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Hood On/Off Toggle?

MimicUnleashed's Avatar

01.25.2012 , 11:44 AM | #411
Several hood down armored robes exist. However they only appear that way on the Empire. We did learn that you can take items and transfer them to the other faction via the Hutt Cartel trade network. However when the same robe that looks like everything my Knight ever wanted turns out to be the same old generic crap I keep throwing away on the Republic side? THAT upsets me. Greatly. Even just enabling the Republic/Empire versions of armor on your character would make a lot of classes happier. Can you imagine how many Sith Juggernauts would gladly wear Trooper gear? It's a topic on the fleet once every other day.
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Hyrune's Avatar

01.26.2012 , 05:27 AM | #412
I really would like to ear some official feed back on this (or the related thread: that asks for hood less armored robe).

You, Bioware, asked for the community to point the most looked forward changes to your game (e.g. the guild vault feature).
Well IMO the hood toggle is a key feature as it is needed/useful for most of the force users.

I know the community managers cannot answer every thread, but I would be really thankful for any feedback on this subject

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01.26.2012 , 11:52 AM | #413

come on devs !!!

this is a roleplaying game , costumes are what make a character believable more then acting !

my guardian wants to take his freaking hood down !

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01.26.2012 , 02:00 PM | #414
Dear Bioware,

You knew enough about advertising to show hood-down Jedi in commercials, splash screens, and character creation.

How did you not know enough about players to know we'd be disappointed to discover we CANNOT make our Jedi look like the one in the commercial/splash/creation screen?

You knew hoods down was marketable or all the Jedi commercials would be wearing hoods. (They aren't.)

So why did you just decide to screw us in game?

Favoritism for Sith? (Since apparently the same model gear can come hood-down on Sith of a mirror class?)
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01.26.2012 , 02:04 PM | #415

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01.26.2012 , 06:16 PM | #416
We are supposed to be the hero of our own Star Wars saga. How often does the hero in movies and such have a hood over their head all the time, not that often at all.

Wearing the hood up is not an iconic Jedi look, it is much more for sith than Jedi. Anakin, Darth Maul and the Emporor all have scenes with their hoods up because it makes you look much more sinister and evil.

This is not a heroic look for us Jedi's.
I beg of you dear developers, you have made some of the best looking armors and gear in gems like Mass Effect and Dragon Age, Do not let this be the first Bioware game where I can't stand the look of my character because of such a minor detail. I really want to play on my Jedi Knight, but I just don't want to ruin the story by having to see only a hood.
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01.26.2012 , 09:39 PM | #417
Throwing my name in this arena as well.

All this time customising our character's facial appearance for nothing. I'd be fine with the upgraded armours if only they had an option for /hoods. As it is, I'm using level 15 modded synthweaved armour, stuck with 51 armourings, and using those instead of the tier 3 rakata gear because of the hoods.

I know that BioWare has stated that they plan to allow Armouring to be removed from artifact/tier gear later, but that doesn't change the incredibly poor selection we have to choose from that DON'T have hoods. It's addressing the problem without addressing the underlying issue of the problem. We simply need more to choose from.

Simply put, having the helm option in character preferences remove hoods off robes would solve so much so easily.

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01.26.2012 , 11:18 PM | #418
You can add my name to the list of people in support of a hood toggle.
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01.26.2012 , 11:39 PM | #419
Me too. My Zabrac had the coolest flame red hair and horns that went so well with her green eyes, but now it's all gone

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01.27.2012 , 05:28 AM | #420
I beg for this. I found the Jedi Battlelord set on Torhead, and then later got every piece from the GTN, except the belt, at around level 30. At level 50 I stormed the final area, repping my great Jedi Gear, but the experience, I feel, could have been much greater if I was able to put the hood down on the gear. Jedi are not ment to be afraid to show their faces. I think it'd be more appropriate for Sith to be the ones wearing the hood with a mask etc.

Oh and by the way, the hood down toggle couldn't be too difficult. I just did The False Emperor and the final boss, whom I won't reveal for spoiler senses, actually took his hood off in an animaton. It can't be too hard to preform it since I'd assume the hoods in the game are uniform, as in the same hood model was used for all the hoods existing in the game.

Please Bioware, give us some indication you are working on it, or making some kind of progress towards helping us bald Jedi Knights!