Sometimes you need a change. I mean, staring at the same thing every time you’re delving into Tyria can become quite disheartening if you’re dissatisfied. Thankfully, with a few Transmutation Crystals and a bit of gold in your pocket (or badges of honour for that matter), you can freshen those eyes! There’s even a lot of options to mix-and-match from dungeon runs as well.
I spent a lot of time with a mixture of my Temple Armour and the WvW Armour. Frankly, they were the easiest to get. After a while, I began to think that I wasn’t as big of a fan of such heavy armour on Asmund. It didn’t fit his personality and how I envision him to be. I mean really, he’s a Norn. Would he really hide behind armour? Norn boost their body temperature pretty easily (see ‘Physiology’ under the linked Wiki), so I don’t see why one would need mass amounts of metal. Sure, it may hide your flesh, but I imagine Asmund would see it more as cowardice than anything. Plus, I’m sure an over-heated Norn smells like a herd of wet Dolyak. No thank you.
I must say, Asmund was quite proud of his transformation!
I’ve always been one for aesthetics in games. I’ve honestly found that LOTRO was the best for its wardrobe system (although SWTOR was pretty interesting in how they tried to handle it, but I don’t think it worked well). In spite of other games I’ve played, I still enjoy GW2’s system since it’s a way I can continue to financially supporting their efforts. It would be nice to see a wardrobe system one day to be purchased through the gem store, but I doubt it will ever happen. Unless you’re really lucky you already have to spend gems on the crystals, and I don’t see them changing it any time in the near future.
If you’re curious about what gear I’m running right now, it’s this:
Pit Fighter’s Shoulder Guard (sold by the WvW Armour Master)
Dolyak Mail (Norn Tier 1 Cultural Armour)
Duelist’s Gauntlets (sold by the WvW Armour Master)
Dolyak Chausses (Norn Tier 1 Cultural Armour)
Pit Fighter’s Sandals (even though you can’t see them in the photo, they’re sold by the WvW Armour Master)
For the record, I rarely ever show a helmet since I put so much effort into designing Asmund (and spending 350 gems on a Total Makeover Kit). In my opinion, you can’t put a price on the looks of a character you love investing in.
At the end of the day, mixing and matching gear to make an outfit I’ll adore, while using dye that I’ve collected to make a unique Norn that Tyria has never seen before? Yeah, I’m sold.
What about you? What’s the best outfit you’ve ever put together for your hero? Link a screenshot! I’d love to see what you’ve come up with!