Full high-rez picks of all Tier 8 sets can now be found at MMO-Champion, including new particle effects for some sets. We still don't really know what the colour-schemes signify, nor whether we get the leggings or surcoat model for our tier gear.
The Paladin Tier 8 set now comes with a kilt! (or surcoat if you prefer, cassock if you are that way inclined).
from Retpaladin.com Forums.
Both leggings and kilted versions are in the game files, no-one really knows which variation will be our final set.
See the previous post for a full list of Paladin 3.1 PTR changes.
Finally, an update from MMO-Champion with the four different colour-schemes and proper particle effects:
Human Female modelling Tier 8... isn't flattering.
Older images here and here
It seems this set was based on concept-art found in the WotLK CE box, with the kilt removed:
It's possible that we'll get the kilt back at some point. Right now, I'd say the looks were a trifle 'meh' and almost shamanie, but much better than they could have been (tier 5.... *shudder*). The white and blue colour schemes look pretty good overall, copper and purple is pretty bad though. And that helm... hide as default please.
Compare Paladin Tier 8 to Warrior Tier 8:
Setting aside the Aries - the Misspelt Olympian God of War theme, more graphical effort appears to have been made with the warrior one. We'll be getting particle effects which may make things looks better, but it probably won't bring T8 up to the level of class that is T2 or T6.
Other Tier8 Armours can be found here.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009