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Item Set Previews Male WD

Discussion in 'Witch Doctor' started by cacophony, Sep 30, 2010. | Replies: 49 | Views: 3612

  1. cacophony

    cacophony IncGamers Member

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    Item Set Previews Male WD

    http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27026323953&sid=3000

    Every Tues/Thurs before Blizzcon, they're going to post some armor set models. Male witch doctor looks pretty cool. Although I can't tell if that's his mouth that's open or whether that's the skull's mouth opening. Either way, pretty neat.

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    Re: Item Set Previews

    very cool. thanks for sharing. the set looks great.
     
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    looks like monk fans lose out this time. as for the pic looks good i like it alot. caco my opinion is it is the skull opening but i could be wrong, like you said it is hard to tell. very cool they are doing this, more eye candy is always welcome
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    I wonder if they are going to show the same set on each gender or a different set for each.

    It looks ok, would need to see a 360 veiw before passing full judgement.
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/male-witch-doctor-gear-set-revealed/

    It’s misleading for me to refer to them as sets, actually, although that’s how they’re designed. They’re probably better described as item ‘looks’ or even item tiers. These aren’t specific items with specific names and stats, but rather a tier which can represent any number of names or stats behind them.

    It’s the way Diablo II handled it. We’re doing a lot more unique looks though.
     
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    I like it, fits the WD well to me...

    I'll be expecting the Wizard ones though, will see how Blizz handles their magi look...
     
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    Bit confused about why they're not going to preview a Monk set :/
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    I like the WD but I think those items look dumb. Like the stuff for him shown before this better.
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    new restrictions prevent the monk from wearing any armor or weilding any weapons so not much to show there


     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    Not a big fan of the themed armor thing. I want the equipped armor to somewhat resemble its icon; equipping a set of metal chain mail shouldn't result in my character wearing armor made out of organic material like wood and leaves and stuff.

    As for the actual art, it looks all right. Some of the textures look a bit flat when shown this close up, but that won't be very noticable in-game so it doesn't matter.
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    Give him a break, he's clearly high on grass.
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    I'm with you, I'd prefer each item to have it's own unique look. But in the interest of time and resources, this seems like an ok compromise. I mean think about armor in D2. There were 15 different types of body armor, but I think only 6 or 7 models for how they'd look on a character. If there are 18 models in D3, then either there are a TON more types of armor, or there are more different looks for the models than there were in D2.

    Like I said, I'd rather it be a one for one thing, but I can take this compromise as it's still an improvement over D2.


     
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    Yup, actually both D1 and D2 used the same progressive armor look we're seeing in D3 (D1 had 3 different tiers, D2 had 15) so my complaint is mostly aimed at the general principle rather than D3's approach to the whole thing.

    After playing Titan Quest (and to some degree WoW) I've gotten fairly spoiled with items looking like their icons, but I must say I really liked it and currently D3's approach is one of the few aspects of D3 I don't like.
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    TQ did have this going for it nicely, but the big problem with TQ was that...well...all of the armor was SO BORING looking. The weapons were fine, but the armor, while it DID look just like the icons, just kinda looked like crap. Especially caster armor.

    I'm not quite sure about what D3 is doing with this, but...I guess I'm kinda neutral. It may not be QUITE realistic, but it makes all the characters look a lot better and more thematic.
     
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    Re: Item Set Previews

    Well, which particular items actually are visible on your character?
    In D2:
    Chest gave an overall look
    Weapons/shields
    Helm

    In D3:
    Chest
    Weapons/shields
    Helm
    Boots?
    Shoulders?
    Gloves?
    Bracers?

    Somehow I doubt belts are visible, along w/ the obvious jewelery.
     
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    I would argue a bit about 15 tiers, it was 3 tiers, but with greater mishmash between complete tiers, like Full plate and Gothic plate only differed in slews and breast plate and so on.

    And as for Items and char looks, they may stay with the way it is, all same in inventory or go Torchlight way, class seeing it own "base" item looks.


     
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    Yeah, that's the general idea (light, medium and heavy armor), it's just a matter of whether you want to count every single step in the progression as a tier or not (in which case "naked" is also a tier). Regardless, D3 is doing the same so it's there whether we like it or not.

    Boots, shoulders, gloves and bracers are all visible, in addition to pants. You can let this screenshot serve as a reference since the items equipped in the paper doll also appear to be worn by the character.

    I don't know about belts because the belt textures I've seen so far are too blurry, making it difficult to distinguish whether the belt is a part of the chest armor or whether it's a stand-alone item piece.


     
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    This is something I didn't like about D2 and D1, Being someone from a strong D&D back ground I hated the idea that my spell caster was wearing anything but robs.

    For me this is a step in the right direction, each class (and gender) could pick you a "rugged armor of power" and it will look appropriate on them.


     
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    i for one found it refreshing no more picking up , light , medium and heavy armor as feats.

    I never liked the idea that my casters would be unable to wear armor



     
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    Thats only because your GM was stingy and didn't give you some nice robes or any rings of protection +3 :whistling:


     

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