• published the article Wizard Looks Good in New Item Set
    Again a little late with the update but nonetheless it is here. This new item set for the male wizard is a hot one made of cloth and metal. This looks to me like a middle-tier one just because it has metal in it.


    Official Blizzard Quote:

    I think it looks sweet.

    I understand the scrutiny of these things, like, what else are you supposed to do? And we're showing them off like this so we totally expect it. I sort of wish we had also included shots of what they actually look like in-game though, because there's literally no time where you'll be looking at a character head-on like this at such a close distance. (although likely in a character selection screen which doesn't exist yet...)

    All development is done for game-cam. We play to game-cam, because that's what you're going to see things from. We could have a ton of varying circlets with different jewel arrangements. We could do a head piece that's a sort of small cap, or a dozen different types of small caps. But it would most likely be be wasted effort as you'd never be able to tell what they were. So there tends to be fewer, but bolder colors. There tends to be more pronounced sections of the armor, and a bit less minute detail. The sets also tend to be very bold and have a unique look, but (and maybe most importantly) maintain a coherent silhouette and look throughout all the items. The wizard in particular tends to have larger headdresses.

    I also saw that fan edit of the female witch doctor, and it was pretty cool. Kudos to that guy for some nice shop'in. In my personal opinion I think that it was a bit too busy, a lot of that's going to be lost and just make the character look messy from a distance. It's also a bit too much. Remember these are very early sets. You get too crazy early on and you're making the later items not look as awesome.

    (sort of): It was announced yesterday that these armor sets are going to be the armors used in the demo at this year's Blizzcon so we will get to see what these things look like in actual gameplay.
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  • published the article Female Witch Doctor Armor Set
    Better late than never, Blizzard finally gave us our look at the female Witch Doctor. Wearing a very elaborate VooDoo mask, the Witch Doctor looks to be continuing their look of barely clothed spiritualists. It is unknown what type of armor this is or at what level we can expect to obtain it. It makes you wonder just what this type of armor looks like on a different class. Blizzard is doing everything they can to keep each class with its iconic feel without limiting armor choices.

    It appears that this is about the fifth level of armor out of a total of eighteen types.

    Official Blizzard Quote:

    So what tier is this one, then?
    5. Out of 18 or so.

    Special thanks to Ent1ty for catching this first. Article by ScyberDragon.
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