So, We LOVE RP has started into its 4th round and I have been so, so, so excited this time, because there is SO much good stuff to be had and this time so far was the largest round by far. I am proud to watch WE LOVE RP grow constantly with new stores and bloggers applying and given the high profiles of some of those stores and bloggers and the quality they provide? I think we are doing something right so far. 🙂
So, the past months I have always been whining about how there’s a TON of good armors and actual gear for guys, but nothing for girls besides some few items here and there. In fact, the vast majority of items provided for girls fit into four category: Silks, dresses, skirts and metal-bikini-‘amor’. The last is ridiculous, and the market is overly saturated (imho) with the other three. Real armor that seems decent and somewhat realistic for girls? A VERY rare find. The same for pants, and most pants have a horrible ponyrider-gap.
Deccan Arida of The Forge and Innocuous were the first one who didn’t tell me to get some cheese (to the whine) but instead made a female armor…and damn. It is all over the place now and we can certainly assume that Deccan is rich by now. I suppose the HUGE, totally deserved success of his Daerwen Armor showed that there was in fact a totally uncovered niche. And I am SO happy that now more and more creators are stepping up their game and proving to be awesome competitors!
In the picture, the tunic, pants, upper arms, hips and gauntlets are all parts of the new Penghel Armor by The Muses which is available at WE LOVE RP. The textures are magnificant and detailed and the colorations are, imho, perfect. The armor also comes in a black/red version, which can also be found at WE LOVE RP. Personally, I always prefer more earthen tones for role-play on my character, so I was very happy when Neph provided this version as well.
Look at those pants, girls! not only is the texture insanely detailed (I love the lacings!), but also there is barely, if any, ponyrider effect. There are SO few pants that don’t have that awkward gap. The tunic is lovely and I enjoy the pattern on it a great deal. A minor thing that I would have preferred are actual mesh-straps instead of textures, but given the quality of the texture, I can easily live with that. I like that the tunic goes over the butt and further down.
The armor pieces are very close to what I would picture for a leatherarmor. They aren’t bulky but slim and light yet definitely seem to serve their purpose. Plus: You can resize these pieces easily, they are mod! I had to adjust the hip pieces a little because they definitely add to your hips’ width, but they can be adjust very easily and with little effort. Now I think they looks very nice and add even more detail to the whole outfit. I added Mabinogion’s belt there, too, which is available at WE LOVE RP as well.
The only thing that I personally don’t like about the Penghel armor are the boots: They got heels. Plateauheels, yes, no stilettos, but heels regardless. I just cannot picture my elf fighting in them, so I used Deccan’s boots instead. Still, the outfit as a whole is a GREAT outfit and a great deal at WE LOVE RP!
Jalilah Jewell of GSpot sent me her enwest creation! She, too, is now making armor for girls, but she is a bit more on the intricate side of designs. I looove these pieces with all the tiny little details such as chains and the curved metal pieces. Imho, Jalilah had done a great job on this. The armor comes with gauntlets as well and those are just as pretty. 🙂 There are several colours available, so check these out!
I was talking to Larion Rhode lately and asked him if it was possible to offer textures that are a little brighter than his usual ones. And he did! YAY! What I especially like about this bow is the simple but effective designs. I am not big fan of absurd bowdesigns with a billiosn of spikes and such. The only ‘artsy’ bow that I like is the Black Swan Bow by LR Weapons. This one is simple and nice with pretty textures. Perfect for any ranger/hunter really. 🙂
So, here is my current outfit:
Hair: Truth, Selma, Reds01 (Truth Hawks, Mesh!!)
Ears: Illusions, Drow Ears (Siyu Suen, Mesh!!)
Eyes: Insufferable Dastard Tropical Brights, Lemon Sea (Josh Figgis, Mesh!!)
Hands: Slink, elegant (Siddean Munro, Mesh!!)
Eyeshadow: Mynerva, Smokey Onyx Light (Rhapzody Wilde)
Tunic/Pants: The Muses, Penghel Armor, Bone/Dust (Dolche Blackflag, NEW!! Mesh!! @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Boots: The Forge, Daerwen Boots (Deccan Arida, The Forge)
Belt: Mabinogion, Medieval Belt (Airedine Poe, NEW!! Mesh!! @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Chestbelt: The Forge, female Harness (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
Necklace: The Forge, Boudicea’s Necklace, Rare (Deccan Arida, The Forge)
Armor: The Muses, Penghel Armor, Bone/Dust (Dolche Blackflag, NEW!! Mesh!! @ WE LOVE RP!!)
Pauldrons: GSpot, A Siren’s Call, tinted! (Jalilah Jewell, NEW!! Mesh!!)
Bow: LR Weapons, Nightdale Bow (Larion Rhode/Allia Lane, NEW!! Mesh!! @ We LOVE RP!!)
Blowdart: EZ Weaponry, Irdu Blowdart (Deccan Arida, Mesh!!)
As you have certainly noticed I am a huuuge fan of Alirium. I can only recommend checking it out for pretty pictures. 🙂