I have a bug issue with helmets in game an their visors.
I don’t want to go into a long rant about it, so I’ll just say that it is historically inaccurate and silly.
Let’s look at a houndskull helmet or an early armet. These helmets are lovely, no complaints. However WarHorse have mistaken the function of a visor. A visor is designed and used to glance incoming projectiles away from the face and deflect the kinetic energy that the projectile has. So that means to deflect and protect the face, okay great. However, WarHorse then translates this into “during melee”. This is where there is a problem.
Visors were used when advancing to the enemy block (opponent) and lifted when they engage in melee. You may think this odd, but it was a common occurrence (especially in English armies which are obviiiiiously the best ) This is because there is little to no reason for a visor to be used in melee. Yes, it does protect the face from projectiles still, but the chance is slim and it is much more of a hindrance than a benefit so it wasn’t done. Yes it would protect the wearer against a stab or precise smash to the face, but realistically this sort of tactic wasn’t often used in actual combat and the benefit of being able to have a very open and clear view was much better and more life saving as it was harder to sneak attack into a person. (I know we have the lovely old fencing manuscript but this was not designed for mass combat, only tournament dueling and there were many other styles of combat.) A good way to shoe this is by seeing how popular open faced helmets were during the medieval era as they knew up close, they aren’t going to have an arrow to the face. Even this is reflected in game. Look at most characters.
Now, even a visor up does actually protect the user from harm as it creates a ridge for the incoming attack to land on first instead of making contact with the face, so it still had a use up.
Lastly, there is an important armour piece WarHorse has not introduced for those snowflakes that are too worried about being hit in the face: the bevor. These were so often used and so commonly used from militia to knights and kings that anyone should know these. They protect the lower face and are attached to the neck, these were very common for the majority of knights as it protected the neck much better than a gorget.
So therefore, I suggest that warhorse gives us control of the visor. We decide when to have it up and down. Just like drawing a sword and putting the sword away.
OR put our visor down automatically like usual, but when we engage in melee, bring it back up again.
Now, this post is not to say people never fought with visors down, because some people did. However, not many people actually did and it was more common and more practical to have the visor raised.
So please can you work on this??? If not for patch 2.0 or whatever but for the next installment!!
Any errors or spelling mistake, just get over it; I’m on my phone and I’m tired!