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#1 Mar 31 2010 at 3:56 PM Rating: Decent
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I saw this picture while trawling for information about FFXIV, and it's of a Miqo'te with a striking resemblance to a certain popular face in FFXI, and...mismatched eyes. It is a picture of a Sun Seeker.

Does this mean we might be able to choose different eye color choices for each eye in all races, or will this become an exclusive feature for the Miqo'te?

I am hoping it will be the former, even though I am planning on being a Moon Keeper Miqo'te, and would definitely love to see this as a widespread feature. I am definitely going to look into having a Miqo'te with a red or fiery orange eye and a white/grey/black eye or some other extremely contrasting color.

Your thoughts on this tidbit?
#2 Mar 31 2010 at 4:12 PM Rating: Good
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There's a photo up on the JP FFXIV site of a Dunesfolk Lalafell with the same feature, so maybe its customizable.

EDIT: http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1233440_1124.html
There's a shot of all the photos.

Edited, Mar 31st 2010 6:13pm by crimzon
#3 Mar 31 2010 at 4:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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My thoughts are I like the idea but I think it could become overused and tacky, you may wish you had just picked normal eyes, in a similar way that you can almost guarantee Miqo'te with white hair will be the most popular choice and you won't stand out at all.
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Can't speak for the Miqo'te, but it does say that the Dunesfolk have a film over their eyes to gaurd from the sun, and the iridescence is obvious... I think they may give the cat chicks a skin or however we'll customize 'em that one or two options in favor of different eye colors in each eye... just like how some games give you the options for unnatural colors for hair, crazy facial hair or even mohawks.. just something crazy to spice things up? Like a tattoo or scar they have shown from the website perhaps.

Edited, Mar 31st 2010 6:27pm by Toryu
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My thoughts are I like the idea but I think it could become overused and tacky, you may wish you had just picked normal eyes, in a similar way that you can almost guarantee Miqo'te with white hair will be the most popular choice and you won't stand out at all.

Great post, I totally agree. Normal looking characters may end up being the most unique due to players being creatively overindulgent during the character creation process.

Have a good idea of what you want your character to look like ahead of time and don't give your character certain traits for the sole purpose of looking special or unique. When you do that you are letting other people influence your choices and you may end up with a character design that you end up regretting.
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I found it to be interesting. It most surely hints that it will be an option in game. I think its also the first time I have seen it in a mmorpg before as well. Which is neat.

ans yeah I am sure white cats would be pretty common. Right up next to black ones. Oh the amount of bad luck being passed around will be horrible!
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I think it's pretty cool. It just adds another level of subtle character customization. I can already imagine people knowing a friend in the game for years and then one day, for the first time, they notice their friend has different color eyes!
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I think it's a nice touch if it is really a feature and not a mistake. Any combination of a subtle tone will be interesting to see. As long as they stay away from glowing or pitch black eyes, it should be okay.

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#9 Mar 31 2010 at 6:17 PM Rating: Excellent
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I am predicting a large amount of Lalafell named variations of "Suiseiseki."

Edited, Mar 31st 2010 8:17pm by DragoonRising
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You can see a few of the FFXI hair styles in those pictures.
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You can see a few of the FFXI hair styles in those pictures.


There's a very strong chance that all of the faces and hairstyles from FFXI will be present in the game. SE seems very keen on easing the transition between the two games...it only makes sense.
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#12 Apr 01 2010 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
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Anywhere I can see that page translated?
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So does that mean my lalafel will be able to look like this.


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#14 Apr 01 2010 at 4:06 PM Rating: Decent
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Woot I can finally be a complete Yuna clone!
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mastamindmd wrote:
So does that mean my lalafel will be able to look like this.




I am balls deep in love with the idea of heterochromia! Okay, I was just looking for an excuse to say "balls deep in love."
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xD

Edited, Apr 1st 2010 8:59pm by NumptyHunter
#17 Apr 01 2010 at 7:00 PM Rating: Decent
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Woot I can finally be a complete Yuna clone!

I have see this idea touted on several boards this week.
#18 Apr 02 2010 at 5:38 AM Rating: Good
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Have they said anything about having a way to change out our character's hair style or face after we've created them? In some MMOs it is possible. Like in City of Heroes/Villains they have Tailors and for some in-game currency you can alter your look. In old Star Wars Galaxies(PreNGE) there was the player class Image Designer who could alter your face & skin color.

