With that all armor has been changed as to: value, weight and most importantly protection value. Armor now protects you, a lot. Some will even deflect 99.99% of damage, it is not a sure thing but armor will protect you where it didn't before.
Armor is divided into categories being Basic Protection, Everyday Protection, Defense Protection, Combat Protection and Extreme Protection. More info can be found here: http://www.sindome.org/wiki/index.php/Armor
Now we are expanding areas that need items, like the Xo3 armor and others. This is being done both IC and OOC with the help of the players.