Games usually let you make ugly or rugged looking males. Females are almost always bouncing cartoons. In Aion players can truly make alien looking characters or completely unrealistically beautiful characters. Though Aion is about the only MMO I know of that allows that kind of freedom for both genders.
It was refreshing as hell in Rift to have female figures that were not cartoonish and fit/muscular while still looking feminine. We also got TOR where face options are diverse but body type is limited to 4. To quote Mike B; there is 1. needs a triple cheeseburger, 2. needs a double cheeseburger, 3. enjoys a cheeseburger and 4. really likes cheeseburgers.
GW2 character creator looks way more diverse but still humanistic. If you look at some of the videos closely you can see hints of ethnicity without being caricatures for the humans and norn. That's really difficult to pull off effectively because of the way humans (IRL ones) process the human face the closer it is realism.
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i agree with this thread, i want a stocky looking guardian, as for "fat people cant be fighters" i'd like to refer you to the worlds strongest man competitions, the majority of them seem to have very little actual muscle tone, most of them look plain fat, but i doubt you'd want to mess with one
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i want to look like these ingame
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005033/ Just a reminder for those that think a fat man can't jump, be fast or fight...
You shouldn't be able to make a FAT, and i mean really really FAT character, however i know for a fact you can have a norn with a bearkeg stomach, and i'm fine with that. The heroes shouldn't have to be in perfect shape, but it should at least be in good enough shape that it's believable that they're out there fighting...
PS: You can totally make your character one ugly fucker from some of the character design things i've seen, you can't really make them super fat or anything though...
@ vilhelm1992 I'm pretty sure you COULD look like those guys in GW2, they're not really fat in the way i think most of us are thinking fat...
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However, what you're wanting to go for was totally there so you shouldn't have a problem making one... and i'm not sure if the portals would make a lot more fat people in tyria lol, never thought of that!!
Since magic in itself is a illogical it makes your resistance against it a fallacy.
But hey, lets not argue anymore. You can protest all you want and I can whine all I want about not being able to make fat chars.
- Hand: n., A singular instrument worn at the end of the human arm and commonly thrust into somebody's pocket. - Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
why is magic "illogical"? in most fantasy settings magic can best be described as another fundamental force of the universe akin to the strong force, the electromagnetic/weak force and gravity
in addition many magical effects (evocations especially) can be explained using physics the only leap you need to make is the possibilities of people being able to manipulate matter, such as making molecules vibrate to produce fire, making them slow down to create cold and forcing a current of electrons to create electricity
if you're so opposed to magic in games maybe you should stick to MW3
As someone stated, if small gnome-like creatures (Asura's, gnome-like in height at least) can hit as hard as say.. A Norn, then a fat dude running around in plate armor doesn't seem that insane.
Also, the clipping excuse is just dumb... Fat people really don't have issues with doorways... Though I suppose part of the problem, already pointed out, is the definition of 'fat' is subjective...
And fat may be related to fit, but it's not the same thing... Plenty of 'fat' people are also fit, and can act accordingly, but I agree that it's the exception, not the rule : )
Lastly, consider Kevin James (The King of Queens)... Hefty man that does a LOT of physical acting... And for those old enough, that comedy actor that was on coke... lemme check imdb... Chris Farley... Even bigger (I think), and a physical actor.