Looking at the perks in New Vegas,you notice something. The developers want you,above all other equipment,to use light armour,thanks to the fact that light armour has perk support in the form of Light Touch and Travel Light. Medium and heavy armour do not have such perks,however a mod called Jury-Rigged Armour adds a perk called Middleman,which has identical effects to Travel Light,thus eliminating the movement speed penalty you incur for wearing medium armour.
To my memory,no mod exists that offers benefits to wearing heavy armour. As it stands,the use of heavy armour is extremely disadvantaged,due to its weight restricting how much loot/ammo/aid items/secondary weapons you can carry,and sometimes even restricting what you can use as a primary weapon. In New Vegas,if you wear heavy armour,you're sacrificing potentially more powerful secondary effects,movement speed,and carry capacity,in the name of defence,which can easily be competitively matched by Elite Riot Gear. You effectively handicap yourself.
I seek a perk that changes this. Ideally,the perk should offset the movement speed penalty imposed by heavy armour,at least partially,and partially offset the weight of the armour when worn. I'd like it to be named "Iron Skin",with the phrase "You're safe and sound under your iron skin" present in the description.
Perks represent the player character learning new skills. Wearing heavy armour is indeed a skill; Wear it wrong,and you're a graceless mess. Wear it right,and it might as well be a second skin. Yes,it might be heavy in hand,but when worn,its weight is distributed across your entire body,and the more rigid armour is,the more it can support its own mass; It's simple physics.
If someone can make this perk,that'd be greatly appreciated. I bet I'm not the only one looking for something like this.
Edited by Moldy, 22 February 2017 - 11:50 PM.