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So the other day there was this thread about Scarlet Blade and it's rather skimpy armor. I don't know much about this game, but someone mentioned it was only female models in the game and it got me thinking. In most mmo's that I've played, I would say there is a highest percentage of female avatars and i'm doubting it because mostly women play mmorpgs. I think it boils down to a large portion of male players, would prefer to see a female character.
Now I don't want to let this thread derail into "why I play female characters" discussion so please don't take it there.
There are definately differences between men and women that go beyond the types of equipment each is packing. Men are statistically heavier, stronger, taller, and so on. So why are these differences not kept within games like mmorpgs?
Now I'm not implying that female characters should be gimped either, but what if the females were disadvantaged in one area and strengthened in another. And more, that the female characters were designed in such a way that would benefit the "average" female play preference.
unfortunately, I do not claim to understand what an "average" female gamer would want, nor do I imply that women deserve any less than what a man deserves. I'm not trying to be sexist, or bias, or create any angst.
I simply suggest, that creating a bit of disparity between the choices of sex in a videogame, may create a better balance within the game world. I suggest that when people decide what sex they choose to play, they are left to choose between the sacrifices of that choice as well as the benefits.
EDIT: The reason I titled it so, is as a play on words about the excessive use of the jiggly bits in many modern mmo's.
All of my posts are either intelligent, thought provoking, funny, satirical, sarcastic or intentionally disrespectful. Take your pick.
I get banned in the forums for games I love, so lets see if I do better in the forums for games I hate.
I enjoy the serenity of not caring what your opinion is.