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#52 Apr 18 2011 at 5:19 PM Rating: Good
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Khornette wrote:
Oh nvm, I forgot you Mr. Strawman who stalk me across the official forum :)

Edited, Apr 18th 2011 1:42am by Khornette


I don't even know who you are, but if you're active on the FFXIV official forums like I am, then we may have run into each other.
#53 Apr 18 2011 at 6:59 PM Rating: Decent
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Omena wrote:
Uhh, so you prefer the "missing genders" to remain missing for no apparent reason? I wouldn't mind if the background lore supported certain genders not existing or being exceedingly rare, but currently there is simply an embarrassing gap in the lore.


No, I'd prefer for the cultural dev team to flesh out the background more, actually. I readily agree that the current state of cultural lore is pretty unacceptable.

Currently we don't know a whole lot (officially) about any of the racial/cultural/religious differences, other than the barest of bones. We know that Miqo'te are divided into two distinct groups, but not why. We also know that male Miqo'te are rarely seen, but again we don't really know why. The same applies to all the other races and cultures - there just isn't much known as to why the various groups are the way they are. Cultural backgrounds are a must to any roleplaying game - but unfortunately are all too often left to the last minute or beyond by the staff due to the more pressing issue of paying the rent.

While I'd prefer that the dev team doesn't introduce the absent genders (and explains why you don't see those genders around much), I won't be too brokenhearted if Yoshi decides in the players' favor.
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#54 Apr 19 2011 at 11:44 AM Rating: Excellent
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We also know that male Miqo'te are rarely seen, but again we don't really know why


Honestly I always thought it was because (and this holds true in XI as well) the Mi'Quote are a largely matriarchal society. Males stayed home while the females went out into the world and negotiated with the other nations. We never got to see the mithra homeland in XI (big mistake, instead of money-grabs like abyssea they could actually expand on content but I digress), so maybe they can explore it here and there's your starting point for the males to appear.

You know, one of the reasons that males traditionally outnumbered females in gaming is because we couldn't see ourselves as the main character. Why? The main character was invariably male. Now with more developers giving a choice (lots of games now have male and female lead char storylines), we are seeing more girl gamers and it's great. Anything that brings more people to the table can only be a good thing.

But, we shouldn't do it at the expense of our boys who might like to play as cat-people so I say add the male mithras. Keep the existing lore and structure of the NPCs because there's nothing wrong with a race where the females are the dominant force, but let the boys come play too.
#55 Apr 21 2011 at 6:57 PM Rating: Excellent
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KaneKitty wrote:
PerrinofSylph, ****** Superhero wrote:
Onbiously they'd have to hume up the face a bit, but with the right art direction could offer a bulky lion like and a slim panther/leopard like option


Oh I hadn't thought of that: FFXIV has the added advantage of sub types within the race customization. Keeper of the Sun, for example, could be a slim, FFXI-style-male-mithra; and Keeper of the Moon, for example, could be a more bulky, highlander-like-lion. Alternatively, I suppose that they could just as easily allow either option within either paradigm, it's not really necessary to restrict it to Sun/Moon, after all.

Hey, if that's what it takes to allow me to play a thin male, I'm all for it.


I see the Sun seekers as being larger (tough desert folk) and the KotM being slim and stylish. That's an excellent idea though, either way. SE needs to read this. One could be like a normal size Zidane and the other like Lion-o or whatever people want. Good thinking on that one Perrin/Kane.
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#56 Apr 22 2011 at 4:41 AM Rating: Default
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Is there a companies quest somewhere that states Merlwyb Bloefhiswyn is a female Roegadyn?

If not I don't see what others are seeing cause she looks like a slightly more buff female Duskwight Elezen to me.
#57 Apr 22 2011 at 5:53 AM Rating: Good
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The same applies to all the other races and cultures - there just isn't much known as to why the various groups are the way they are. Cultural backgrounds are a must to any roleplaying game - but unfortunately are all too often left to the last minute or beyond by the staff due to the more pressing issue of paying the rent.


...and right now, we know that the only thing that *could* *perhaps* save FFXIV in face of it's competitors is lore and story. It's already "last-gen" in the battle mechanics and accessibility departments; so my biggest hope lies in them offering something the others don't with their "Sanbox world" approach. Which, IMO, is just a lame excuse for being unable to come up with a convincing and compelling story.
#58 Apr 25 2011 at 4:00 PM Rating: Good
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I'll pay jinglyshine for Cid to have a *** change into a mean female hellsguard roegadyn. Or make another new character altogether...



Edited, Apr 25th 2011 6:01pm by TwistedOwl
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