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Need to use medium/light armor for your build but think heavy armor looks WAY cooler? Me too.

Azurephoenix999
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I'm going full stamina, so medium armor all the way for me. I hate the way it looks though. I want to use Xivkyn, but the heavy armor looks so much cooler than the medium. I need the medium armor for my build, but the RP side of me NEEDS that heavy armor.

I have an idea for something that could be done to solve this conundrum.

You know that appearance slot next to jewelry that you only ever use during quests that require you wear disguises? I think that could be used to solve our problem.

Hear me out, we craft a full set of the armor that looks cool. Then we transform the whole thing into a single item that goes into the appearance slot. All stats, enchantments, traits, armor value, etc. would all be removed from it, but we'd be able to wear it on top of the gear we have to use for our build.

So...it's basically like making your own costume out of armor parts.

What do you think? Do you think ZOS should implement a feature like this?
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  • Crickiit
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    I would go for this 100 percent
  • newtinmpls
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    I'd use it to do low level Khajiit armor for most of my male orcs.... I just love looking at fine delts....

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  • CirithValaria
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    When I quit my long relationship with DCUO and started to beta test ESO, 1 thing I missed the most was the appearance system in DCUO. As you played you found gear that had styles just like in ESO, but when u wore that gear the style was added in your "appearance tab" and in time it grew quite impressive. You had your own gear tab and separate appearance tab where you could choose the visuals for every armor and weapon piece and create very unique look + dye it with any color u may think of. It was a game about DC comics so the world was different...

    While saying this I perfectly understand it doesn't fit in the world of TES... still I miss it greatly - it was perfect for people who could use hours for creating unique looks. I in fact feedbacked that idea in beta before I really embraced the fact that this is ESO a TES game and had to think something else.

    So I tried to think lore/game friendly system that have more variety in looks, but where heavy armor users look like heavy armor users etc. And since game already had costumes and I knew in some point there would be many more, it had to be something else than creating costumes. Then I had this idea:

    http://forums.elderscrollsonline.com/en/discussion/121362/master-crafter-new-perk-for-crafting/p1

    While it doesn't allow what OP is requesting, it does allow more customization in lore/game friendly way.
    Paired with preview option and pretty solid dye system it would make me and many more at least partially satisfied for ESOs customization options that are now at least lacking a bit.

    That being said I've long been liking the idea that ESO would have a costume contests:
    So that we players could create a "costume" (armor set) -> dye it -> send picture and details to them -> they pick the best ones - we vote our favorite -> number one gets to be crown store costume.
    Wouldn't be unique look for long, but can't see ZOS making it happen unless they profit from it.

    In short:
    Appearance...style...aesthetics...whatAheadacheAAARrgggh-_-



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    Nezghul Sithis | Breton (F) | Winter Ward, Warden Tank (magicka) | lvl 50 | Aldmeri Dominion
    Hakrata Hekate | Orc (F) | Dying Light, Templar DD (stamina) | lvl 50 | Aldmeri Dominion
    Tummien-Vesien-Tulkki | Argonian (M) | Blood Shield, Nightblade Tank (magic) | (ex)VR 16 | Ebonheart Pact
    Valonkantaja | Argonian (F) | Healer of the Hist, Templar Healer | (ex)VR 16 | Ebonheart Pact
    Tulenvalaja | Argonian (M) | Guardian of the Hist, Dragonknight Tank (magic) | (ex)VR 16 | Ebonheart Pact
    Kal-Mah | Argonian (F) | Spawn of Wamasu, Sorcerer Tank (magic) | (ex)VR 16 | Ebonheart Pact
    Puutiainen | Bosmer (F) | Horny Ravager, Sorcerer DD (stamina) | (ex)VR 16 | Daggerfall Covenant
    Musta-Surma | Khajiit (F) | NightPAWler, Nightblade DD - thief (stamina) | (ex)VR 16 | Daggerfall Covenant
    Satiainen | Bosmer (F) | Hunter Chef, Sorcerer DD (stamina) | (ex)VR 1 | Daggerfall Covenant (Master Cook - all recipes.)
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    Iliath Valar'ia | Dunmer (F) | Storm Ward, Sorcerer Tank (magic) | lvl 25 | Aldmeri Dominion
    Haudantakainen | Argonian (M) | Pale Avenger, Nightblade DD (magic) | lvl 25 | Ebonheart Pact
    Sunpaw | Khajiit (M) | Crescent Moon Guardian, Templar Tank (stamina) | lvl 40 | Daggerfall Covenant
    (180CP)

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  • altemriel
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    get a xivkyn polymorph
  • Alucardo
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    Want to wear medium or light, but look cool in heavy Xivkyn armour? Get the Dreadguard poly

    nqxPDzT.jpg

    I'm wearing light armour.
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  • altemriel
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    Alucardo wrote: »
    Want to wear medium or light, but look cool in heavy Xivkyn armour? Get the Dreadguard poly

    nqxPDzT.jpg

    I'm wearing light armour.



    wow, but that looks really awesome!! where and how and for how much can I get it (I am noob to PVP, so I have no idea, no trolling, asking)
  • Alucardo
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    altemriel wrote: »
    wow, but that looks really awesome!! where and how and for how much can I get it (I am noob to PVP, so I have no idea, no trolling, asking)
    I actually get A LOT of whispers if I'm strolling through starting areas with this getup asking the same thing. It's a polymorph you have a random chance at obtaining when opening lockboxes from Tel Var vendors in the Imperial City.
    There's 3 types of poly's you can find.

    Edit: Forgot to say how much.. well it all depends on your luck! I bought 54 of the 600 TV stone boxes to get mine. If you buy the 3k or 6k boxes your chances are MUCH higher. Some have reported getting it on their first to third attempts with those.
    Edited by Alucardo on December 1, 2015 9:01AM
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  • Jitterbug
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    The idea in OP has been presented on these forums numerous times, and it's a damn good idea every time.
  • Alucardo
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    While I want to like it, I'm against the idea. If you want the cool looks of HA, you should have to wear it, not have it both ways. If you want the Xivkyn heavy armour look, go earn yourself the poly. It looks better anyway.
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  • Azurephoenix999
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    Alucardo wrote: »
    While I want to like it, I'm against the idea. If you want the cool looks of HA, you should have to wear it, not have it both ways. If you want the Xivkyn heavy armour look, go earn yourself the poly. It looks better anyway.

    To everyone suggesting the polymorphs are the way to go...you can't dye polymorphs.
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  • acw37162
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    You should be able to wear what you want and look how you want.

    Your talking about magic, lightening, Daderic Princes, and Dragons the fact you draw the reality line at armor is not in the slightest defensible.
  • Azurephoenix999
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    acw37162 wrote: »
    You should be able to wear what you want and look how you want.

    Your talking about magic, lightening, Daderic Princes, and Dragons the fact you draw the reality line at armor is not in the slightest defensible.

    Who are you responding to? me or one of the other comments?
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  • Alucardo
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    To everyone suggesting the polymorphs are the way to go...you can't dye polymorphs.
    There's a huge difference between "This is the way to go", and "I think this is a bad idea, but here's a compromise". Xivkyn poly is a compromise, not a solution to your problem
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  • ListerJMC
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    This kind of thing would be brilliant. I hate how the Redguard medium armor changed from having a headdress type thing to a helmet when I got to full-leather, I think it looks silly now and way too ornate. I'd love to have the option to wear the older style without compromising my character's protection.
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