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Old 04-27-2005, 08:16 AM   #1
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visually, i've had the same tower shield since lvl 18...and now i'm 35.  The exact same look all the way up to that one shield that some lvl 50s have that looks a little different. i'm just really surprised that we have like 3 tower shield looks(at least thats all i've seen) in the entire game. rare shields even look the same....um....yeah. we need some cool looking wierd shaped ones, with some spikes and stuff so we can really differentiate between the shields too.
 
while we're on that topic lets get a new picture for feyiron or velium, because you can't tell the difference until you mouse over it....oh yeah and then carbonite and feysteel and steel and iron need some revamps too. heh. just crazy, its not that hard to make a little 2D drawing.
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:02 AM   #2
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i agree, i would like to see some really cool looking tower shields.
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:41 PM   #3
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Hehe they better make them look cooler cause after the upcomming changes "looking different" will be the only difference between Tower Shields and Kite =P
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Old 04-27-2005, 05:56 PM   #4
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I'd like mine to look like a large Gnome.  :smileytongue:
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:28 PM   #5
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Short answer from the Test server - yes. - Kite shields now block with the same effectiveness as tower shields. I doubt that is what you had in mind though.  It certainly isn't what I had in mind SMILEY
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Old 04-27-2005, 06:32 PM   #6
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Yea, this issue really annoys me.  I just got a Tower Shield of Woe, and it looks just like every other tower shield out there.  Something dark and twisted looking would be so cool.
 
It's sad that sony changed a bunch of models, but didn't even look at tower shields.  At the very worst a difference between crafted/dropped - rare crafted - master would be nice.
 
 
 
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Old 04-27-2005, 07:00 PM   #7
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I did the Shiny Brass Shield heritage quest.  The only hard part is deathfist. I did that in a pickup raid. Its a nice looking shield instead of the tired tower shield look. Its stats are close to a imbued cedar tower shield and it didnt cost me a plat.
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:13 PM   #8
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lazlo1 wrote:I did the Shiny Brass Shield heritage quest.  The only hard part is deathfist. I did that in a pickup raid. Its a nice looking shield instead of the tired tower shield look. Its stats are close to a imbued cedar tower shield and it didnt cost me a plat.

Hehe I am at the "need to kill Fyst" part of SBS quest and having been to DFC twice now w/o ever killing Fyst ide rather pay lots of PLAT than go back to that zone =P
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Old 04-28-2005, 12:20 AM   #9
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2 Questions here, first yes the tower shield is getting hit and will have the same block factor as the kite shields, but do they not have a higher mitigation than kite shields so still we have an advantage in that area correct?

Second when are they gonna give us those shield graphics that the thulian frightfiends have, that's what I want.

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Old 04-28-2005, 12:56 AM   #10
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I agree, in general the entire Shield lineup needs a huge revamp in the art department.  For such a huge game as EQ2 its quite sad at such a low amount of variety when it comes to shield artwork.

I know its a new game, but not that new, its been what 6months now.  Given time i hope they focus on the artwork a bit, i mean bugs and all are nice to fix, but what good is game if it everyone looks the same.........boring dont yeah say?

Anyways its not just shields, weapons too could use some work, and many different swords share the same exact artwork?  I mean cmon, how lazy is that?

And while were at it, the Shiny Brass Shield is bugged, theres a piece of texture that is "reversed", where all it needs is some dev to flip it around and its fixed.  You people who have the shield know what im talking about.

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Old 04-28-2005, 01:09 AM   #11
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Shizzirri wrote:

2 Questions here, first yes the tower shield is getting hit and will have the same block factor as the kite shields, but do they not have a higher mitigation than kite shields so still we have an advantage in that area correct?



Shields have no mitigation, only avoidance
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Old 05-02-2005, 08:04 AM   #12
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This games needs a whole bunch of new looks for Heavy armor, weapons, shields, medium armor, light armor and very light armor. Dyes as well, its about time we had em its not that hard to implement it. Without this everyone ends up looking the same at lvl 50.
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:50 AM   #13
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i want a big metal shield SMILEY.
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Old 05-05-2005, 04:06 AM   #14
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its not just tower shields, there are like 2 or 3 basic models for shields in general
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Old 05-05-2005, 02:23 PM   #15
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http://eqiiforums.station.sony.com/eq2/board/message?board.id=combat&message.id=47246
 
 
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Old 05-06-2005, 08:07 AM   #16
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thats one nice lookin tower shield
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Old 05-07-2005, 11:46 AM   #17
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the leather strapped imperial (yeah i know, this shield is low) has a unique graphic (albeit a bit crappy). although not nearly as cool as the one from the raid, at least it is different.
 
i actually think there are quite a few different tower shield models in the game. we just never see them for some reason.
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Old 05-07-2005, 01:12 PM   #18
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different tier and quality towers have subtle differences that you cant see in atari mode. the pattern of the wood on a cedar shield varies from an ash shield.
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Old 05-09-2005, 04:44 AM   #19
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i wanna see a tower shield made out of undead

and there hands and heads would be moving around and moaning that'd be shiat cool

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Old 05-14-2005, 03:00 AM   #20
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Well thats a start, still the game has been out for about 6 months we need a bigger investment in new designs for everything players wear/use even our furniture i mean have you guys seen what a Pristine Cedar Bed looks like?  For the most expensive bed in the game it sure does look like crap. Not only is the furniture pieces limited in designs theres many pieces that look like the previously bought store ones plus they dont match and alot of them look crappy.
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Old 05-15-2005, 06:17 AM   #21
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I just wish they would fix the scout evade bug so scout didn't wind up with eternally queued hate reducers and have to zone or camp.  That and maybe nerf crusader horses even more.... (just kidding guys)
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:11 PM   #22
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out of 210 times king zalak has dropped 2 master chests, pretty sad =( , this is on the oggok server SMILEY
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Old 05-16-2005, 12:42 PM   #23
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Please no dyes! That is the worst thing they could do. Just some new models and SOE chosen colours would be nice.
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Old 05-18-2005, 10:35 AM   #24
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Old 05-18-2005, 06:14 PM   #25
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/agree - the shield graphics need an overhaul
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