A friend of mine has been searching for a plate outfit for his Death Knight alt. He had put in a lot of time and effort to get the outfit collected/bought and had based it from a picture he had seen on a website. He felt that this set carried the gravitas and foreboding that he wished to convey, whilst opting for a blood-red colour scheme instead of the black armour collections that many tend to choose for their Death Knights (me included - I have a Goth Dwarf...what more can I say!).
He linked the set pieces over to me to view and give an opinion on. At the time I did point out that as I was playing a female dwarf, the look could be fairly different to the human male version he was looking at, but he asked me to look anyway.
My friend saw an imposing-looking human male Death Knight clad in armour that perhaps was a slightly lighter shade of red than he had seen in the website picture, but impressive none-the-less.
I saw this:
|Those boobs really leap out of the picture at you, don't they?|
Now admittedly, I assumed that the male version that my friend was looking at had a little more coverage than the version I could see, but my eyes were instantly drawn to the heart on the belt and the overall impression it gave me wouldn't be out of place in a Care Bears cartoon. Pink, hearts and probably highly sought after by every female paladin in Stormwind!
I tried to convey by chat the girly fantasy that the armour pieces were showing as to me but I really couldn't do it justice. Did the male version really look sort of pink and have hearts on the belt, I asked? There was a silent pause (presumably while my friend hurriedly checked the armour again) and then...why yes, the male version also has a heart on the belt and sort of looks a lot less 'blood red' and rather more 'pinkish', but "honestly I had never noticed that when I collected the set..."
We are now on the search for a more manly set of dark red plate ;)