Now that 1.3 is Live, we are ready to start offering a much wider variety of visual customizations for your avatars. The first round of customizations comes in the form of new hats! We would love for you to try them out and share your feedback (as usual)
Today there are a couple of different kinds of hat to buy: some of these hats (like the "Outlaw Cap" and the "Open Face Plate Helmet" styles) provide good armor and stat benefits. Others (specifically the "Rain Hat" items) are purely cosmetic - in that they do not offer any sort of stat bonus nor armor (or stat requirements, or level requirements). You can buy both classes of 'Cosmetic' and 'Non-Cosmetic' items with Platinum.
We are looking forward to feedback on these new items to help us drive decisions about the direction of future customizations. So, please feel free to respond in this thread with your thoughts and feelings about these new hats! We are planning to release a lot more of these vanity-items over time - as we digest the feedback and adjust our designs
Thanks a lot!