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The EverQuest II official site has been updated with a look at some of the new features that will be added to the game with Game Update 38, including the ability to equip gear separately for function and appearance.
Game Update 38 is slated to the live servers on September 12th, so it's time to get a peek at some of the content headed your way! The additions below are just a few of the changes headed toward EverQuest II on the 12th, you can learn more by reading the Game Update 38 Preview, and watching for the Update Notes when the patch goes live!
Function, Fashion - You Can't Lose!
Gone are the days in which you have to store, transmute, or sell that piece of armor that looked great but no longer provides the protection your character needs. An "Appearance" tab is being introduced to your inventory window in Game Update 38 which will allow you to equip your character for function on the "Equipment" tab, and for fashion on the "Appearance" tab. This new feature will be activated on the PvP servers as well as the non-PvP servers. The benefits conveyed by wearing equipment will only apply to items worn in the Equipment tab. Appearance tab items will only alter your look.
Read more about Game Update 38 here.