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Specular mapping on armor?

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Jaekob Caed
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Jaekob Caed

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I didn't really try the M&S rework right at launch that much but now I'm really loving it, as I'm in the final stages of making a full set of elder rune +5. I love that the color of elder rune is that brighter, more teal shade that is reminiscent of the rune armor in RuneScape Classic and, more recently, the way rune armor looked back in 2012 when the armor sets got a rework.

That being said, I think that it -- and all other armor sets -- could really benefit from normal maps and specular maps to make the metal actually glisten in the lighting. With NXT's lighting looking as good as it does sometimes, glistening armor sets would be absolutely incredible and elder rune, in particular, would really have that magical, shining look to it.

I know it's not anything major but with the texture detail on the new armor, normal maps and specular maps would really look fantastic. Without either, the textures can look rather blurry. But with them, armor would genuinely look metallic and particularly with higher-tier sets (including masterwork), it'd add that extra level of epic to the look.

PS - Please revert the ground textures in Falador, add normal maps or something. The new ones are atrociously blurry/muddy.
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Jaekob Caed
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Jaekob Caed

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Yrubdarb said:
I don't care about niceties like specularity and I wouldn't notice it anyway so...


That's fine, not everyone cares that much about the added graphical effects. I know I'm not the only one who has a decent eye for detail, though; without at least normal mapping, the armor textures look pretty blurry but specular maps would make the armor look metallic and it'd actually glisten in the fantastic lighting present in NXT.
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