It would be awesome to see armor get a rework in favor of the sandbox feel of the game. Conan Exiles in my opinion is a game where you can do whatever you want. Yet the armor system is quit limiting in the sense that if you wanna run and encumbrance build its either base armor or some DLC. but if you want to go to volcano more limitation.
Armor could be structured like so.
1.) All base armor has no attribute additive or temperature additive.
2.) The player can make the following in bench and add it to armor perforated lining or insulated lining one for heat one for cold but only add one bar of protection.
3.) The player can make and item to add one attribute point to armor (i.g. flexible lining which would add +1 agility)
4.) A tier 4 thrall can make these in flawless which would add two bars of either heat or cold protection Or 2 points to an attribute.
5.) This would also allow the Legendary armor sets to remain unique as they would offer attribute splits other wise not obtainable by crafting.
Just a thought to keep thing more free and about having a good time either way love the game and keep up the great work.