I understand and I'm in agreement with you, I was more outlining my approach to cosplay to the other guys saying that if you're cosplaying Orn/Gough/etc you have to wear the Leo/Hawk ring.
I mean the Hawk Ring in a fight club will be useless with a Greatbow, you're just never going to get to a range where it's needed with that weapon (same with Crossbows). A comp bow might see the benefit, but the only other archer that doesn't use a GBow is Pharis and the BBoP has all the range you need already.
I was just saying that even though the characters use the ring in game, if it doesn't have a visual tell then it's not necessary to use it and it should be able to be swapped for another ring without a visual tell of it's own (ie - Leo, FaP, Bellowing, Hawk, Havels, Sun, Tiny, Steel, Lingering, Stoneplates, should be interchangeable as they have no visual queues).
Which I think is what you said back in the start anyway.