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Male Blood Elves Get Pumped Up

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the gaah dept.

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Kotaku reports that the Male Blood Elves, from the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion Burning Crusade, have been made more masculine by their Blizzard overseers. Which totally makes sense, because when I think elves I think paragons of masculinity. From the article: "You changed it because your constituency is a bunch of capslock-riding asshats who are threatened by bishy player characters. The reason Blood Elves were Horde in the first place is because everyone was whining about all the Horde races being ugly juggernauts. The point of Blood Elves was to inject some swish into a very physically intimidating set of races. They're not exactly chunky now, and I do not begrudge a game company making prerelease aesthetic changes, but their reasons for doing so are pathetic. " Before and after photos are available in their post.

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congratulations, blizzard (5, Funny)

blackcoot (124938) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582222)

you've taken characters that were previously more like sensitive, artsy types and made them look like hulk hogan in drag. bravo.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (0, Troll)

falloutgib (585732) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582276)

Why is this news?

Re:congratulations, blizzard (5, Insightful)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582354)

Why is this news?

Because it is so much more "news for nerds" than the info Apple posted about adding application signing, mandatory access controls, resolution independence, OpenGL 2.1, and automatic threading to use multiple cores for single threaded OpenGL applications in Leopard, that I submitted and had rejected yesterday.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (5, Funny)

bryanb80 (1018222) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583524)

...because Blizzard's market share is larger than Apples?

Re:congratulations, blizzard (4, Insightful)

Ubergrendle (531719) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583606)

Unfortunately many more people find this minor tidbit of information more interesting and relevant than a tedious discussion about program controls for a minor platform.

A less hostile way of stating it is: to appeal to the masses you need to aim for the median, to appeal to the specialists you need to be specific.

If you're uninterested in gaming content, you can unsubscribe from that channel in Slashdot.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (5, Funny)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583706)

Unfortunately many more people find this minor tidbit of information more interesting and relevant than a tedious discussion about program controls for a minor platform. /i>

Yeah. Those people are called "nerds." Oh well. I'm sure I can half-heartedly pay attention to a horribly misinformed discussion about these features in ten years, when Micrososft gets around to copying them.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583724)

and the way you take said rejection; you'd think they hit on your sister and insulted your mother. Lighten up dude.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (1)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583990)

...and the way you take said rejection; you'd think they hit on your sister and insulted your mother. Lighten up dude.

I don't mind a discussion about the size of digital elf pectorals. It is inane, but mildly amusing. Still, I can get the same discussion on Digg or somewhere else. The quality of the comments is not related to the audience base of Slashdot. It is hard, however, to find a forum where one can have a real, informed discussion about emerging security mechanisms, just now preparing to enter the mainstream. I can discuss them with five guys on a BSD forum, who are very knowledgeable, but in order to get some more varied information a wider discussion is in order.

I don't care if the editors post my story. I just want them to post the info from someone so that I can actually ask a few real questions and get some feedback. It has been three days now since this info was released and still nothing has made it on any forums or major news sites. I resubmitted the info as another story with more quotes and more of my own opinions and it has been pending for a while now.

The only reason I interjected it here was because someone else brought up the subject of whether the WoW blurb was really news and I thought it was a funny demonstration of what is and is not accepted as "news for nerds." Given the fact that it was for several hours the only +5 modded post here, I suspect I'm not the only one who thought so.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (0, Redundant)

IcarusMoth (631872) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584120)

Bitter much?

Re:congratulations, blizzard (1)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584202)

Bitter much?

Read this comment [slashdot.org] I made in reply to the previous post that said the same basic thing as yours.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16584278)

True, this story and yours are both equally "news for nerds".

However, only this one is "stuff that matters".

Re:congratulations, blizzard (4, Funny)

blackcoot (124938) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582520)

because there's a sensitive, artsy type amongst the editors that resents being forced to look like hulk hogan in drag?

your guess is as good as mine.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583666)

Exactly... I'm struggling to give a flying fuck. OMG.. THEY MADE THE ELF MORE BUTCH!!!! But that's probably because I have a life (or as much of one as any slashdot poster has).

