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#1 Jan 22 2013 at 8:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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As the old saying goes, all work and no play makes Fernehalwes a dull boy. On the other hand, all play and no work makes Fernehalwes an unemployed boy, despised (and most likely hunted) by hordes of FINAL FANTASY XIV fans patiently waiting for Beta Test content to be localized. And therein lies the dilemma--how to have fun while desperately trying to remain afloat in this sea of guildleve objective text.

I know! I can sneak over to the design team?s booths and snap never-before-seen pics of scantily clad primals and post them to the Developers? Blog! Score one for lax security!

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That icy stare...!
That icy hair...!

Could it be...? Nah... It couldn't be... Or could it?

Lady of frost...
Likes her diamonds in dust form...
Name rhymes with ?diva?...

Hmmm... Maybe we need a wider angle...


(This is normal map sculpt data created using ZBrush for those of you keeping track)

Better... But how about one more shot of the original artwork, just to make sure...



There we go. Undeniable proof that this can be none other than.........SIREN!

I mean, Shiva!

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#2 Jan 22 2013 at 9:02 AM Rating: Good
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i like the bottom pic more.. that one actually looks like shiva
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Very cool. Teehee
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#4 Jan 22 2013 at 9:08 AM Rating: Decent
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I'm going to hate killing Shiva so many times just to get a look at her good frontal attacks, I mean look at her boobs.

I also like the bottom picture more, perhaps they will tone down the colors in the release? I like the ice/darker image it gives off, that tucked into a forgotten cave in some ice layered peak would be a great battle ground. The darker colors would work better too. Regardless, its nice to know we will have more primals and summons, plus its nice to see there will be more than one main boss to kill for something special.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2013 10:12am by WFOAssassin
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I'm guessing those first 3 pics aren't finished. I'm sure she'll have some kind of aura or glow. Those look unfinished.
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#6 Jan 22 2013 at 9:14 AM Rating: Decent
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yeah shivas always been white or blue.. why make me brown now? because some big brown/chocolate lookin woman definitely screams "Ice queen" ...
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Likewise prefer the pale version of Shiva. I mean, it's not like I wouldn't do sexual things to either of them, but since I can't, I guess I prefer the nostalgia.

Edit: it's probably easier to create a realistic person with a realistic skin tone and then change it than to create a realistic looking blue person.

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Well the article says it's sculpt data from zbrush, so yeah, not finished.
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#9 Jan 22 2013 at 9:45 AM Rating: Decent
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Wint, you're so smart.
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Exactly, this is just during dev time, there's no way they would make her human looking. Pretty sure she'll be icy... and hot.
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WFOAssassin wrote:
Wint, you're so smart.


Smiley: dubious
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i like the bottom pic more.. that one actually looks like shiva


I thought the exact same thing. The in-game Shiva looks more like a random character from Tera than a primal avatar.
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I'd like to see someone try to cos-play her, and find out how much double-stick tape they use.
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I'd like to see someone try to cos-play her, and find out how much double-stick tape they use.


That's a whole lot of man-scaping (if based on Hindu variety) ^^;
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i like the bottom pic more.. that one actually looks like shiva

*Edited out of consideration for fatties and angsty adult women who fear that in the eyes of random others they might qualify for that term*

Edited, Jan 23rd 2013 11:30am by Rinsui
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Wint wrote:
WFOAssassin wrote:
Wint, you're so smart.


Smiley: dubious


Just pointing out the facts. I didn't know until you told me why you knew it was a non finished image. So, thanks.
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This Shiva may actually take FFX Shiva's spot as my favorite version... I'll have to wait and see.
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#18 Jan 22 2013 at 12:09 PM Rating: Excellent
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i like the bottom pic more.. that one actually looks like shiva

Dito. The one that isn't fat and tanned.


That's fat to you?

The colors aren't done for crying out loud.
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WFOAssassin wrote:
Wint wrote:
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Smiley: dubious


Just pointing out the facts. I didn't know until you told me why you knew it was a non finished image. So, thanks.


Couldn't tell if sarcastic or not /Fry
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Shiva is good... but Ifrit has always been my favorite. That guy is just a mountain of fury and death!

In any case, even in that incomplete pic, Shiva looks pretty good to me. The multi-colored hair and the elvish-style feel make it something different, even if it does kind of shy away from her "dark"-ish form from previous installments, which I also liked. Can't wait to see the final result :)

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She isn't fat - she has thick, muscular thighs, like an American super heroine, or an action game fighter like Chun Li. I think that's rather neat.

Edit: As for the current coloration, they're using high contrast colors to differentiate the skin tones from the rest of the detail work. It's probably easier to ensure you have the right facial shapes and shadows for a humanoid when you work in a human skin color. Once they've got all the sculpting done, they can switch to changing the cast of the skin color to match the concept artwork. That'll probably be one of the final steps.

Edited, Jan 22nd 2013 3:32pm by catwho
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#22 Jan 22 2013 at 3:54 PM Rating: Excellent
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catwho wrote:
She isn't fat - she has thick, muscular thighs, like an American super heroine, or an action game fighter like Chun Li. I think that's rather neat.


You mean hawt, as hawt as animated characters can be I suppose Smiley: nod
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catwho wrote:
She isn't fat - she has thick, muscular thighs, like an American super heroine, or an action game fighter like Chun Li.


No. No no no no no no no.

Cammie has muscular thighs. Sakura and Rose have muscular thighs.

Chun Li has THIGHS OF DEATH that can rupture and pop a mountain side with the barest twitch.
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catwho wrote:
She isn't fat - she has thick, muscular thighs, like an American super heroine, or an action game fighter like Chun Li.


No. No no no no no no no.

Cammie has muscular thighs. Sakura and Rose have muscular thighs.

Chun Li has THIGHS OF DEATH that can rupture and pop a mountain side with the barest twitch.


You need thighs of death for those rapid fire kicks she always did. also, Shiva, Yay!



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I didn't play much of FFXIV (only FFXI). Were the other "main" avatars in the game already - Ifrit, Leviathan ect or are they adding them now for the new SMN class?
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catwho wrote:
She isn't fat - she has thick, muscular thighs, like an American super heroine, or an action game fighter like Chun Li. I think that's rather neat.


Seconded, for obvious reasons but also because I think people are a little too sensitive on the 'fat' issue.

Rin is in Japan if I'm not mistaken where people exercise and eat food that's good for you(cept Kindevu). In America we have escalators for a set of 4 steps. You're not fat unless you struggle to do things people normally do from day to day like walking through a doorway or getting in and out of a car.

Maybe it's just the AA in me, but I'd engage either one of them. On the battlefield, of course Smiley: sly
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