Nearly There! Testing just down the road, and release in sight!
Shivering Armor Variety (SAV)
In the time I've spent in the Oblivion Modding community, I've seen countless beautiful armor retextures and replacers, ranging from new suits a new texturer has poured their heart and soul into, to massive, game changing additions, such as Armamentarium Complete. Since Oblivion Modding fist began, there have been hundreds of retextures of every Oblivion suit of armor, be they Glass, Steel, Daedric, Dark Brotherhood, or Ebony. That said, I have long wondered why there have been so few forrays into armor overhauls in the Shivering Isles. I can count on one hand the number of Amber, Madness, Golden Saint, or Dark Seducer retextures I've seen, which I find to be strange. Well, this is my first step towards trying to change that!
Shivering Armor Variety is an attempt to add a little visual diversity to Sheogorath's lands. My plans are as yet rather small; create two new suits of Dark Seducer Armor, and two new suits of Golden Saint Armor (consisting of one shield, a male and female body piece, and two [Golden Saint] or three [Dark Serducer] male and female helmets each), then disperse these suits through the Shivering Isles leveled-lists, so that you may find any Dark Seducer or Golden Saint in the game wearing my armors. If all goes according to plan, I will proceed to create the matching weapons. Also, I plan to release both a playable and non-playable armor version, so we'll see how that goes.
I am attempting to stylize the armor in a manner that matches their respecive aspect of insanity, for example, Dark Seducer armors are primarily dark, have mostly low saturation, and look grittier and worn (you can tell, for example, on the Black&Red pieces that the Red parts aren't completely symmetrical and seem to be worn away at places, or on the Green suit you can see some grey through the green at places). The Golden Saint armors, on the other hand, are meant to be bright and smooth, in an almost pastel way.
This mod is meant to be more complete than my usual releases (usually consisting of new armor stuck in a barrel or on a merchant somewhere), and as such will include new Icons, leveled versions of the armors, and will NOT be released as a modder's resource.
Work has begun (thus the term Work In Progress ), and I have a few pictures to show for it, and hope to hear a few opinions ...
(I would like to apologize in advance for the picture quality; I am using a freeware screen capture device on a PC that was never meant for Oblivion)
Dark Seducer - Green - Male Armor
Golden Saint - Orange - Male Armor
Golden Saint - Orange - Shield
Golden Saint - Orange - Female Armor
Golden Saint - Orange - Icon Mashup
Dark Seducer - Black&Red - Male Armor
Dark Seducer - Black&Red - Female Armor
Golden Saint - Blue - Male Armor
Dark Seducer - Green - Male Helmet
I LOVE feedback and constructive criticism; when I hear people like my stuff, I enjoy making it more (and as such tend to create more of it).
Golden Saint Suit 1 (Orange) -- %100
GSS 1 (Orange) Icons -- %100
Golden Saint Suit 2 (Blue) -- %30
GSS 2 (Blue) Icons -- %0
Dark Seducer Suit 1 (Green) -- %100
DSS 1 (Green) Icons -- %100
Dark Seducer Suit 2 (Black&Red) -- %100
DSS 2 (Black&Red) Icons -- %100
ESP('s) Adding the Armors -- %50
Total Percentage Complete -- %80
This is nearing completion; Testing should begin within a few days (this being written June 29th) with the help of FearNoMan777 and PacificMorrowind. Assuming all goes well, this will be up on TESNexus and Planet Elder Scrolls very soon! Thank you all for your support!