The Female Champions

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Kerze

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11-10-2010

This is a great game, I enjoy the game play, the dynamics, the pace. Its fantastic. The only thing that truly ruins this game from me is its portrayal of women. I have a few reasons why they ruin the game, and invite your thoughts on this.

Its bad for riot's image.
Showing women as objects must be the most Neanderthal thing riot has managed to do. Females can be beautiful and powerful without just showing their cleavage. This softcore porn as it stands is pointless, look at some of the most successful games that exist - take wow for example. This is a great game, we don't need cleavage.

It will mean less money for riot and less players
Parents will not want there children playing a game which is so explicit, and parents are some of the biggest spenders on games, children would ask for riot points for birthdays etc, instead they have to find another game.
Girls will not play a game which makes them feel even worse about there own body and that they aren't good enough, contrary to popular belief, girls are just as good at games as guys and could be a vital audience for this game.
I feel disgusted even seeing these 'champions' because I feel unloyal to my girlfriend. I am sure I am not the only one, however others might not voice their opinion due to the immediate conclusion of them being homosexual.

Its degrading to women
Younger audiences and teen audiences are impressionable. Your showing the boys playing this game that they should expect girls to have there breasts hanging out and they should all have big breasts, but that is not the case.

My suggestion:
I suggest a parental content filter which locks the content to not explicit skins (client side) and therefore people can choose which they prefer, in the same way you have the chat filter

Whoever made the decision for the artists to design female characters like this, your not doing yourself, the company or any woman in the world any favours. Please just think this over. People play the champions because they like there play style, infact, guys are more likely to play the female characters if they feel less emasculated by playing one. People play lux a lot, and she is one of the least explicit of the characters.

To the female artists, don't stand for this. Just talk to your boss about this, use my points, whatever you need.


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Opaqus

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11-10-2010

Children shouldn't be playing this game in the first place. What.


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Kerze

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11-10-2010

True, they shouldn't. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen. I know 9 year old's who play 18 games. Such is life.


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Iolaus

Senior Member

11-10-2010

I think you're wrong about less money/players. Yes, they might miss a few kids/women here and there, but generally, men aren't like you and actually (subconsciously) like the female champs. You win some, you lose some.

While I agree that some are a bit over the (metaphorical) top, I doubt they actually harm our views of women compared to the countless of magazines/tv-shows/advertisements you see every day.

Movies, and games as well to an extent, are all about wanting to be (with) these awesome cool/hot looking characters. Be it for their looks or their attitude/status. Be honest, would you rather have Soraka as your girlfriend or Sona? And no, don't give me that personality ****, assume they have the same.

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I feel disgusted even seeing these 'champions' because I feel unloyal to my girlfriend.
And now you're going to tell me you never watch porn when she's not around. Right?

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People play the champions because they like there play style, infact, guys are more likely to play the female characters if they feel less emasculated by playing one. People play lux a lot, and she is one of the least explicit of the characters.
Care to point me to the source of those statistics? I myself see more Morgana/Sona/Miss Fortunes than Lux.

It's been said before, the only ones actually obsessed with the excessive cleavage(s) of female champions are you feminists (excuse the lack of a better word).


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Shaella

Senior Member

11-10-2010

Female here
I honestly don't mind the sexy designs, they're kinda fun
What I do mind is A. Sexist pricks who say i should get a sammich and B. People who have breasts larger than their waists (Irelia's concept, ick).

I enjoy playing as Sona/Morgana/Miss Fortune/Lux and tons of other female champs

... I have my own problem where nearly every female champ is squishy, which is LAME. I want a tanky female ****it.


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Iolaus

Senior Member

11-10-2010

Agreed, Irelia's breasts looked ugly, not just too big. Maybe that was the point!


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Ahses

Senior Member

11-10-2010

People don't play Lux a lot. I see more MFs than Lux.


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Micro102

Senior Member

11-10-2010

1. The women aren't the only ones with good bodies.

2. Both men and women have oddities (chogath, anivia, ect)

3. There are more men then women champions.


I think you are just being oversensative about this and not looking at everything in context.


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The Broken Hero

Member

11-10-2010

Got a problem with Cleavage, bro?

What's wrong, your girl lackin some natural assets?

Only reason you would feel unfaithful, also, they're pixels and she's real. They won't ever take their clothes off... oh wait, Rule #34... Forgot...


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FenixWolf

Junior Member

11-10-2010

Sorry, personal pet peeve of mine...but

It's THEIR. not THERE

USE THE RIGHT HOMONYM.

Now as for the topic itself...the effect of having female champions have large busts show off THEIR cleavage pretty much induces a "oo la la" response from me. That is it

It does not alter my perspective on women and how they "should" be. It does not make me view women as objects (I always treat them with the utmost respect).

If i saw a woman with an ultra thin waist and large hips that were in the same proportion as LoL female champions.

I'd be running and screaming in the opposite direction (it's just unnatural man).


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