The addition of the Toa Nuva shoulder pads in Legacy Masks of Power was a nice surprise when I first unlocked them - I didn't expect anything relating to the Toa Nuva whatsoever, since you repeatedly stressed you wanted to stick to the 2001 storyline.
Thus, I have a couple of questions about it:
- Is this feature / are cosmetic features in general (like also the Infected-Masks look, the alternate Pakari look) going to remain a part of Masks of Power 2.0?
- If so, would it be possible to add the Nuva chest plate as well?
- Given that we already have the precedent of an alternate look for the Kanohi Pakari, would it be possible to have a cosmetic feature that changes the look of the six Toa masks into Toa Nuva masks?
Neither 2 nor 3 would result in any changes to the game mechanics whatsoever. And a Nuva look would certainly be something that I'd use more frequently than the Infected-Mask look (which, as cool as it looks by itself, is not exactly something I would assume any player wants to see on their heroic Toa player character) or the "Old Pakari" cosmetic feature.
If the shoulder pads were to be expanded into shoulder pads + chest plate + alternate mask look, the Toa would obviously still have their standard Mata arms, legs, and weapons. But the armour and the different mask cosmetics definitely contribute the lion's share to the overall Nuva aesthetic.
The Noble Masks could / should remain unaffected by this (unless the feature somehow had to apply to all the masks, i.e. altering the Noble Masks into Toa-Metru masks, but that wouldn't look nearly as good on the Toa Mata bodies as the Nuva Masks, obviously). Since the "Old Pakari" feature already only applies to a single select Kanohi that it alters, it doesn't seem like all cosmetic features necessarily have to apply across the board (like the shoulder pads apply to all Toa, and the Infected-Masks look applies to all masks).