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Devs, please add the following already completed hood down armors to the game.

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Devs, please add the following already completed hood down armors to the game.

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JohnRoy
12.29.2011 , 12:29 AM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by wadecounty View Post
Can someone list ways to get goggles? I know there are some from the Hoth commendation vendor, but I don't want to wait until level 40+.
Just found some on Alderaan. Drop in Kill Demolitionist/destroy bomb cacge quest from Wardpost Landa (Lamba?) at level 29. I tried them on. Yes, the hood goes away, but now my Jedi looks like he plays Keytar in Devo. Whip it!

Couldn't do it. It looks like it's Medium Tython Orange robes for me until Bioware lets me look like the Jedi who stares at me every time I boot the game.
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wadecounty
12.29.2011 , 12:44 AM | #22
The funny thing is, I'd wear robes with no hood even if they had no stats at all. I'd rather run around gimped looking like I want than not have the option at all.

Oh well.

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Toppins
12.29.2011 , 01:06 AM | #23
I would like to see my hair.... that would be nice.
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Tirrallas
12.29.2011 , 05:19 AM | #24
They are flat out lying when they said it would be too hard to implement. They have hood models of all hood gear up and down, it would be no harder to implement than the no show helmet option.

Having a animation where the character removes his hood yes that would be a huge hassle but yeah think they just cba and want to do other things.
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Strayth
12.29.2011 , 10:40 AM | #25
What the hell ?! I was gonna post some screenshots of the different "possible" looks, but I found a WEIRD screenshot Oo ...

Level 9, I'm wearing a heavy armor without hood ?! Oo

Here you go. http://imageshack.us/g/831/screenshot2011121523531.jpg/

(and think about upping the huge butt thread ;o )

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Grabes
12.29.2011 , 10:54 AM | #26
Please do not add no hood robes in the game.

I prefer to see qucik class reconigtion and conformity.

That's not sarcasimn, I'd just rather have everyone complaining over a nuiance leave then have them do work that doesn't matter.


Thankyou.

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JohnRoy
12.29.2011 , 11:12 AM | #27
I just wanted to explain to people (like Grabes, the above poster) who think this is all a tiny thing that people are freaking out about why this matters so much to me (and I think to a lot of other Knight players.)

1. It is the many Jedi Knight videos featuring hood down Guardians that made me want to play the game in the first place. Bioware sent us a clear message, and if you look at the links on the first post, it is indisputable: Play a Jedi Knight, look like this. The look they presented is impossible to achieve in the game. So the thing we bought the game for turned out to be a lie. It is beyond frustrating to look at a character model in the creator that you will never have.

2. Fairness. Every other class can see their character's hair and face with the touch of a button in preferences. We cannot.

3. MMO's are about attatchments to your character. Our character choices in the Creation screen are rendered pointless by a hood over our face and the "insta-bald" effect of the hoods. They really should just "Gray Out" all the haristyle choices except "bald" because that's effectively the only choice. For male characters this is bad, but for females it's REALLY bad. All Female Jedis are Master Sinead now. The look of your character is even more important in a game that's thirty percent close up cutscenes.

4. We wanted to play a Jedi. No Jedi in Star Wars fights with his hood up ever. At least not in the movies or TV shows. If we wanted that we'd be playing Assassin's Creed right now.

5. The various workarounds: wear Trooper armor, wear the Cyclops visor, wear the one or two Sentinel moddables that don't have a hood, all do something fundamental to the enjoyment of an MMO: you have to permanently fix part of your appearance. You do not get to share in the fun of getting new looks as your character progresses. You are stuck with one aspect of your appearance because changing it would mean you have to be bald and hooded again, so the fun of looking forward to new gear is not there for us. And that's one of the big parts of the fun of MMO gaming.

Also, the workarounds ruin something else. You don't look like a Jedi now, which is why you picked Jedi Knight in the first place.

I know there are people who feel that compared to being underpowered or having an overly complicated skill set or any of the major bugs in the game, this is a backburner issue at most, and that there are people who like the hoods and don't know why we don't. That's fine. But I wanted to explain why for us, and there are a lot of us, this issue is major, and every bit as game breaking. Go back and read this and the Hood Toggle thread:

People are parking their Jedis. People are depressed about playing. People aren't enjoying the game. That's big. That's bad. And that's something the Devs can fix extremely quickly and easily, by putting armors they've already fully developed into the game. The armors they highlighted and hyped and made video after exciting video of for three years. The armors that made all of us want to play the vision of a Jedi we felt they had done perfectly. The armors that made us buy this game in the first place. I hope they understand this and do what is right.
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Hoarwolf
12.29.2011 , 11:33 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by JohnRoy View Post
Couldn't do it. It looks like it's Medium Tython Orange robes for me until Bioware lets me look like the Jedi who stares at me every time I boot the game.
Do you have a screenshot of these and do you remember exactly how you got them? I'm desperately looking for something non-hooded so that I can play my guardian again, and I'll even go medium if I have to.

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JohnRoy
12.29.2011 , 11:53 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by Hoarwolf View Post
Do you have a screenshot of these and do you remember exactly how you got them? I'm desperately looking for something non-hooded so that I can play my guardian again, and I'll even go medium if I have to.
I am wearing a piece called the Aspiring Knight's Vest. You can check it on Torhead. I don't have a screen shot, but it looks like the gear you are in on Tython if you do all of the missions, at the time you make your saber. It's grey and tan with a hood (in the down position, lol) and some arcane sort of patterns in the tan part. There are straps with buckles around the arms. It's not the best, but it looks Jedi-ish and you can see your character's face.

The armor hit you take as long as everything else on your guy is Heavy is minimal, especially if you are DPS.

I got it on the Galactic Trade Network on Carrick Station. It's Orange, level 11 required. There's usually a few of them, as it's a common early drop for Sentinels. Happy to help a fellow sufferer of Hood Depression Sydrome.
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http://thecomicscomic.com/2012/02/07...-people-songs/

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StephenReid
12.29.2011 , 11:54 AM | #30
Quote: Originally Posted by Polebreaker View Post
Clearly the "harder than it looks" angle is hogwash, as they are already in the game, but the devs have either forgotten or chosen not to include them for those actual players who wish to play jedi knights.
I pass on the information I have, and I'm told it's a considerable task for the art team. I don't give out 'hogwash' as a general rule.

That said, I'll pass on these suggestions to those responsible and see what I get back. Studio's a little light on bodies this week but I will try my best to get some info.