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Posted by: Rarespawn.6028

Rarespawn.6028

I noticed the other day that while on my guardian, I could no longer ‘preview’ other pieces of light/medium armor on her, only heavy armor (which is what she wears).

Is there some kind of purpose to this, because it is annoying! I’ll pick up a decent piece of light armor in Fractals and I want to see what it looks like to see if I want to keep it for my elementalist, but I have to log into a character that wears light armor to be able to preview it.

I just want to see what the armor looks like, why do I have to log in and out every time I want to do this?

Mesmer 80, Elementalist 80, Guardian 80, Ranger 40

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Posted by: jkough.7316

jkough.7316

I feel like this might have been intended, and unfortunatly there is no really good debate for the capability to view other armor types other than your own. But im sure most players would agree it does make things just a touch more annoying.

But the reason for this reply is to mention back items dont seem to preview at all, which im sure is a bug.

Pancake Boy

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Posted by: Rarespawn.6028

Rarespawn.6028

I think that viewing armor for the purposes of equipping alts is the only ‘good reason’ I need for wanting the capability to view other types of armor.

Removing this feature makes things unbelievably complicated. My bank is pretty full as it is, so now I have to clear out a space to put the new gear in the bank. Log in and out of my other medium and light armor characters to try the armor on. Log back in to my main character. Withdraw the armor I want to sell, and put the stuff I had to take out of my bank to make space, back in!

Before I could just preview and sell.

Mesmer 80, Elementalist 80, Guardian 80, Ranger 40

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Posted by: Vaelic.2497

Vaelic.2497

seems intended, sadly

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Posted by: DOW Mageski.2097

DOW Mageski.2097

Please either fix this bug or allow us to view them anyway. I like looking at all the armour with one character, as opposed to running all over the place with 3 different characters.

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Posted by: Zaith.9132

Zaith.9132

It’s obviously a bug. It serves no purpose than to otherwise force players to log out in order to appreciate the armour friends ping, or test armour for their other characters. It fixes nothing and only causes inconvenience.

/me tips transmuted tier-3 crafted hat

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Posted by: Alexandra Triplett.1280

Alexandra Triplett.1280

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Hey everyone. This is a fix that is working as intended. As these armor types were never designed to be worn together, it resulted in some graphic issues when previewing them.

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Posted by: EthanLightheart.9168

EthanLightheart.9168

Don’t appreciate it as well. That feature was one big difference to other games I saw so far, and now u take it away….

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Posted by: Navi.7142

Navi.7142

Do we get TP preview in return?

THAT would be helpful for the players, not taking away something which sometimes had graphic issues when previewing them. (I saw some of these issues and it wasn’t that bad to result in a removal)

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Posted by: Blackwolfe.5649

Blackwolfe.5649

Alexandra, thats a lousy excuse for this change. I think there is a bug in someones desicionmaking. Im afraid of what you guys will come up with next.

The fact is the positive side of being able to preview off-armor far outweighs a few graphical glitches and I hope someone will be smart enough to revert this to its previous state.

Colin Johansen casts – Working As Intended
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Posted by: fripple.6071

fripple.6071

Ridiculous decision. It harmed nothing and removing it is an obnoxiously unnecessary inconvenience for every single player.

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Posted by: Arimik.2460

Arimik.2460

alexandra, im sure it is not your fault, so excuse me for being so angry. but wtf? this is the kind of thing that the phrase “nerfing fun” came about for. you took something harmless and fun and removed it. i thought i got away from this kind of crap when i stopped playing blizzard’s games. were the ‘graphics issues’ in question game-breaking to the point where they crashed the client? or was it just clipping on the models being previewed? i would like to know and hear a justified reason.

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Posted by: V Man.8512

V Man.8512

Shocked and dismayed at this decision. You took a piece of the game that I recall no one ever complaining about and “fixed” it – actually made a very annoying thing out of it. Change it back Anet. You are going down the wrong road by restricting freedom of choice like this.

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@Arimik, Generally aesthetic as far as I know. Like texture maps applying themselves in places they shouldn’t be, on armors you’re not previewing. As well as lots of clipping of course. I liked being able to see them too, but I can understand why that decision was made. If you have ideas or features you’d like to see I’d say post em on the suggestion forum. I can’t promise it would be implemented, but the more people who say they want something the better!