Re:congratulations, blizzard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16582384)

It must be pretty bad, the site has been blocked by WebSense.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (2, Informative)

hymie3 (187934) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582514)

If by "bad" you mean "blocked because it includes a link to gaygamer.net", then yes.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583612)

Oddly, I can access gaygamer.net just fine.

Re:congratulations, blizzard (4, Funny)

gardyloo (512791) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584430)

Oddly, I can access gaygamer.net just fine.

      Well, isn't that just... special

(not that there's anything wrong with that)

*rips off yellow tank top* (4, Funny)

BeeBeard (999187) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583106)

"Let me tell ya something...brother...the Hulkster doesn't appreciate his likeness being used without permission. Blizzard, I'm calling you out right now. You hear me? You and me, in the ring, Smackdown..."

Re:congratulations, blizzard (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583140)

So they're like Mac users who converted to Windows?

Re:congratulations, blizzard (1)

Nushio (951488) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584364)

Yeah! I won't be happy until WoW females have their own anti-gravity bikinis, as expressed here [ctrlaltdel-online.com]

so... (5, Funny)

mmmmbeer (107215) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582302)

So a bunch of whiny pansies are bitching about Blizzard giving in to a bunch of whiny pansies? Will that make them change it back?

"Some swish"? (4, Insightful)

Canthros (5769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582314)

"Bishy"?

Are we reading the rantings of some crazed slash-fiction writer? This has to be the most mind-numbingly stupid objection to a change that I've ever heard.

Re:"Some swish"? (5, Informative)

Ironsides (739422) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582836)

"Bishy"?

Bishy: Short for Bishounen.

Bishounen: Japanese word translating roughly as "Pretty Boy". Used to refer to males who are very handsome/pretty and sometimes very androgynous. Wiki Link [wikipedia.org]

Re:"Some swish"? (1)

Kimos (859729) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583358)

Alternately: Bishy [urbandictionary.com]

Definition (1)

syrrys (738867) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584242)

"Bish", much like "pwnt" has taken on many different meanings and uses. I think most gamers would agree that "Bish" is now used in lieu of "Bitch".

Re:"Some swish"? (2, Insightful)

blueZhift (652272) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582862)

"Bishy"?

This probably refers to the Japanese term, bishonen, which means "beautiful boy". Just think of Orlando Bloom who plays Legolas in the LotR movies. You'll also see this in Japanese RPGs such as the Final Fantasy series. I guess some guys are too macho to play as bishonen, eh?

Re:"Some swish"? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16584052)

'bishy' is a corruption of 'bishi', which itself is a contraction of 'bishounen', which among other things refers to a type of character in Japanese comics which are somehwat 'girly'.

Re:"Some swish"? (1)

Canthros (5769) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584560)

To the innumerable helpful pedants: I already knew what 'bishy' meant.

It's not really something that pops up in conversation with normal people, though.

Some real problems in this article (1)

ajs (35943) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582318)

There is a presumption that the BEs were being added because players wanted a less physically intimidating race or a less ugly race or both. I disagree. I think they are being added because they were an obvious choice from the existing Warcraft storyline, and the contrast of elves with the magic-adiction-fueled willingness to do anything to restore their place in the world is a fairly decent intro for a new horde race.

The look is rather arbitrary, but I'm overall pleased that a BE warrior won't look like a string-bean in a trash-can. The armor graphics would look pretty silly on the old model.

Re:Some real problems in this article (1)

Das Modell (969371) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582692)

I think it was at least partially done to give the Horde an attractive race. I suspect that the number of Horde players will increase dramatically with BC. I know I'll be rolling a female blood elf.

Re:Some real problems in this article (1)

xenocide2 (231786) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582706)

But that's not an argument for a playable race, its an argument for a story. Playable character arguments need to be examined by the balance that exists. Alliance had, for a very long time, overwhelming numbers. And you can probably guess that nobody was playing as male blood elves. Maybe nobody has the post-modernist tolerance to stomach pretending to be an elf that runs around pretending to be a woman?

Re:Some real problems in this article (1, Informative)

ajs (35943) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582824)

And you can probably guess that nobody was playing as male blood elves. Maybe nobody has the post-modernist tolerance to stomach pretending to be an elf that runs around pretending to be a woman?


Two things: first off, there's no such race. This is a race which will first appear in 2008 when the expansion is released. It does not exist at all now, so I'm not sure where you're getting this information about the population distribution of BEs....

