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Elder Scrolls Online Forum » General Discussion » The World Looks Beautiful - But Will I?

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  walltar

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2/27/13 5:27:08 AM#21
Originally posted by Mavek

I just hope argonians retain their own unattractiveness.

What is this argonian unatractivnes you speak of? They are sweet cute creatures.

  Doogiehowser

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2/27/13 5:29:19 AM#22
I don't know about you guys but i don't play ES games to look pretty. I leave that to games like Tera and GW2.  All those mods which make women look like bimbos in ES games..i find them very un settling.

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  Caliburn101

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2/28/13 4:03:15 AM#23

I find it refreshing to be surrounded by NPCs who, only wth a realistic number of exceptions are NORMAL looking.

Sick to bloody death of Manga-Cutesy-Model-Bra-Wearing-Mr. Olympians running around every damn MMO.

'Beverly Hills 90MMO'?

... no thanks...

  Axxar

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2/28/13 2:39:00 PM#24
IMO Bethesda game NPCs seem to suffer a lot from uncanny valley.
  Squeak69

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2/28/13 2:45:57 PM#25

im sorry i didnt think the chars in skyrim where ugly or good looking i just simply thought damn they look realalistic, not super model realalistic but average everyday person real.

im sorry but your in for a shocker here most people are ugly. not hot underwwear models.

and to be honest i kinda like that look so i hope its kept although i doubt it since you know MMO and all that cant have ugly women and fat men they got to be piture perfect super models,

*sigh* excuse me my fat cleric from pathfinder is calling i got to fix up this rogue who messed up his disable trap agian

F2P may be the way of the future, but ya know they dont make them like they used to
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  Squeak69

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cheese cheese wheres da bloody cheese

2/28/13 2:48:09 PM#26
Originally posted by Doogiehowser
I don't know about you guys but i don't play ES games to look pretty. I leave that to games like Tera and GW2.  All those mods which make women look like bimbos in ES games..i find them very un settling.

i actully hate the way tera looks, in fact and i was told im a moron for this a few days ago i prefer the way DDO looks compared to tera, yes the game is pretty old and the grapics are dated but ya know the colors used and the astetics are just so much better im sick of bright cartoony lands

F2P may be the way of the future, but ya know they dont make them like they used to
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  Arnoagns

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2/28/13 3:05:06 PM#27

I can't say you're missing much (aside from cookie cutter dragon fights, a shallow magic system, and less depth in general), but I think it's silly to stop enjoying a game because of the models. If you had a problem with the animations I'd get it, but because they aren't pretty enough?

 

 Someone has some  self esteem issues.

  birdycephon

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2/28/13 3:14:17 PM#28
I'm hoping for some pretty character options as well as clothing. Weve seen some cool looking armors, but we have yet to see gorgeous armors. Something fancy wil gold embroidery and vibrant colors, and even lace.
  Findariel

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3/01/13 4:15:49 PM#29
Originally posted by Amathe

To my great dismay, my character was horribly ugly.  So ugly that as a Wood Elf, one of my choices was how much dirt I wanted on my face.  Um, none?

I saw no attractive female character options in Skyrim. So is this how it's going to be?  I have to play an ugly character?  Because that's a non-starter for me.  There are too many games where I don't have to be ugly. 

Does anyone have a link to a publiclly available screenshot where there are attractive female ESO player characters?

I share your concern. Unlike a part of the hardcore TES fanbase, most people want to have nice looking characters. And how many people will decide their main on lore? Not a lot, I think. And if there's only one or two races that will have nice looking characters, people will play those races. If elves look ugly, the AD faction will be the smallest and 80% will be Daggerfall Breton or Nord players, making it even less attractive to play other factions.

So I think there a reason to have all races have at least a few appealing, nice looking options. In the end, if people are forced to play ugly looking characters, they will be less likely to play or keep playing the game, it's that simple. Some people even keep playing games (even though gameplay may only be mediocre) because their characters look so nice - for instance GW2. Or stop playing because their character really looks and animates subpar, like in LOTRO.

