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I guess this time, the ladies cannot complain. (Sort of Spoilerish)

IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaMember Posts: 232 Uncommon

I often hear my gaming lady-friends (and many more in any given mmo forum)  complain about how MMORPG´s misrepresent the female gender  and that it forces upon them skimpy and slutty stereotypes while leaving the males to lead and be the big, bad, important heroes that do all the awesome stuff.

 

Well, in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, not only are males prone to have to equip stuff like this:

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But there is also plenty of full plated, fully robed female armor to go by, that makes them look like actual heroes and not like tavern wenches on a quest.

POSSIBLE LORE SPOILER

And it does not end there, as the three rulers of the nations the players join are female, all of them, and at least two of them are quite badass too, with the third one being that cute and princess-like lalafell.

POSSIBLE LORE SPOILER ENDS

So i guess this time around i won´t be hearing about how sexist and mysognistic game devs are

 

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Comments

  • AngelxxAngelxx forgottenMember Posts: 81

    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........

    I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

  • Syno23Syno23 LA, CA, CAMember Posts: 1,360
    Yeah that's a hale of a spoiler, fully as crap.
  • coretex666coretex666 PragueMember Posts: 2,576 Rare
    I am wearing the same outfit today.
  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaMember Posts: 232 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

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  • ZadawnZadawn SMember Posts: 663 Uncommon
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

    General Rhauban is not a female.

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  • StilerStiler Athens, TNMember Posts: 599
    Eh? isn't that leader you go to in Uh'dal a guy? (The guy after you go there from the airhsip) or am I confused.
  • ToxiaToxia Member Posts: 1,306 Uncommon
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
      So i guess this time around i won´t be hearing about how sexist and mysognistic game devs are  

    I feel the same as well, but i've seen several threads on the official forums stating quite the opposite xD

    How there is allllways the 'female-in-need' thrown in your face, and they were even bitching about the old opening cutscene where it referred to a generic character as HIM instead of HER, not realising the HIM they were talking about was the generic guy adventurer representing the players in the trailers and such.

    It was hilarious.

    The Deep Web is sca-ry.

  • ToxiaToxia Member Posts: 1,306 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Stiler
    Eh? isn't that leader you go to in Uh'dal a guy? (The guy after you go there from the airhsip) or am I confused.

    He serves the princess lalafell. you see him in cutscenes lifting her on his arm like a chair lol.

    The Deep Web is sca-ry.

  • AngelxxAngelxx forgottenMember Posts: 81

    Oh how cool. You better watch out then lol

    But yeah, anyway, in pretty much all FF games they're pretty fair, what I also like is that their characters aren't stereotypical, e.g.  fighter but still feminine female leads like Lightning, or even kinda feminine looking males such as Vaan. In some other games, the creators can totally overdo it when it comes to creating a monstrous-muscle guys and inhuman-boobs women.

  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaMember Posts: 232 Uncommon
    Originally posted by Zadawn
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

    General Rhauban is not a female.

    General Rhauban is not the leader, he´s a servant to the petite Sultana lalafell girl.

    She even sits on him as a seat/method of transportation.

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  • ScivaSciva NoneMember Posts: 298 Uncommon
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Zadawn
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

    General Rhauban is not a female.

    General Rhauban is not the leader, he´s a servant to the petite Sultana lalafell girl.

    She even sits on him as a seat/method of transportation.

    Couldn't help it, sorry.

  • dreamscaperdreamscaper Somewhere, NCMember Posts: 1,592 Uncommon
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Zadawn
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

    General Rhauban is not a female.

    General Rhauban is not the leader, he´s a servant to the petite Sultana lalafell girl.

    She even sits on him as a seat/method of transportation.

     

    She's the Sultana, essentially the queen of Ul'dah. However, Rhauban IS the leader of the grand company itself.

    <3

  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaMember Posts: 2,731
    Originally posted by Sciva
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Zadawn
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

    General Rhauban is not a female.

    General Rhauban is not the leader, he´s a servant to the petite Sultana lalafell girl.

    She even sits on him as a seat/method of transportation.

    Couldn't help it, sorry.

