Female armor

TalonTalon Pacific Coast
hate to interrupt your pax stuff and all but.....

Kinda missing the old UO female plate bustier armor. Also was hoping for some leather Barberella armor. Can you peeps at CS please give us some female armor along those lines?

Thx sp much.:)

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  • Yes please! I'm so tired of looking like a bulky shapeless blob. I posted this same request a few months ago to mixed responses. Generally, people don't want super slutty unrealistic female armor. I'm fine with that, but I want to actually look like a woman. I want to be clearly distinguishable from the men.
  • edited April 16
    I support this request. ;)
  • diddo
  • Oh please - lets keep a little realism in the game - shall we?
  • @Azzerhoden_Razeri I'm not sure if you're being dismissive or expressing interest because text is subjective to the readers' perspective.

    That said, armor crafted solely for females is not unreal. Historically speaking, even Joan of Arc his said to have worn armor commissioned by Charles VII that was custom-made to fit her body.

    It's true that many women wore armor and brought arms to war and battle and appeared indistinguishable from men on multiple occasions, but there are also plenty of accounts where there might be distinct differences or decorations which marked which combatants were women or men - such as something so simple as a Penthesilea's Goldfoot -- the embroidered gold which ran around the hem and fringes of her garment. Granted, my understanding is that their armor in this particular battle was cloth or leather, but the point is that her armor was decorated.

    Women took part in combat, leading armies, and battles all through the Middle Ages. In 12th century Catalonia, 1149, women in the city of Tortosa dressed as men and did all they could to fight off invaders.

    There are loads of other examples, such as Queen Tomyris, Margaret of Beverly, and others, some fictional, some historical.

    The facts are that there's not a lot of historical precedent for what female armor would have looked like and much of the newer designs are in fact, made now by people interested in that aspect of history or art. Even the United States Army has begun to consider redesigning body armor and flight suits for women's bodies, not only for shape, but also for function.

    So! TLDR: There's a historical precedent for women using men's armor, but there's also a historical precedent for women looking like women in said armor.
  • SachaSacha [Reino de Aldor]
    Most of historical precedents are women fighting dressed as men, or custom armors made for queens or rich women. But again, we don't need to be strictly historically based, this is a game. But please keep a little realism, no to barbarella armors and warhammer weapons.
  • edited April 17
    I think all people are asking for is armor/wearables which convey better gender representation, which is not only reasonable but clever from a commercial point of view. Plus, I doubt anyone is expecting anything like Lineage II style armors/weapons - in fact that wouldn't even fit the visual identity of LoA.
  • +1 for Lineage II style armour!
  • Zaheen said:

    +1 for Lineage II style armour!

    Go troll somewhere else, dude! :D
  • I saw someone wearing a Dragon tunic or chest the other day and looked fit for a female... does anyone have a pic of this armor set?
  • Hiyami said:

    @Azzerhoden_Razeri I'm not sure if you're being dismissive or expressing interest because text is subjective to the readers' perspective.

    Let me be clear. LoA should avoid sexual objectification. Just say no to Bikini Plate.
  • DominusDominus I always start my day with a Special K, for breakfast.
    @Azzerhoden_Razeri If it's armor it should look like functional armor that conforms to the body shape. But if there's also going to be rogues, thieves and especially bards, there better be some more sexually objectifying options for both sexes.

    Just from an RP perspective, seduction can often be the more effective weapon in the right hands. And I play for the stories I can weave out of my adventures.

  • @Azzerhoden_Razeri
    Thank you for the clarification! I'm glad to see we're basically on the same page. ^^
  • The armor in general in this game is pretty ugly in my opinion. Particularly the chain and leather. I hope they make it look cooler for Steam. There are NO flattering options for females in armor or even clothing.
  • SanyaSanya Inside your computer Administrator
    I wouldn't mind more female-shaped armor. Our character artist is female and is quite aware of the difference between female armor and chainmail thongs. ()

    It's not on the list for stuff we'll have SoonTM, but I have asked if we can add it in later.
  • edited April 17
    Thank you! The game for me, is all about the fantasy. Looking good (and badass) is part of that fantasy :)
  • TalonTalon Pacific Coast
    edited April 17

    Hiyami said:

    @Azzerhoden_Razeri I'm not sure if you're being dismissive or expressing interest because text is subjective to the readers' perspective.

    Let me be clear. LoA should avoid sexual objectification. Just say no to Bikini Plate.
    But then we could also be inclusive and have mankini plate and leather:P

    or something like this....

    <img src="filename.jpg"
  • TalonTalon Pacific Coast
    edited April 17
    Talon said:

    Hiyami said:

    @Azzerhoden_Razeri I'm not sure if you're being dismissive or expressing interest because text is subjective to the readers' perspective.

    Let me be clear. LoA should avoid sexual objectification. Just say no to Bikini Plate.
    But then we could also be inclusive and have mankini plate and leather:P

    or something like this....the new assassin beast leather look maybe? :open_mouth:

    image

  • I don't know what that is or from, but I'm not gonna lie -- my eyes feel a bit violated. @_@
  • TalonTalon Pacific Coast
    its an objectified guy never seen one before?
  • Zxcv said:

    Zaheen said:

    +1 for Lineage II style armour!

    Go troll somewhere else, dude! :D
    It looks nice, no trolling intended! :blush:
  • @Talon I thought I knew what an objectified guy was, but apparently I was very, very wrong. o___o
  • TalonTalon Pacific Coast
    edited April 18
    Hiyami said:

    @Talon I thought I knew what an objectified guy was, but apparently I was very, very wrong. o___o

    K so you thought women objectified guys in flannel or Marks work wear?
  • @Sanya Good to hear. I'm not advocating for gender neutral armor either. :)
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