Do you think we'll see anything like this in XIV?
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My thoughts are I like the idea but I think it could become overused and tacky, you may wish you had just picked normal eyes, in a similar way that you can almost guarantee Miqo'te with white hair will be the most popular choice and you won't stand out at all.


I don't care how many people there are or aren't that may be using it if I like something I'm gonna use it. Just like if FFXI when I chose to play BRD and DRG. Not because BRDs are highly sought after but because I liked being a BRD.
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#21 Apr 02 2010 at 8:25 PM Rating: Decent
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My thought is ...

My mind wrote:

Mismatched eyes?

Really?

REALLY?

WHY????

HUH? Why would anyone want mismatched eyes???? Wierd ... and pointless!


... that is all.
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#22 Apr 02 2010 at 8:39 PM Rating: Decent
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Jordster wrote:
My thought is ...


**** them having optional customization!! **** THEM!!!

God, QQ more.

Edited, Apr 2nd 2010 9:40pm by Raiendel
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Jordster wrote:
My thought is ...

My mind wrote:

Mismatched eyes?

Really?

REALLY?

WHY????

HUH? Why would anyone want mismatched eyes???? Wierd ... and pointless!


... that is all.


Yea, it's not like you or anyone else will ever see your eyes after creation, be they one color or two.
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Raiendel wrote:

God, QQ more.


I don't see what your chosen deity has to do with this.

Your retort is so eloquent. I am moved. Perhaps next time you can add "LOL" and "nub" to your sentence and it will have even deeper meaning.

Jordster the fan of important game features taking dev attention over Heterochromia wrote:

LOL QQ MORE NUB.


See ... Like that guy!
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#25 Apr 04 2010 at 7:16 PM Rating: Good
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While the guy Jordster is quoting seems to have things straight with "LOL QQ MORE NUB.", I can't help but express that *this* comment is all the more true.

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Yea, it's not like you or anyone else will ever see your eyes after creation, be they one color or two.


Rainbow colored eyes are great for customization, and will maybe be present in cutscenes where you are not wearing some form of gear on your head or face that blocks out your eyes. However, in the grand scheme of things you will be looking at the back of your character's head 99% of the time while everyone else is ignoring you entirely. Should someone else be looking at your character, it will likely be paying attention to your gear and possibly your hair color.

Eyes are hard to see when a character is only a couple inches tall on the screen, no matter how neat and colorful they may be.
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I'm all for more ways to customize your character, even if I'm not planning on using it. I hadn't put much thought into what my character's eye color would be, mostly cause I don't find it to be VERY common during the creation process in most games. But whatever color I do end up using, I'm pretty sure it's going to be the same for both eyes.

I feel the same way about adding more races. I'm already set on Elezen, but I'd love to see more races to add more diversity and to make other player happy.

Edited, Apr 4th 2010 9:33pm by ReiThor
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ReiThor wrote:
I'm all for more ways to customize your character, even if I'm not planning on using it. I hadn't put much thought into what my character's eye color would be, mostly cause I don't find it to be VERY common during the creation process in most games. But whatever color I do end up using, I'm pretty sure it's going to be the same for both eyes.

I feel the same way about adding more races. I'm already set on Elezen, but I'd love to see more races to add more diversity and to make other player happy.

Edited, Apr 4th 2010 9:33pm by ReiThor

I bet you a gil Heterochromia is not an option for Elezen anyway :P
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lol... Numpy, I'll take you up on that wager... I wantz different coluored eyes for my Elezen!
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Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.
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Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.

I bet you a gil as well, Heterochromia is not going to be for all. I am not against the idea, just a wager^^
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Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.


Human beings are natually attuned to appreciate symmetry. We like our women/men symmetrical. We like our cars symmetrical. Studies have shown that we are pre-wired to like symmetry.

