Q u o t e: To the OP: Did you expect that all the classes would be erotic, exotic renditions of the male variant of their class?
Isn't that the default expectation for all women in video games? It would explain why others on the forum are complaining about the Mystic.
Q u o t e: The monk's female counterpart, while cool, isn't particularly sexy.
Pixie haircut with a talent for handling a massive staff? Are you kidding me?
Q u o t e: The Wizard female isn't overly busty or curvacious.
True, but that does not mean she can't be objectified. If you are looking for a poorly behaved petite Asian schoolgirl, I think she'd win that contest.
Q u o t e: The Barbarian female is for all intents and purposes a big nordic viking woman with enough muscle to intimidate this woman: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:2001_Extravaganza_Strength_Contest.jpg
Oh Good Lord -- I think I need some eye bleach. Anyway, I know at least one man who has a thing for amazonian / viking women. With the FB's controversial makeover / plastic surgery, I am sure she can hold her own. She certainly isn't an ogre.
Q u o t e: The DH is the only female class that seems to be geared to being sexy inherently, and that, I think is because she's supposed to be the gun-slinging badass we've all seen in recent movies like Res Evil and Underworld.
She's the only one they admit to making sexy as a goal. I think there is social pressure forcing the art team to obey the trend of making the other classes as sexy as they can without being called out as being overtly objectifying them, if you will. The outcry some expressed over the first released iteration of the Female Barb being "fugly" and the subsequent modifications I think is evidence enough.
Honestly, I am not particularly concerned. Part of me appreciates eye candy, and I've yet to be offended by the way they've attempted to depict most of the characters as being attractive in one way or another. Even if they had made the Female Witch Doctor a hyper-sexualized character, I would have just chalked it up to shallow pandering. If they want to make the Witch Doctors a little creepy and a far cry from traditionally sexual, I really can't complain.
I suppose what really caught my attention about the quote in the OP was the phrase "overly objectified." It seems to imply they admittedly objectify women, but do it in a restrained manner. Kudos to them for being honest, no?
It's pronounced "See-Pee-Slow" :-P
Q u o t e: Or... we could just throw the baby and the bathwater into a volcano and then nuke the volcano.