Weapon/Armor Type "None" useless?

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Llareian

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Hi everyone. I want to verify that what I think I'm experiencing is true. If an armor's "Armor Type" or a weapon's "Weapon Type" is set to "None", does that mean it cannot be equipped by anyone?

I had expected type of "None" to mean it could be equipped by everyone. It seems instead that if, for example, I want everyone to be able to equip all accessories, I have to make an Armor Type for "Accessories", assign that type to all the accessories, and make sure everyone has "Equip Armor: Accessories" enabled somewhere.

Is this an intended feature? Why even have the "None" type if this is the case?
 

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You are correct, if it is set to None then it cannot be equipped.

Earlier engines have this as well, so I assume it is intended. I have used it very occasionally when, for plot reasons, a piece of gear is found, but I don't want it to be equippable.

I've not found it to be a problem, because unless I want everyone to be able to equip everything (which I don't, as I don't want e.g. a Mage to be able to equip the Titan Armor of Resistance and I usually have some things that can be equipped only by one specific actor) I am assigning types anyway.
 

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Most probably they simply re-used the code from the skill type selection. That would make things easier for a programmer, and in the case of skill types the "none" setting was always needed to set a skill exclusively for enemy use.
 

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Thank you, @Kes and @Andar ! I had not thought of those situations. I'd consider this one answered/solved.
 
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