So last night my warrior dinged 70, and off I went to get my NEW SHINY PvP gear. Brual Gladiator gear, with actual Resilience, here I come.
Wait, I look like WHAT now? That’s like a loli goth bondage girl out to cause trouble. That’s like an extra from Enterprise. That’s like … what?
I’ve spent the last 10 levels looking like this a badass force in service of the Alliance:
To something that is very, very different.
Setting aside my outrage (which is mostly for effect), there’s something dramatic that shifts when you modify a character’s gear substantially, especially when the gear … oh, I don’t know, matches? Coordinates? Looks decent?
There’s an argument to be made for piecemeal replacement of gear, that it conveys more of a sense of growth than wholesale replacement every 10 levels.
There’s another argument to be made that DEAR GOD OUTLAND CLOWN CLOTHES CLASH LET ME OUT thank goodness OH GOD NORTHREND CLOTHES ARE ALL BROWN GIVE ME COLOR AGAIN.
There’s another argument to be made that looking like a respectable, functioning member of society who can dress him or herself matters more than gradual evolution of a look over time.
(Surely, I’m not the only one who upgrades gear based on looks as well as stats?)
(Heirlooms are a problem, too. How the FRAK are you supposed to match leggings to those chestpieces consistently? And the BOOTS???)
Also, the new Armory. We have to talk.
Your export function is great. Look!
However, the lack of posability is not so great.
Especially when your shield is larger than you are.
Doesn’t that look … uncomfortable?