Dueling Ideas and Duel ArmoursSeptember 25, 2012 at 12:14 am | Posted in Guild Wars 2, mmorpg, PvE | 11 Comments
Tags: Guild Wars 2, MMO, mmorpg
People often talk about how game companies have skimpy armour for female characters. There is certainly a tendency to have a wide variety of armour for men, while women are clothed in skin tight, revealing g-strings and bustiers.
I was talking with Spirit about the Duelist skin for medium armour and how I really liked it. She commented that the female version was skimpy and not something she’d want to wear.
I was actually surprised at this because the male duelist version is not sexual at all.
Meanwhile the female version looks like this.
Her reaction to seeing the male version: “Seriously?”
I’m not saying Arenanet is sexist or that this is an outrage, Arenanet is better than a lot of video game companies out there when it comes to this stuff, but what I am saying is that I got the strong impression from Spirit that she’d rather be wearing armour that looks like the male version than armour that looks like the female version.
I’m wearing a full coat pretty much, and Spirit gets a tube top.
And that’s not even the worst example of this in Guild Wars 2.
I just don’t understand why there is such a wide difference between the two versions of the armour set. I mean, I do, but I don’t.
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