The topic of armour (graphics) in any given MMO, especially armour for females, is a long and hard argument that comes up every few months. How on earth do women fight in that, look at how much skin is showing, etc. For the most part I’ve ignored both sides of the arguments because it’s a matter of personal taste and it’s so subjective that you’re never going to be able to ‘win’.
Then I got the breastplate above on my Asura. Purchased off of the trade post – hey ArenaNet, you need to be able to PREVIEW items before you buy them!
See, that grey colour behind those seat-belt type straps, is my characters skin. Either Asura have no breasts, or there’s no need for any protection at all. In either case, something is hideously wrong with her armour piece. Every time I stare at the image, I want to adjust those straps. What exactly are they covering? NOTHING!
The first thing I did after taking a few screen shots and laughing it up with the guild was run to my Hall of Monuments and re-skin the outfit with my GW1 HoM heritage gear. It would bug me to play a character who actually ran around looking like the above. I’ve no idea how this piece looks on everyone else, but please, gaming companies, keep in mind that not everyone is a human-type character, and some pieces just don’t look right on other races in your game.
** Side note ** because people seem to be confused as to my issue. My problem is with this specific piece, and how it looks on Asura. I don’t have an issue with ArenaNet and their armor, or their graphics, or anything else.