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So I've killed off some well equipped Imperials, looted their bodies and want to equip their armor. Does the game take into consideration that I look like an Imperial when I interact with pro-Imperial or anti-Imperial characters going forward?

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No one in the game refuses to speak to you based on what you're wearing.

They'll even talk to you if you're freezing your rear off, stark-naked, in front of them. (Though as Communist Duck points out, they do remark on it.)


I have found that the Captain of the Guards in Solitude gets offended if you walk around in Stormcloak armor. Instead of making generic "captain of the guard" comments, if you're wearing the Stormcloak armor, he'll accuse you of being a Stormcloak supporter. If you say to his face, in the Imperial Army's Headquarters, that you hate the Empire, he'll get understandably angry and attack you (though he accepts yields, so clearly he doesn't want to kill you that much...).

So in short, your outfit might add additional dialog options, but as far as I've been able to determine, it never precludes you from any.

This is different from New Vegas, where it did work like that, but remember, that game wasn't made by Bethesda.

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If you're not wearing anything, people will actually comment on it. – The Communist Duck Nov 15 '11 at 17:19
@TheCommunistDuck You're right. Updated. – Raven Dreamer Nov 15 '11 at 17:21
To add to this, I was wearing full Imperial Armor with Imperial Officer Helmet, and a guard in Whiterun commented on how nice my set of Imperial Armor looked. – JClaspill Nov 15 '11 at 18:34
So the affect of wearing clothes and armor that belong to a specific group is limited to the offhand comments characters make, but not anything substantial to the game or choices you get? – sXe Nov 15 '11 at 22:11
@Arkive The sneaky and hands to yourself comments are due to your high sneak skill. You get similar comments about your abilities if you have high magic skills (usually people fearful of your magic) or combat skills – Doc Mar 28 '14 at 14:39

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