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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:39AM Xo1o said

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Thanks to that last sentence, comments will now exclusively revolve around the questions wether this kind of armor is offensive or unrealistic and if it makes you any less of a man when you play a female in games.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:51AM jimr9999us said

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@Xo1o
Haha, I found that last sentence amusing as well...is Massively funded by Quakers? idk.

Anyhoo...wow the game looks Fantasitit...err, tic. Definitely happy En Masse is taking their time on localization. Nobody wants Aion 2 the sequal where a perfectly great game gets lost through westernization.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 12:18PM Jef Reahard said

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@jimr9999us

Haha, no we're not funded by Quakers, but long experience with writing TERA posts has led me to conclude that many people are incapable of refraining from harping on the armor, regardless of whether the game itself is of any interest to them.

Hopefully those folks will skip this thread, but I doubt it.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:14PM Cyroselle said

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@Xo1o If playing female characters makes me into some kind of anti-man, I don't wanna be male! AKA If this is wrong, I don't wanna be right!
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:15PM Cyroselle said

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@Xo1o But then, there's actually a good chunk of our playing population that aren't biologically men in the first place, so that's a silly comment. But I understand where you're coming from. :D
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 11:47AM vaajtswv said

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The graphics on that ass is pretty good. Oh, that's a horse? My mistake.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 12:18PM Lateris said

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I really love how the UT III Engine works in MMORPG's.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 12:28PM Omali said

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Forget the skimpy armor, who let that ten year old girl on to a battlefield with a dragon?

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 12:39PM OsirisMonster said

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@Omali Who let that ten year old walk around with her underwear showing and her shirt barely buttoned?!?
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 12:38PM vekien said

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Yeh no one cares about this game as its been delayed time after time. Nothing new here. Next

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 12:58PM Azev said

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Day 1 I will be there playing this game. Graphics and Art style are fantastic and there combat system is unique.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 1:27PM NeverDeath said

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@Azev

Yeah, same. Even with the delays I'm still interested in this game, because there's nothing else really like it on the western market at this time.

As far as the skimpy armor complaints are concerned, I've seen a lot of armors for female characters that are anything but skimpy, I think it just depends on the race you choose and the particular piece of armor in question. Some of the races have more of a predisposition to skimpier clothing (the Castanics for example are pretty much as naked as they come), while many of the human or amani armors are much more covered and heavier. It's part of the art direction of different races, and while it means that some people will be offended by pixels, it also means that each race has its own unique armor graphics, which is impressive.

Idk if anyone hasn't seen this yet, but here is a thread with links to many of the armor sets (over 400 of them), categorized by race and sex.

http://www.eximiusclan.com/threads/4742-Tera-400-Suits-of-armor

I think a lot of people are tired of the complaining about the armor, and just don't care if some people find it offensive at this point, and some of us are still burning torches for a game no one is forcing us to play. At the end of the day, children will behave like children. Regardless, the link is a great source for people who are interested in the graphic and art design for TERA.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:26PM Cyroselle said

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@NeverDeath My theory is that the Castanic, being essentially demon people from a fire plane have an internal body temperature just approaching scalding, thus need a lot of ventilation in their armor... and it's fantasy, so the armor is enchanted, and can deflect pesky things like broadswords and crossbow quarrels just fine. :D
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Posted: Jan 12th 2012 7:56AM InkSix said

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@Azev

I can't wait for the game either, but I'm concerned about grouping. In an action game, the danger involves quick timing and reflexes. With a Priest in the mix, the danger seems to be all but eliminated. I think the most fun I'll have is trying not to do things with a healer, as I could just wail away and be healed despite whatever combat system may be in place.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 1:26PM DeeBeeP said

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The more I see of TERA the less I find myself caring about it. Yes it has shiny visuals and a more "action" oriented combat system but in the end I doubt that will save it from being absolutely boring. I'll have a higher chance of subscribing if they just give me a max level character from the start. And while I'm not offended by revealing armor I don't understand the infatuation that developers (east and west) have with scantily clad warrior women.

If you've ever seen a lvl 75 Hume female Paladin in FFXI then you know how bad-ass the opposite sex can look in a full suit of plate armor.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 1:32PM NeverDeath said

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@DeeBeeP

I think they should provide support for both types of armor, which TERA does - it's just that they have specific art design dedicated to each specific race, so it's more a matter of what race you play than what class. Castanic Warrior for example isn't supposed to be like warriors in WoW, they are agile and light, Lancers are the real shield-wall bucket o' steel types, and most of those sets from what I have seen are pretty damned heavy.

I think the fact that so far most of the information showcased via videos has been with the skimpy armors of the castanics goes a long way toward misinforming people that it's all that exists in the game. Regardless, the horse isn't getting any deader on this one, methinks.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 5:33PM Cyroselle said

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@DeeBeeP Hilde from Soul Calibre has my vote for favorite well-armored female. Her armor even manages to look both practical and elegant.
http://images.wikia.com/soulcalibur/images/a/a4/HildeSC4.jpg
Mind, I don't mind skin in the least either though.
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Posted: Jan 11th 2012 1:41PM edgecrusherO0 said

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I'm still lukewarm about the game but the more I see the more I like. The game looks pretty damn fun. I could see myself splitting time between this and GW2 in the future. I love me some hooker outfits.

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 2:24PM (Unverified) said

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Another MMO where you can't swim under water. Tera looks even worst, looked like the avatar was swimming on top of the water. Jumping off a rock into the water didn't even allow the avatar to dive under for a few seconds like LOTRO. Fail... How hard is it to put this in a game when you could swim underwater since EverQuest?

Posted: Jan 11th 2012 2:29PM DeeBeeP said

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Unless they plan on including anything to do underwater like combat or quests than whats the necessity for allowing players to dive underwater?

You obviously haven't played SWTOR yet in which every ocean and lake is no more than 3 feet deep.
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