Female armor in mmorpgs!

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  • RenoakuRenoaku Member RarePosts: 2,425
  • Sector13Sector13 PA, USAMember UncommonPosts: 767
    What's that sound? ... oh yeah, it's the sound of someone beating a dead horse. 
  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 10,296

    Sector13 said:

    What's that sound? ... oh yeah, it's the sound of someone beating a dead horse. 


    It was probably a mare wearing plate armor.
    You say you never compromise
    With the mystery tramp, but now you realize
    He's not selling any alibis
    As you stare into the vacuum of his eyes
    And say "Do you want to make a deal?"
  • TheelyTheely Member UncommonPosts: 425
    There is a reason it is called the fantasy genre.  =)
  • CeironxCeironx Member UncommonPosts: 87
    Yeah I'm not a fan of that either.
  • RenoakuRenoaku Member RarePosts: 2,425
    So go play Dark Fall, its got real armor.
  • rertezrertez Member UncommonPosts: 151
    edited April 16



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  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 4,602
    edited April 16
    Female armor on star citizen: http://imgur.com/a/RDHYp
    Pretty straight forward, without the typical sexualization of the female character.

    More MMO's should approach the clothing/armor segregation, it gives it some logic.
    Post edited by MaxBacon on
  • Tiamat64Tiamat64 Member RarePosts: 1,097
    The platemail's gotta jiggle to truly make it authentic!
  • giffy689giffy689 ArizonaMember UncommonPosts: 66

    MaxBacon said:

    Female armor on star citizen: http://imgur.com/a/RDHYp
    Pretty straight forward, without the typical sexualization of the female character.

    More MMO's should approach the clothing/armor segregation, it gives it some logic.


    So the breast outline on the second character in the link is not typical sexulization?
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 4,602

    giffy689 said:

    So the breast outline on the second character in the link is not typical sexulization?

    More related to body shape on there. The armor in here would work as the very base suit, that is that tight thing where the armor pieces are laid over as you see on the other bits of it. When compared to the same armor on the male version is hard to tell if a character is male or female.

    For me sexualization is that focus on "showing skin" on that special area or its surroundings.
  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 21,030

    MaxBacon said:

    Female armor on star citizen: http://imgur.com/a/RDHYp
    Pretty straight forward, without the typical sexualization of the female character.

    More MMO's should approach the clothing/armor segregation, it gives it some logic.


    The thing is that unrealistic sexy armor isn't a huge thing in itself in a high fantasy game, the problem is that many games offer little choices. Well, and the fact that we guys get the option to look like prince Valiant but not Conan in those games.

    Don't force people to look sexy or realistic unless that is the theme of the game (realistic that is, sexy games go like Scarlett blade...).

    Also, full plate should probably not cover 10% of your body. If you want to make it sexy at least make it look slightly more useful then something people would wear at the beach. 

    Anyways, choices is the thing. Forcing female players to look like playboy bunnies is not the smartest way to retain them as players. Letting them dress like it (assuming they don't wear heavy armors) if they choose to is another matter. And I BTW rather have more female players in the genre then fewer, it tend to make the mood better and we need more gamers of both sexes, particularly for the MMO genre.
  • MaxBaconMaxBacon Figueira da FozMember EpicPosts: 4,602
    edited April 16
    Loke666 said:
    Don't force people to look sexy or realistic unless that is the theme of the game (realistic that is, sexy games go like Scarlett blade...).
    I think, SC, for example, goes with this, you have your armor that is laid upon your clothes, you can take the armor off and then your clothing shows off.

    The "sexy" of it for one MMO that looks for a degree of realism and logic on the player visuals, could be then allowed on the clothing side of it instead, letting armor fulfill its logical visuals side-by-side with the same thing on the male character.
    Post edited by MaxBacon on
  • NPCPakNPCPak Ontario, CanadaMember UncommonPosts: 36
    I don't quiet mind the armor choices game designers chose for players. However, what matters more to me is if it's functional in battle. I'm interested in seeing choices given to players on what they want to wear one day, as some MMOs offered that back in the day.
    (NPCPak) Nobukon
  • DrDread74DrDread74 Las Vegas, NVMember UncommonPosts: 301

    The best Female Armor is any game I've seen so far,

    Is in "For Honor"


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  • PhryPhry OxfordshireMember EpicPosts: 9,037
    Kind of ironic that you get people on the one hand, criticising games for 'censorship' and then others complaining about armour being more about fashion than function, oh dear, that armour looks a bit too sexy, whatever shall we do :p
  • CleffyCleffy San Diego, CAMember RarePosts: 5,688
    But that breast plate is very functional. Everyone knows they aim for the shiny bits.
  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember RarePosts: 2,057
    edited April 17
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  • Jean-Luc_PicardJean-Luc_Picard La BarreMember EpicPosts: 6,668
    edited April 17
    Black Desert, armor available to anyone in game.



    World of Warcraft, human female Death Knight in full ICC armor and Ebon Blade tabard:


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  • DragnelusDragnelus UtrechtMember RarePosts: 2,057
    Holy paladin!





  • YashaXYashaX Baldurs GateMember RarePosts: 2,014

    Dragnelus said:






    That actress needs the Bioware ugly stick to make her look more "realistic".
    ....
  • Azaron_NightbladeAzaron_Nightblade KingsmouthMember EpicPosts: 4,287

    MaxBacon said:

    Female armor on star citizen: http://imgur.com/a/RDHYp
    Pretty straight forward, without the typical sexualization of the female character.

    More MMO's should approach the clothing/armor segregation, it gives it some logic.


    That's some badass sci-fi armor alright! :D


    YashaX said:



    Dragnelus said:









    That actress needs the Bioware ugly stick to make her look more "realistic".


    For sure. Way too pretty. This is unacceptable. >:D

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  • cheyanecheyane EarthMember EpicPosts: 4,919

    MaxBacon said:

    Female armor on star citizen: http://imgur.com/a/RDHYp
    Pretty straight forward, without the typical sexualization of the female character.

    More MMO's should approach the clothing/armor segregation, it gives it some logic.


    I don't mind this or even a little skin showing I don't sweat this stuff. I do like my avatar to look cool but I don't patronize any cash shop to get a look or wait and try to camp for some look either. Shabby dresser I guess but I make do with what I have from the drops I get. 

    My husband however goes for the most sexy look with least clothes every single time he plays. He even uses the shop in games like SWTOR or camps the AH or uses his sub rewards to buy them. His City of Heroes character had practically no clothes and that bikini would have gone too if allowed.
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  • iixviiiixiixviiiix GSMember UncommonPosts: 1,451
    Oi , come on , i want that female plate on male toon haha . Male also need to be sexy .
  • AmatheAmathe Miami, FLMember RarePosts: 2,990
    Personally, i'm all for sexy armor. But there should be an option for people to wear something more realistic and less risque. 

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