I see "Heterochromia" as a weird form of expression for people seeking "unique" ways to express themselves. (I put unique in quotes because, in fact, whatever colors you choose, they will not make you unique). Personally, I prefer to express myself through my actions and words, my friendly interactions with the community, and my skill in the game. I'll keep my eyes the same color and focus on the game, not staring at my character in awe of the smokey gray left eye that I so artfully chose ...
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#32 Apr 08 2010 at 2:48 PM Rating: Default
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Although i dont agree with jordster's kind of mocking tone i do agree that different eye colors isnt very special. my friends cat has two different eye colors...it makes him look like a darn alien more then anything.
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Jordster wrote:
LestatXIV wrote:
Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.


Human beings are natually attuned to appreciate symmetry. We like our women/men symmetrical. We like our cars symmetrical. Studies have shown that we are pre-wired to like symmetry.

I see "Heterochromia" as a weird form of expression for people seeking "unique" ways to express themselves. (I put unique in quotes because, in fact, whatever colors you choose, they will not make you unique). Personally, I prefer to express myself through my actions and words, my friendly interactions with the community, and my skill in the game. I'll keep my eyes the same color and focus on the game, not staring at my character in awe of the smokey gray left eye that I so artfully chose ...


It's sad when you can tell someone has zero imagination over the internet. Haha.

You play the game the way you want to play but if your "friendly interactions with the community" include belittling people for having different preferences than yourself than I'll make sure to avoid you at all cost.

Really, if you suck all the fun and creativity out of the game what do you have? Your ideal game I guess.
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Lestat, out of curiosity do you play on the Quetzalcoatl server? I recall seeing someone with the name of Lestat in San d'Oria [S] today.
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No I played on Caitsith. I'm sure there's a Lestat on every world though since it's not an original name. It's not even my characters name actually!

If I have the chance though I'll probably use it in XIV.
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the noturnal catgirls are definitely modeled in the fashion of Battle Angel Alita, awesome.

Heterochromia is somewhat common in cats too, yeah? And I figure if you can be a giant red or blue guy, or a grey or pale elf, or a catgirl, different colored eyes aren't a big deal. There is also humor in "oh man these guys are trying so hard to be unique but GUESS WHAT IM GONNA BE EVEN MORE UNIQUE WITH MY SAME COLORED EYES SUCK IT lol" sentiments heheh.

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LestatXIV wrote:
Jordster wrote:
LestatXIV wrote:
Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.


Human beings are natually attuned to appreciate symmetry. We like our women/men symmetrical. We like our cars symmetrical. Studies have shown that we are pre-wired to like symmetry.

I see "Heterochromia" as a weird form of expression for people seeking "unique" ways to express themselves. (I put unique in quotes because, in fact, whatever colors you choose, they will not make you unique). Personally, I prefer to express myself through my actions and words, my friendly interactions with the community, and my skill in the game. I'll keep my eyes the same color and focus on the game, not staring at my character in awe of the smokey gray left eye that I so artfully chose ...


It's sad when you can tell someone has zero imagination over the internet. Haha.

You play the game the way you want to play but if your "friendly interactions with the community" include belittling people for having different preferences than yourself than I'll make sure to avoid you at all cost.

Really, if you suck all the fun and creativity out of the game what do you have? Your ideal game I guess.


I did not belittle anyone. I just stated as nicely as I could that I think features like this are superfluous. I don't think they matter, personally. I would prefer that devs focus on gameplay issues. After all, if you have a good imagination, you could just pretend your eyes were different colors ;)

And no - I am not the most imaginative or creative person. I am, however, always polite and friendly to those I meet in game. You shouldn't be so quick to judge. I apologize if I offended you.
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Jordster wrote:
LestatXIV wrote:
Jordster wrote:
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Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.


Human beings are natually attuned to appreciate symmetry. We like our women/men symmetrical. We like our cars symmetrical. Studies have shown that we are pre-wired to like symmetry.

I see "Heterochromia" as a weird form of expression for people seeking "unique" ways to express themselves. (I put unique in quotes because, in fact, whatever colors you choose, they will not make you unique). Personally, I prefer to express myself through my actions and words, my friendly interactions with the community, and my skill in the game. I'll keep my eyes the same color and focus on the game, not staring at my character in awe of the smokey gray left eye that I so artfully chose ...


It's sad when you can tell someone has zero imagination over the internet. Haha.

You play the game the way you want to play but if your "friendly interactions with the community" include belittling people for having different preferences than yourself than I'll make sure to avoid you at all cost.