Second, please do not confuse post-modernism with blurring of gender roles. The one may have had some influence on the other, but that's pretty much were the line stops. Post-modernism is, at its core, a reaction to mondernism and its strict abandonment of the stylized themes of previous periods. It has almost nothing to do with any particular social development.

Re:Some real problems in this article (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583290)

Blood Elf characters cannot be Warriors.

Re:Some real problems in this article (1)

glyneth (47975) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583346)

But Blood Elves can't be warriors. So you're SOL there.

Re:Some real problems in this article (1)

TranscendentalAnarch (1005937) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583484)

LORE! LOL

*CLICK* (5, Insightful)

Lord_Dweomer (648696) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582324)

*CLICK*

That's the sound of the WoW playerbase not giving a damn and picking whatever race gives them the best bonuses for their class. While I love Kotaku, this honestly strikes me as one of the whiniest posts I've ever read on there. Boo hoo, Blizzard "nerfed" the character model by making it buffer. While I think its high time Blizzard enable characters to alter more of their physical appearance similar to City of Heroes, I have to wonder...is this really worth posting on the front page of Slashdot?

Re:*CLICK* (3, Insightful)

Thansal (999464) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582504)

heh. Thank you.

This post (and the others I have seen complaining about it) just came off as silly. I decided to poke around and found some screen caps of old vs new and the new basicly just looks like a Night Elf male body. This isn't a "bad" thing. This is a "so friken what" thing.

Combine that with the fact that your race realy is not visible startign in the mid to late game where every one has the same friken armour and the only way to guess someone's race is if they don't have a helmet displayed or if they are a friken dwarf/gnome.

(I like the work frick.)

Re:*CLICK* (1, Insightful)

ak3ldama (554026) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584550)

amen. this is a stupid discussion.

Re:*CLICK* (1)

fithmo (854772) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584632)

decided to poke around and found some screen caps of old vs new and the new basicly just looks like a Night Elf male body.

Nice poking; it was in the article.

Combine that with the fact that your race realy is not visible startign in the mid to late game where every one has the same friken armour and the only way to guess someone's race is if they don't have a helmet displayed or if they are a friken dwarf/gnome.

Race matters a lot (esp. in pvp) and is easy to discern. Each race is sized/shaped differently and has racial abilities that make all the difference. Knowing you're up against an undead as oppose to a troll, for example, makes fear a bad decision whereas it otherwise would be very useful.

Remember, in World of Warcraft it's important to be racist and classist.

Re:*CLICK* (1)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582618)

Boo hoo, Blizzard "nerfed" the character model by making it buffer.

Man, if I had some mod points, I'd mod this up as "funny" for this statement! lol

If it's not too much trouble (1)

rudeboy1 (516023) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582342)

Some of us were not blocked with a wide-open office connection. Can someone rehost these slanderous pictures in a websense-friendly domain? Thanks a million!

Re:If it's not too much trouble (1)

rudeboy1 (516023) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582396)

Blessed. BLESSED with a wide open connection. God I have to watch the Freudian slips!

The hair?!?! (1)

StarWreck (695075) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582350)

I thought they were trying to make them look more masculine. The hair on the new one looks a lot more feminine than the old one to me!

Re:The hair?!?! (1)

mabinogi (74033) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584650)

you mean the warrior style top knot?
The only people I've ever seen with hair like that are certainly not the sorts you'd call feminine. At least not to their face.
If you equate long hair with femininity, then you have larger problems in your life.

"constituency"? (4, Insightful)

ObjetDart (700355) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582352)

That's an interesting euphemism for "customers".

Re:"constituency"? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583416)

That's an interesting euphemism for "customers".

God forbid that someone realize that transactions are a two way street with a buyer and a seller, and that buyers buy what they want and sellers sell what they want, and if a buyer doesn't want what the seller is selling, they have the right to attempt to convince the seller to sell what they want, just as the seller has the right to convince the buyers to buy.

I know some posters tend to have a libertarian bent, but this is going just a wee bit too far I think.

One body size does not fit all (5, Interesting)

snuf23 (182335) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582356)

I hate the way WoW only has one body shape per race/gender. All of the males are over muscled. I suppose that's fine for a warrior but why should a mage have biceps like Ahnold? The same goes for rogues, you can't make a slender male thief.

