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Oh how I love those beautiful polygons!

How much do visually pleasing mmo player characters affect your decision to play a game? Me? My elven fantasy world absolutely must come with hot elven maidens!

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  • SuperXero89SuperXero89 Member UncommonPosts: 2,551

    Well, it's very much like real life.  If I have a choice as to where I want to live, I want to make sure I pick a nice looking location.  Similarly, an MMORPG has to have a visually attractive game world for me to play for any serious length of time.

  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,208

    what can I say. Elf boobs help. :)

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  • NeerDoWellNeerDoWell Member Posts: 184

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    what can I say. Elf boobs help. :)

    Are Elf boobs different than human boobs?

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  • ZyllosZyllos Member UncommonPosts: 537

    You have to clarify by "visually pleasing". Do you mean by the number of shader effects, polygon counts, frames of animation, and other technical stuff that allows an engine to display a great looking model or do you mean the artistic style of the game created by the artists?

    Honestly, the technical stuff I really do not need a whole lot of, especially if the art design is fantastic. So, if you mean artistic style, it is very important.

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  • TazlorTazlor Member UncommonPosts: 864

    i like my MMO character to be visually pleasing.  i don't mean i want the best graphics around or women with boobs the size of rockets, it just has to be pleasing.

  • MrMxyzptlkMrMxyzptlk Member Posts: 141
    Forget about the environment. I'm strictly talking about attractive player character models.
  • ComnitusComnitus Member Posts: 2,462

    Not really a deciding factor for me. I care more about the art style (clothing/armor, weaponry) than the look of the characters themselves.

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  • IlliusIllius Member UncommonPosts: 4,142

    Originally posted by NeerDoWell

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    what can I say. Elf boobs help. :)

    Are Elf boobs different than human boobs?

    Bring me some Elven boobies and I'll let you know.

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  • SuperXero89SuperXero89 Member UncommonPosts: 2,551

    I misread the thread title, but my response is still the same.  Yes, my character has to be visually appealing to me in order for me to play the game for any length of time.  That's one of the reasons I can never get into LoTRO.  The character models and low level armor are some of the worst I have ever seen.

  • KenFisherKenFisher Member UncommonPosts: 5,035

    I think character art is quite important.  As an MMORPG player, the avatar on screen becomes a personification of the player.

     

    For real.  How many time have you heard yourself say "I just put on my new boots" rather than "My character just put on her boots"?  ... or "Damn, I died!!!" ???

     

    If I move well and look cool in game, that in turn is a reflection on ME.  Looking good is important.


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  • maskedweaselmaskedweasel Member EpicPosts: 10,641

    Art style and graphics mean very little to me in terms of the games I play.  I really only care about fun game mechanics and customization so that I'm able to tell myself apart from others.

     

    So, if say there was a game with stick figures,  as long as I could differentiate my stick figure with a mustache and a monacle,  I'd be good to go.... as long as it played well.

     

    No amount of elf boobs can make up for poor gameplay.     Well... almost no amount....  I mean if the game were entirely based on elf boobs.....  then.. maybe.   Why am I talking about this?



  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 28,607

    Originally posted by SuperXero89

    I misread the thread title, but my response is still the same.  Yes, my character has to be visually appealing to me in order for me to play the game for any length of time.  That's one of the reasons I can never get into LoTRO.  The character models and low level armor are some of the worst I have ever seen.

    that's probably one of the reasons I've spent so much time and effort changing my look in LOTRO.

    I can't stand the art desing for the character and especially can't stand the art design of the armor and weapons. for the most part.

    Occasionally I will find a few neat items and greedily change out my "outfit" so that I can look less like a clown-world version of "Lord of the Rings".

    If I can't get over the look of the characters, even if it's just accepting them in a "retro gaming" sort of way (for older games) then It's difficult for me to continue.

    Heck, most of my oblvion mods are armor and weapon mods.

  • grunt187grunt187 Member CommonPosts: 956

    Originally posted by NeerDoWell

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    what can I say. Elf boobs help. :)

    Are Elf boobs different than human boobs?

    Ya they are more pointy image

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  • ElikalElikal Member UncommonPosts: 7,912

    Good charactar models mean a lot to me. Prolly not decisive in itself, but too many MMO have either ugly or too Anime-like characters.