Really, if you suck all the fun and creativity out of the game what do you have? Your ideal game I guess.


I did not belittle anyone. I just stated as nicely as I could that I think features like this are superfluous. I don't think they matter, personally. I would prefer that devs focus on gameplay issues. After all, if you have a good imagination, you could just pretend your eyes were different colors ;)

And no - I am not the most imaginative or creative person. I am, however, always polite and friendly to those I meet in game. You shouldn't be so quick to judge. I apologize if I offended you.
You made fun of Lestat, sarcastically implying that there is no art or merit in choosing a 'smokey gray left eye'. That, I believe, classifies under belittling. The fact that you then deny also feels further insulting, and I'm not even the target.

Personally I'm fine with heterochromia and I was even thinking of commenting on it in the boards earlier. As people have said here, it'll be quite a subtle feature, its not as if you'll be going "ah everybodies eyes are different", judging by the responses in this board alone not everybody wants to have fancy eyes. And I do think it should be limited to perhaps only some races/clans (perhaps only the Sunseekers having different coloured eyes - or Moon/Sun having different colour ranges to pick from). SE doesn't have to give every colour as an option for every single race. Sunseekers may only have the brighter tones, while Moonkeepers getting the darker options, or grayscale.

Anyway; I don't see the need for expressing your opinion so bluntly. If you don't like it, that's fine, don't put down others for liking it.
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And this is ********* If a guy has an earring on one ear only, he's now unsymetrical, are you saying the earring is going to look bad? Or what if a character has the option to say, put a scar over one eye, should they be putting one over both eye instead?

Humans also appreciate contrast, don't be so quick to dismiss this.
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Jordster I just think you're having issues with seeing the full potential of the character creator. I mean seriously, this is an MMO. Your character is the focus of YOUR story, the more variables the better. It improves immersion and depth and overall is something I think is a great improvement on IWs part.

For instance my other idea for the heterochromia was to have one eye white and the other blue and then placing a scar on the face over the white eye. Not only does it give my character a unique appearance but it offers up a wealth of creative opportunities as far as backstory goes and so on. For me half the fun in playing XI was creating a story for my character while I played. This is something I find unique to MMOs and is one of the reasons I'm so eager for XIV.

And I'm sorry but you really come off as someone I'd be inclined to blacklist in game. You make off-handed remarks and try to play them off and it's really not an attractive quality in a person / guild mate / fellow adventurer.

Still, I hope you enjoy your time in Eorzea with your bland looking character.
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Jordster wrote:
LestatXIV wrote:
Jordster wrote:
LestatXIV wrote:
Reviewers keep going on and on about the character creation depth so I have to assume that's just one of the subtle options we'll be able to choose from.

It's definitely unique but I imagine most everyone will be using it. xD I mean how could you not? It's so ****.

I've already got mine planned out. My Highlander should look great with one smoky gray eye and one ocean blue eye.


Human beings are natually attuned to appreciate symmetry. We like our women/men symmetrical. We like our cars symmetrical. Studies have shown that we are pre-wired to like symmetry.

I see "Heterochromia" as a weird form of expression for people seeking "unique" ways to express themselves. (I put unique in quotes because, in fact, whatever colors you choose, they will not make you unique). Personally, I prefer to express myself through my actions and words, my friendly interactions with the community, and my skill in the game. I'll keep my eyes the same color and focus on the game, not staring at my character in awe of the smokey gray left eye that I so artfully chose ...


It's sad when you can tell someone has zero imagination over the internet. Haha.

You play the game the way you want to play but if your "friendly interactions with the community" include belittling people for having different preferences than yourself than I'll make sure to avoid you at all cost.

Really, if you suck all the fun and creativity out of the game what do you have? Your ideal game I guess.


I did not belittle anyone. I just stated as nicely as I could that I think features like this are superfluous. I don't think they matter, personally. I would prefer that devs focus on gameplay issues. After all, if you have a good imagination, you could just pretend your eyes were different colors ;)

And no - I am not the most imaginative or creative person. I am, however, always polite and friendly to those I meet in game. You shouldn't be so quick to judge. I apologize if I offended you.
You made fun of Lestat, sarcastically implying that there is no art or merit in choosing a 'smokey gray left eye'. That, I believe, classifies under belittling. The fact that you then deny also feels further insulting, and I'm not even the target.

