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Is it just me or are female characters a little bit oversexualized?

BubbaganooshBubbaganoosh billings, MTPosts: 24Member

Not that I'm complaining but I imagine some players want to play a female character that isn't running around dressed like a prostitute. So what do you think? Are female character's oversexualized?

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  • botrytisbotrytis In Flux, MIPosts: 2,567Member

    I think you are being a little sensitive here. It is a Fantasy MMO. Actually GW2 and GW1 are not bad compared to Tera, Rift, etc.

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  • kastakasta Mineola, TXPosts: 512Member

    I voted no but then my female characters were a human warrior and a human engineer.

     

  • CromicaCromica West Fargo, NDPosts: 657Member Uncommon

    The clothing for the femaies was actually designed by females  so I don't see an issue

  • BeansnBreadBeansnBread PshPosts: 5,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Cromica

    The clothing for the femaies was actually designed by females  so I don't see an issue

    lol...

     

    Anyway, here's a nice sexy pic for reference...

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member
    Originally posted by botrytis

    Actually GW2 and GW1 are not bad compared to Tera, Rift, etc.

    Why is it that AoC managed to avoid a lot of the "my inner feminist is offended" posts and it has full frontal? It really seems that people see oversexualization when there is the least bit left to the imagination, but when it's all out there, it's almost refreshingly 'honest'. Very, very strange stuff people.

    I voted boobies, btw.

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  • atziluthatziluth Portsmouth, NHPosts: 1,195Member Uncommon

    If you want to see sexualization... look no further than Tera... I hear one of the bosses is pedobear. 

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  • WolfenbrWolfenbr Belo HorizontePosts: 34Member

    Most games are like that :) But in gw2 you have plenty of options to not "oversexualize" your character, medium and heavy armor classes are better at that it seems.

  • HalandirHalandir nnPosts: 758Member Uncommon

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    Female chars in GW2 are a sorry excuse for anything remotely "sexy".

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    We dont need casuals in our games!!! Errm... Well we DO need casuals to fund and populate our games - But the games should be all about "hardcore" because: We dont need casuals in our games!!!
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  • Lord.BachusLord.Bachus Den HelderPosts: 9,065Member Uncommon

    Personally i think espescially the female cloth stuff looks way to Asian.... but there are some pieces that save the day..

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  • KrematoryKrematory TVNPosts: 542Member Uncommon

    No female character is ever oversexualized enough

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  • fenistilfenistil GliwicePosts: 3,005Member

    This is most mainstream of mainstream high-fantasy production. 

    What did you expect?

     

    If you dig  realistic fantasy production non-indie production, then hmm you're out of luck.

    No game like that at horizon.

     

    Well there are some 'in the making' that don't have that much revealing clothes and more realistic looking armor, but they are 'ligh-mood' silly style in other ways.

  • Poison_AdelePoison_Adele Seattle, WAPosts: 287Member

    Sigh. I voted yes because the poll was in general, but if you're referring specifically to Guild Wars 2, I disagree.

    I'm a feminist, and frankly I think it's just as sexist when people call women in revealing clothing "dressing like prostitutes". Slut-shaming is just as crappy as oversexualizing women, people. 

    I find your post overly simplistic. Yeah, lots of women don't want to play a character in revealing clothing. Lots of women do. A very small portion of the starting female armors are skimpy, and there are plenty of early-level alternatives. Guild Wars 2 has a fairly progressive set of armors. There's variety, so you don't feel like you're at a Mormon convention, and you're given the choice of whether or not you want to wear something skimpy, super skimpy, or church-appropriate. And frankly, even most of the skimpy outfits are not particularily sexualized--they're revealing for both male and female characters without looking like lingerie (the starting human cloth armor being a major exception).

    I think you should honestly do some research into just what the GW2 armors look like before grumbling about "I don't want to look like a prostitute". There are tons of options and you aren't forced into wearing any of them.

     

     

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  • NilenyaNilenya TMIPosts: 364Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bubbaganoosh

    Not that I'm complaining but I imagine some players want to play a female character that isn't running around dressed like a prostitute. So what do you think? Are female character's oversexualized?

    I voted no.

    My toon is a female thief, and my toon at lvl 47 is showing nothing. She is completely covered up to her neck. Full body flowing coat as well as leather leggings and body armor.

    There is nothing suggestive about her appearance at all.

  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by atziluth

    If you want to see sexualization... look no further than Tera... I hear one of the bosses is pedobear. 

     

    That's the funny thing.  Regardless of the obfuscation, GW2 is every bit as bad as TERA in regard to over-sexualization.

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  • ZylaxxZylaxx Erlanger, KYPosts: 2,574Member

    I think they are to a degree, GW2 definitely has some skimpy womens outfits which I normally do not like but some of the higher end stuff covers more area.