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  • MrMxyzptlkMrMxyzptlk Member Posts: 141

    Oftentimes I have to cross genders in mmos because they make the male character models look either too dorky looking (WoW) or too.......pretty (FFXI). Sometimes I might skip over a somewhat decent game because the artists messed up on both genders (EQ2). 

  • CeridithCeridith Member UncommonPosts: 2,980

    Nice graphics are a plus, but in the end it all comes down to gameplay.

    I'd much rather play a game with terrible graphics so long as it had good gameplay, rather than a game with the best graphics, but terrible gameplay.

  • FoomerangFoomerang Member UncommonPosts: 5,619

    I have to like the visual style of the game or I will not touch it. Doesn't mean he graphics have to be good, but he art direction needs to be good.

  • RobokappRobokapp Member RarePosts: 6,208

    Originally posted by grunt187

    Originally posted by NeerDoWell

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    what can I say. Elf boobs help. :)

    Are Elf boobs different than human boobs?

    Ya they are more pointy image

     that's not the point. Human boobs (hopefully) are a reality. whereas elf ones are fantasy. :)

     

    see the difference? one we (hopefully) interract with irl.one is for MMOs.

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  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Originally posted by ActionMMORPG

    I think character art is quite important.  As an MMORPG player, the avatar on screen becomes a personification of the player.

    For real.  How many time have you heard yourself say "I just put on my new boots" rather than "My character just put on her boots"?  ... or "Damn, I died!!!" ???

    If I move well and look cool in game, that in turn is a reflection on ME.  Looking good is important.

    Agreed but the art must also fit the theme of the game. A really serious and nasty game with silly cartoonish characters does not work, but neither would a discworld based game with realistic characters.

    And it can be nasty when different art doesn't work together. I personally have some problem with this in LOTRO, characters and the background doesn't really fit together for me. The avatars looked based on the classic LOTRO art while the backgrounds are realistic, it just mixes bad for me. To have both one way would be better. Neither way is really bad but to me it just looks photoshopped. 

    Great art can hide bad polygon count but there is a limit to that so I want at least acceptable graphics and good art to my Avatar. The backgrounds isn't as important even if it is always nice when they look good too.

  • thecrapthecrap Member Posts: 433

    Its gotta look phretty if your gonna stare at it all day duh...

  • midmagicmidmagic Member Posts: 614

    Visually appealing? Requied.

    Sexual attractiveness? Not so much.

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  • midmagicmidmagic Member Posts: 614

    Originally posted by Robokapp

    Originally posted by grunt187


    Originally posted by NeerDoWell


    Originally posted by Robokapp

    what can I say. Elf boobs help. :)

    Are Elf boobs different than human boobs?

    Ya they are more pointy image

     that's not the point. Human boobs (hopefully) are a reality. whereas elf ones are fantasy. :)

     

    see the difference? one we (hopefully) interract with irl.one is for MMOs.

    Elf boobs are future reality. Once they get that genetic modification thing down...

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  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441

    Originally posted by midmagic

    Elf boobs are future reality. Once they get that genetic modification thing down...

    Why? Plastic surgery works fine enough unless you also want elf ears Alá Wow. Don't complicate things more than you need too, half Hollywood already using that stuff.

  • ShiymmasShiymmas Member UncommonPosts: 587

    Originally posted by SuperXero89

    I misread the thread title, but my response is still the same.  Yes, my character has to be visually appealing to me in order for me to play the game for any length of time.  That's one of the reasons I can never get into LoTRO.  The character models and low level armor are some of the worst I have ever seen.

    Glad I'm not the only one!

     

    I could never get too far in that game because I hated the look of any toon I ever created in it.  That, and it never just felt 'right'.  The models in that game are just so 'plastic' and oddly stretched/proportioned.  Sure, an Elf should probably be tall and thin, but not look like it's all stretched and awkward to look at.  And yeah, the lower level equips looked like junk.

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  • scuubeedooscuubeedoo Member Posts: 458

    Not at all. If anything i want the game to have at least one ugly race cause that's what i roll usually. Before a couple of days i was even thinking about going back to WoW cause that was the only game i know that i can play female Orc.

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