SWG had a nice system (4, Interesting)

attemptedgoalie (634133) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582636)

I thought that Star Wars Galaxies had the best customization I've seen. WoW is a bunch of the same looking people wandering around wearing similar clothing.

SWG had a much more diverse feel.

Re:SWG had a nice system (2, Informative)

DocSavage64109 (799754) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583032)

You should see City of Villains/Heroes. The charater customization allows you to change nearly everything including nose size, jaw size, and costumes. You can also unlock multiple costume slots so your character can have multiple looks for different moods or occasions.

Re:SWG had a nice system (1)

snuf23 (182335) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583558)

SWG actually had more facial modifiers than CoH/CoV (and yes I've played CoH recently so I'm aware they updated it). One thing that SWG allowed you to do was make player characters that were overweight. I know CoH could do this since they have fat NPCs, but as far as I can tell there is no way to make a fat hero.

Re:SWG had a nice system (1)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584224)

WoW doesn't like fat people... look at what they did with the Ogres not that long ago!

Re:SWG had a nice system (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583628)

Hear! Hear! CoH/CoV has IMO, the best character creation system in MMOs currently on the market.
btw the beta for Vanguard:SOH has a similar system of sliders to adjust most any imaginable body part size (the ones that are visible through clothing :p ) and yes, there is indeed a breast slider for female characters.

Re:SWG had a nice system (1)

Cederic (9623) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584312)


I still love the AO approach. Everybody dressed differently, and everyone carried around a set of social clothing (or 7. hey, my cute girly character _needed_ three styles of sunglasses and four chique dresses!)

Re:SWG had a nice system (1)

Burlap (615181) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583044)

play CoH/V if you want really diverse charcter appearance.

Re:SWG had a nice system (4, Insightful)

tourvil (103765) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583618)

SWG had a much more diverse feel.

Yes it did. It also lagged all to hell when you were in a slightly populated area. I wish WoW was more customizable too, but I think they did that on purpose to reduce the amount of character info that needed to be passed around to other players.

Two words follow: (1)

Sir Unimaginative (967464) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584004)

Procedural Generation.

They no longer have any excuse.

Re:Two words follow: (0)

WilliamSChips (793741) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584294)

Procedural Generation is cool, but it's even slower. I've played kkrieger and it was very jumpy.

Re:One body size does not fit all (1)

Backwards2 (969252) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582782)

indeed thiefs are supposed to be quick on the feet not bulky dimwits!

Re:One body size does not fit all (5, Funny)

Lord_Slepnir (585350) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582966)

Not to mention the human females all look like contestants for Miss Azeroth. I get a little worried when I see a "Heavy Mithril Breastplate" jiggling when my character runs. What do they make these thing out of? Mithril foil?

Blizz's next answer to the gender imbalance (1)

StreetStealth (980200) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584656)

February 12, 2007

As more ripped-looking male elves have not tilted the highly female-favored Night Elf and Blood Elf populations, Blizzard is now announcing a visual change to the female elf models and textures, adding a perceived 60 pounds of body weight.

Players have quickly labeled this the "sexy-nerf."

Changing content based on customer feedback? (2, Funny)

bunions (970377) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582358)

THOSE BASTARDS!

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582550)

Haven't you heard?! Make love, not Warcraft! :P

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (5, Funny)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582622)

Make love, not Warcraft! :P

Hmmm, "Lovecraft" a new MMORPG where you build a custom avatar (male, female, andro, or herma), dress it from our selection of fashionable apparel, and then have to build up your sexual prowess and skill by boinking everyone else and NPCs. I see a new market. Now if we can just keep it from being populated with Cthulu fans I can make a mint.

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

Morphine007 (207082) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582722)

Leisure suit Larry: Get an MMO HO
There... now you'll make a mint :-)

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (2, Funny)

creimer (824291) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582820)

Of course, the South Park people will have to come out with an episode called, "Make War, Not Lovecraft".

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

Das Modell (969371) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582856)

How about making it a Cthulhu game where you have sex with people and... stuff. Should be pleasantly terrifying and disturbing.

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583316)

How about making it a Cthulhu game where you have sex with people and... stuff. Should be pleasantly terrifying and disturbing.