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Posted by: Blackwolfe.5649

Blackwolfe.5649

Colin Johansen casts – Working As Intended
Colin Johansen hits you for 239407889 damage
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Posted by: Narfesis.8476

Narfesis.8476

Unbeleiveable. With all the actual bugs in the game, THIS gets changed? Come on Anet, this hurt exactly nobody. Put it back the way it was. Put a damn disclaimer on it if you like saying “objects in preview may appear different in game” if you really feel the need to.
/facepalm

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Posted by: Hegel.9182

Hegel.9182

I understand where the devs are coming from. When previewing pieces of different armor types, I’ve seen on occasion conflicting models.

However, I must say I strongly disagree with this change. It’s a lot more convenient, practical and – yes – fun to be able to preview any armor piece on any character (cultural armor excluded). On a game that is supposed to be about cosmetics and prestige skins, being able to browse skins and take a look at interesting visuals should be made as easy as possible.

So I urge you to please go back in this decision. The clipping issues when previewing armor of different types are a very minor issue that is not game breaking at all. Your’re pretty much just nerfing fun here.

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Posted by: Blackwolfe.5649

Blackwolfe.5649

Your’re pretty much just nerfing fun here.

Seems to be a rising trend.

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Colin Johansen hits you for 239407889 damage
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Posted by: Navi.7142

Navi.7142

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Posted by: Arsenic Touch.7960

Arsenic Touch.7960

Hey everyone. This is a fix that is working as intended. As these armor types were never designed to be worn together, it resulted in some graphic issues when previewing them.

So why did you not include this in the patch notes? figured no one notice?
Given that so many armors clip or conflict with each other, using graphic issues as an excuse just doesn’t cut it.

Is it better to out-monster the monster or to be quietly devoured?

Dragonbrand – Level 80 – Human Ranger

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Posted by: Navi.7142

Navi.7142

If you have ideas or features you’d like to see I’d say post em on the suggestion forum. I can’t promise it would be implemented, but the more people who say they want something the better!

And I have something for you!
There is one hot topic with over 1k replies! Is that enough to get implemented/ considered?
That would be definitely awesome!

There you go: https://forum-en.guildwars2.com/forum/game/gw2/Change-in-loot-parameters-or-a-bug-Merged/first

Thanks a lot! <3

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Posted by: Arimik.2460

Arimik.2460

@Arimik, Generally aesthetic as far as I know. Like texture maps applying themselves in places they shouldn’t be, on armors you’re not previewing. As well as lots of clipping of course. I liked being able to see them too, but I can understand why that decision was made. If you have ideas or features you’d like to see I’d say post em on the suggestion forum. I can’t promise it would be implemented, but the more people who say they want something the better!

i appreciate your response and you have renewed my faith that these are being read. but if this reason is the image issue i saw from time to time while previewing, the fix was simply to clear the preview or preview another piece of gear. this change is unreasonable.

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Posted by: Edge.4180

Edge.4180

I’m well aware of the graphic glitches that can happen and have seen them a number of times, but this is a really, really, really silly change in my opinion. You removed some very useful and convenient functionality to cover a graphic glitch. That’s a horrible tradeoff to the people who are actually playing the game.

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Posted by: Wanko.8103

Wanko.8103

Please, give us this feature back. No one cares about clipping in preview mode, but almost everyone used preview to check clothes and weapons of other classes.

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Posted by: Zaith.9132

Zaith.9132

I was aware of the texture issue, but that’s no reason to disable functions that are still useful! I’m really confused at this call, Anet. It serves no constructive function, just makes previewing less useful.

/me tips transmuted tier-3 crafted hat

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Posted by: niwaar.5631

niwaar.5631

@Arimik, Generally aesthetic as far as I know. Like texture maps applying themselves in places they shouldn’t be, on armors you’re not previewing. As well as lots of clipping of course. I liked being able to see them too, but I can understand why that decision was made. If you have ideas or features you’d like to see I’d say post em on the suggestion forum. I can’t promise it would be implemented, but the more people who say they want something the better!

Like she said, it was a flat out “nerf to fun”.

We realize you can’t promise stuff that is suggested to be implemented, but what you can do is take back to the dev team that this is a hugely negative impact to the game and that it needs to be reverted. We do not care about graphical bugs with gear of different types being seen together. We care about being free to enjoy the game in a way in which we 1) have become accustomed to and 2) that allows us to enjoy the wonderful art of the game.

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Posted by: Ohoni.6057

Ohoni.6057

No, put this back how it was. Sure, ti could cause some screwy issues, but better to have those screwy issues and being able to preview the items than to not be able to preview the items at all.

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Posted by: Khisanth.2948

Khisanth.2948

This probably got changed because there were too many dim bulbs reporting bugs related to this and the people reviewing bug reports ended up wasting too much time on those. These same people are the ones who came up with the brilliant idea that reporting the same bug over and over is going to get changes to happen faster.

