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CoyoteXStarrk
05-01-2017, 11:15 AM
I am a diehard Viking, but I didn't choose the vikings so I would turn into some rapper wannabe warlord at max level. All the gold and all the pageantry just doesn't fit with the Viking aesthetic.



Can we get some more rugged alternatives?



I want my blades to be cracked and soaked with the blood of my enemies.



Not bedazzled like my 13yr old sisters cell phone.

Lyskir
05-01-2017, 11:27 AM
100% agree xD

CoyoteXStarrk
05-01-2017, 11:33 AM
Happy to see I am not alone

TheLastPandaa
05-01-2017, 11:56 AM
I am a diehard Viking, but I didn't choose the vikings so I would turn into some rapper wannabe warlord at max level. All the gold and all the pageantry just doesn't fit with the Viking aesthetic.



Can we get some more rugged alternatives?



I want my blades to be cracked and soaked with the blood of my enemies.



Not bedazzled like my 13yr old sisters cell phone.

I would like to see that for my warlord :D

Edit to add: Never the less i would like to see more shiny armours and weps for my Warden and Conq as well

kweassa1917
05-01-2017, 01:04 PM
https://youtu.be/93lrosBEW-Q

CoyoteXStarrk
05-01-2017, 01:09 PM
Knights? Sure give them all the shinnies the spoiled sods want.


Samurais? sure make all there stuff have cute waifus and various other questionable content splattered all over them.



I just want crappy looking gear for my Viking to violently beat people to death with :(



Is that too much to ask for
http://i63.tinypic.com/2qarzwj.jpg

Infidel.Castro
05-01-2017, 01:33 PM
Erm, just don't use the bling weps and armour? Plenty of choices.

CeIasun
05-01-2017, 01:42 PM
Lol I agree, I'm not even a viking but he is right with all that gold stuff just looks rediculous even the paintings on armor looks like silly graffity if you ask me :P

Pope138
05-01-2017, 04:11 PM
Yeah, I have the most common loot on my warlord. It just looks more authentic.

Tundra 793
05-01-2017, 04:19 PM
I think Gold was just the Go-To colors since they're always associated with glamour and wealth.

But yeah I'm hoping the new gear being added gets to be more creative with their materials and designs. Vikings could get some furs or pelts for example.

Halvtand
05-01-2017, 04:20 PM
Seconded. On my main build I have tried to make my WL look as authentic as possible, no gold and other crap. I have a second build with the legendary weapons, and it looks like ****e :P

buhahh125
05-01-2017, 04:20 PM
I am a diehard Viking, but I didn't choose the vikings so I would turn into some rapper wannabe warlord at max level. All the gold and all the pageantry just doesn't fit with the Viking aesthetic.



Can we get some more rugged alternatives?


I want my blades to be cracked and soaked with the blood of my enemies.



Not bedazzled like my 13yr old sisters cell phone.




Dude, don't use that aesthetic? Make it look like one of the other weapon types. Unless what you are asking for here is for them to add more gore based aesthetics?

Tyrjo
05-01-2017, 05:49 PM
I also agree with OP. Too much of a jewelry feel to it. The Gudbrand sword look is really crap. :(

Karma_Ghost
05-01-2017, 05:59 PM
Gold isn't authentic? Are you sure?
Vikings got their swords from the Franks. It's not unreasonable to assume For Honor's Vikings get at least some of their weapons from the Knights (or at least knight territory). Some gaudy overlap seems plausible to me.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Bewerkt_heft_van_ijzeren_zwaard_uit_de_Vikingentij d_%28750-850%29%2C_opgevist_uit_de_Maas_bij_Den_Bosch%2C_Ri jksmuseum_van_Oudheden%2C_Leiden%282%29.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Bewerkt_heft_van_ijzeren_zwaard_uit_de_Vikingentij d_%28750-850%29%2C_opgevist_uit_de_Maas_bij_Den_Bosch%2C_Ri jksmuseum_van_Oudheden%2C_Leiden.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Viking_swords_closeup.jpg/1200px-Viking_swords_closeup.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a5/5b/22/a55b228fc80eed544eaaf229a40a61eb.jpg

jbs1985
05-01-2017, 11:05 PM
Agree, since the shiny weapons was, according to nordic mythology; A way to show a viking's status in the community. Just straight up showboating, and didn't have the durability as the battle weapons had.

