Now, I don’t know about you, but I hide helm on my characters because I want to see my character’s face and hair that I worked so hard on. Hoods are bad enough.
For companions, I can’t see anything but a bucket head or sometimes part-of-face. This is quite annoying. Why spend my hard-earned money on a companion kit1 just to have the result hidden behind some hideous headgear? Sorry, most hats ARE hideous.
Thinking myself smart, for one of my class quests (to go talk to some dude) I took off Corso’s hat in preparation for the cut scene, so I wouldn’t be listening to a disembodied voice echoing in a bucket if he chose to participate in the conversation with the NPCs. Well, at the end of the cut scene I got my ASS handed to me when everyone turned hostile. Sigh. As the husband helpfully pointed out, there is no such thing as “just a conversation.” I fully acknowledge that I probably would have been thoroughly beaten regardless of hat status, but still. Gotta get every edge you can, and the hat cannot be ignored. So much for my brilliant “unequip for cut scenes” plan.
Which leads back to purchasing kits. These days, Corso’s head is behind a bucket.
What the hell is the point since I can’t see their faces, except for during chats on the ship when the headgear mysteriously disappears (I would imagine that romance scenes would be quite difficult if the bucket did not disappear).
To add insult to injury, some of the aliens don’t have showing headgear. Corso is hidden behind a bucket, but I get to see Qyzen’s gleaming lizard smile no matter what his headgear is. Joy.