    Zaraki Kenpachi can divide by zero...twice...after he says Bankai.

     

    Also I wonder how many variation on the name: Ben Dover will be running aroun in ARR now XD.

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  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaMember Posts: 232 Uncommon
    Originally posted by dreamscaper
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Zadawn
    Originally posted by IfrianMMO
    Originally posted by Angelxx
    He's.so.damn.cute. Would totally stalk him if he was on my server........ I absolutely love male Miqo'tes... Stop tempting me to change my female Miqo'te's gender lol. But seriously, I agree with you, ARR is pretty fair on this, and all the characters are really great!

    Thanks?  It´s my character, hehe.

    And yes, i believe FF14 is quite fair when it comes to this kind of stuff, and whether a set of gear is skimpy or fully plated, both genders get the same "version".

    I was also quite surprised when i visited all the capitals and realixed every single leader is female, i think that´s a first in mmo history, to have most of the important npcs be female.

    Not that it bothers me, but i guess i was not expecting it.

     

    General Rhauban is not a female.

    General Rhauban is not the leader, he´s a servant to the petite Sultana lalafell girl.

    She even sits on him as a seat/method of transportation.

     

    She's the Sultana, essentially the queen of Ul'dah. However, Rhauban IS the leader of the grand company itself.

    In the end she is the one calling the shots.

    Not only that, but there´s a certain event in a certain situation that pretty much shows that while he´s the loudest and the most ME SMASH YOU RAAAWR of the leaders of the GC´s , in the  end he has to submit and bow down to the strategy of the other two, he´s pretty much the boss of the grunts lol.

    MALES ARE OPPRESSED IN VIDEOGAEMS!!1111 i am going to make a youtube channel and make 100.000$ in donations to speak about the many issues my gender suffers and claim every popular videogame is evil, oppressive and offensive against it.

    Oh wait, Anita has me beaten to it.

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  • czombieczombie Monroe, MIMember Posts: 82
    I switched classes just so I wouldn't have to see my character wearing that.  I never understood why guys crossplayed their toons as women so much but after having to look at my toon in that outfit I'm beginning to want to start doing it myself.
  • TorcipTorcip Sterling Heights, MIMember Posts: 669 Uncommon
    Originally posted by czombie
    I switched classes just so I wouldn't have to see my character wearing that.  I never understood why guys crossplayed their toons as women so much but after having to look at my toon in that outfit I'm beginning to want to start doing it myself.

    I feel the same way dude, sure it's a double standard but there's no reason why it should be like that.  I wonder who the hell saw that armor and thought "Yeah, that works" the female version is less revealing for god sakes.

  • NetSageNetSage Lake Geneva, WIMember Posts: 1,044 Uncommon
    I hated that armor when I got it :P.  In my LS I was calling my self a little male stripper (I'm lalafell).  I had that with some big red boots.  And, I love the female characters in this game.  I mean how can you not love momodi (probably spelled it wrong but the leader of adventurers guild in Ul'dah).
  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaMember Posts: 232 Uncommon
    Originally posted by NetSage
    I hated that armor when I got it :P.  In my LS I was calling my self a little male stripper (I'm lalafell).  I had that with some big red boots.  And, I love the female characters in this game.  I mean how can you not love momodi (probably spelled it wrong but the leader of adventurers guild in Ul'dah).

    Momodi is a perv.

    You will see why as the story progresses haha!

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  • TwoThreeFourTwoThreeFour SwedenMember Posts: 2,155 Uncommon
    I dunno, if I were a girl who is in  her late twenties, I may want a man not a boy.  
  • Kayo45Kayo45 Neverland, AKMember Posts: 293
    Youll be hearing it anyway. lol, there was already a thread on the dancing kitties in Uldah. I think youre underestimating just how proud and full of themselves these self-victimized, misandric, Sarkeesian worshipping feminists are.
  • AngelxxAngelxx forgottenMember Posts: 81
    Wth, for real? I think that those dancing kitties were totally awesome, I can't see how anyone can have a problem with that.
  • IfrianMMOIfrianMMO BarcelonaMember Posts: 232 Uncommon
    I guess one should never underestimate the Sarkeesianists.

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