Well, I wouldn't personally consider that truly equivalent. It's more an 'armor' set that is equally ridiculous and likely more at home at the beach than in a fight, rather than one fully clothed and one sexualized :/
All I want is armor that protects and protects equally regardless of presence of breasts or not, for the sake of immersion and logic TAT
Well, to avoid misunderstandings, when I say I enjoy Aveline's outfit, I mean her later guard armor, not her starting gear which is a bit... too cleavage-y for me to consider it reasonable armor. Protecting the heart and whatnot seems kind of like an important part of armor's purpose to me.
As for Isabela, I... don't like her, I'm sad to say :I She's too selfish to appeal to me, and I found the whole tome of Koslun thing disrespectful and unacceptable.
Additionally, I'm crap at leveling her so I can hardly bring her along anywhere because she dies on me constantly. I've been planning to do a playthrough and romance her though, to get to know her better, hoping that there's something there that can sort of level the above mentioned issues out for me. I'm just a bit tired of DA2, and have been for a while, so it's not happening any time soon. Besides, the Steam sale left me with a bunch of new games and a hurting wallet.
Oh I agree. It's frustrating to see how much more easily it could have been solved, if people just talked to you about it. The tome of Koslun is an excellent example, both from Isabela and the Arishok. Hawke could have helped tracking it down, offing the people after Isabela and handed it over to the Arishok, anonymously if necessary. But no... nono... we need to turn Kirkwall upside down...