- Mar 16, 2013
Let me give you some advice: The last thing defenders of jiggling bosoms & and revealing outfits should do is invoking realism. Also, you have some wrong conceptions about what people complain?Negatempest said:Personally see nothing wrong with it. Other than the Sorceress looking pretty damn hot, nothing about her is sexist. She handles her own just as well as the next guy. To complain about her lack of armor, considering she is a magic user, considering her opponents are ogres, dragons and demons is silly. To say it isn't practical for a magic user to wear heavy armor of some kind is to ignore how impractical it is to solo fight a dragon the size of a T-Rex or larger. The very force from such a creature would easily kill a person from one strike.
Complaining about Sorceress lack of armor and ignore the other front line fighters of Dwarf and Amazon is odd. Yes, fighter has armor...but he doesn't benefit much from it at all. Long story short, in most Fantasy based game any armor is decoration at best. In no way shape or form in a practical situation should a person believe metal armor will protect them from attacks from dragons and demons who cause tremors when they walk.
A mage not wearing armor? Totally fine. The boobs of this mage jiggling so much that they almost slap her face when she's running? There's a reason why sport bras exist. The sorceress would be in excruciating pain all the time, and, I would imagine, this constant strain on the tissue would lead to serious damage. No adventurer who is neither totally retarded nor extremely masochistic would wear such an outfit, ever.
You know, the skin-tight cat-suits of your Batwoman, Black Widow, or Aeon Flux-like characters might not be what actual persons in the same situations would choose to wear, but at least they keep everything in place.
Short story long, in most fantasy games armor would be actually useful. Maybe not against all enemies, but against most. You're never fighting only the prime evil himself. Besides, dragons and demons are not the only thing your everyday fantasy adventurer needs to worry about. There's a reason why Bear Grylls isn't running around naked. But that's not even the point. Fact is that many male characters in any such world feel the need to wear heavy armor, and the only reason for doing so is because it provides them significant benefits. Hence, female characters of the same profession would want to wear the same armor. Anything else would be internally inconsistent.