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Hood On/Off Toggle?


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Meatrose
12.19.2011 , 07:09 AM | #71
To be completely honest I'm absolutely amazed by the fact a role playing game that has not exactly tried to keep it a secret that its first and foremost focus is on the storytelling ("start YOUR saga") is about to be launched without the option to actually display your character. What's worse is that this is not just something that affects one or two classes (which would still be a huge problem), but a whopping 50% of the classes and arguably the most iconic ones.

To not implement this feature would be for them to shoot themselves in their feet, especially considering what they're trying to do with this game and what they're trying to bring to the MMO table that no other game has done before. Why bother implementing a "hide head slot" option when 8 out of 16 classes are forced into robes with hoods that make their characters appear to be mannequins with no distinguishing features?

Upon early access I rolled a "Robe" and I know that I want to play this class as my main. Problem is I don't want to play this character now as I know that I will enjoy the story so much more once the feature is in (and I'm fairly sure it will be someday because it's truly essential). I guess I could have some fun on an alt, experiencing another storyline and whatnot, but not knowing when I'll be able to get back to playing my main and enjoying the story without overlooked features completely breaking the immersion is disheartening to say the least.

If I knew that we were never going to be able to toggle the hoods I would be pissed off for sure but I would at least be able to go on playing my class. Now I don't want to as I don't feel like running through the story as a mannequin when I could enjoy running through the story as the character I actually designed when I started playing. I wish they'd at least talk to us so that we know what to expect but I suppose they have more pressing matters. Removing real, gamebreaking bugs will be a higher priority than implementing even the most essential features.

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mitrikzoltan
12.19.2011 , 07:40 AM | #72
LOL it really did it for me.

Yesterday while I was logged in I was barely playing, today I did not log in at all. Forced re-roll because of this $%^$^& HOOD in the middle of my story just got to me.

Small thing this hood down feature, or hood down versions offered with same stats during quests as well, but it actually is a dealbreaker.

i find myself using the forums and watching videos of the game rather then playing it.

Bummer.

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Ranebow
12.19.2011 , 08:56 AM | #73
Quote: Originally Posted by Morniel View Post
One of the devs mentioned that this option might make it in for launch. Can anyone in the game confirm?


I know I am coming into this thread late a bit though this topic jogged my memory on something.

Developers said they may setup a toggle hood (alongside toggle head) piece.
However a question was posed to them that takes it one step further.

The request was that there is a bindable/hotbutton-able feature that let's you lower your hood at anytime.
I.e. you're about to start a battle, and you want to role play a little. You activate the command and your character removes their hood, (and possibly outter cloak if wearing one). Then proceeds to fight. When the fight has commenced, your character puts their hood back up.

Just think when Darth Maul removes his after the elevator doors open etcetc

I also believe it would be wise that they give more Jedi armor that revolves around the Padawan look i.e. Obi Wan http://www.supershadow.com/starwars/...n_kenobi_1.jpg or Mace Windu's garments.

Currently (and I'm not usually concerned about armor looks...) there are way too many robes of either the tight waist variation or the wannabe sith lord (with the big flying cape).

In fact, I find it strange that there's so many hooded robes, or robes in general for that matter. I know canon and lore isn't supposed to be followed 100%, but throughout the films, we rarely see any Jedi cloaked or hooded except when they are trying to be inconspicuous(or just keep their hair dry).

I can slightly see the Sage/Shadow classes being more inclined to wear robes(especially as they are made out of CLOTH.. honestly,,heavy armor...cloth who thought that one up?), but none the less, 9/10 Jedi have a robe or robe/cloak combination.

And to really stir the pot, non Jedi can wear robe garments, and they simply slot in the modifications they want. There's no incentive really for people to NOT wear a robe, and since robes are (or were) the 'l33tz c00ln3ss' then what did Bioware think was going to happen?

Quote: Originally Posted by mitrikzoltan View Post
LOL it really did it for me.

Yesterday while I was logged in I was barely playing, today I did not log in at all. Forced re-roll because of this $%^$^& HOOD in the middle of my story just got to me.

Small thing this hood down feature, or hood down versions offered with same stats during quests as well, but it actually is a dealbreaker.

i find myself using the forums and watching videos of the game rather then playing it.

Bummer.

Er, maybe you should takea little break!
But really, ever heard of first person? Don't have to see yourself, and you'll pay attention to what you're doing more intently. That can't be bad can it?

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Meatrose
12.19.2011 , 10:59 AM | #74
Quote: Originally Posted by Ranebow View Post
a bindable/hotbutton-able feature that let's you lower your hood at anytime.
I.e. you're about to start a battle, and you want to role play a little. You activate the command and your character removes their hood
Thanks but personally I would have to say no thanks to that! While such a thing would be pretty cool, even for someone like me who doesn't care about RP at all, I wouldn't want them to take that route as that would require all new animations for all models which means that it would take a good while before it's implemented. I just want the ability to toggle between hood up and hood down (which is not equal to hood completely missing) and I think it should've been added the second it became clear that there will be robes in the game (in other words from the very beginning) just like how the sheer existence of head slot armor makes it obvious that a hide head slot function needs to be added. It's basically the same function and you would use it for the exact same reasons. To have one but not the other makes me think that this was simply overlooked during development.

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Kim-Kim
12.19.2011 , 11:54 AM | #75
Wanna on/off!

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mastashonuffSD
12.19.2011 , 11:57 AM | #76
I wouldn't mind if they just gave us hood down recipes for us Sythnweavers. We can supply the community it's hood down gear. I want hood down gear for my lvl 20 guardian so hearing it doesn't exist all the way up through Act 1 and possibly beyond is disconcerting...

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Syndal
12.19.2011 , 02:05 PM | #77
Bump in attempt to get BW response.

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Laziel
12.19.2011 , 02:42 PM | #78
I'm with you! I'm begging on my knees for a hood On/Off option. And to be fair, I actually think they'll add it. They're not stupid and I think they realize that it's a big deal. The question is... When will they add it? Will they do the smart and popular thing and do it fast? Or will they go, "It'll be added in the next major content patch."

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Simzyy
12.19.2011 , 03:36 PM | #79
Yeah, the non-existent no hood armour is really really getting to me now. I actually can't stand it. Sort it out Bioware

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VeeV
12.19.2011 , 04:27 PM | #80
/agree

I got a hood around level 14 on my sentinel and thought it looked cool, save for the hood. I scavenged the preferences for a hood down option and even tried cheesing it with helms, but still no luck. I can deal with it in combat, but with the amount of time spent in cutscenese, ive come to believe my jedi girl is bald! It even makes her round face look fat!

I'm sure BW will add a feature for hood down at some point, how can they not when every other class can turn off helms and be done? It just ruins my immersion when my jedi girl looks bald and made too look like her head is a pumpkin.