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#1 Apr 30 2011 at 2:58 AM Rating: Good
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Anyone checked out the T12 preview on MMO-Champion yet? If not, go do so ;) If so (or you just did), what do you think?

First of all, it looks like we're back to dresses again **** you Blizzard). Judgment looked amazing, but since then ... I could really do without the dress. Secondly, is it just me or would the Paladin set fit better as a Mage or Warlock set? And not just because of the dress, but the hood, and the collar; most of it looks like cloth to me. I like the whole fire themed gear thing they got going on, obviously very appropriate, but Paladin tier has really not been that impressive imo for a while now.

Thoughts?

PS: fire plume on the Mage set /jealous. Makes it look like a Greek or Roman helm. Should be on the Paladin set >.>

Edited, Apr 30th 2011 2:02am by Maulgak
#2 Apr 30 2011 at 4:27 PM Rating: Good
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I quite like the helm, it is reminiscent of Judgement with the glowing eyes on a blank face. The huge wavy bits behind our head mean I will never be displaying my helm anyway. Disappointed.
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#3 May 01 2011 at 4:34 PM Rating: Good
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I love everything except the fact that it's a plate robe. Can you imagine how much that thing would weigh in real life?

I've never been a fan of robes at all, which is probably why I've never levelled a pure caster character.

Doesn't really matter to me much anyway since I am not a raider and will probably never see any of this set.
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#4 May 03 2011 at 6:09 PM Rating: Good
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<Weighing In>

I saw the preview of the tier set and I like it. It does look rather clothy, but with a sort of rigidity behind it to almost make it seem like there is at least some other plate there.

I do like the helm as it is reminiscent of the judgement helm, and this set seems to be more along those lines. A faceless judging creature who looks into your soul and deems you worthy / not worthy for continued life. That part is pretty cool for Retribution (and Protection to a lesser extent... swinging a 2h-weapon over having a shield just adds to the enigma of the creature). As a healer not so much and this isn't a great looking set for them imo even with the robe.


I did want to give my 2 cents about the plate robe though.

I do believe that in some sets, the plate robe does look better than the plate legs would have given the design decisions. The way the top part of this set is designed a robe just flows better with it then legs would have.

Also we are not warriors, and we are not death knights. I've always viewed the protection to be coming from a more divine influence, not from the armor itself.
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#5 May 03 2011 at 6:57 PM Rating: Good
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I took another look after reading your comments :) I do agree that this set is reminiscent of Judgement, which imo is one of the best sets in the game. If you take the helm by itself, it's pretty nice, just coupled with the rest of the gear makes it look too "Magey" to me, and I think a lot of it, again, has to do with the collar. As for the robe: I think it would be great if they added an option to have either pants or the robe. It's partly a practicality thing for me, not just the aesthetics. "What happened, you fell right into the dragon's mouth!" "Sorry, tripped over my dress ..."
#6 May 04 2011 at 11:13 AM Rating: Good
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As far as practicality is concerned, a skilled fighter should not be tripping over his robes and can actually use them to his advantage. In Japan, Samurai and other martial artists would wear what is called a Hakama which is essentially a long skirt. Some of these Hakamas would extend below the feet to hide feet movement so that the fighter could come from an unexpected angle. So practically, a long robe (these don't even cover the feet) can be used in melee combat by a skilled fighter and can even be advantageous.
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