10 November, 2006

Let the Tiers Flow

Micah just contacted me and said that there's been shots of the T5 sets leaking out. Here's our set - cool eh? Still with the theme of a crystal on the helm. Here's Priest and Warlock.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG..... I get to be RoboCop

6:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do they keep making us purple??????

6:33 AM  
Blogger Ghmou / Micah said...

Yeah, I was wondering about the purple too. I have nothing against purple... I LOVE purple. I know that it is the color of royalty, but perhaps a deeper purple? Darker? More frightening?

I would like my Paladin to look good, which can be done with purple, but I don't enjoy getting lol'd at by the infantile homophobes who think purple is some sort of "homosexual" color. It's not.

It's a decent armor design, though I would love to see something better done with the shoulders. Pauldrons really make all the difference with a set of armor. You can hide the helm if you like, but the shoulders sit there anyway.

The Warlock set is a good example. Those pauldrons are... incredible. They strike fear into the enemies. "This is not a foe to be trifled with," they say.

The Paladin pauldrons scream "We reskinned level 22 shoulders".

Eh. I would like the armor to look a bit more fearsome. We're Avengers, right? Perhaps something more along the lines of Tier 2 (the lord of all tiered armors). The detail on those is fantastic. Maybe some sort of bulkier, more threatening shoulders lined with symbols of the light and embossed with some kind of intricate design.

I feel bad for the Priests, though. Their set is great looking, but their elbows are going to get cold really fast on the windswept plains of the Outlands.

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Vaelin said...

Of those three, Warlocks win hands-down. But then what else is new in the expansion?

Looks like our set will be the next Dragonstalker - with much potential to be cool, but with an awful color scheme. It seems they were going for a sort of purple plasma theme. Hopefully it looks cooler and has animations in game.

I'd like to see different angles of the helm, also. From the front angle, it looks like one of the current and boring helm designs already in the game.

6:56 AM  
Blogger Ghmou / Micah said...

New pic:

More "can opener" jokes. =D

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

... It had been mentioned before, wondering if .5 was worth it, or tier 2, or whatever you're finishing grinding out..

This stuff makes it worth it, if only to have something that doesn't look fairly retarded. This armor was made by gnomes, gnomes who produce plasma screen tvs, and know no other way to live. I love purple. The purple/silver on soulforge is fairly boss. the inquisitor look of judgement bespeaks of awesome. This bespeaks of knowing how to make a nice quiche, which goes with the window dressing.

And the priest looks like they shot for and didn't quite make the Tyrael look from Diablo. Which I was honestly hoping for in our own future.. darkened gold with a white cowl, epic, but holy, but ready to stomp out evil.

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Vaelin said...

This bespeaks of knowing how to make a nice quiche, which goes with the window dressing.

LOL - I wasn't going to say it, but I'll laugh heartily now that it's out.

7:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

.. actually, I'd like to make an addendum to my earlier remarks. This actually does resemble something already in game; something which anyone familiar with the warlock class might recognize. Imagine that costume in dark blue.

Hint: The summoned kind, not the German made.

8:13 AM  
Anonymous Ephor said...

Purple Power Ranger!!! RoXXorz!

Yes, both the priest and warlock suits are vastly cooler, but considering what we usually end up with, this ain't half bad...

...although a tier 6 revision of Judgement would be waaaaay cooler. C'est la vie.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Lord Vir said...

The pink gems have to go. I know, I mentioned it before with soulforge (stripperforge) but the light purple looks way too femme. Can't we get some gender neutral colors? The judgement set was very nice, and I think this armor would look better with a black/red scheme, or even a gold scheme rather than pink/purple. The priest set would actually make a nice paladin set.

Warlocks look like some kinda bad ass evil overloard, priests look like an evil angel.

Paladins look like fagbot the gay transformer. Screw you blizz.

5:29 PM  
Blogger Lord Vir said...

Change the colors blizz. A forum poster did this in photoshop in only a few minutes:



7:49 PM  
Blogger Lord Vir said...


10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hate to burst your bubble, boys, but the lock set looks like it was designed by a white-trailer-trash psuedo-goth emotastic teen that listens to only death metal and thinks that Todd McFarlayne is an artistic genius...

...and all I'm wondering is when the marshmellows on his shoulders will be ready.

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Mchammar said...

The white version posted looks pretty sweet, if still a little Cylon. Really the only thing wrong with the tier 4-5 sets is the pink, and it's not even that big a deal for the tier 4. I just hope the final tier 5 is changed.

3:01 AM  
Blogger Mastgrr said...

It's pink because our "pally" color is pink.

3:02 AM  
Anonymous Mchammar said...

On further thought, I think it must be a joke. They designed the armor, and then for fun they made it pink.

Blizz Employee: "Hey, what if we made the set pink and purple!? The paladins would shit bricks about it!"

I just hope the joke ends before the set is released :P.

3:09 AM  
Anonymous Leord said...

Anyone have a link of the original again? It is "bandwidth exceeded".

9:48 PM  
Anonymous mchammar said...

You can get around photobucket's bandwidth exceeded thing if you paste the url directly into your address bar.


11:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool!??! That is the most awful looking set ever. Not only in color, but in shape and texture too. A recolor improves it drastically, but it still sucks.

4:18 AM  
Blogger Lord Vir said...

Great titles on the last two topics btw mastgrr.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds not bad :D
wow gold

9:32 AM  

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