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Elin race censored/westernized.

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  • JinxysJinxys Member UncommonPosts: 483

    I can't see this as a bad thing at all.

  • syntax42syntax42 Member UncommonPosts: 1,378

    It looks like a young girl.  I don't see anything wrong with putting more clothes on her.  Maybe a pedobear would have issues with the change.  Here is an image for comparison that I found by doing a quick Google search.

     

  • jadedlevirjadedlevir Member Posts: 628

    -"I am glad to see how passionate you guys are, so I wanted to clarify my statement about the elin, however I am afraid the answer is pretty underwhelming. The only planned change for the elin is that we will be adding colored tights to a few of the armor models. That's it, most of the armor models won't even change. While this change is worked on we have disabled the race from the upcoming Community Play Event but I assure you the elin will be back and playable by our live service. We will also be adding cool new content surrounding the elin and their history to the website, so look for that coming soon."

     

    Who cares, people are over reacting to this. So their adding tights to cover the the bottoms of elins that look like seven year old children...who cares. Why would anyone want to pay attention to that in the first place, I don't get it.

     

    edit- the change is great btw, because it's not like western audiences wouldn't bitch about this, i dont know why people are surprised.

  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657

    Different world cultures, different cultural standards. Corporations attempting to insure profits accross that world.

    China doesn't like skeletal avatars, Blizzard fixes that.

    Europe doesn't like child-like avatars wearing little clothing, Bluehole Studios fixes that.

    Working as intended.

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  • Xenx656Xenx656 Member UncommonPosts: 55

    They took out the ears also?!?! im gonna guess the tail is also gone?

  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,519

    Originally posted by jadedlevir

    edit- the change is great btw, because it's not like western audiences wouldn't bitch about this, i dont know why people are surprised.

    I agree, I think it looks better also.  This probably has less to do about what people want and more about what the ESRB wants.

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  • WolfenprideWolfenpride Member Posts: 3,988

    Originally posted by Xenx656

    They took out the ears also?!?! im gonna guess the tail is also gone?

     Might as well throw a veil over their face while they're at it, it's to child-like for video games.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,959

    Originally posted by Wolfenpride

    http://www.tera-online.com/forums/showthread.php?s=7ab4862bcce10a9afb0cbaada4fe4285&t=15162

     

    No bare legs, no purchase.

    Yeah, I have to agree with the others, That first picture that was posted above looks like a sexualized child.

     

    This is only a good thing.

  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,927

    While I agree that the new clothes are good, I think any kind of censorship in itself is a bad thing. If it's acceptable in the part of the world where art's original creators live, then it should be acceptable in western countries where cultural diversity in encouraged.

     
  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,519

    Originally posted by Xenx656

    They took out the ears also?!?! im gonna guess the tail is also gone?

    Those should still be in at least for NA version. 

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  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,236

    the number of molested virtual girls is indeed alarming and the virtual rights community should never stand for this.

     

    /facepalm

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  • XenorusXenorus Member Posts: 37

    I think a lot of the concern from this will stem from the prospect of censorship taking over. I would say a lot of people are going to be concerned by the wider picture. "If they can change this, then what else can censors get changed in the game?"

    To be fair, I would be slightly concerned if someone important to me saw me playing a game which *appeared* to feature a semi naked 7 year old, and had no idea about the game etc, because that could lead to a difficult situation. In this case, I think the full cover up is a bit much, it looks kinda weird to be honest. They shoulda gone with shorts or something. Its not like knees and shins are sexually appealing body parts.

    Other than this, I think covering the women in games up a bit more makes sense from an actual armor perspective. Covering only your chest and ass with armor makes you a simple kill. Despite this, if they decided this was "showing too much" and said it needed censored. Id fight it all the way, because once they get one change made, the prepare to open the floodgates.

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  • stayontargetstayontarget Member RarePosts: 6,519

    What's weird is you can watch spongebob walk around in his underware on the cartoon channel and that is totally good to go.......go figure :/

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  • theinvadertheinvader Member UncommonPosts: 240

    Originally posted by Xenorus

    They shoulda gone with shorts or something. Its not like knees and shins are sexually appealing body parts.

    *Cough*

    What? Never met a guy with a shin fetish before?

     


    Originally posted by stayontarget

    What's weird is you can watch spongebob walk around in his underware on the cartoon channel and that is totally good to go.......go figure :/

    WHAT? They're showing a nude sponge on children's television? The outrage!

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,959

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    the number of molested virtual girls is indeed alarming and the virtual rights community should never stand for this.

     

    /facepalm

    Duly noted, you have no problem seeing sexualized little girls. Not everyone in every place shares your open mindedness on this topic and for the most part feel that children (or anything representing a child) never be sexualized.

  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 29,959

    Originally posted by theinvader

    Originally posted by Xenorus

    They shoulda gone with shorts or something. Its not like knees and shins are sexually appealing body parts.

    *Cough*

    What? Never met a guy with a shin fetish before?

     


    Originally posted by stayontarget

    What's weird is you can watch spongebob walk around in his underware on the cartoon channel and that is totally good to go.......go figure :/

    WHAT? They're showing a nude sponge on children's television? The outrage!

