Distasteful? I didn't even notice it. I consider it a slight bit more distasteful that people are leaning over their keyboards to try and catch a glimpse of an animated ****** veiled by thin panties.
And to add to this:
Penises and vaginas do not exist. Barbie is anatomically correct and these are fictitious items that are no more real than the infamous "****" or "brain."
What would you have them do? What could possibly be distasteful about this?
Edited, Dec 31st 2009 1:38am by TheShadowWalker
Heh, c'mon now. Don't try to paint me as some ultra-conservative who'd have everyone lead repressed ***-lives just because I said it's "distasteful". I think my response is pretty reasonable.
This is a game that younger audiences can play. If you want nudity or sexual themes, play a expressly mature themed game like Age of Conan, or check out some ****. This isn't the proper medium, by any stretch of the imagination. There will be interactions between 42 year olds and 13 year olds in FFXIV. Does it seem appropriate for one of them to be virtually dressed in revealing underwear?
SE went through the effort to model it in there, that people noticed it sure as **** isn't a shocker. It would have been less work to leave it out, and I think that they should have. No, I'm not freaking out about it, and no, it won't affect whether I play the game or not. But I'm not pleased
that it's in there. What would I have them do? Uh, not program it in? Are you kidding me?
To those saying "after you get your first armor, you'll never see it again" :
People will run around in their underwear in the game. Mule characters are left undressed 99% of the time. Yeah, you'll see it plenty if its in there. Edited, Jan 1st 2010 9:41pm by Eske