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Posted: May 30th 2011 4:39PM ArcherAvatar said

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Based on your limited playing time with the GW2 demo (hey, at least you've seen it!) how closely would you say the armor system there compares to the armor system you've just described for original GW?
Can you give us a contrast and compare? Or is there simply not enough info on GW2 to even give a "ball park" assesment at this point?

Posted: May 30th 2011 5:04PM (Unverified) said

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Nice write-up (: The armour (or more specifically the rune/insignia) system is a lot more complex then it appears at face value.

The changes to the armour system in GW2 should be interesting, I'm just hoping the same for the same level of flexibility with regards to aesthetics on max level armour given that stats will be inherent on armour pieces.

Posted: May 30th 2011 8:40PM Mikx said

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Yes, and then you have the runes and insignia which are a bit unclear. The ranger's scout insignia looks terrible based on its literal description, but it actually is better than it appears because its in effect while you have a preparation active.
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Posted: May 30th 2011 6:24PM (Unverified) said

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Just a minor correction:

>> Each armor piece has two upgrade slots: one for a rune and one for an insignia.

Posted: May 30th 2011 6:58PM (Unverified) said

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Just a minor correction (second try):

"Each armor piece has two upgrade slots: one for a rune and one for an insignia."

There is at least 1 exception to this rule - The armor from Crystal Desert (Prophecies) collectors does not have insignia slots. I don't know if this is the case in any other areas.

Posted: May 30th 2011 9:41PM Rho said

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If I remember correctly, all max-AL collector armor cannot be upgraded with an insigne ("insignia" is technically its plural). This is true for armor collectors in the Crystal Desert, the Southern Shiverpeaks, and, for Factions players, Kaineng City and the surrounding areas.
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Posted: May 30th 2011 7:55PM Sean D said

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The timeliness of this article, Rubi, is uncanny. I just starting exploring my options regarding armor and the info here made it way easier than it seemed at first. Thanks!

Posted: May 31st 2011 7:18AM (Unverified) said

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One more correction: " If you find something that you can use yourself (or sell to the trader for a decent amount of cash), remove it using a salvage kit." An EXPERT (or Superior) Salvage kit, as the regular one won't be able to remove the runes and insignia for the player to use them or sell them. A new player may not now the difference, hence the correction.

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