It’s a bit like a kid wrecking the car a couple of times and the parents taking away the keys …

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Posted by: Arcos.9134

Arcos.9134

There are clipping issues and the like anyway, especially with weapons. This was a really handy feature, please add it back (along with adding preview to the trading post). Thank you.

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Posted by: Oglaf.1074

Oglaf.1074

Hey everyone. This is a fix that is working as intended. As these armor types were never designed to be worn together, it resulted in some graphic issues when previewing them.

That is downright… poo-y!

I use my main character to go hunting for armour sets to acquire on my alts at a later date!

Booo! BOOOOOOO!!!

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Posted by: WhiteAndMilky.2514

WhiteAndMilky.2514

Please revert it to the way it was. Seeing as that I have many many characters, I often will preview armors on a race before I go and make a new character.

Example: Playing my norn thief I will preview heavy armors to know if I want to spend 10$ for a new character slot to make a norn guardian…… Anet will now miss out on my money =/

I don’t see any kind of rationale behind it. Obviously players like to link items amongst each other, so that we can preview their nice equipment they’ve acquired. What’s next? Will you guys make it so we can’t preview weapons that our profession can’t use as well?

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Posted by: Kosai.7458

Kosai.7458

please bring it back. please

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Posted by: Zaith.9132

Zaith.9132

Bring it back. We know all artists are picky about their work, but some of us really like to play dress up

I’m 100% serious.

/me tips transmuted tier-3 crafted hat

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Posted by: Skribbl.7684

Skribbl.7684

+1 support for bringing it back. I like to see what nifty toys I pick up and if they will look good on future characters.

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Posted by: Kosai.7458

Kosai.7458

really miss it already

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Posted by: climhazzard.5897

climhazzard.5897

I’d rather some graphic issues than not being able to preview them on any character, mighta asked for some feedback before making some random change nobody would like.

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Posted by: Amos.8760

Amos.8760

I literally cannot believe what I just read. This was an INTENDED change? Why in the world would I not be allowed to preview armor for an alt? Please change this back – it’s completely ridiculous.

My turret is so much better at this game than I am.

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Posted by: Avan.1540

Avan.1540

Yep, I still motion for adding this back, even though I know that there were very, very, rarely these glitches (so rare in fact I didn’t even make the connection between them and this removal)

To add to that – the glitches never hurt anyone, but this change does.

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Posted by: ley.8973

ley.8973

Sorry, but this decision is so pointless and arbitrary… so blizzardific. Is it not possible to lock the preview window to show only one class of armor at a time, instead of removing the feature altogether?

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Posted by: Nebilim.5127

Nebilim.5127

@Arimik, Generally aesthetic as far as I know. Like texture maps applying themselves in places they shouldn’t be, on armors you’re not previewing. As well as lots of clipping of course. I liked being able to see them too, but I can understand why that decision was made. If you have ideas or features you’d like to see I’d say post em on the suggestion forum. I can’t promise it would be implemented, but the more people who say they want something the better!

Have you guys ever played with an asura or charr? Mostly everything clips badly on them. And to a further extend, mostly other weapons clips horribly on every other races, special mentions to shields and focus.

I could totally understand if this was meant to cultural armor or gender specific, something that truly would look out of place in a character, but this isn’t the case here.

This “fix” not being mentioned anywhere in any patches seems to imply you guys knew how mad people would be. But it was done anyway, for a random excuse and pure spite of the community.

The world is teeming with unnecessary people.
It is God’s decision that i fight.
As knight of honor, as protector of the sin. I sacrifice myself, for the blood of criminals.

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Posted by: Crossaber.8934

Crossaber.8934

Only a very simple function on preview already able to fix it, a button for Light/Medium/Heavy armor, when light armor button is click, only light armor could be drag into the preview slot. The different rating armor button will activate by the character class, but allow to select another armor rating button for preview other class armor.

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Posted by: Yumiko Ishida.3769

Yumiko Ishida.3769

http://www.gw2armor.com/

Has every armor available and exotics too every race every gender every armor class.

Use this until a proper alternative is made. Wiki is good too.

Yumiko Emi Ishida lv80 Ele, Hikari Kyoko Ishida lv80 Guardian Tarnished Coast
“I was TC! I once did RP! Now I’m megaserver, why even play anymore?”

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Posted by: Gill Halendt.2038

Gill Halendt.2038

So, wait, you have trillions of unresolved graphical glitches and clipping issues reported in two different forum threads (and a whole lot of them is quite significant yet it’s been an open issue for months now), and you’d rather implement this unwanted and unnecessary fix for “generally aesthetic” reasons?