And would also like to see new ornaments implemented aswell, such as; bear, wolf and boar ornaments/pelts. Not just the head (like the new wolfhead), but both body and head. It showed which region you were from, what a viking was wearing.

razabak10mm
05-01-2017, 11:54 PM
Gold isn't authentic? Are you sure?
Vikings got their swords from the Franks. It's not unreasonable to assume For Honor's Vikings get at least some of their weapons from the Knights (or at least knight territory). Some gaudy overlap seems plausible to me.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Bewerkt_heft_van_ijzeren_zwaard_uit_de_Vikingentij d_%28750-850%29%2C_opgevist_uit_de_Maas_bij_Den_Bosch%2C_Ri jksmuseum_van_Oudheden%2C_Leiden%282%29.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Bewerkt_heft_van_ijzeren_zwaard_uit_de_Vikingentij d_%28750-850%29%2C_opgevist_uit_de_Maas_bij_Den_Bosch%2C_Ri jksmuseum_van_Oudheden%2C_Leiden.JPG
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/8c/Viking_swords_closeup.jpg/1200px-Viking_swords_closeup.jpg
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a5/5b/22/a55b228fc80eed544eaaf229a40a61eb.jpg

This for sure. If your gear looked like crap and was beaten and cracked you were not a very good Viking. Appearance and rep was everything to a Viking.

Hygiene and probably vanity was a higher priority to them than the ugly smelly Tinmen they were raiding. There's evidence of this found in Viking graves (combs,etc). They may have been Dirteh, but they weren't dirty!

SKOL! Riding Dirteh since 793.

UbiJurassic
05-02-2017, 12:29 AM
https://media2.giphy.com/media/OqtFa8WLbX9yE/giphy.gif

I like to imagine that the vikings strolled into battle like this.


I'll make note of the suggestion, CoyoteXStarrk. Perhaps they will consider it in future season's content. :)

razabak10mm
05-02-2017, 12:48 AM
Give me that outfit for my Raider and I'll never ask for anything ever again.

I won't even ask again for the war rewards I didn't get.

UbiJurassic
05-02-2017, 01:22 AM
Give me that outfit for my Raider and I'll never ask for anything ever again.

I won't even ask again for the war rewards I didn't get.

I can't guarantee that I can get that outfit into the game for you, but if you have a ticket number with support to get the missing war rewards, send that to me in a PM and I'll see if I can get you a status update on them. :)

laugmanden
05-02-2017, 01:26 AM
Actually Vikings loved gold, colours, braidings and perfume.

CoyoteXStarrk
05-02-2017, 03:27 AM
Actually Vikings loved gold, colours, braidings and perfume.

I'm not saying they didn't.


I am saying the average Viking didn't strut around like he just robbed King Tuts tomb. I want my Viking to look like he just crawled out of a gutter and is using weapons that are 100yrs old.


(And yes I know the way Vikings are presented in this game is not even remotely how real Vikings looked I am saying I want my guys to look liek stereotypical Vikings. Like they do in the low level gear )

Karma_Ghost
05-02-2017, 06:23 AM
I want my Viking to look like he just crawled out of a gutter and is using weapons that are 100yrs old.

Such weapons are unbefitting of a hero. After all you are a raider, legendary.

laugmanden
05-02-2017, 09:16 AM
I'm not saying they didn't.


I am saying the average Viking didn't strut around like he just robbed King Tuts tomb. I want my Viking to look like he just crawled out of a gutter and is using weapons that are 100yrs old.


(And yes I know the way Vikings are presented in this game is not even remotely how real Vikings looked I am saying I want my guys to look liek stereotypical Vikings. Like they do in the low level gear )

I know.
One thing Vikings where was practical.
So strutting around in gold armor, with horns on helmets is nothing we have found evidence for.

Couldn't this be fixed with a simple option to show/hide equipment on one's character? (I.e. if you hide it, it just shows default?)