I get that gnomes won't need to be concerned with any heavier armor, so their appearance may not change much throughout their character lives, but a very cool part about playing a tank (in my opinioin) is getting that great piece of armor and everyone seeing it knowing that you went through some trials to obtain it.
My concern/question is about how I have not seen an Archai in armor (although shaman can wear medium armor), and I am wondering if they will be like the monk in EQ1 where no matter what armor you put on, it looked like a strap across your chest or a different color robe(?). (Which would lead me to believe that the gnomes may simply have different colored robe/cloak/facemasks...)
Has anyone seen/heard anything to say otherwise?
I know that weapon/armor appearance is to come in future phases of development, but the Archai looks like the character creation animation (or have the devs been playing without gear at all?)