I want to be able (but not forced) to flirt and ho through a game, it's true, but if I'm an agent of the Empire and NOT undercover as a stripper there is no reason why you should make my clothes stripperific. There's been quite a few armors that I refused to use because flaunting my stomach is NOT professional. You know. If you're an imperial agent. I'm sure it's very professional for working ladies in the Republic. But you know how THEY are...
That being said. I took a long break from Star Wars: the old republic. I got stuck on the final battle and I took great offense. But I miss Sha, and the chiss, and the frustration that I never got to seduce Chance to the Empire's side. So I have since bought another month of play and gotten past that and finished the agent's story. Ending is rather underwhelming, but the story overall is great.
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But the one bit of armor that is utterly embarrassing on either gender is the WoW "ancestral woolies" chain mail heavy armor greaves. It's a thong, no matter who equips it. With big armor plusses for the level, so...
And yes, Vector IS strangely cute.
Best example would be a chest piece I had. It was the usual upper Inquisitor robe look coloured black and red and thought I'd like it on a Pub companion. Switch over and it turned into this grey hooded wrap thing (with not enough material to cover Kiera's mid-riff, obviously. Two peeves for the price of one!) with a little triangular cape that was so stiff it looked like it had been cut out of cardboard. I gave up and sold it on the GTN instead...
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
Also, it's NOT COOL to NOT be able to choose your companions armors in DAII.
Well, I'd be alright with the design not changing, but damnit, I have all these fantastic shoes for mages and I'm a rogue! SOMEONE WEAR THEM D<
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.
I liked the potential for Izzi being a wing-woman, but not so much a love interest. The humor was good, but the selfishness is really disconcerting. What doesn't help is the fact that she should've told you up front what she was looking for so that you could help find it (and possibly betray her by handing it over to the qunari anyway) or just straight up kill the guys who were after her. Plenty of simple options that could've resolved the issue faster, but ohhh no, we can't have that can we?
The oversexed man eater approach really put me off her as well. Having fun is all good, but she was taken to the extreme for the sake of a trope. Even her romanced outfit looks even more ridiculous than her normal one. She get's a black corset.
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...
My negativity towards Anders' actions at the end weren't so much that he blew up the Chantry so much as it was him doing it. He kept making ominous comments about the few remaining rebels in his resistance getting desperate, yet we see precisely jack and shit of this to back him up. If it had been them that set the bomb off it would've paid off Anders' cryptic ramblings. Or even have a scene about them needling Anders and pushing his already unstable mentality even further over the edge.
I'd argue that Anders was a coward who targeted the defenseless (chantry priests) instead of the Templars directly (their barracks) in order to make a point that fell flat and made things worse for mages.
Pfft, don't even get me started on the 'sexy armour' mods on Skyrim
And yes, I can certainly see a smuggler more ok with randomly walking around in questionable gear, but the agent... no. Not unless they're undercover.
Also, I totally agree with you. The coolest female armors are the ones that are stylish AND functional. Armor should protect you and look cool regardless of gender, and not have embellishments for the sake of the female form (I'm looking at you, Diablo 3 Demon Hunter with your high heeled armor boots. Are you serious? How can you walk, let alone fight, in those?!?) (Also glaring at you, DC Comics and superheroes in general: Supergirl, there's no reason for there to be a cutout for your cleavage on your costume).
Yeah... it is a common problem, because the creators care more for titillation than reason and dignity. Whenever I get Miranda's loyalty in Mass Effect, she gets put in proper armor with sensible shoes, Jack gets a shirt, and... then I am annoyed that the only thing I can do about Samara's getup is change its color -.- Cleaveage of doom, high heels, and what looks like a mighty wedgie in the making. Fantastic armor there, lady.