Do you know anyone who can make good 3D models with lots of writhing tentacles? Hmm, I don't either. :)

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

jackbird (721605) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583582)

maybe this guy [deathfall.com] .

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (0, Offtopic)

99BottlesOfBeerInMyF (813746) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583656)

Heh, the last thing I expected was someone to dig up a person who models tentacled things. Very cool. You've raised my expectations for the Slashdot crowd.

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (2, Funny)

Dexx (34621) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583644)

I kept thinking that sentence had to end with ".. and see them devoured by unspeakable horrors from beyond."

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

Cederic (9623) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584352)

Why keep out the Cthulu fans? Writhing tentacles will draw in that large Hentai market..

Re:Changing content based on customer feedback? (1)

phyrebyrd (631520) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584366)

Sounds like YADSG (Yet Another Dumb Sims Game): "The Sims: Hot & Wyld"

Nah, go for the HP fans, it'll be a hoot! (2, Funny)

Weaselmancer (533834) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584500)

Hmmm, "Lovecraft" a new MMORPG where you build a custom avatar (male, female, andro, or herma), dress it from our selection of fashionable apparel...

...and then blow your first d100 roll and have your new character run screaming into the night to be devoured in a pit of Dark Young.

Thanks for playing!

If you ask me... (1)

thebdj (768618) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582374)

They are no worse then the Night Elves [wikipedia.org] . Personally, I do not find it that big of a deal. I personally liked the fact that the Horde were "uglier" or more "brutish." I always thought it meant we had more players who cared less about character aesthetics and more about substance. Of course, I do not play anymore, so the attitude might have changed greatly. Personally, I liked playing what amounted to a bull walking upright...

Re:If you ask me... (2, Interesting)

chrismcdirty (677039) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582816)

When I played, it always seemed that the Horde were the adolescents who just wanted to play as a bad guy, all the while deriding the Alliance for choosing characters who look pretty. And that was the attitude from day -14 or so. Personally, I didn't care, as long as the stats were there for the class I chose.

Re:If you ask me... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16584344)

If you ask me, I think that effiminent male models would have continued that trend.
There's a lot of small minded people, the same who think non-human automatically equals evil, who are afraid of "pretty" males as they might represent homosexuality.

Making the blood elves a beefy human with pointy ears is only giving those from alliance who simple *have* to play human/night elf and in.

I think this is a really pathetic copout that ignores their own canon in character design. Addicts aren't beefy people. Unless they're on steroids, and then that's when they are using. These blood elves are meant to be suffering withdrawls when they aren't sucking down a stream of magic.

I'd rather have a choice (4, Interesting)

LocoMan (744414) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582378)

I don't know, but one of the things I'd like to see improved in WoW is the "everyone has the same body type" thing, maybe sliders for how thin/muscular/fat/tall/short you want someone (with limits, of course, so that humans are always taller than dwarves, for example).

I just think it would help set characters apart from everyone else, so you could play (for example) a fat priest like friar tuck on Robin Hood, or a thin tall albino guy like Elric of Melniboné. No idea how hard would it be to implement that, though. I'm still rather new to the game, probably would be problems scaling the armor that are actual models (instead of just different textures) when they're on the characters.

Re:I'd rather have a choice (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16582822)

"so you could play (for example) a fat priest like friar tuck on Robin Hood, or a thin tall albino guy like Elric of Melniboné."

You are SO fucking gay.

Re:I'd rather have a choice (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16582890)

Seeing how most other MMOs (and 3D games in general) accomplished this years ago... No, its not too difficult.

Re:I'd rather have a choice (1)

Dysproxia (584031) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582918)

humans are always taller than dwarves

Well that sounded a little discriminating [wikipedia.org] =P

Re:I'd rather have a choice (1)

Dolly_Llama (267016) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583480)

Love will drive you insane.

Roll d20 for a SAN check.

Re:I'd rather have a choice (1)

wrackedmind (902061) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584592)

As far as I have seen all the armor scales to both the horde and the alliance. The textures are already not awesome in quality (pretty good for the size of the game though) it does not seem unreasonable that they could just widen them some for the character width.

you have to be kidding me (2, Insightful)

Edgewize (262271) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582424)

This is a non-story. And it's rather insulting that it made it ANYWHERE let alone a major news/blog/whatever site. Who is the source? Oh, that's right, some random "offended" person at http://gaygamer.net/index.php?id=1632 [gaygamer.net] who is complaining that the team behind a currently-in-production game made an art decision.