I wish you’d put that much effort into fixing relevant issues instead. Even if the preview window glitches when used to preview improper combinations, well, it’s just that, a preview window...

By the way, I still get the “overlapping textures” glitch every now and then (like, yesterday, I got the texture of some leggings I was previewing stuck on my character’s underwear, down to his legs), so this pointless inconvenience hasn’t really fixed anything yet.

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Posted by: Nike.2631

Nike.2631

Put. The Candle. Beck.

I use off-weight previewing all the time to see what Faction I want to put my alts into (check their armor appearance BEFORE choosing a faction). I also use it to check if an Item that has droped on character A is something I want to save to use on character B without going to the bank followed by having to do a bunch of logging in & out.

You created an enormous hassle to try and hide a minor bug.

Not a winning proposition.

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Posted by: IsmertIdegen.2401

IsmertIdegen.2401

I don’t see the point of this, and most of the players obviously want the previewing back how it was.

I agree with the crowd here, undo this change.

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Posted by: Nike.2631

Nike.2631

http://www.gw2armor.com/

Has every armor available and exotics too every race every gender every armor class.

Use this until a proper alternative is made. Wiki is good too.

This is NOT an acceptible substitute. Not even close.

When we can preview, we see it on races and body-builds of our choosing, using our color schemes in combinaitons we select including leaving off gloves or shoulder or boots to see the full item. Relying on third party sites to stand in for an already working functionality that has been removed is a cop-out of the worst sort.

I’m sure its a great site, but its not gonna update instantly when new gear appears, its not gonna let us rotate freely, its not gonna deliver what we already had in game until someone got twitchy that you have to click preview twice sometimes (oh noes)to clear mismatching bit maps.

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Posted by: Kojiden.8405

Kojiden.8405

Hey everyone. This is a fix that is working as intended. As these armor types were never designed to be worn together, it resulted in some graphic issues when previewing them.

Sorry to be blunt, but, I think this is a lame excuse. I think people understand that previewing an armor that you can’t wear can have issues like that. And nobody cares. The only people who care are the developers. Bad move, imo.

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Posted by: Shroom Mage.9410

Shroom Mage.9410

Put. It. Back.

This was an incredibly bad decision. I like to go into HotM and just flip through all the armor to see what I like. Seeing how it looks on my existing characters helps me decide what race/gender I should make new ones. Now if I want to see how light armor looks on a female human, I have to actually make a female human scholar.

All because of a little bit of clipping? Are you serious? I guess whoever made this decision has never played a charr. If they did, they’d probably either remove the entire race or restrict them from wearing any armor.

“Be who you are and say what you feel
because those who mind don’t matter
and those who matter don’t mind.” -Dr. Seuss

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Posted by: binidj.5734

binidj.5734

Hey everyone. This is a fix that is working as intended. As these armor types were never designed to be worn together, it resulted in some graphic issues when previewing them.

The graphic issues with previewing non-wearable armour types were no more serious than the preview issues I have with the armour I can wear. The change seems wilful and ill-considered, I know this isn’t a game designed by committee but really at the moment it seems that ANet are actively trying to annoy the customer base by “fixing” bugs that either never really existed (preview panel) or which were beneficial to characters (Super Elixir), whilst long-standing features (Guesting) or bugs that affect characters negatively (underwater combat invulnerability/reset) appear to fall by the wayside.

If there were graphic issues with previewing non-wearable armours then why not fix the preview bugs rather than just disable it? I mean, this is probably a pretty low priority item on the list but honestly I’d rather have the bugged version than nothing at all.

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Posted by: stof.9341

stof.9341

Hey everyone. This is a fix that is working as intended. As these armor types were never designed to be worn together, it resulted in some graphic issues when previewing them.

Whatever bug it was, it’s priority should have been set to something along “Minor cosmetic annoyances nobody cares about” and fixed in around 6-7 years after launch. And for sure the fix better not remove many useful features in the process

And instead of that, there’s still many problems with the preview that aren’t fixed. We still have to get ourselves naked to preview many weapons because the pose is wrong. We still cannot preview many effects for some items (Priory weapons anyone?). We still cannot preview items straight from trading post.

This change sends a VERY negative image about ANet to the whole community. It makes you seem like you are in a total disconnect about the reality of your game vs your players. Do something about this bug quickly.

You could have “fixed” that bug differently. For example, previewing a mismatched item will automatically unequip (ie, same as if you don’t wear any item) all the other armor parts of different class in the preview window. Btw, put a button that does exactly that for when we preview weapons too!

You could just have ignored the bug as unimportant.

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