For my first post to these forums, I'm going to announce that I voted "yes". I will also announce that I am a stay-at-home mom in a middling decade of my lifespan. I play a male templar, predominantly (just because his RP personality wouldn't work as a female), but I have a female cleric also.
(NOTE TO FLAMETHROWERS: Please read the entire comment before working your magic.)
I concur with the folks who've said that plate-mail bikinis are totally impractical. Yes, they are. Granted, we're in a magic world, but I really would prefer (myself) neck-to-heel in metal, JUST IN CASE. You never know.
And the comments about "distracting the baddies with your body while you get the advantage"? That's silly; if the same principle is held on their side, it's nothing they haven't seen before. They're less likely to go "hubba-hubba-wha?" when they see your charming little tummy and legs, than to chop you in half and move right along to the next target--especially if it's another chick showing HER tummy and legs. Besides, if the HHW reaction were one that actually worked consistently, you'd have historical records of large and successful armies of naked chicks conquering the world. My education may be faulty, but I don't recall a unit on the Great Amazon Empire.
I concur that the armor here is not as bad as in other games. "Less bad" is not "not bad", but I agree that I don't feel quite as...used in this game.
Furthermore, I really don't care if people want to dress their characters in Verteron's Secret paraphernalia. Go ahead; knock yourselves out, if you really think that you can't enjoy gaming without taking it all off. I'd just like the option to wear MORE myself, please. (Yes, I shall convey this to NCSoft as well.) Options are good; look at the awesomeness of just the character-creation flexibility.
Seriously, who says a lady HAS to be "hawt" in order to be valuable--or valued? (Hint: Only those who REALLY want to oppress women!)
This post has been edited by Raelyth: 15 November 2009 - 10:39 PM
Reason for edit: Clarifications