Why wouldn't we be able to just equip the helm after you've been resurrected? According to the item description it decreases the recovery time after
death. I see no reason why you'd ever have to wear it before you actually died. I don't know where anyone got the idea it was some sort of exp/penalty reduction.
Edited, Jul 14th 2010 5:32pm by Harri
Quickens recovery following KO.
According to Tanaka's interview, this is what he said: Tanaka:
Ah! There are indeed two different versions which offer very useful objects for the beginning of the play, but it acts more aesthetic objects than of another thing. We did not want to create too great disparities between the people who had such or such object and those which did not have any. We thus imposed some limiting on their utility, while making in kind not make them essential. Let us take the example of the Helmet Onion, for those which ordered the collectors version. It is about a hat which makes it possible to reduce the penalty on deaths because the players will tend to die easily at the beginning of the game.
With regard to the glasses, they will make it possible to the players to more easily catch up with those which will have begun one week in advance: it will be thus faster for them to develop their talents.
JeuxOnline: The Glasses have really only made to catch up then. Here's the original post
Since we don't know what's the death penalty at this moment, it's still hard to judge if the item is useful or not...