I'm asking this question largely for mastercrafting reasons.
What do people think of the use of hyphens in non-ambiguous compound adjectives. Do people prefer the Associated Press style of not using unnecessary hyphens, or do people want hyphens in all their compound adjectives?
Examples of hyphen-use inconsistencies copy-pasted from the game:
You can wear a set of scrab-shell greaves with a scrab shell wristguard. (Hyphenated and not hyphenated in that manner in-game).
You can wear a carru-leather jacket with carru leather sleeves.
You can wear a gurth shell collar or a fanged, inix-shell gorget.
You can wear a hooded, earthy brown sandcloth jerkin with a pair of dark-brown, flame-beaded moccasins.
Many style guides suggest that hyphens should be used sparingly, and should not be used when they aren't necessary. Other guides demand that a hyphen must always be used for any compound adjective. What do you all think?