Why is it that the game trailers of old times say that you can disguise as the enemy and take their clothes to sabotage a base from the inside out, but ingame you cant even do that. you cant even take the clothes of civilians.
- Legacy ID
kill a civilian or an enemy and try to take their clothes
Make it so i can take the clothes of enemys and civilians
The ingame Field Manual states on the clothes section that due to Geneva conventions, you cannot wear enemy combatant uniforms. Perhaps there will be change to that mechanic in the future to allow those situations that you described.
I find it odd that on most custom game mode servers you cannot switch to BLUFOR clothes either for some reason. There are boxes full of that uniform items that cannot be used.
Wearing an enemy uniform is prohibited by the Hague convention
"To make improper use of a flag of truce, of the national flag or of the military insignia and uniform of the enemy, as well as the distinctive badges of the Geneva Convention;"
While Geneva prevents appearing as a civilian with the intention of killing, injuring or capturing enemy combatants. I suppose it allows for walking around their areas of influence, but I believe that constitutes espionage, as it's a disguise used to trick enemies into believing you are a non combatant.
That said, I think it's just a bug. I can use enemy clothing sometimes, and sometimes I can't even use uniforms for my own faction.
I believe Bohemia Interactive's already talked about this, stating that they were unable to implement this due mostly to AI problems, and Geneva Convention as an excuse. Or maybe they just said that and it's the other way around.