Originally Posted by TheBat812
Boyscout - Ha, no condescension intended, i just get frustrated with the mindset that things should just be there because it's the norm with no good reason for it to be there. it's not a big deal, I just figure people would like a character they liked to be well thought out and not just wear underwear outside his pants for the hell of it, and despite pages of them saying there are good reasons for it there still hasn't been one that fits the bill.
Like I said, coming from a film background where each and every decision is made purposefully, I'd like to know if there's an angle where they really are necessary. But **** it, it really doesn't matter, well get what we get and I'm sure it'll look better than any of us could have come up with anyway, haha. Mos set a very good precedent for that.
I think the "we are used to it" argument is valid to a certain degree. We would be against a red/blue/green/whatever utility belt as opposed to a yellow/gold one because we are used to it. We would also be against a full-face mask as opposed to one exposing the mouth and chin because we are used to it (though this one is more debatable in terms of functionality).