imo, there needs to be a choice in-games, just like IRL people wear all sorts of clothing, that needs to be mirrored in-games, so people have the option of choosing their look, to dress functional or to dress less functional. it doesn't need to be one or the other dress how you want to dress and let other people do the same
Well, going back to the OP...I think this isn't just about what we're wearing.I do feel like the female mage we see in Ashes videos says here hips overly much.Fine if that's the personality of that character but, for me, a bit to much to be standard.Everquest Next had a feature called Heroic Movement. Which mostly referred to action moves like the ranger we see jumping and rolling in the Art of War vid.I was always hoping they would include Villainous Movement, so we could have the option of being hunched over and dragging one leg behind us.Some of us in fantasy stories are villains not heroes.Some of us are more tragic than heroic.It would be nice if there could be more choices than just walking sexy.
Just saying, Sexy, or attractiveness is best shown if it's not cheap (blatant nudity) Like, a Woman in a functioning Armor can still be sexy/attractive
The thing is... I totally approve sexy. I just dont approve slutty. And sadly pedo / slutty is the direction most of eastern games are going.This for me is pedo and slutty. Sure it's kinda kawaii but its too much nudeness for me to think it's proper. It's still 8 years old body half naked.This is also slutty. Not sexy. I hope most agrees with me on that. It seems both are TERA pictures (not on purpose, thats just my google images findings). It's not that I have something against skin showing. For example this wizard outfit:It shows a lot of skin , but yet is not so oversexualized like the first 2. It's all about balancing it out.
I'd like to see stats added or taken away for these choices. If my Cleric wants to wear something a bit more revealing, she takes a reduction in her Defense. I think that's eminently logical. But it's still about choices, and also about immersion. I mean, do I want to be moving in a world populated by characters in Maid's uniforms? Not really, no. While the Thief archetype in my mind thinks it's useful to have a distracting outfit, the better to rob you, she also thinks it's just flat-out stupid to walk around in something that shows your whooo-haaaa. Just sayin'.Further? I'd love these same types of choices for male characters. I mean, I'm very much all for seein' a well-developed male chest! And abdomen, and legs, and ... well. You get the picture. Same stat reduction, but same choices.This truly isn't a woman-only question; it's much more than that. It's about being able to develop a character that lives in that world, rather than developing a character that looks cool while kickin' arse. The character can fit within the world, still choose to be more or less revealing, without caving in to the influx of "slutty" apparel.