Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

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    Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by bloodpixel on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:06 am

    I do. I wear the black cleric robe and pharis hat for looks. I could easily wear something better but I can't seem to.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Forum Pirate on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:11 am

    Under no circumstances. wether it looks dumb or not, my opponents can laugh from their graves.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:27 am

    I wear a sack.... You do the maths.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:39 am

    Yup always. Rocking Hollow Thiefs and a tiny wee target shield and a partizan.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Boltz on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:46 am

    I'm in a mix of dark armor and black iron, not the worste def wise but not nearly the best.

    Is it worth it to look stylish and lose out on stats?
    A million times yes.
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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:32 am

    If you don't like looking at your character, how will you like playing as them? Looks before stats, always.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Toastfacekillah on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:05 am

    Always! Female, thief mask, shadow top, havels gloves/legs. Looks cool to me!


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by RANT on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:30 am

    always, im not gonna wear mask+giants or havels cause its so ugly. reaperfan put it perfectly.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Whknight on Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:43 am

    Sometimes, my Cecil build will be the first using an equipment setup just for looks, otherwise I'm just whismical about what I wear.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by barecanvas on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:16 am

    My toons shadow armor looks so sweet with the bl ue and black darkmoon invader colour.[b]
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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Tolvo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:51 am

    When I host I Cos-PvP, so completely. Painting Guardian Swords dual wielding, Shotels as Lautrec, Heater and Longsword as the Crestfallen, I do it all the time.
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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by befowler on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:27 pm

    Yeah, you have to look good. Giants + mask is just so hideous. I wear things that look good, but of course max upgrade everything and try to at least have 56+ poise. Black cleric robe looks great, so I often wear that with velka's mask or - my favorite - the crystal helm, which sort of looks like Jason's hockey mask. Also working on maxing out a bunch of target shields, because they look good with the robes and everyone thinks they're terrible. Thanks to our awesome shields thread, I figured out that a fire target shield +10 has like 85% fire resistance. Last night I soaked three great combustions with one, then used it to parry the guy's greatsword swing and killed him with a riposte. Got an PM that was just "???" - and I looked good doing it too lol.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Brokewilly on Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:51 pm

    Nope - I could careless about looks. I rock a Paladin Armor Breastplate, Hollow Soldier Waistcloth (pound for pound it the highest poise in the game), Child's Mask and Havel's Guantlets. I basically look like a golden-breasted chicken with red legs & feet:shock: . I don't look cool but my battledress has been PVP tested (100+ invasions) and passed with flying colors so I'm sticking with it. I leave being cute for models on the runway.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Liff Daddy on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:07 pm

    I just get armor that's good and I think looks good. Love brass armor


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Carphil on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:21 pm

    There are just two types of players:

    Who choose armor for looks

    Giants/havels mask of the mother


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Tolvo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:23 pm

    Carphil that is so completely and utterly wrong!

    You forgot the third, Havel Legs/Hands, Paladin Body with a mask, god. Jeez man, Jeeez!

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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by callipygias on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:42 pm

    Whether it's PvE or PvP I'm fully about what looks cool. My current favorite is Xanthous coat and legs/skirt, Havel's gauntlets, and the black iron helm (same for a female character but no helm). I really love the look of it, but considering my character has a 120 equip load (without ring or MoF) it's about as far from efficient as I could get. It's just so cool looking. (Hideous when hollow, though.)
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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by RANT on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:50 pm

    befowler wrote:Yeah, you have to look good. Giants + mask is just so hideous. I wear things that look good, but of course max upgrade everything and try to at least have 56+ poise. Black cleric robe looks great, so I often wear that with velka's mask or - my favorite - the crystal helm, which sort of looks like Jason's hockey mask. Also working on maxing out a bunch of target shields, because they look good with the robes and everyone thinks they're terrible. Thanks to our awesome shields thread, I figured out that a fire target shield +10 has like 85% fire resistance. Last night I soaked three great combustions with one, then used it to parry the guy's greatsword swing and killed him with a riposte. Got an PM that was just "???" - and I looked good doing it too lol.

    try a fire effigy shield with the robe, dont worrry about the stability, it sucks anyway.


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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Serious_Much on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:55 pm

    I choose a mix.

    I always go right to the wire with utilising weight to make sure I have best defense/poise I can, but I never let my guy look like a moron, needs to look pretty awesome while swinging a sword.


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    Post by Tolvo on Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:56 pm

    It depends really if I'm invading or hosting, if hosting I go for looks. If invading, which means in the forest, you'll bet I'm wearing my Paladin Set with a mask. Hosting? Full sets with appropriate weapons and spells.

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    Post by callipygias on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:09 pm

    ^That's a good point^. When I do high-level 4 Kings co-op I wear Mask of the Mother despite the ugly. Seems the responsible thing to do.
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    Re: Do you sacrifice battle effiency to look cooler?

    Post by Kaksoppa on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:46 pm

    Most of the time, yes. I love the Black Sorcerers Hat, too kawaii! And it doesn't weigh much either. I also like the Catarina Helm, I love the design of it, but the chestpiece is really, really, really ugly.

    I would never go for a complete clash of colors, like Embraced Armor of Favor, Crimson Skirt, and Silver Knight Helmet, for an example.


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    Post by aceluby on Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:49 pm

    I try to go for a balance. I'm not keen on the 'heavy' armors, so I try to mix and match some med and light armors that look good, but still give me some decent defense.


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    Post by moomootv on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:56 pm

    yes id rather look cool then look like 78% of the people that play the game with the same derp face


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    Post by Reaperfan on Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:58 pm

    I say this thread needs a poll. Makes it feel more official *hint hint* winking


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