Yet another week with just the one blog post. As a result of stress, my mood has been bouncing up and down a lot lately - and unfortunately down most of the time. University deadlines, chronic pain & fatigue and a terminally ill dad abroad that's quickly deteriorating seem to provide the perfect cocktail for depression. And depression deprives me of any creativity - creativity sorely needed to write blog posts.
Luckily Conrad's there to save the day, donating some sweet pictures of his powertech Shyala. I hope to show how seeming ugliness has its own beauty.
Shyala is gold on the right (left) and silver on the left (right) - yup, I just did that to confuse you
Shyala is not exactly of the subtle, emphatic kind. That would only get in the way when doing mercenary work (her words). Looking pretty is not one of her priorities - in fact, I'm positive Shyala would make a weird face when inquiring about make-up. She does, however, spend some time on her hair each morning. Only because it helps with intimidating clients and targets, of course.
The theme of her appearance is duality. Shyala has a "good side" (her left, represented by a relatively intact face and silver armour) and a "bad side" (her heavily affected right side, represented by scars and gold armour). I thought this often overlooked crafted armour set was a clever find that perfectly matches the character.
- Electrum Onslaught Chestguard (L50, heavy, crafted)
- Electrum Onslaught Gauntlets (L50, heavy, crafted)
- Electrum Onslaught Belt (L50, heavy, crafted)
- Electrum Onslaught Greaves (L50, heavy, crafted)
- Electrum Onslaught Vambraces (L50, heavy, crafted)
- TT-16A Powered Assault Boots (L40, heavy, world drop) (unify colours)
The following items look exactly the same as the TT-16A Powered Assault Boots and are all L50 world drops: RD-16A Havoc Boots (moddable), TH-16A Tech Boots (moddable), Prototype ArmaTek Advanced Blastguard Boots MKIII (unmoddable, blue quality). There might be more out there with the same look, but these were the ones I could quickly find.
The boots of the crafted Electrum Onslaught set are weird-looking, with two pins sticking outwards to the front on each feet. Luckily the TT-16A Powered Assault Boots look as if they're made to fit with the armour, the right one colouring gold and the left one silver when using the unify colours option. The chest piece includes a built-in jetpack: an indispensable item for every self-respecting bounty hunter.