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    Posted: 13 Sep 2011 at 17:42
Originally posted by Rill Rill wrote:

Kilo, there are unfortunately some players of online games who think that women are volunteering to be sexually harassed just by playing this sort of game.  Having a picture that is sexually provocative just reinforces that delusion.

I am grateful that Illy is for the most part not like that.  However, we do have occasional episodes of people being really inappropriate, and I think it's reasonable for women to want to have a choice to opt out of anything that might tend to increase that sort of behavior.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 2011 at 01:54
Originally posted by Dakota Strider Dakota Strider wrote:

It might even be worth a few prestige to allow importing images, to compensate Dev time.


I'd spend prestige to make my character Lady Gaga any day.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Sep 2011 at 01:49
I am surprised nobody has complained about the Human male avatar.  Nice art, and higher quality than the original.  However, the original actually looked like what I would imagine a war commander would appear.  This new image....just looks a bit like a middle aged metro-sexual, having a bad hair day. 

Regarding the elven maid, she is certainly pleasant on the male eyes.  However, I can sympathize with the ladies that wished for one that represented their avatar as a more practically dressed lady warrior.  Choices would be nice, or the ability to import your own image (with GM approval, before becoming visible).  It might even be worth a few prestige to allow importing images, to compensate Dev time.

I am very happy with my new elven male warrior.  Very much the way I believe elves should look, much in the Tolkien model. Perhaps the ears are a bit too long, but that is just being picky.  Overall, I think the images are a great improvement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 Aug 2011 at 16:59
Originally posted by Brids17 Brids17 wrote:

Quote And of course we had to have one athletic-warrior-supermodel type, and she swiftly became the Elf.


And so she had to be half (it's probably more than 50%) naked in order to do that? You can't make someone appear attractive or athletic without taking their clothes off? 

  yes attractive and athletic, but not the supermodel type! 
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Quote And of course we had to have one athletic-warrior-supermodel type, and she swiftly became the Elf.


And so she had to be half (it's probably more than 50%) naked in order to do that? You can't make someone appear attractive or athletic without taking their clothes off? Once again, that's sexist.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 19:19
Originally posted by Silent/Steadfast Silent/Steadfast wrote:

For a peek into the minds of the GMs and their decision concerning the character art, look here.  It seems to me that the artist's idea was for the elfin girl to be attractive and otherworldly to her people, while the orc fearsome and the human motherly and strong.  Obviously, the "lewd image" was just a byproduct of this, and we should perceive the artwork as the artist wanted us to.

totally! And thanks for the link! Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 19:04
For a peek into the minds of the GMs and their decision concerning the character art, look here.  It seems to me that the artist's idea was for the elfin girl to be attractive and otherworldly to her people, while the orc fearsome and the human motherly and strong.  Obviously, the "lewd image" was just a byproduct of this, and we should perceive the artwork as the artist wanted us to.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 18:55
Originally posted by Kumomoto Kumomoto wrote:

Let's focus our considerable energies on other, more important brainstorming of game improvements that can help the GMs make the game better.

+1 (after they have given the dwarven male a hammer or an axe Tongue)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 17:18
I think that this is a tempest in a teapot. I'm sure the devs didn't wish to offend anyone. Imo, they have always shown great sensitivity. I would be surprised if they don't give anyone who is offended an alternate option at some point, but does it warrant a 10 page threadnought? Let's focus our considerable energies on other, more important brainstorming of game improvements that can help the GMs make the game better.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Aug 2011 at 17:11
Originally posted by Darkwords Darkwords wrote:

 
It is merely a case that a player has felt let down that this image (which she clearly felt was not suitable) has been forced onto her as a profile picture.

Talking of let downs, I am very much let down by the ugly orc pictures. I would have loved to see myself as a ferocious orc, but not an ugly one! The ugliness is thrust upon my profile without my consent. 

I am more offended by bare ugliness than bare skin. Does my concern get as much attention as that of the offended elven ladies?

It is alright to express your dislike for the new picture. But it is unfair to complain of sexual objectification. Or maybe just as fair as complaining of stereotyping because the orcs were made to look ugly.

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