Technology Level Edit
For the first story arc players will be rebuilding the technologies of the old world and getting back up to what would today be considered modern technology. In future story arcs Fallen Earth get into more fanciful things. So armor in the initial story arc consists of things like leather jackets, scrap metal plating, reinforced synthetic clothes, nomex, sandworm hide armor, motorcycle helmets, kevlar, ballistic plates, etc. 
Faction Specific Items Edit
Each faction has numerous pieces of clothing and armor that are specific to their faction, from Lightbearer robes to CHOTA bone armor to Enforcer ballistic plate. Some of these outfits will simply function as armor, such as the aforementioned Enforcer ballistic plate, while others may have different functions. Each Faction has pieces for a variety slots, with each Faction having at least its own chest, foot, glove, belt, and head pieces. Most of these slots have 3-5 different pieces for each Faction, denoting different ranks or membership in subfactions. Faction-specific clothing and armor can only be worn by members of the appropriate faction, so if you're a Traveler trying to disguise yourself as a Vista, best not wear your Traveler-specific gear into a Vista town. Players can learn to make Faction-specific clothing and armor if they have the appropriate Armorcraft skill and a really high Faction rating. 
More Than One Way to Wear a Hat Edit
There's more than one way to wear a hat. Not every piece of clothing is modifiable, but many pieces are. For example, there’s not a lot you can do to change the way you wear a t-shirt or a bullet proof vest, but many of the jackets, pants, baseball caps, etc have modifiable elements. Generally these clothes have various options that can be selected through the gear window or by clicking on the appropriate piece of clothing on your avatar. 
Clothing Slots Edit
There will be 22 clothing slots (positions where clothing can be worn):
- Left Glove
- Right Glove
- Left Shoulder
- Right Shoulder
- Left Upper Arm
- Right Upper Arm
- Left Lower Arm
- Right Lower Arm
- Left Upper Leg
- Right Upper Leg
- Left Lower Leg
- Right Lower leg
Some pieces of clothing will take up multiple slots. For example, if you find a pair of football pads it will take up both shoulders, while a gas mask will take up eyes, mouth, and probably head.
Aside from glasses and eye patches, there will be all sorts of items that can be worn as eyewear / headgear: 3-D glasses, visors, gas masks, safety goggles and monocles. Currently, bandanas or other cloths cannot be worn over the eyes.
It was possible to customize underwear earlier in development, however this feature was removed as it never seemed interesting enough.
Related Articles Edit
- ↑ Question of the Week: Feb 28, 2007 - Any info on equipment?. Fallen Earth.com. Retrieved on 2007-06-29.
- ↑ Question of the Week: August 1, 2007 - Equipment and You!. Fallen Earth.com. Retrieved on 2007-12-23.
- ↑ Question of the Week: Sept 12, 2007 - Characters, Clothes, Crafting and More. Fallen Earth.com. Retrieved on 2008-01-24.
- ↑ Question of the Week: May 21, 2008 - Name Tags, Cookies are not a LIE!, Text Balloons, Clan Bots, Color..... Fallen Earth.com. Retrieved on 2008-06-02.
- ↑ Question of the Week: June 19 2008 - Scavenging Skill, Prosthetics, Maps, Underwear, Faction Territories... Fallen Earth.com. Retrieved on 2008-09-11.