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  • mikunimanmikuniman Keene, NYPosts: 312Member
    Originally posted by colddog04
    Originally posted by Cromica

    The clothing for the femaies was actually designed by females  so I don't see an issue

    lol...

     

    Anyway, here's a nice sexy pic for reference...

    looks fine to me, so why is this always an issue? I do agree would be nice if you had more choices at creation. Like if you wanted to create a curvy guy/gal. Just be happy your not creating the freak people in TSW?

  • CujoSWAoACujoSWAoA Nooo, AKPosts: 1,781Member

    That girl in the blue outfit several posts above this?

    Thats not even an attractive outfit... thats an embarrassing outfit.

    Hideous.

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member
    Originally posted by CujoSWAoA

    Thats not even an attractive outfit... thats an embarrassing outfit.

    Hideous.

    Agreed, Lady Gaga comes to mind.

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  • IrusIrus Wichita, KSPosts: 774Member

    Yep. Even a male friend of mine complained, he plays a lot of females in games and he hated the starting outfit for the necromancer. Compare to the male necromancer, who has a huge ass robe... lol

  • xposeidonxposeidon Sandston, VAPosts: 384Member
    Originally posted by Rohn

    Originally posted by atziluth
    If you want to see sexualization... look no further than Tera... I hear one of the bosses is pedobear. 

     

    That's the funny thing.  Regardless of the obfuscation, GW2 is every bit as bad as TERA in regard to over-sexualization.

     

    Not even close, in Tera Females actually bend over and run with their ass shoved on your monitor, thats oversexualization. In GW2 at least they walk and run with some decency. And dont get me started with how they gather nodes.

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  • DJJazzyDJJazzy louisville, COPosts: 2,053Member

    Yeah, you can't compare GW2 with Tera in the sexualization of females. It's not just the clothes and armor but the mannerisms of the characters as well.

  • GTwanderGTwander San Diego, CAPosts: 6,035Member
    Originally posted by xposeidon
    Originally posted by Rohn
    Originally posted by atziluth

    If you want to see sexualization... look no further than Tera... I hear one of the bosses is pedobear. 

     

    That's the funny thing.  Regardless of the obfuscation, GW2 is every bit as bad as TERA in regard to over-sexualization.

     

    Not even close, in Tera Females actually bend over and run with their ass shoved on your monitor, thats oversexualization. In GW2 at least they walk and run with some decency. And dont get me started with how they gather nodes.

    ~and I fail to see the problem.

    When did our in-game characters take on the mental personification of a hypothetical teenage daughter you want to preserve the modesty of?

    Men play as women in-game because of libido. If you are going to get all sexually repressed about it, play as men.

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  • JustsomenoobJustsomenoob lexington, KYPosts: 871Member
    Originally posted by Nilenya
    Originally posted by Bubbaganoosh

    Not that I'm complaining but I imagine some players want to play a female character that isn't running around dressed like a prostitute. So what do you think? Are female character's oversexualized?

    I voted no.

    My toon is a female thief, and my toon at lvl 47 is showing nothing. She is completely covered up to her neck. Full body flowing coat as well as leather leggings and body armor.

    There is nothing suggestive about her appearance at all.

     

    *scratches thief off list of classes to play*

     

    =P

  • friednietzfriednietz The Study, NYPosts: 118Member

    Usually as males grow in power gear-wise, they become more covered up and imposing.

    Usually as females grow in power gear-wise, they become less covered up and sparkly.

    GW2 is not the worst offender. Matter of fact, I think it offers enough variety to please most people.

    However, if it's too annoying, I recommend that you play a medium armor class. The female medium armors I've encountered looked just great and were not "trashy" for lack of a better term. If you play a heavy or light armor class, you might be harder pressed. The good thing is that you will reach a threshold of how much protection heavy, medium or light armors provide so you're free at max level to mix up armors and even transmute to create looks you like.

  • xposeidonxposeidon Sandston, VAPosts: 384Member
    Originally posted by GTwander

    Originally posted by xposeidon
    Originally posted by Rohn
    Originally posted by atziluth
    If you want to see sexualization... look no further than Tera... I hear one of the bosses is pedobear. 

     

    That's the funny thing.  Regardless of the obfuscation, GW2 is every bit as bad as TERA in regard to over-sexualization.

     

    Not even close, in Tera Females actually bend over and run with their ass shoved on your monitor, thats oversexualization. In GW2 at least they walk and run with some decency. And dont get me started with how they gather nodes.

    ~and I fail to see the problem.

    When did our in-game characters take on the mental personification of a hypothetical teenage daughter you want to preserve the modesty of?

    Men play as women in-game because of libido. If you are going to get all sexually repressed about it, play as men.

     

    Fail reading comprehension? I was addressing the obvious difference in both games, not the repression of players. I enjoy playing female characters as well.

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