From the highly detailed characters in EVE Online
to the beautifully impressionistic avatars in LOVE
, there's a wide variety of avatar types available in MMO games. Whether you use your avatar purely for humorous results
as the above EVE Online
pilot did, attempt to create a character that looks at least somewhat like you, or are out to create a completely foreign fantasy being to role-play, choice abounds these days. Character creators go from automatically generated with no choice to insanely complex and detailed -- and everywhere in-between.
Nonetheless, with the sheer number of options out there, this morning we thought we'd ask which you prefer? Do you like your avatar so realistic that it's almost bordering on uncanny valley
? Perhaps you prefer more middle-of-the-road options like Guild Wars
or other games in that general neighborhood -- not too realistic, not too cartoony? Or do you prefer to go as far into your imagination as the character creator will let you with avatars such as the ones in LOVE
or World of Warcraft
's stylistic, non-human offerings?
Every morning, the Massively bloggers probe the minds of their readers with deep, thought-provoking questions about that most serious of topics: massively online gaming. We crave your opinions, so grab your caffeinated beverage of choice and chime in on today's Daily Grind!