Sergeant at Arms
Pretty sure that I saw a lot of complaints after 1.5.3 or 1.5.4 about the changes in attire for a lot of units, with people saying that the new didn't "fit" (be it culturally or for the time period).I haven't seen anyone argue for this. Only that some of the Battanian armors are straight-up dwarven fantasty-tier. The selection of armor was always pretty wide.
And anyways :
We're still in the same concept. That some things simply don't fit the era, and immersion is better when they do. I actually started a Warband game with the Bannerpage mod, which add a lot of things. Among them was a lot of Renaissance-era soldiers in taverns and in new units. Guess what, this alone was breaking the feeling of immersion enough to make me stop using the mod and get back to just using Diplomacy. Because it was just grating to see pikemen with puffy sliced attire in a medieval setting.But there is definitely the opposite, people asking for armor way out of era, like Maximillian-style plate that's about as close to today, year 2020, as it is to 1084.
And the point it, nobody would get mad at me due to that. If I said "these Renaissance-era soldiers look out of place", nobody would bat an eye. Everyone would understand my point, even if they disagreed and said that they don't mind themselves, but nobody would start a long lecture about how I'm "wrong" and I'm somehow a lesser person for it.
Samely, if I point how absurd it is that our MC can more or less ignore class hierarchy and start talking to random nobles as if they were the guy in the street, nobody is going to accuse me of being a classist, and most will even agree that being barred from entering the castle until you're noble/renowned enough is actually an immersive and intersting detail that should in fact be expanded upon rather than removed.
But if it's about women's place in the society depicted ? Then you can expect people to suddenly stop understanding the point of immersion and instead start to pretend how it's all about misogyny and all sort of childish grandstanding and acting as if they were themselves some sort of vanguard against the tides of obscurantism.