Something Pretty This Way Comes

Since most community pages show off new gear on the human male model (also known as the Prince of Blandness), I find previews of new set items can be highly misleading until I get to see versions on characters I play; especially as male and female incarnations of the same armor set can be.. quite different. Getting to see a first glimpse of the tier 10 priest set on the chimp put my mind at ease somewhat in that in spite of what they did to the sets of some classes (notably rogues), the priest one wouldn’t be too bad – though I’d still have to see how it looked on night elven women.

Then a friend of mine who tries the PTR mentioned trying to get modelviewer to show her how the new sets looked; while I couldn’t help with that, I told her that if she passed me the textures I could atleast try to assemble them into something viewable, and well.

I’ve decided that I rather like the look of the priest tier 10 – atleast the robe. The dungeon set was something else they apparently added recently – it’s labeled as Dungeon anyhow; looks to be an extension of one of the basic northrend cloth looks that go around.

Still, all in all.. I can only conclude that there are indeed advantages to playing a priestess as main – of all classes, it strikes me as the one that the most consistently gets decent-looking sets.


14 Responses to “Something Pretty This Way Comes”

  1. 1 Aries
    October 25, 2009 at 01:05

    the preview on Wowhead has the white and red skins in their model viewer if you want to see the full set.

  2. 2 Synchronizor
    October 25, 2009 at 08:10

    So Blizzard’s adding a new dungeon set?

    Fingers crossed for another druid dungeon set based on the Feralheart gear…

  3. 3 Ragefury
    October 25, 2009 at 15:53

    Insulting as it may be, I’m not the one to agree with you at the first place Nhani. *hides behind a tree*

    See, ever since day 1 I’ve thought of warlock sets to be the best, if even the most evil, looking sets in WoW – it may be because I’m playing undead – for that reason, I’d say set looks depend on what race you play, and not the style of the sets itself, if you catch my point. Even thus, I wouldn’t disagree that priest sets at most point have the advantage over most other class sets in terms of looks.

  4. 6 Zharia
    October 25, 2009 at 16:13

    Hello, long time reader first time poster.

    Playing a human female warrior, I understand completely were you are coming from with “especially as male and female incarnations of the same armor set can be.. quite different.” Especially with plate. We may end up with bikini plate again, although the most that happened in Wrath was a bared midriff. But you never know…

    Tier 10 plate for warriors…pigs? Really? Last I checked there were little to no boars in Northrend.

    Also, I pity rogues and thier “Curse of the Silly Hat”.

  5. October 26, 2009 at 03:07

    i admit Blizzard is quite sexist in that remark.
    But then against most of the female toons are horny 20-odd guys who want to see a pleasing eyesight and dream about making love to their toons at night.

    No i’m not one of em, feminism FTW!

  6. 8 saila aka wester
    October 27, 2009 at 00:27

    well am an male in RL and even i get an bit annoyed/disappointed sometime on the bikini Armour cos of two reason, no one whit half the brain cell of an orc (the less intelligent one) would never wear it and second, how the *** can they be acquire the same amount in Armour and stats point even from an RL perspective.
    yet true i might enjoy looking on them when i´m waiting for something but thats all after that i berly see anything positive.
    as some say the cloth make the man or in this case women and well some few gear from time to time dosent look like an bikini and no i haven’t payed that mush attention to the north plate.

    • 9 Ragefury
      October 29, 2009 at 23:52

      Be happy most high-level armor pieces look the same on both males and females, but let’s not be dissuaded by the fact most armor pieces doesn’t really “cover up” on female characters – I’ve seen low-level pants that look like some hay-stitched thongs both on males and females – even the Forsaken mage robe you obtain through a quest (mage only) does look rather gay-ish on males – let’s just say Blizzard have their own “unique” way of making armor graphics, but most of the times we have to blame the people on the PTR’s.

  7. October 27, 2009 at 12:29

    it’s supposed to be northrend armor yeh?
    How the hell does it keep you warm if it’s a friggin’ bikini?

  8. 11 Elveswarrior
    October 29, 2009 at 13:21

    running around on northrend with just plate armor would also pretty much mean you freeze to death since metal tend to be crappy isolation 🙂

  9. October 30, 2009 at 10:05

    Depends if you wear a shirt or a tabard under it i guess.

  10. 13 Gordrake Thunderhoof
    November 3, 2009 at 17:03

    Shirt under, tabard over. Works for me. That or build up enough fur to cover yourself up with warmth.

    And correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t the details of the gowns in the pic look like the cloaks you get from the DK quests? The ones that give you resistances to Frost and Unholy, I was thinking off the top of my head. I admit, they look absolutely amazing, but it’s a bit of a downer when you come to think that Blizzard may be lacking all of a sudden in the imagination department.

  11. 14 Zharia
    November 5, 2009 at 06:59

    It is confirmed: Death Knights and warriors have bare midriffs. Might as well have “cleave here” signs hanging.

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