For some reason I decided to allow the random armors I’d found accumulate on my character until it was time to reincarnate. I’m sure I had a good reason. Maybe? Maybe not? Either way, come reincarnation time I had a pile of about 20.
So I put them all on Mawry and took pictures, because what else am I going to do with it? Can’t wear the stuff, the recent itemization passes had done a lot for random weapons and accessories but very little for random armor.
I am apparently obsessed with armor, having written about it many, many times. Sometimes I color it differently. Sometimes I fill in parts that seem to me to be missing. But always I am writing about it. How my character looks is important to me.
I may be in the minority – for instance, my Gamer Girl cares far less about how her characters look – but from the various comments I’ve seen on this site, I am not alone. You care too, in varying degrees, some of you caring quite a bit.
The current state of random armor appearance is … interesting? It seems that most of the random armor shown above is very elaborate, featuring lots of detail and attachments, but not very attractive. At least not to me, attractiveness is certainly subjective, but I am going to guess that most of you agree with me again.
There are 20 armors in the image above. Of those, four stand out:
Three of them stand out for their looks, but are not really random armor at all. The brigandine was random armor once, years ago, but no longer drops. The others are Named armor, and a cosmetic kit.
Only one of the random armors stands out, and for the wrong reasons. Because it is really Armored Panties, even though it comes with all kinds of straps and plates and attachments. Armored panties. There is another set of armored panties in the image, the same except covered with Deneith Heavy Chain. I didn’t pull it out as separate image; one was enough to make the point.
Not that there is anything wrong with armored panties. I even have characters in other games that don’t wear pants at all, on purpose. But this is not like that. This is more … by accident.
So anyway. The state of random armor, circa mid-2016.
I will admit that they are very fancy panties.
🙂 😀 🙂