Man... (1)

David Munch (939296) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582432)

I so expected something along the lines of "The bloodelves are now all male homosexuals!" when I read that headline..

Especially since TFA has its source at gaygamer.com... O_o

Dear Blizzard, (5, Funny)

chowdy (992689) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582448)

I feel that the female blood elves wear far too much clothing. This expresses an extreme imbalance in the WoW gameplay. It is completely unfair that male night elves may go topless, while female night elves cannot. This imbalance in gameplay must be addressed, or else i will cancel my subscription.

Sincerely,
Whiny Blizzard Customer

Family Guy said it best with... (1)

eboot (697478) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582484)

Cut. Print. Gay.

Wtf? (-1, Flamebait)

Hubbell (850646) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582500)

Why is every other games article these days about WOW or something related to WOW? Just cause 7 million fools play a sub par game doesn't mean we need to be inundated with news about their horribly mind numbing game. I would think it wouldn't even be mentioned here as it brings down one's IQ so much by playing the game or even remembering having played it for no matter how short a time period.

Arm diameter is a measure of masculinity? (1)

192939495969798999 (58312) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582506)

So I guess Bruce Lee was queer then, because he's skinny, right? How retarded. If they put the male elf in a ball gown, then fine, change it to some pants or whatever. If they feel like any arm diameter beneath 25" scale is too effeminate, I'm sure there are plenty of UFC fighters who are smaller than that, who happily contest otherwise, on a regular basis, for money, in the ring.

...but but... (1)

_14k4 (5085) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582538)

Every male already plays as a Human female, anyway...

Re:...but but... (1)

Backwards2 (969252) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582678)

or Night elf

More interesting topic. (0, Offtopic)

Deagol (323173) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582666)

Who's the nip in the jumpsuit in the iPod advert? Looks very 70's. :)

(WTF? - that page makes my browser slow to a crawl, almost as bad as myspace.)

femme? (4, Informative)

illegalcortex (1007791) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582790)

It just goes to show how superheroically drawn the characters are drawn when the "femme" version is more muscular than most men in the real world. I know I wish I had pecs and biceps like that... Couple more before/after pics here [wowinsider.com] .

I REALLY wish wow had better options for customizing the build/appearance of the players. I get so tired of seeing the same old faces and same old bodies. But I guess there's just no money in it.

Delay caused by this? :P (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 7 years ago | (#16582920)

So, that is why the expansion was delayed until 2007! Just to fix up the male Blood Elves. [grin]

Naah! (0)

psavo (162634) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583224)

You're missing the point, they're bloody american elves!

Take it easy on the burgers, boys, willya?

The player should be able to tweak the body type (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#16583428)

right down to the beer-gut. Hell yeah... that's customization.

It's fun to stay at the... (4, Funny)

QuantaStarFire (902219) | more than 7 years ago | (#16583976)

Wow. I can totally see these new Blood Elves spending all their time in the woods, lifting trees, spotting each other, getting into the shower together after a long workout and having hot, sweaty se--um, yeah.

You gotta feel sorry for the Blood Elf women though; they can look, they can dream, but they know in their hearts that it can never be. To make things worse, they don't have the nice human gentlemen callers to fall back on; that ship sailed more than 4 years ago.

Re-TAH-ded..... (1, Redundant)

IHC Navistar (967161) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584440)

Oh dear God...

Has SlashDot actually run out of newsworthy things to post?! The only thing less newsworthy than this pointless article is worrying about the weather on the Moon.

I wish I cared, really. (1)

CouchP (769984) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584516)

OMG!

This is on the front page? (1, Flamebait)

Tim C (15259) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584594)

Male fantasy character stupidly over-muscled, film at 11.

-or-

Trivial aspect of cult game tweaked, hardcore fans up in arms, continue paying monthly fees.

From the "who gives a shit?" department.

I'd rather be playing hello kitty island adventure (1)

Kodack (795456) | more than 7 years ago | (#16584608)

Forget those guys. I'd rather be playing hello kitty island adventures.
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