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Hood On/Off Toggle?


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Alec_Fortescue
10.09.2012 , 09:34 AM | #791
Great find. But before they do it I would seriously like to get some hood down variants because it's still a long time!
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Polebreaker
10.09.2012 , 10:50 AM | #792
Quote: Originally Posted by Alduinsm View Post
This explains pretty well and makes sense.


From this thread
http://www.swtor.com/community/showp...0&postcount=13
Except that randomdude002545 provides no source, and even if he did, the person sourced is clearly wrong because you can make the hood disappear on any hooded robe by putting on a helmet or being a twilek. As has been pointed out many many many many many times, all that is involved is adding a ui option for a toggle value, and then adding that value to the very same existing routine that checks for a helmet or the twilek race and disables the hood. Boom, done.

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EzoEo
10.09.2012 , 01:44 PM | #793
By the recent dev tracker post it sounds as though they have to redesign all the robes in game to have a hood down appearence then have code to toggle.

It's probably simpler than sounds but then again I have to coding experience or Hero Engine experience.

I hope it comes soon either way as we shouldn't have to look like troopers.

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Alec_Fortescue
10.09.2012 , 03:34 PM | #794
Why not put hood down robes meanwhile, though? Like the white beauty from the character creation...
Bioware, please let us know if we're ever going to see iconic Jedi robes in the game... Or why not?

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JettrikRyflix
10.09.2012 , 04:02 PM | #795
Based on the fact that every hooded robe already has an unhooded variant (helmet on, Twi'lek, etc...), I would say this is mostly a UI project. Models are already there, and are already toggled by helmets.

I'd guess they're avoiding any character customization tweaks at the moment because the FTP patch will include new character customization tools, to go with the new shop items.

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joenewbie
10.09.2012 , 04:03 PM | #796
Quote: Originally Posted by JettrikRyflix View Post
Based on the fact that every hooded robe already has an unhooded variant (helmet on, Twi'lek, etc...), I would say this is mostly a UI project. Models are already there, and are already toggled by helmets.

I'd guess they're avoiding any character customization tweaks at the moment because the FTP patch will include new character customization tools, to go with the new shop items.
But because this was promised before, I think subscribers should get hood on hood off toggle for free, so long as they subscribe. If only because it's something the community was promised before Free to Play came about.
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Alec_Fortescue
10.09.2012 , 05:09 PM | #797
Quote: Originally Posted by joenewbie View Post
But because this was promised before, I think subscribers should get hood on hood off toggle for free, so long as they subscribe. If only because it's something the community was promised before Free to Play came about.
Yeah, it's not like we're requesting things for free... We've put a lot of money into the game at this stage and comparing to other sub based MMO TOR received very little content updates over time. We're simply requesting something that was promised, pretty much, right after the launch. And if it's too hard we'll be happy with hood down variants of the robes which exist in the game. It's not so much to ask. How many subscribers did they lose because the promises weren't kept? :/
Bioware, please let us know if we're ever going to see iconic Jedi robes in the game... Or why not?

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ShawnyBoi
10.09.2012 , 10:04 PM | #798
I think you're blowing it way out of proportion. Ever sub they lose is a pay cut to the company. Each pay cut means lay offs. Lay offs mean less people working on things like this.

Don't get me wrong you wont find someone who wants hood down robes more than me but we're not entitled to anything like you're suggesting. The cash shop is a good idea because if you want this game to continue to progress they have to have a cash shop and something popular people will buy, like the hood down, to get money to develop the game. MMO's make more money off of micro-transactions like race change in WoW than they do from subs.

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Alec_Fortescue
10.10.2012 , 12:57 AM | #799
I personally know people who unsubbed due to lack of apperance options, especially for the Jedi Knight... First of all, they should've prevented the subscribers unsubbing and thus the lay offs, by delivering things they've promised. I wouldn't mind getting the game for the Summer, instead of gettng the unfinished product on December (there even wasn't AA on start).

Request a hood down variants of some robes is not much to ask for... They are already out there, just not for Player Characters (though it was advertised otherwise).

This game bought me by advertising the characters, I can become, wearing all those pieces of gear... It was back when nobody would even think that the $200 million game would turn into f2p so soon and those sets would go cash shop. From what I've heard from others, hood down robes were available in pre-release builds. If the only reason for their sudden removal was that they can make it to the cash shop then it is a very bad move and a slap to the face to everyone who bought the game.

There are so many robes out there it wouldn't hurt them to add just few hood down variations in the closest patches. It's just already existing models converted into player-wearable pieces of equipment.

http://postimage.org/image/wwdumgcxb/ - Why should this robe, highly desired by me, make it into cash shop after over half-a-year of teasing everyone who is creating a Jedi Knight character. It is already out there any characters can wear it in the character creation screen and character selection (if you alt-f4 during the first JK loading screen).

And it's not like I won't be buying anything from the Cash Shop and I call everyone to boycott it. I prolly will because I love this game but I hate to think that it is so long ahead. I'd love to get a Cash Shop right now and buy those robes if it was only possible. Getting items which should make it for the release but will available after nearly a year is very awful. I am still waiting to play my Guardian that's gonna look like a Jedi.
Bioware, please let us know if we're ever going to see iconic Jedi robes in the game... Or why not?

http://www.swtor.com/r/FsJS44 - Accept my referral to express gratitude for my years-long fight for iconic Jedi attire in this "Star Wars" game. You'll get some goodies on top of it, too.

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EzoEo
10.10.2012 , 04:35 AM | #800
Quote: Originally Posted by JettrikRyflix View Post
Based on the fact that every hooded robe already has an unhooded variant (helmet on, Twi'lek, etc...), I would say this is mostly a UI project. Models are already there, and are already toggled by helmets.

I'd guess they're avoiding any character customization tweaks at the moment because the FTP patch will include new character customization tools, to go with the new shop items.
Helmet's don't toggle the hood they remove it completely from the armor model.

You can see on NPC's where the hood is down and then check against player worn robes to see it doesn't actually toggle.