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    Default ARMOR SKIN like HELM SKIN

    I like the available helms that can mask whatever helm you are wearing.
    I use the skull-helm, the top-hat and the ninja mask for separte toons.
    I also love how I can wear various helms and the cosmetic helms mask them.

    NOT so with the armor skins.
    The armor skins LOCK on to that particular armor.
    I would like to see the armor act more like the helms and be usable for a variety of armors thoughout the characters life.

    Overall, more COSMETIC choices at a nominal (free) cost would be ideal.

    Perhaps someday we can have a CLOAK or CAPE animation?
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    You know when they came out with the first cosmetic hats (the bunny hats I believe) that worked that way I was certain they were prototyping a new cosmetic skin system.

    Boy was I shocked when they went in a totally different direction

    I'm not sure how Turbine derailed so badly on this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Ed7 View Post
    I like the available helms that can mask whatever helm you are wearing.
    I use the skull-helm, the top-hat and the ninja mask for separte toons.
    I also love how I can wear various helms and the cosmetic helms mask them.

    NOT so with the armor skins.
    The armor skins LOCK on to that particular armor.
    I would like to see the armor act more like the helms and be usable for a variety of armors thoughout the characters life.

    Overall, more COSMETIC choices at a nominal (free) cost would be ideal.

    Perhaps someday we can have a CLOAK or CAPE animation?
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    Fantastic! I find the attachment of armor skins to particular armors to be an impediment to the purchase of more armor skins. Just so somebody knows.
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    Hooray, i'm hoping i can rock a funky unsupressed quorforged docent, lucid dreams & lucky green hat on my artificer once again... maximum fabulosity!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    Wooohoooo!

    Me likey. Yes.
    More options, less restrictions...

    The biggest thing I'd love to see is that I can keep an armor skin (or several) of my choice and they STAY WITH THE CHARACTER, NOT THE ARMOR. (As the OP said. And 50 billion other threads have begged for unto time untold.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    You know, if you provided the concept for discussion BEFORE it was coded you wouldn't end up in messes like we have now. Generally doing market research BEFORE hand is a good thing.

    So maybe its time to share NOW while there might still be hope for improvements in what you are working on?

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    Default Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    Nice!
    Thanks for saying so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    If it acts more similar to lotro, where I have a closet and I can just put things on as I want, I'll have to buy more points as to date I have bought only one outfit due to the current system. Of which, because of how it binds, I find the prices to be an utter rip off compared to that of Lotro prices.

    I can only hope it is as good as I imagine things in my mind else it will be too little too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Ed7 View Post
    Perhaps someday we can have a CLOAK or CAPE animation?
    No Capes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gkar View Post
    You know, if you provided the concept for discussion BEFORE it was coded you wouldn't end up in messes like we have now. Generally doing market research BEFORE hand is a good thing.

    So maybe its time to share NOW while there might still be hope for improvements in what you are working on?
    Srsly.
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    Armor skins are predictible and boring like way it is. I using them only cos original skins of some armors even horrible then optional skins. If you provide more information about your armor skins change plans and if we can talk about that, give some feedback to you in planning phase, not just after see next phase or boringdoom, i believe results can be way better.

    Many players i personaly know will be happy with some dirty, ragged, shabby rogue costume other then another piece of boring, shiny armor sets. I know many players can sacrifice serious amount of TP for customizable (for example marked with guild logos) armors. We always been increbily limited about customization in this game, so far there's no exception for cosmetic ways. I hope this time you can change this and set our characters free.

    And dear players, please just dont convince with some cape or minor add, we need to real chance of having unique looking characters, I wanna use it.

    (p.s. first person who gonna standup and say "no, fix the bugs first bla bla"; i love you personaly)

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    Aside from my 'no capes', I'm happy to hear you're giving this system a look. While you are at it, I'm hoping you'll redisign the store UI for it as well. Here's a screenie from an easily recognized family mmo with a really great cosmetic system that I think has the right idea:



    You have to have in your inventory both the armor with the appearance you want, and the armor with the stats you want. I'd hope we could see something like this in the store UI as well. Armor with stats you want in inventory, skin with appearance you want in the store, a nice preview window, etc...
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    I have not bought an armor skin from the store, ever. If it was changed to a "closet" as previously mentioned, I can see myself buying several armor kits.

    With how often loot changes in this game, I can't bring myself to spend 200tp on something that I might have to trash 2 months from now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    Nice!

    I unfortunately gravitate to some of the fugliest armor in the game. Epic Cavalry Plate on my cleric, Frozen Tunic on my monk, and Hide of the Goristro on both my endgame melees. All are utterly hideous, to the point that I already have or soon will gladly spend TP on armor kits for all of them.

    Luckily I found appearance kits I really love for the cavalry plate and frozen tunic, so I consider that TP well spent. Sadly, after previewing every single kit in the store for the goristro, they're all ugly. Meaning I'm going to end up spending TP to make my armor slightly less fugly and be trivially annoyed every time I log on to one of them going forward. That's a bit of a downer, so any effort put into appearance kits in any context is aces in my book.

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    I don't know if this means anything, but this is the second time that QuartertmasterX has responded to a thread about Armor Skins as being similar to the Bunny Hat in little over a month. So just maybe...

    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    While I cannot give specific details or dates, we are planning on making improvements to cosmetic armor system. Thanks for the suggestions everyone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oradafu View Post
    I don't know if this means anything, but this is the second time that QuartertmasterX has responded to a thread about Armor Skins as being similar to the Bunny Hat in little over a month. So just maybe...
    coming soon : http://www.thisnext.com/item/6554EFA...rank-The-Bunny

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuartermasterX View Post
    We are working on revising the cosmetic armor system. I will provide more details when they are available.
    Wonderful news!

    Armor skins is really the only thing I buy in the store. Like to see more of them and for lack of better term this early, better. I really do not want to see more Armor skins that look like paint-on spandex with no texture.

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