Apr 5th 2012 7:06AM @ Jaq: What I mean is what the races themselves hold up as important/show favour to. The Blood Elves are clearly obsessed with beautiful objects and excess. Meanwhile the Pandaren appear to be balanced and not as focused on this. Thus, when pulling the beauty card with the new Pandaren speech greeting, Blizz can't even try and make an excuse that "the race is just like that!" because it's even farther from the truth - as stupid as the "they're just like that" excuse is.
Apr 3rd 2012 10:48PM Wow. I stopped reading comments before I got to the end of page one, because I'm seeing a slew of comments about male players feeling offended by this article. As a man, I don't see how you can be offended by this article. This article isn't shaming anyone, it's calling out sexism and it's doing it very well. Everything the OP says is true and I personally find each of the issues very problematic too. This is in line with all the stupid comments when the female pandaren was revealed, like, 'Good, she isn't fat like the rumors!' and 'Stop saying she shouldn't have an hourglass figure, that's what women have!' Meanwhile, the male pandaren gets a round panda body. But the female has to fulfill a rubric; she has to still be sexy. She's objectified, and many of the points in this article deal with objectifying women - rightly so. Why don't male characters wear metal bikinis? What if players don't want their female characters wearing metal bikinis? Why do they automatically turn into metal bikinis on women?
Why are you all crying foul when you should be asking these questions? Why can't the female pandaren be referred to positively, instead of the stupid beauty card again? Especially when she's a *pandaren*, not a Blood Elf? It's the same stupid story. You're all just proving the OP right about Blizz pandering (ha, ha) to the people who are like, by getting offended when there's nothing to be offended about. Seriously, you're offended by someone calling for equality? Why would you even DO that?
Mar 26th 2012 3:07PM "but the gay culture kind of large-frame-hairy guys"
Mar 23rd 2012 5:52PM That's pretty close! Thanks. I gotta get me one of those.
Mar 22nd 2012 11:45PM Random transmog Q: anybody know if they have some robe in-game like the BE magisters wear? http://www.wowhead.com/npc=16199/magister-darenis
Jan 2nd 2011 7:20PM I want it!
Dec 25th 2010 5:27PM I want one!
Dec 24th 2010 5:50PM I want one!
Dec 24th 2010 4:52PM I want one!
Dec 24th 2010 12:26PM I want one!