Personally I'm fine with heterochromia and I was even thinking of commenting on it in the boards earlier. As people have said here, it'll be quite a subtle feature, its not as if you'll be going "ah everybodies eyes are different", judging by the responses in this board alone not everybody wants to have fancy eyes. And I do think it should be limited to perhaps only some races/clans (perhaps only the Sunseekers having different coloured eyes - or Moon/Sun having different colour ranges to pick from). SE doesn't have to give every colour as an option for every single race. Sunseekers may only have the brighter tones, while Moonkeepers getting the darker options, or grayscale.

Anyway; I don't see the need for expressing your opinion so bluntly. If you don't like it, that's fine, don't put down others for liking it.
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Human beings are natually attuned to appreciate symmetry. We like our women/men symmetrical. We like our cars symmetrical. Studies have shown that we are pre-wired to like symmetry.
And this is ********* If a guy has an earring on one ear only, he's now unsymetrical, are you saying the earring is going to look bad? Or what if a character has the option to say, put a scar over one eye, should they be putting one over both eye instead?

Humans also appreciate contrast, don't be so quick to dismiss this.


I sincerely believe that there very little art or creativity in those choices. That is true. I grew up in a big city and sarcasm is part of the sub-culture here. I've found the same in other big cities... and then people who aren't used to it get all offended. Please don't take me out of context. I might jest, sometimes even carry on cynical dialogue, and I surely do, as you suggested, express my opinions bluntly. A lot of people appreciate that, because when I talk about issues regarding a game I never tiptoe around the issue. I jump right in, and say what I think ... but I don't call people names or go out of my way to be insulting.

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Jordster I just think you're having issues with seeing the full potential of the character creator. I mean seriously, this is an MMO. Your character is the focus of YOUR story, the more variables the better. It improves immersion and depth and overall is something I think is a great improvement on IWs part.

For instance my other idea for the heterochromia was to have one eye white and the other blue and then placing a scar on the face over the white eye. Not only does it give my character a unique appearance but it offers up a wealth of creative opportunities as far as backstory goes and so on. For me half the fun in playing XI was creating a story for my character while I played. This is something I find unique to MMOs and is one of the reasons I'm so eager for XIV.

And I'm sorry but you really come off as someone I'd be inclined to blacklist in game. You make off-handed remarks and try to play them off and it's really not an attractive quality in a person / guild mate / fellow adventurer.

Still, I hope you enjoy your time in Eorzea with your bland looking character.


I guess what it comes down to is that my "adventure" takes place in the gameplay aspect of MMORPGs, not an internal dialogue that I carry on as my character runs around. If a charming back-story makes your game more fulfilling, then all the power to you!

I haven't been anyone's "guildy" in a while, but I am someone you might enjoy being guilded with. I am helpful, usually well researched in game mechanics and always happy to answer questions. I am giving, often offering my time or possessions to help further the needs of the guild. I do have a reputation for saying things how I see them, but some people actually appreciate that kind of honesty.

I'm sorry if my direct nature offended you. I'm not looking for forum enemies, nor am I looking to be added to anyone's blacklist.

And by the way - I don't make bland looking characters! It might not be my top priority, but my logical mind reasons that if I'm going to be spending hundreds or thousands of hours playing in the same form, I better take the time to make that form something that I won't mind looking at, and that I feel represents my persona adequately. Way back in '03 when FFXI launched in NA, I rushed through character creation, and I hated my appearance until I eventually quit. Over 100 days /played as a character I hated looking at ... I'll never do that again!
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#42 Apr 11 2010 at 3:47 PM Rating: Decent
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Exactly. I hated the appearance of my first character aswell and ended up starting over from scratch because I just couldn't stand looking at it. Aesthetics are extremely important to me, call it narcissism or whatever you want but I am the way I am so the more in-depth the character creator the better! Even down to details that most won't even notice but you including the heterochromia.

Let's face it the creator in XI was weak. How often did you come across someone around your level that looked exactly like you? Too often for an MMO I'd say. So I'm loving every detail that comes out about the character creator for XIV. As far as I'm concerned every detail is a good detail.
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