Aurora Shoes / WEAPON: Dwayna’s Staff / MINI PET: Mini Aurene
HEAD: Stone Eye / SHOULDERS: Heritage Mantle / CHEST: Lunatic Acolyte Coat / HANDS: Feathered Gloves / LEGS: Apostle Leggings / FEET: Aristocrat’s Shoes
THE COCKTAIL PARTY
HEAD: Bunny Ears / SHOULDERS: Exalted Mantle / CHEST: Phoenix Vest / HANDS: Feathered Gloves / LEGS: Magician Legs / FEET: Exalted Boots
HEAD: Adventurer’s Scarf / SHOULDERS: Apprentice Shoulders / CHEST: Winged Tunic / HANDS: Embroidered Wristguards / LEGS: Embroidered Pants / FEET: Embroidered Sandals / WEAPON: Lionguard Staff / MINI PET: Mini Lion Cub
HEAD: Glacial Eye / SHOULDERS: Acolyte Mantle / CHEST: Country Coat / HANDS: Sorcerer’s Livery / LEGS: Apprentice Pants / FEET: Apprentice Shoes / WEAPON: Monsoon / MINI PET: Mini Orange Tabby Cat
HEAD: Reading Glasses / SHOULDERS: Council Ministry Mantle / CHEST: Priory's Historical Vestments / HANDS: Sorcerer's Livery / LEGS: Priory's Historical Pants / FEET: Conjurer Shoes / WEAPON: Bo / MINI PET: Mini Snow Owl
HEAD: Flame Eye / SHOULDERS: Apprentice Shoulders / CHEST: Incarnate Vest / HANDS: Feathered Gloves / LEGS: Sorcerer’s Pants / FEET: Incarnate Shoes / WEAPON: Tempest Staff / MINI PET: Mini Aurene
The human light-armored female definitely has an advantage as far as range of available armor pieces. But don’t be discouraged if you play something else! ALL of my characters, even the least-played, have AT LEAST two full sets of armor (one for warmer weather, and one for cold).
I’d love to see what looks YOU have come up with for your race, sex, and armor weight! Let's see some screen shots of your character in settings wearing scene-appropriate gear!
Build someone a fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of the day.
Set someone on fire, and they'll be warm for the rest of their life.
- Unknown Fire Elementalist