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Yeah good choice, that
Helm
is ugly as fu** though, take a screen shot without it! :P
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Ravoc 123

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Screams too much price-gouging-nvidia for my liking... :)
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Bisu 378

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So the armor also provides fake abs... interesting
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Bisu wrote: 1 year ago
So the armor also provides fake abs... interesting
Used to be very common for parade armors of political leaders. Somewhat silly on real battle gear.
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iamergo wrote: 1 year ago
Bisu wrote: 1 year ago
So the armor also provides fake abs... interesting
Used to be very common for parade armors of political leaders. Somewhat silly on real battle gear.
Maybe today, seeing how abs tend to not stop bullets.
But (waaaay) back in the day, where battle was all about "simple" hand to hand combat (prior to "true armor engineering", from deflection through absorption), abs = perceived strength = intimidation = makes sense for battle gear to provide solid fake abs, even though there's precious few examples of going all out on that. The square gapped padding you see on some samurai armors and the horizontal "stripes" on some roman battle armor for example though are both quite reminiscent of it. Whereas your average European knight often times just looked like a chubby little walking can.

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ShadowHeart 2090Moderator

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I won't pretend to be an expert on the subject, but I think I've heard that medieval plate armor should ideally be curved with as smooth surface as possible, to be better at deflecting blows (and the curved shape would probably make the armor stronger in general, too?). You don't want your armor to absorb the full force of an attack, you want it to deflect the attack to the sides or down so only a portion of the force is absorbed. Those "abs" would just help to catch a blow, wheres a smooth surface would deflect the blow downwards or to the side. Also one of the reasons why "boob armor" is probably idiotic in practice (another being that they are probably downright dangerous, if you fall over and land on your chest). Buuuut I'm definitely no expert on armor, soo... don't take what I wrote at face value :P

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DiabloPlayerKiller wrote: 1 year ago
Yeah good choice, that
Helm
is ugly as fu** though, take a screen shot without it! :P
here, much prettier! xD

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krathkor wrote: 1 year ago
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do you like my green lantern cosplay? ;p

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ShadowHeart 2090Moderator

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*facepalm*

I'm in CET (Central European Time), so that's UTC+1 normally and UTC+2 during DST.
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Ravoc 123

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With that
Horned Helm
, it looks like a buff Loki parody lol
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Tetra 183

Paladin Europe PC
ShadowHeart wrote: 1 year ago
I won't pretend to be an expert on the subject, but I think I've heard that medieval plate armor should ideally be curved with as smooth surface as possible, to be better at deflecting blows (and the curved shape would probably make the armor stronger in general, too?). You don't want your armor to absorb the full force of an attack, you want it to deflect the attack to the sides or down so only a portion of the force is absorbed. Those "abs" would just help to catch a blow, wheres a smooth surface would deflect the blow downwards or to the side. Also one of the reasons why "boob armor" is probably idiotic in practice (another being that they are probably downright dangerous, if you fall over and land on your chest). Buuuut I'm definitely no expert on armor, soo... don't take what I wrote at face value :P
The real threat were maces: no one like having theirs bones crushed.
The breast plates were curved to absorb blunt shocks, and knights who wore plate armors also wore a thick leather jacket under thoses plates.
As a side note: the design is unisex, there is enough space under to accomodate any cup sizes.
That why any fantasy female design with breasts is useless and even probably counter productive.
Armour for Gustav I of Sweden by Kunz Lochner, c. 1540 - Source: Wikipedia
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Em24x7 wrote: 1 year ago
krathkor wrote: 1 year ago
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do you like my green lantern cosplay? ;p
Loki? Is that you?
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Asha 364

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On barb, best looking armors imo are
Kraken Shell
n
Shadow Plate
. Not that crap-shouldered
Sacred Armor
, of course. Standart color works just fine - but here, I'm surprised the head isn't something green -
Shako
, or
Vampire
, something.
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Asha wrote: 1 year ago
that crap-shouldered
Sacred Armor
My last
Lo
rune recently found this out the hard way :P
Shadow Plate
looks so much better!

Dishonorable mention goes to the design for the
Great Hauberk
, too (what were they thinking?)

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undertow wrote: 1 year ago
Dishonorable mention goes to the design for the
Great Hauberk
, too (what were they thinking?)
Skipping leg day has been an common oversight for centuries. 😆

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Snakecharmed wrote: 1 year ago
Skipping leg day has been an common oversight for centuries. 😆
LOL

Nothing like going out for battle and realizing you're wearing armor on top and a shower towel on the bottom >_<

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the
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