yeah they are mostly just for looks, it also might just be 12 skills as there's only 12 ring skill images.
Anyways that was my response to the "any new skills?" question that annoys me so. As A; it shows they want me to search the thread for them, and B we post everything on this thread; why wouldn't we have posted info about upcoming skills?
For the record, THERE IS NOT NOW NOR IN THE SHORT FUTURE ANY COMBAT SKILLS, KTO MAY SURPRISE US AND ADD SOME, BUT THERE'S ONLY A 1% CHANCE OF THAT. I REPEAT NO MORE COMBAT SKILLS!