In the old rule set before anything was coded armor that was of a matching set gave a synergy bonus to the armor. Is this no longer and option and/or is there a different plan to give some other form of slight advantage to wearing a matching set.
Well presumably wearing a matching set would allow the armour pieces to link up correctly and protect all parts of the body. If you had a stormtrooper helmet, a flak jacket and a heavy belt, they don't match up that well, and so there will be chinks in the armour that a shot could go through.
Are those other functions even working? I was under the impression the HBA helmet weighs twice what Corellian does and gives no bonus or protection past Corellian. Is the multi-sensor and environmental protection enabled? And if so, what does the environmental function do? Can you step out of a ship in a volcanic area without getting fried with HBA or a thermal suit?
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