If anyone has already read the patch notes or been on the PTS, you will probably know what I am talking about, if not, stay tuned.
I have been eyeing the new outfit styles for the new class specific sets from the PTS, as I was excited to have the look, while not having the abilities. Specifically as a sorcerer I was really looking forward to the soulcleaver head piece.
However, I go on today and notice that the fashion pieces, so the outfit pieces only, aren't available for all classes. These outfit styles (notice how I say styles, not set pieces) shouldn't in my opinion be limited by class. Fashion should be fore everyone, and if someone wants to create a look using these armour pieces, then let them have it. I was very excited for the pieces, as I knew I couldn't have the set pieces, but the outfit style I thought "wow this will be awesome to use, so I can create a rogue sorcerer look!" Imagine my shock, my bewilderment, my HORROR when I saw clothing is class limited. Maybe that's an exaggeration, but I was kind of disappointed! Now here's the part where I have to come up with a genuine argument besides "I look cool in soul cleaver as a sorc pls zos
" as the genuine argument would be that ESO previously has never limited us by fashion before, all recent adornments are unisex, hats are unisex and most hairstyles that are new are also unisex and available for most races. TES character creation has always been about creating a specific look that you enjoy and role playing that backstory, and you need the look to complete it! Akatosh forbid I slay on the battlefield and in my own mirror.
From a cosplay point of view, limiting people who might want to use more than one of these set pieces together is also a hinderance to the ESO cosplay scene. Yes that's a thing, and it's absolutely awesome. Or how about an RPG themed character- A necromancer who was a templar previously who still uses his old wrathsun armour style over his new dark and evil necromancer armour.
Image from the PTS
My two characters whom in my opinion look great with the headpiece they cannot use. I could not zoom in further as this is on the live server where you can still preview the look, on the PTS you can't even preview it.:
whether or not you like my character's look with it on, I hope you have heard my concerns regarding this, as I want some freedom regarding the look of my character. Thank you for reading and I hope zos sees this