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Tabard, cape or something else?

Discussion in 'Guilds, Circles and Warparties General' started by SepiDN, May 12, 2013.

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  1. SepiDN

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    In MMORPG's there's been some ways to display that from which guild are you.
    Name, is the obvious one but the actual visuals that you have for your character.

    The visuals that I know of that are used in current mmo's
    Cape in Guildwars and tabard in WoW.
    How about armbands,headbands and all the other stuff that have been used in history to mark your side. I'm pretty sure Wildstar is going for the tabard look but I for one, would love to see more than one option.

    OR

    For example every member has a tabard but officers could choose an armband as extra to show their rank like in militarys?

    Small thing I know but just throwing this out to see what you guys think.
    Discuss!
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    I would like to see just the emblem engraved/emblazoned on your current gear. Instead of a Tabard that covers your gear. Capes are cool.
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    Comparing wow vs eq2 - aka tabards versus cloaks, i liked eq2 far better. cloaks are more noticeable and add to an outfit, and you can have other cloaks as well to say, mark out a high level crafter, or raider. Its a high visibility surface, thus you can put some impressive graphics on it and make people go "oooh where did he get that cloak from?"
    Its a signature piece, like the head and shoulder slots, and like shield/weapons. Far more noticed than gloves, boots, pants and chest piece, tbh.
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    And the possibility to put that emblem on my cloack/cape aswell!
    I mean, normally those cloacks/capes are just 1 colour with some lining but without a sign/emblem.
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    at 2.04 in the latest Dev speak : movement video there is a granok with somthing on her that kinda looks like a loincloth or tabard that has "1337" with a crown over it and I have seen the same kinda tabard/loincloth thing on other charecters in video's... im gunna guess that is a guild logo
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    Tabards and capes seem a little too high-fantasy for the WildStar setting. I'd like to see something a little more high-tech like perhaps a holo-projector on your shoulder that displays the Guild emblem.
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    Even better! I'm still too stuck in the fantasy medieval settings that i can't come up with those kind of things...Good one Zap!
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    I like Zap's idea and something else may be a non combat pet or robot that carries your guild flag around where you go.
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    This sounds incredibly awesome. Shoulder seems to be the best place to put it, too. A holoprojection at the front or back doesn't really seem to fit in my mind... I can't really explain why.
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    The holo-projector sounds great especially since we've seen it in artwork and such. It would be pretty cool for a little bit of PvP taunting. :p
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    Carbine look over here! Where's navi when you need her.....

    I would smile every time I saw this in game, unlike tabards which get old and boring.
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    I could do without tabards and absolutely love zapp's idea of a holo projector, but I loves capes or cloaks and would be deeply saddened if they were excluded from the game.
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    Damn, Zap! That's a cool idea!

    Imagine being able to change the color of the projection!
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    ill have to go with tabard. save capes for stats!
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    I'd prefer capes, but just have it a toggle to have it looking like your guild cape (or costume gear style).

    Also - /emotes that show your guild emblem as a hologram would be cool.
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    I prefer more Tabards over Capes because i want my capes to be part of my gear if i can change their look.

    Also in Guild Wars 2 you couldn't have also weapons based on your guild?

    An awesome idea
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    Capes! if there wasn't the hologram option.

    Though what I really wanna see is some Pathway Cosmetics
    (something to make Soldiers, Scientists, Explorers, and Settlers stand out)
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    This is how great ideas come up! Love your thinkin' and would take that over tabard/cape anytime :)
    Carbine look over here!

    EDIT: Why does this thread show as "0 views" "0 posts" ? ;O
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    That would be amazing! :)
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    How would a hologram work though? I can't imagine it just beaming out like a batsignal without being a little jarring. It does really fit the setting though, I agree that capes and tabards should be out. Maybe on belts, everyone seems to wear big belts. But that just makes us batman again, lol.
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