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Love the color palette I've seen in all the art so far.
I like my armor realistic, gritty, and lethal. I think of armor like a motorcycle. If it doesn't make it go faster or run better, rip it off and forget it.
For strolling about the city I LOVE ornate over the top stuff. That above is a bit too ornate for me but they are the elveish folk, so they tend to be the most over the top of most races (in most games no idea for sure here). Point is, if the other races use similar stuff but toned down I think it's headed in a good direction.
If anyone has read Berserk, Gut's armor is a good example of what I like.
Originally posted by Rusque Vikings were generally nomadic farmers and no more warlike than any other group of people's at that time. They were labeled as savages and barbarians because they were fairly illiterate, followed pagain beliefs, and due to their smaller nomadic lifestyle didn't have as much of a standing military type system.
Mostly true except Vikings were NOT nomadic, in any way.
Viking lands and holdings were hereditary and static, and they don't rely on herding as a way of life (they are mostly hunters and farmers).
They raid in summer months to stock up supplies for the rest of the year. The usually returns to their homeland and holdings - that is, unless they migrate to other areas or they hire themselves out as mercenaries. Some even went as far as Byzantine Empire to hire themselves out as bodyguards of the nobility.
Nomadic would be more like Mongols where they don't farm and totally relies on cattle to survive.
Originally posted by Stiler Now I am speaking of western style armour mainly. In Eastern cutlure with Japan for example they could wear crests on their helms and things.
Only cavalry armors do. Infantry armors are in fact pretty similar to the West (with the exception that Chinese and Japanese tends to prefer banded or scale mail, probably because the weapons types that the soldier will be facing are different from the West).