Now that we've got armor with proper thickness to prevent stacking, we needed to figure out how we were going to let you wear some things over armor and not others. Significant discussion amongst the staff and community input made some objectives clear:
* the solution needed to be flexible for numerous kinds of uses
* the staff did not want the job of actively policing or approving uses
* we needed to understand the scale of the issue better
This all pointed to an audit. So, Linekin and myself, we sat down with a big spreadsheet of all 1900+ custom created clothing items and judged them by some key attributes, one of which was their names.
This let us identify some key groups:
* fake disguises & weapons
* not containers
* musical instruments
* things that sound functional
* expensive things made from cheap materials (lace and leather made from cotton being the biggest offenders)
* clothing used instead of paper products
* body parts (!)
* items that would make sense worn over 'thick' clothing items
Looking at the various groups, it became obvious that we could drive the setting of items as wearable over armor and thick items by the naming of the items pretty successfully. While I'm sure there will be edge cases, this immediately lets us put you in control of fixing the items you can't fit over stuff right now.
So how do you fix your stuff? Use the standard tailoring commands. @name, @check, @finalize will block bad words (like shroud and bag) and recognize words that indicate it should be wearable over thick items.
Wearable over Thick Items:
tie, coat, labcoat, topcoat, overcoat, longcoat, greatcoat, browncoat, trenchcoat, jacket, trench, boots, cane, umbrella, robe, blindfold, bikini, habit, muumuu, hawaiian, bolero, apron, scrubs, shawl, scarf, bathrobe, armband, necktie, obi, cummerbund, belt, duster, veil, parka and balaclava
Words No Longer Allowed in Tailored Names:
hooded, hoodie, poncho, shroud, XO5, x05, ecogear, WJF, protek, tactical, guitar, photo, photograph, enforcer, ledger, notebook, catalog, mask, hygienic, bag, satchel, container, backpack, ski-mask, wingsuit, illuminated, armguards, armguard, legguards, legguard, kevlar, du-wear, nexus, stick, staff and protective
We're also going to set some default thickness values for the various kinds of materials, so you may find custom tailored items in materials like wool or leather wanting to be layered above lesser armor.