In order to make heavy armours (plate mails) more attractive we have implemented a couple of changes:

+ The time it takes to get up when you fall down in combat was shortened.
+ The effectiveness against slashing and piercing weapons was increased.

Other perks haven’t been implemented yet, but I’ll let you know with a separate announcement once that happens. Additionally to that we will slowly add more standard plate-type armours in our shops over the next days and weeks.