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42 Responses to Female Armor Sucks

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    June 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    Link: Female Armor Sucks - Females in video games often seem unprotected for battle, compared to their male counterparts....It`s the naked truth.
  2. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    Well, whaddaya know. CollegeHumor that`s actually funny!
  3. Profile photo of blounsb999
    blounsb999 Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2011 at 3:56 pm
    Hehe
  4. Profile photo of CoyoteKing
    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm
    haha loved the ending "right in the shiny part!"
  5. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    Female Armor Sucks
    No it doesn`t... I think the video speaks for itself.
  6. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    There seems to be a shortage of a realistic middle ground for both sexes in a lot of swords and sorcery type fantasy. It`s either leather or chainmail underwear or overly ornate full plate (usually with spikes on it) and a 5 foot sword (carried casually in one hand).

    Video games do seem to lean towards the leather/chainmail underwear for women more than for men, though. Probably expecting the market to be predominantly male adolescents.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    At least it`s breathable.
  8. Profile photo of viper2003923
    viper2003923 Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    i point to the old addage "sex sells." most gamers are men, and seeing a male character in a really spikey suit of armor with a huge 5 foot sword swung around with one hand reinforces the notion that men are supposed to be the protectors, while they have the female characters wearing skimpy armor purely for fanservice. Thats all it is, fanservice....
  9. Profile photo of MrPeabody
    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2011 at 4:48 pm
  10. Profile photo of Solvent
    Solvent Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 5:03 pm
    Shouldn`t she be in the castle taking care of her husband`s children instead?
  11. Profile photo of BloodyCanker
    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    well, there are exceptions, thankfully. Like female Commander Shepard, the warden in Dragon Age, female Hawke in Dragon Age 2, if you play a female in Oblivion...those are from the top of my head, there`d be more if I actually thought about it..but yeah, 95% of the time it`s like this.
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    green_batman Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    @BloodyCanker: Sort of. The female warriors and rogues still have their legs uncovered an awful lot of the time in the Dragon Age games.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    Maybe she adds her Charisma bonus to AC, and the Armor adds her Charisma bonus to her Charisma?

    (2 internets for anyone who gets the reference).
  14. Profile photo of Heureux
    Heureux Male 40-49
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    June 28, 2011 at 6:01 pm
    Female programmers are making things more equal.
  15. Profile photo of Vligon
    Vligon Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm
    EQ?
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    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    June 28, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    The funniest part of the whole thing is that the female medieval warrior is wearing a modern bra clearly visible. I love that they didn`t bother to try to conceal it, it makes the video funnier.
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    Eavalos Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 8:43 pm
    I think gears of war 3 will fix this
  18. Profile photo of BloodyCanker
    BloodyCanker Female 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    @green_batman that is true, but it`s also optional and even some of the guys are wearing skirts (like zevran). I do realize there are characters in those games with more..revealing outfits (Morrigan or even Miranda), but I think it`s still better than lots of other games out there.
  19. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 9:54 pm
    It`s very true
  20. Profile photo of sulu
    sulu Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 10:04 pm
    she looks kind of like a young Carrie Fisher IMO
  21. Profile photo of itellifyou
    itellifyou Male 18-29
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    June 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm
    as long as all the happy parts are protected, that is all she needs.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 1:12 am
    Warcrafts armor has really been doing well towards this subject, the epic armors are really not much different at ALL from the male versions, they are just cut to show a bit of boob sometimes, by sometimes i dont even mean alot either.. as for gears of war, its not exactly a FANTASY GAME now IS IT?! its not like warcraft or diablo, dungeons and dragons, lord of the rings, ect ect. its just another War Military re-tread with cooler ideas. (i do admit the locust horde is amazing, and id even be happy being in the Cogs) but you cant really call it fantasy
  23. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2011 at 3:48 am
    "Right in the shiny part!!!!"
  24. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2011 at 3:52 am
    Par Peabody and Baal:
    Isn`t sexy female lingerie armor usually magical?
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2011 at 4:33 am
    Agreed sulu, but her voice sounds like someone else and I`m not sure who.

    The bit at the end made me lol.
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    Jade_Phoenix Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 4:48 am
    "Tassels of Intimidation" made me lol so freakin` hard!
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 5:55 am
    She reminds me of the "bad ass" slayer from Buffy.
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    DubleU Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 5:57 am
    World of Warcraft female armor covers everything, except everything looks smaller than the men`s armor. *cough*Shoulderpads*cough*
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2011 at 7:16 am
    She was kind of hott.
  30. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2011 at 7:20 am
    "OHHH right in the shiny bits" Excellent video, plus the girl was hot, added bonus.
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    rogue_knight Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2011 at 8:01 am
    Her armor works better because men would be to busy checking her out to fight. Actually if she was topless they would be rendered completely helpless and unable to defend them selves.
  32. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 8:09 am
    Isn`t sexy female lingerie armor usually magical?
    Yep. We can use that to justify all of this.
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    nubblins Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 8:12 am
    pretty lulsy for collegehumor. :P
  34. Profile photo of Pheeshy5
    Pheeshy5 Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 9:01 am
    She`s got a smokin body
  35. Profile photo of CodeJockey
    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    June 29, 2011 at 10:14 am
    "We can use that to justify all of this."
    That WAS the justification.

    In the past, female characters were primarily long-ranged
    attack magic and medical magic users.

    The skimpy outfit just fit into the whole
    "What kind of female wants to lug around 50lbs of..."
    I can`t do it: I just wanted to watch the chain-mail moving
    with her ass.
    That is why people play games like "Tomb Raider," isn`t it?
  36. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
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    June 29, 2011 at 10:32 am
    i hit that...



    ...with a mace
  37. Profile photo of DShephard
    DShephard Male 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 10:37 am
    She`s attractive, but sounds too needy.
  38. Profile photo of ScaryMeadow
    ScaryMeadow Female 18-29
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    June 29, 2011 at 11:25 am
    http://images.wikia.com/ pathfinder/images/2/24/Seelah.jpg See, this is how proper female armor should look! :D
  39. Profile photo of adam432823
    adam432823 Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm
    I think she needs a cough drop.
  40. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    June 29, 2011 at 1:43 pm
    Well that was justified
  41. Profile photo of limphotdog
    limphotdog Female 18-29
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    June 30, 2011 at 1:37 am
    I think the real problem isn`t that female characters need more armor, it`s that male characters need LESS armor. ;-)
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    Kalon Male 13-17
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    June 30, 2011 at 6:04 pm
    needy agreed

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