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.

I rarely see both eyes on my Jedi Sentinel

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.

Yuck. Trust me, it looks even worse on a cyborg missing her right eye.

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.

Oh your helmet is so big... (Spaceballs? Anyone?)

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.

  1. And, as you might recall, I’m customizing ALL my companions


Companion Customization and Hats — 9 Comments

  1. Must say, I agree with the stance of hiding helm. My first experience for a helm for my IA was a little headset that looked hideous! Then it went on to some weird caps and other types of headwear. To be honest I am glad I am not a BH! Have you seen some of their early headware? my god!

  2. Oh, believe me, I was delighted that Qyzen’s hats don’t show, lol. What’s really funny is the result I get on Zenith, sometimes. He has a hat, but the tail things on his Twi’lek head show, so it ends up looking like some sort of visor or something . . .

    • I admit I’m a little jealous of twis because I have discovered that hoods do not show at all on them. On the other hand, the lekku flap around on an elevator so it’s a toss-up.

  3. I have to admit that I like the hoods on my Jedi. It’s fitting. It’s what they’re supposed to wear. Admittedly, my Consular’s pivotal “Hey, I have a ship” moment was completely obscured by the hood he was wearing.

    That being said, I was relieved to get said hood because the headpiece he had been running around in was this stupid little head circlet that took me back to my days in the early eighties when fancy, colored headbands with sparkly thread were ALL THE RAGE!

    Still, I do wish we had a ‘blank out headpiece on companions’ option because, yes, Aric snarling from his bucket head is kind of a drag. Especially right now where his various armor pieces don’t match. I can’t help but think that if his blue helmet went away visually the green/red combo of his other gear wouldn’t be quite so bad.

    And you’re absolutely right, if you’re dropping 12K credits for a customization maybe it would behoove the game to let us SEE that.

  4. I don’t know what’s worse – being able to wear silly hats and armor, or never wearing them. Khem Val never shows any armor you equip on him. Ever. His entire look and wardrobe is decided solely by which customization to stick on him. This means he always has a uniform look, but you’re limited to only a dozen or so different looks.

    On one hand, I don’t mind it on Blizz. On the other, Khem Val wears a loin cloth.

  5. I agree totally. The hats in this game are just … wow. Bad. The Sith Warrior can pull of some pretty neat looks, and the Inquisitor is in good shape, but if you’re anything else, you are completely, royally, totally, and utterly screwed. Hard. With no lube but your own bitter tears.