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(Idea) A change to helmets

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:44 am
by Nootau
Can there be a Open/Closed option for helmets?

The idea that you could open the face guard or draw back the hood so your voice is not altered though it doesn't count as protecting the eyes any more.

Is this too much?

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:54 am
by Rias
I think it's a good idea. To-doed.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:38 am
by Landion

Sir Bedevere the Wise!

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:20 am
by Rias
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought of that.

*creeak* How do you know she is a witch?

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:23 am
by Nootau
I think I missed that? Please come again?

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:29 am
by Landion

"I'm not a witch!"

Sir Bedevere: What makes you think she's a witch?
Peasant: Well, she turned me into a newt!
Sir Bedevere: A newt?
Peasant: [meekly after a long pause] ... I got better.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:30 am
by Rias
To quote King Arthur: "You make me sad."

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:46 am
by Nootau
Oh god... I haven't seen that in years!

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:20 pm
by Alexander
My current visored helm functions this way. It may be good to add visored helms to the armor shops now that the feature is implemented.

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 10:21 pm
by Acarin
Just my usual armor nerf comments. I don't really understand how any helm can provide "nigh invulnerable" eye protection. Just look at the picture! plenty of gaps to stick a knife through... if you protect your eyes completely (or cover them in any way with metal) you'd be blind, not just have reduced perception. I'd imagine visored helms (if similar to how they're shown above) would not protect the eyes very well against any small weapons. Someone able to explain?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:03 am
by Hadya
Many helms had a small narrow opening to see through. Do a google image search for "medieval helmets". I still can't figure out how to post pictures on these boards, but a few pop up right away.

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:09 pm
by Alexander
There is a possibility for small weapons to exploit a chink in helmets, presumably the eye slit, on eye shots as with any other location.

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:36 pm
by Francesca
Hitting anything is the eye is a lot harder now I thought?

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:45 pm
by Acarin
My point is that the eyes themselves are NEVER actually armored. They may be set back a bit and defended by reach, but I don't see how a plate helm could ever make eyes "nigh invulnerable." Since chinking armor is exploiting gaps, wouldn't we have pretty high success rate with these helms?

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:58 pm
by hadesfire
Maybe have a helmer only available to certain guilds (templars) that is made to severly block perception but protects the eyes quite a bit.

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 10:56 pm
by Gad
Another thing you can do is guard a monk with high perception to watch for assassins.

Re: (Idea) A change to helmets

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:07 pm
by Gruff
This isn't a good idea to implement. Wearing a closed helm provides near invulnerable eye protection. If you don't think so. Try sticking a knife in someone's eye will you're in combat with them...not an easy task...the. Try it when they have a full helm on...good luck. You'll likely be dead if you can get close enough to do that.

Re: (Idea) A change to helmets

Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:33 pm
by Makkah
We already have greathelms that provide eye protection. They do offer a severe hindrance to perception, so there's definitely a trade-off.

Re: (Idea) A change to helmets

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:35 pm
by dara
Would be nice if there different types of open face helms