Norn Heroine

By snekk on January 7th, 2018
Race: Norn
Gender: Female
Armor: Light
Color: White
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My first mesmer. She is my most played character and has gotten the most outfit changes over the years. This is her most recent one. I think my norn has a superhero look to her so I've usually ended up giving her a superhero-themed outfit. I'm still on the fence about the backpack (Icebrood Horn Backpack) and dye job.


Dr Dark Matter Ryff
You're wearing some heavy fur and earmuffs for someone so exposed.

Bolt doesn't match the rest of the set, same for the Minstrel, you can't just slap swag on a character and think it'll look cool.

Are you pretending to have Winter's Presence?

There's too much contrast between the armor dyes and the character's skin.

The armor dyes need more contrast on the other hand, they're all too bright.
2018-01-09 11:00

She's Norn, exposed skin and fur kinda go hand in hand.

I don't really see how Bolt doesn't fit; lightning plus super hero is not a bad mix imo. Minstrel I can understand, but I didn't really think about it until afterwards.

I didn't realize it was against the rules to take pictures in a snowy area?

What do you mean "too much contrast" on her skin/armor? Why is that bad? If you'd noticed her white tat slapped across her face maybe you'd realized that I was kinda going for a lot of contrast.

It's supposed to be a bright outfit, the only way to increase the contrast between the dyes would be to get a darker dye, which looks like crap if you ask me. I also did put in effort to pick dyes that didn't lose out on details on the armor, which a lot of the brightest dyes do.

Thanks for the critique anyway, even though you and I clearly have different opinions on what looks good.
2018-01-09 23:20 in reply to Dr Dark Matter Ryff

Dr Dark Matter Ryff
I'm really sorry if I sounded rude, but I think there are other ways to make some sets shine.

By talking about exposed skin I was addressing mostly the leg piece, it doesn't share much in common with the rest of the armor, as a matter of fact it's a replica of a Necromancer armor from GW1 (as in, it is -explicitly a dominatrix outfit), which I don't really see fitting a tundra-hunter theme here.

That and the fact you don't see women usually walking around in that kinda stuff, but that's me.

Metallic parts should display different dyes than the leather parts, that would make more sense in my eyes; the fact you're wielding Bolt but none of your armor shares a bit of color with it, sounds like a waste.

About the contrast part, remember some year ago when the internet went bonkers with that photo of a cloth that looked blue black or white gold or whatever? Well, it's the same here, if I check your character from a distance my eyes won't properly discern the color difference and it'll just look black/white-ish.

My suggestion would be to try and start building from warmer colors.
2018-01-10 16:48 in reply to snekk