For anyone who loves Conan it’s obvious that he doesn’t often wear tons of armor. In fact in most cases he uses a loin cloth or some simple barbaric style clothing (to add to the mystique of the barbarian mythos).
I think it’d be really fun if Exiles got a dodge or natural mitigation system allowing players to gain defenses from a lack of armor. If anyone has ever played EverQuest think of the Monk class. Obviously things like encumbrance could have a determinant to this skill/stat line which would help keep armor a viable option.