Especially if they have to play with others, the social part in a mmorpg is a lot bigger than in single player games. So ugly characters = less sales, bad for a game developer's income.  So it's not going to happen.

  Sovrath

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3/01/13 4:22:42 PM#30
Originally posted by Amathe

 

I saw no attractive female character options in Skyrim.

 

So is this how it's going to be?  I have to play an ugly character?  Because that's a non-starter for me.  There are too many games where I don't have to be ugly.  

 

Does anyone have a link to a publiclly available screenshot where there are attractive female ESO player characters?

well, I went through a few pages but didn't see this type of response (and if it's there I'm sorry) but I imagine that, since it's not bethesda making the game,  ESO will have different artists and therefore might not hold to the exact same art design choices.

Or they might "bend" it a bit here and there so that some characters are "more attractive". Though that's a subjective thing anyway.

 

  easy-r

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3/01/13 11:02:10 PM#31

[mod edit]

 

 

one thing ill say is from the vids i think the game looks good but i prefer a grittier look closer to ES games they seem to have gone a touchy cartoon but ok whatever

 

ah yeah and the mean one at the start of skyrim lawl

  Ryowulf

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3/01/13 11:07:41 PM#32
My orc in Skyrim looked pretty cool
  Wraithone

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3/01/13 11:15:49 PM#33
Originally posted by Amathe
Originally posted by Homitu
So you set out to try Skyrim's combat, on which you heard ESO's combat would be based.  But you got turned off by Skyrim's character models, on which you have NOT heard ESO's models would be based, and that has now turned you away from ESO?  There's no transitive property at work here.  

 

I don't know what the ESO models will look like.  The screens I see usually have them covered in armor.  That's why I asked a question.  

Well, you could try TERA online. I have three 60's (Lancer, Slayer, Warrior) and a level 42 Beserker.  All are female Castanic for good reasons... ^^

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  Iselin

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3/02/13 5:10:31 AM#34
Originally posted by Amathe

I have looked at the videos and screenshots on this site, and ESO certainly features a beautiful world.

 

After reading that the ESO combat system will be similar to Skyrim, I bought Skyrim to try it out.

 

I didn't get very far.

 

To my great dismay, my character was horribly ugly.  So ugly that as a Wood Elf, one of my choices was how much dirt I wanted on my face.  Um, none?

 

I saw no attractive female character options in Skyrim.

 

So is this how it's going to be?  I have to play an ugly character?  Because that's a non-starter for me.  There are too many games where I don't have to be ugly.  

 

Does anyone have a link to a publiclly available screenshot where there are attractive female ESO player characters?

I agree with you. A combination of their art-style, 3D-engine, polygon counts, or something in Skyrim resulted in some really ugly models--both male and female. This has never been a strength of TES, hence you'll see some purists post nonsense like "TES elves ain't sissy pretty boys." It's true, they weren't - thery were these bizarre creatures with overly large heads and chins full of all kinds of straight-line features.

Some of the more popular Skyrim mods were the ones that enhanced (corrected?) their art style for the whole world but particualrly for player and NPC models.

The TESO art style looks like an improvement on that from what I have seen on promo videos. But it's still hard to tell: there's very little in the way of in-game video or stills around, just a lot of concept art and cinematic trailers that always look better.

  azzamasin

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3/02/13 5:14:11 AM#35
Originally posted by birdycephon
I'm hoping for some pretty character options as well as clothing. Weve seen some cool looking armors, but we have yet to see gorgeous armors. Something fancy wil gold embroidery and vibrant colors, and even lace.

Call me what you will but I think the artist conception of the 3 armor set released last week looks amazing as hell.

 

If your idea of a Sandbox is open FFA Full Loot PvP, full crafted world with minimal support for anything combat then your sandbox ideas are bad! Sandbox means open world, non-linear gaming PERIOD!

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