     

    I agree with Xenorus, shorts would have been fine as opposed to the bikini bottom.

  • YamotaYamota Member UncommonPosts: 6,593

    Originally posted by Wolfenpride

    http://www.tera-online.com/forums/showthread.php?s=7ab4862bcce10a9afb0cbaada4fe4285&t=15162

     

    No bare legs, no purchase.

    GOOD!

    Im hoping that silly race to be removed entirely but probably that wont happen...

    I mean WTH is it with this anime style to show teen girls in provocative clothing? It is disgusting if you ask me.

  • scottnsscottns Member UncommonPosts: 231

    Originally posted by Wolfenpride

    http://www.tera-online.com/forums/showthread.php?s=7ab4862bcce10a9afb0cbaada4fe4285&t=15162

     

    No bare legs, no purchase.

    Looks like you'll have to find a new game to wack off too...

  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,236

    Originally posted by Sovrath

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    the number of molested virtual girls is indeed alarming and the virtual rights community should never stand for this.

     

    /facepalm

    Duly noted, you have no problem seeing sexualized little girls. Not everyone in every place shares your open mindedness on this topic and for the most part feel that children (or anything representing a child) never be sexualized.

     I understand. but I also think of why...and it's because its harmful to the child. But in this case the child does not exist...so without a victim there's  no crime.

     

    If they chose to gave their young race a real armor set from the start...the kind of armor someone would actually wear in combat not in a strip club...I'd have no problem. But having it edited for the West to me is insulting. It tells me that we're seen (and rightfully so) as uncapable to handle the full effect the artists are trying to send with the artstyle.

     

    paintings, songs, movies and any other artistical expressions should never be censored imo. I dont think the message of the artist can properly be communicated through censorship.

     

    After being born on the east of the Wall, I've seen enough censorship for a lifetime.

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,638

    Originally posted by syntax42

    It looks like a young girl.  I don't see anything wrong with putting more clothes on her.  Maybe a pedobear would have issues with the change.  Here is an image for comparison that I found by doing a quick Google search.

     

    eventhough the image to the left looks sexy, it actually looks better with tights on, most mmos now try to make lil girl races look like brothel hoes lol, devs are forgetting about cool sets of armors and now they create crap and make hoes, lol whats going on with devs lately, are they the pedobears u mentioned? or want to bring em from the street to the game? lol





  • EliandalEliandal Member Posts: 796

      Hopefully they'll give the thong armor to the nice buff boys this time :D?  Seriously though...this shouldn't even be newsworthy!

  • YamotaYamota Member UncommonPosts: 6,593

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    Originally posted by Sovrath


    Originally posted by Robokapp

    the number of molested virtual girls is indeed alarming and the virtual rights community should never stand for this.

     

    /facepalm

    Duly noted, you have no problem seeing sexualized little girls. Not everyone in every place shares your open mindedness on this topic and for the most part feel that children (or anything representing a child) never be sexualized.

     I understand. but I also think of why...and it's because its harmful to the child. But in this case the child does not exist...so without a victim there's  no crime.

     

    If they chose to gave their young race a real armor set from the start...the kind of armor someone would actually wear in combat not in a strip club...I'd have no problem. But having it edited for the West to me is insulting. It tells me that we're seen (and rightfully so) as uncapable to handle the full effect the artists are trying to send with the artstyle.

     

    paintings, songs, movies and any other artistical expressions should never be censored imo. I dont think the message of the artist can properly be communicated through censorship.

     

    After being born on the east of the Wall, I've seen enough censorship for a lifetime.

    Peadophility is a crime, even if it is fictualized. Atleast in most countries. And it should never, ever be ok just because it is art or whatever.

  • syntax42syntax42 Member UncommonPosts: 1,378

    Originally posted by stayontarget

    What's weird is you can watch spongebob walk around in his underware on the cartoon channel and that is totally good to go.......go figure :/

    Spongebob does not look like a 7-year-old girl.  He's a sponge.  They could make him nude as long as they don't draw reproductive organs.  Its like drawing animals nude.  Ever watch cartoons like Bugs Bunny, Looney Tunes, Ren & Stimpy, or basically anything pre-1995 with animals in it?

     

    Too many people get offended by any form of censorship.  When it is used to protect children, it is definitely justified to censor it.  When it is used on adult content that only adults are supposed to be able to view, then you have the right to be offended.  Stop crying about an image of a child being given more clothes.  Would you really allow your daughter to wear something like that to school?

  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid Member EpicPosts: 10,638

    Originally posted by syntax42

    Originally posted by stayontarget

    What's weird is you can watch spongebob walk around in his underware on the cartoon channel and that is totally good to go.......go figure :/

    Spongebob does not look like a 7-year-old girl.  He's a sponge. 

    i had to lol at this LOL





  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,236

    I wonder why that armor is less acceptable than this outfit:

     

    http://www.celebrity-pictures.ca/Celebrities/Alicia-Sacramone/Alicia-Sacramone-1114558.jpg

     

    or any other outfit of the under-18 gymnastics teams. Because the tera model actually wears more clothes than a gymnast does. And its a virtual character not a real person.

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