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in case anyone thought this was an exaggeration
TERA is such a bad joke of a game. And not only that, but female characters all wear super-skimpy outfits and lean way the hell over so that you can see their panties when they run.
I mean, nothing against fanservice (although I prefer mine a bit more equal-opportunity). This game, however, is just…tawdry. Like something out of a particularly bad adult manhwa.
Also, I remember a discussion in which the scummy fanboys broke out literally every scummy fanboy derailing tactic in the book (plus a Godwin or two and an accusation of “shaming” the characters). So…there’s also the matter of the brand of fan it attracts.
Ah, TERA Online. Once upon a time, I played (and enjoyed) the closed Beta, up to the point where I had to interact with a female NPC who literally wore a metal bikini (not chainmail, actual solid metal) whose breasts still swayed–with the armor.
I actually have a mixed attitude toward the designs in the game. On the one hand, it’s all very Male Gaze, creepy, and completely impractical
or physically impossible to wear into battle. On the other hand, some of their stuff is actually well-designed (i.e. actually makes use of design principles) and is nice to look at. It’s the kind of stuff I wouldn’t mind seeing at a Haute couture fashion show (though they can’t seem to design shoes for shit).
And this swanky mofo, who’s wearing the male version of the above dress (imagine going to a party in these coordinated outfits, hot damn):
But the game isn’t Project Runway: TERA, unfortunately.
I love how not only is @xylophil’s satire spot-on, but also that @dreamersollux easily found an official game promo pic of exactly what it’s making fun of.
Fits perfectly with all the other examples of suspicious dimorphism and its parodies we had on BABD so far.
reverse hanzo where he’s got two robot arms and a pound of butt cheek hanging out
RYU GA WAGA LEGGY TOE KURAU
Had to do it again, couldn’t help myself.
It’s so great seeing people excited about the weekly streams!
I should really make Twitch banners for this. This week, we will be looking at this awful thing from Fate Grand Order:
Plus a Surprise™ because I’ve been mad about a thing all week.
Looking forward to seeing you guys there! Friday 12 PM PST~
things that don’t break white male gamer’s immersion: dragons, magic, made up metals, impossibly large weapons, eating 50 potatoes while in combat, riding a horse up a 90 degree cliff
things that break white male gamer’s immersion: realistic armor for women, black people
The recent dudebro meltdown over new Star Wars game having female protagonist called for this Throwback. It’s additionally important since apparently someone even took issue with the character’s perceived ethnicity.
When there’s a cultural “normal” in media, seeing anything that diverges from it becomes too obvious (for better or worse). That’s why questioning that “normal” is so important.
Please, do not ever submit to BABD something, especially an image, completely context-free. We do not feel comfortable with publishing uncredited, unsourced works (and not all can be tracked back by us with a search engine).
Always remember to credit where the artwork comes from and, if they’re known, who’s the author. That goes for every sort of post, especially bingo’ed designs.
Quick reminder that Female Armor Bingo, as per rules and terms of its use, is only intended for the critique of commercial media made for mass consumption. It is not to be used for the critique or shaming of original independent works or fan works such as: fan art, fan fiction or cosplaying.
Things addressed before:
~Ozzie, – wincenworks & -Icy
Such an awesome, intricate project!
More materials about this amazing 3D-printed armor made by its creator:
For a character whose model literally has no legs (so she can’t score the ever popular High heels or Thigh-high boots squares), Morgana from League of Legends still covers a decent amount of the bingo.
Fun fact: when we were checking with Icy whether that bra should count as “How does it attach?”, we discovered that Morgana’s buttcrack isn’t all covered:
Guess she should score cleavage double.
A fallen angel who got her hands on forgotten dark magic to become more powerful. Is that what you guys get from this design? Cause I sure don’t, even though that’s Morgana’s backstory. Definitely one of the more boring designs in LoL, even among the other swimsuit models.