Forums » The Archai

Armor appearance(?)

    • 228 posts
    March 23, 2017 9:39 AM PDT

    I get that gnomes won't need to be concerned with any heavier armor, so their appearance may not change much throughout their character lives, but a very cool part about playing a tank (in my opinioin) is getting that great piece of armor and everyone seeing it knowing that you went through some trials to obtain it.

    My concern/question is about how I have not seen an Archai in armor (although shaman can wear medium armor), and I am wondering if they will be like the monk in EQ1 where no matter what armor you put on, it looked like a strap across your chest or a different color robe(?).  (Which would lead me to believe that the gnomes may simply have different colored robe/cloak/facemasks...)

    Has anyone seen/heard anything to say otherwise?

    I know that weapon/armor appearance is to come in future phases of development, but the Archai looks like the character creation animation (or have the devs been playing without gear at all?)


    This post was edited by Darch at March 24, 2017 12:04 PM PDT
    • 561 posts
    April 16, 2017 1:12 PM PDT

    -the culture of Su'Roa is as vibrant and strong as the massive crystals and ores of its geology. Devout and sincere, Archai bodies manifest their environment-

    hope they wear crystals for armor too,like Shale

     

    • 140 posts
    November 20, 2017 6:22 PM PST

    I too am wondering about this, still.

    • 23 posts
    March 28, 2018 4:54 PM PDT

    Still no armor in the most recent gameplay videos from this month.  I love their look and am really torn about armor actually showing.

    • 3687 posts
    March 29, 2018 3:36 AM PDT

    Goatfist said:

    Still no armor in the most recent gameplay videos from this month.  I love their look and am really torn about armor actually showing.

    Currently humans are the only race whose real armor actually appears on their body. But more visible armor changes are coming soon. In case you missed it, they recently released a workflow vid showing how they are creating the new armor models: https://www.pantheonmmo.com/content/forums/topic/8199/insiders-look-at-character-models 

    It's very important in Pantheon that you be able to tell what someone is wearing just by looking at them, so I have to think armor will appear on Archai. But judging by the care they are putting in the armor models for other races, I'm sure they'll make sure the Archai still look awesome.


    This post was edited by Bazgrim at March 29, 2018 3:40 AM PDT
    • 23 posts
    March 30, 2018 5:17 PM PDT

    Very impressive video.  It would be neat to be able to customize the dings and dents on one's armor.