Dear Riot Games,
Let me start by saying that I admire where you've taken the legacy of DotA and I appreciate the effort and care that goes into the designing of all aspects of League of Legends. I'm sure it's hard trying to please all the fans. You've done a fine job so far. I'm happy with the game-play, happy with the match-making, happy with the balancing of the champions, happy with all the meat of the game. What I can't get past is the lack of diversity among female champs. When it comes to male champs, there are the huge and super-muscular (Mundo), the awesomely grotesque (Trundle), the animals and monsters (Twitch, Nasus, Renekton, Volibear, Skarner, Kog'Maw, Cho'Gath for chrissakes do I have to list them all?), the small and/or adorable (Teemo, Corki, Veigar, Ziggs, Heimerdinger, you know the drill, you made 'em), the rotund (Urgot and the inebriated Gragas), the elemental and/or magical beings (Nocturne, Maokai, Xerath), the insane (Shaco), the brutal (Mordekaiser, Tryndamere, Pantheon), the undead (Karthus) and the chronically depressed (and bandaged and mummified Amumu). Oh and a freaking minotaur.
I wish I could find as great a variety in the female champs. Most of them are human, mostly human, partly human, humane-like or Yordle in appearance (with the ONE exception being Anivia). Many, many more males do not fit under this category. Most of them are incredibly slim and not muscular, even champs like Riven, who uses amassive sword, and Poppy, who uses an enormous shield and a hammer the size of her own torso simultaneously. Don't get me wrong, I love Poppy and her awesome, gritty attitude and her 'hammer diplomacy' line, even though she ought to be a good deal beefier in the arms. I like the look of Diana, even though she's another human champ. Diana, like Kayle (another awesome (if still very human-like) champ), is very appropriately and battle-practically armoured (at least, in her classic skin), which is more than I can say for some female champions.
Caitlyn might have a great attitude, but nobody in their right minds - especially not a fight-savvy sherriff - would sport a skimpy outfit like that on the fields of justice. I'm aware that Varus is similarly poorly dressed, but that could at least be attributed to some requirement for unleashing his dark powers, or something, and Mundo's malfunctioning wardrobe is just because he's insane. Caitlyn, frankly, has no excuse. I'm leaving most of the other scantily-clad female champs out of this argument because most of them classify for the questionable 'I'm a mage and too much armour/clothing will hinder my movement and/or magic because I'm not as physically strong as those sword-wielding brutes,' but I think you should really have a look at how many female champs are human or human-like, wearing tight and/or scanty outfits and are skinny and well-endowed in the bust champs fitting under two or more of these four categories are: Ahri, Akali, Annie, Ashe, Caitlyn, Cassiopeia, Diana, Evelynn, Fiora, Irelia, Janna, Karma, Katarina, Kayle, LeBlanc, Leona, Lulu, Lux, Miss Fortune, Morgana, Nidalee, Orianna, Poppy, Riven, Sejuani, Shyvana, Sivir, Sona, Soraka, Tristana, Vayne and Zyra. Oh dear, was that all but one of the female champions in League of Legends? Hmm, something to think about right there. The lack of non-skinny female champions in League of Legends could definitely have a negative impact on women who aren't skinny. All the female champions are designed to be physically attractive in a conventional sense, while the male champions come in all shapes, types and sizes (but not all colours, something I might get mad about after I'm done with the issue at hand). This tells the male audience that, (almost (see previous statement of "not all colours")) no matter who (or what) they are, they can be a hero, or at the very least they can be like a hero. The female audience, on the other hand, seems to be given the message that, in order to be a hero, they must be skinny and attractive, and possibly wear some inappropriate garments.
I'm not saying there's anything wrong with any individual champion. It's okay for a champ to wear somewhat revealing clothing and be a bit underweight if that's what suits their battle role and personality, but most of the time, it just doesn't. Even so, there's a lot to like about almost every champ in the League, each being powerful and awesome in their own way. It's the big picture that upsets me. Please, please have a look at a more diverse range of female champions. I'm not saying you should straight-up introduce a dark-skinned, non-human, non-Yordle, superbly muscular and heavily-armoured female monster champion ASAP. Just broaden your horizons. Make the fields of justice a better place. Make the League of Legends an upstanding example of equality. For yourselves. For the players. For the world.
Now imagine how much angrier I could have been about this issue if I was female.
Thank you for your time.