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Thursday, December 01, 2011

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Pussycat Catnap

Its been a long standing tradition in MMOs that Humans look boring compared to the other choices...

Even in Guild Wars - which had the prettiest human avatars of any western MMO; by taking an Asian art-style but animating it like a western MMO (as opposed to the pretty but cardboard stiff avatars of MMOs like Perfect World) - the humans look more boring than most of the monsters. Who hasn't seen a Charr and wondered why they were stuck on the human badguys? ;)

Someday maybe, an MMO will come out that has Human avatars which are engaging to look at - but I'm not holding my breath waiting.

Melponeme_k

And no matter how great developers make non-human races look, everyone still wants to be human in games.

That means hard wired evolution needs won't be thrown away for something as transitory as games. However gimpy humans in games look, they are still providing enough information about each other that we humans find valuable.

Pussycat Catnap

Yeah...

Banality baffles me... but there you go...

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