Middle ground

Guild Wars 2 won’t let you make an unattractive character.

The Secret World won’t let you make an attractive character.

Methinks we need to get these two teams in a room and balance stuff out…

11 thoughts on “Middle ground

  1. welshtroll May 11, 2012 / 12:01 pm

    But at least Secret World you can mask it with some fancy garments from the cash shop of course πŸ™‚

  2. Ocho May 11, 2012 / 12:12 pm

    I wonder if there’s a study out there on “ugly” characters and length of play time. If there’s a correlation, then I can understand where GW2 is coming from. Either way, I don’t know what Secret World is thinking…

  3. Wilhelm Arcturus May 11, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    @Ocho – There was some talk from Blizzard back with Burning Crusade that part of the reason they needed Blood Elves on the horde side was so that the horde would have a “pretty” race. People for whom that mattered were only going alliance and it was causing a population imbalance. Or so I recall. [citation needed]

  4. thade May 11, 2012 / 12:34 pm

    I was thinking this very thing this morning, Syp, haha; I feel like every character I was able to make in TSW looked like either a member of Nirvana or Savage Garden. What an odd range that was.

  5. Jazz May 11, 2012 / 12:52 pm

    I tried, I mean -really- tried to make a character that I could deal with looking at but I just can’t. I know its shallow, vain, and whatever else you want to call it but I don’t care. If I can’t create a character I can connect with then I just can’t play the game.

  6. Lenn May 11, 2012 / 3:07 pm

    To be fair, Asura aren’t exactly the prettiest race around. Cute in an unsettling and horrifying sort of way, sure, but attractive?

  7. sente May 13, 2012 / 2:40 am

    Hmm, I was pretty happy with the looks of my character in TSW. I did not try to make a female character though.

  8. mk May 14, 2012 / 2:52 am

    I was pretty happy with both of my 2 females (and OMG, I could dress them sensibly. *hearts*)

  9. Phedre May 14, 2012 / 5:44 am

    I liked my urban girl (sneakers, jeans, hootie, earrings) actually a lot more than most of the GW2 characters and outfits. Even her face (although Funcom has work to do here) was good looking. So with a bit more polish, I think, TSW did an excellent job. But I liked my characters in Fallen Earth as well, so I might not be really representative.

  10. Chaelura May 17, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    Blech, yeah, TSW female faces are bloody terrible. I’ll need a mask or something πŸ˜›

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