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Armor "Favors:", Any benefit or penalty?Follow

#1 Sep 27 2010 at 6:47 PM Rating: Good
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I apologize if this has already been answered, but I couldn't find anything on it.

Do the "Favors:" labels on armor have any bearing on anything at all?
#2 Sep 27 2010 at 6:49 PM Rating: Good
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At this point all there is to say is: Probably.

SE likes to make the players "discover" things for themselves so they add copious amounts of hidden effects. For everything. EVERYTHING!
#3 Sep 27 2010 at 6:51 PM Rating: Good
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It beta it seemed like around a 25% penalty for not wearing something made for your class. No idea in retail, haven't touched anything not made for me.
#4 Sep 27 2010 at 7:09 PM Rating: Good
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You get penalized points but cant readily tell unless you pay attention. For instance, I was leatherworker and equipped a hat that was favored for classes besides mine. The hats stats were 16 defense and when I equipped it I only got about 12 from it, and I was higher than the optimal rank for the hat (optimal rank only affects stats if you're lower than that rank).

So I only got 12 instead of the full 16 (which I couldn't tell I was being penalized on the armor but had to add it up myself when I equipped the hat).



Edited, Sep 27th 2010 9:11pm by PinkMermaid
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#5 Sep 27 2010 at 7:46 PM Rating: Excellent
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I put on the sheepskin harness as a lancer, and it only gives 1 dex instead of 2. To check if this was level or class (because I was under 13), I put it on my level 1 pugilist, and I got 2 dex.
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