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Hip Flaps should become their own Outfit Category and be toggleable

Avran_Sylt
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They're a significant part to a characters outfit, and being tied to the chest significantly limits customization utilizing them, even some chests being significant in that they have no hip flaps.

It would be nice if they could be mixed/matched or even hid.

(I also don't consider things like pouches/bags to be hip flaps, but part of belts, but unfortunately those are also exclusive to the chest piece)
  • Kendaric
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    Yes, that would be nice.
    I doubt it will ever happen though, considering the amount of work it would take.
      PAWS (Positively Against Wrip-off Stuff) - Say No to Crown Crates!. Outfit slots not being accountwide is ridiculous given their price. PC EU/PC NA roleplayer and solo PvE quester
    • Ingel_Riday
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      100% agree on the desire for some hip plate customization.

      It'll never happen, but I'd love to just have the ability to hide them.

      I've said it before... this game has some great art design. After a decade of support, there is an armor motif for everyone. I have my 90s edgelord heart sated via the Deadlands armor motifs (Ancient Daedric and Annihilarch's Chosen forever!), and other people have pirate armor, druid armor, vampire armor, and so on. It's good stuff.

      But... a lot of said armor motifs have giant floating hip plates, especially the older ones. Most new sets make an effort to blend the hip-plates in and either make them look attached to something or get clever with it (throwing daggers on Dark Brotherood gear, eldritch tomes on the hip, etc.). The old motifs weren't always so lucky, though, and can have incredibly goofy, floaty plates that are clearly just levitating to the sides of your legs. It's off-putting, and I avoid using a goodly number of them because it's just too jarring.

      There are so many motifs that I would use if I could just hide the hip plates. But yeah, I don't think it's going to happen. They'd have to create a toggle in the game menu or something to hide player hip plates / companion hip plates, and then go through almost a thousand chest motifs to create variants in which the hip plates are not displayed. Probably more effort than it's worth, to my chagrin. :-P
      Edited by Ingel_Riday on March 11, 2024 9:01PM
    • Avran_Sylt
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      Kendaric wrote: »
      Yes, that would be nice.
      I doubt it will ever happen though, considering the amount of work it would take.

      The hip flaps very likely have their own dedicated bones separate from the chest-piece. Why else would they move different on their own "joint".

      However, as with @Ingel_Riday's comment it does seem ZOS is very inconsistent with their hip plates, and a lot of what people would expect to be included in such an update wouldn't come to pass, otherwise indeed needing a lot of hand-focused work outside of simply detaching a bone.

      Poo.
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    • Ingel_Riday
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      Avran_Sylt wrote: »

      The hip flaps very likely have their own dedicated bones separate from the chest-piece. Why else would they move different on their own "joint".

      However, as with @Ingel_Riday's comment it does seem ZOS is very inconsistent with their hip plates, and a lot of what people would expect to be included in such an update wouldn't come to pass, otherwise indeed needing a lot of hand-focused work outside of simply detaching a bone.

      Poo.

      Don't quote me on this, but I think they actually tested a "hide hip-plate" feature years ago on the PTS. In effect, the hip plates were still there, but the textures didn't display. From what I've been told, it worked... but some weapons could look a little floaty. (ex: if the Clockwork Apostle weapons were designed to rest to the side of each hip plate, and the hip plates weren't visible, then your weapons would look really far away from your character's hips when sheathed).

      Still, as a Gloambound kind of guy... that wouldn't be a problem for me. Ah, dreams. :-P
    • AcadianPaladin
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      I've long maintained that anything that attaches at the waist (hip/butt/crotch flaps, pouches, books, scroll cases, etc) should be attached to belts instead of chests. In my opinion, that would add absolutely loads of flexibility. Lot of work? I'm sure it would be. Worth it? Depends if the devs want the game to thrive, grow and dominate for years to come.
      PC NA(no Steam), PvE, mostly solo
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