Well it is though kinda. You have to craft part of it on the armourer table so it is 6 of 1 and half dozen of the other.
The fact it is so much light means that compared to medium armour which has a Encumbrance bonus I actually am less encumbered and can carry more wearing the Royal Armour as it is so much lighter. It isn’t as durable but it looks a bit nicer, gives more protection, is lighter and better to mine mats in. It is almost OP’d… and honestly after 300 hours of bugs, arrows in hands, falling out of the sky to my death at log in, falling through the world and loosing awesome looted gear, building bugs, server resets, Thralls falling through the earth, Chinese exploiters and all the other things we had to deal with… I’m ok with something that is a slightly op with a durability draw back…
Edit - it has higher durability… what are you boys talking about with it being weaker?
Also the armour takes a lot of iron.
It is a nice little thank you from Funcom… or that is how i’m taking it.