Originally Posted by mogonk
End result of this thread for me: greatly increased respect for IronStylus.
Still think Riot is a male dominated company making a misogynist product (unintentionally, perhaps), but I like this guy. I think he's on the level.
A perfect example of just how absurd many of the posts in this thread are. Of how many people just blindly jump up and down, shrieking hysterically about the cause of the moment, bitterly complaining about how sexist Riot is (even unintentionally, right?) and how they're 'misogynist'.
The comments elsewhere about Lux's new splash art somehow being 'over-sexualized'? If I didn't know it was just mindless drones jumping on the latest hot-button, I'd accuse anybody who thinks Lux's new splash art of being 'over-sexualized' of a pedophile. She displays youthful exuberance and joy. If you're interpreting more into it, maybe YOU are the issue and not the art.
As for people complaining about female champions showing skin: yeah, there are quite a few. Yeah, Riot could certainly do a better job in representing a more varied female experience. Of course, they seem to be trying to do that, as IronStylus and his comments (and actions behind the scenes) demonstrate.
Seriously, this is an issue that has been discussed to death and you've already achieved your desired result: Riot is aware of the issue and trying to address it in a way that keeps everybody happy. I'm sure people feel as though they're somehow 'earning points' or something by continuing to jump up and down and point and stare and shriek about how those baaaaaaad over-sexualized champions are somehow degrading women's experiences in life as a whole and how magically removing all traces of *** from the female champions will mystically make the world and game a utopia or something. Christ.
As an aside, it's particularly funny to see all the people screaming about how females are over-sexualized then commenting how it would be nice to see male champions treated the same way. Like it somehow makes it better if the male champs were drawn in the same way. That the rapid concerns over this vanish when it's something that THEY want to see.
All in all it seems that people should thank IronStylus for his efforts and simply leave well enough alone. Results are not going to be achieved in a day or even a month (though one could argue that changes are already being seen in champs like Diana or Leona) so really, what is to be gained by continually criticizing Riot for this? Yeah, yeah, we know you think there's a an issue. They've acknowledged it and said they'll fix it. Give them a bloody chance to do so and perhaps refrain from this absurdly continual fixation on ***. As I noted, the thread says a whole lot more about the people who are criticizing and noticing and being affected by such 'sexualization' in a constant manner than it says about Riot or other customers who treat the matter as something that is being addressed and giving Riot time to do so.
In short, continual *****ing accomplishes nothing on this matter. Yes, we know you're filled with righteous outrage over the absolutely horrid and socially degrading characterization of females in the game. Oh the horror! Perish the thought that boobs or butts affect your puritan view of the world. Equally horrific to think that other people aren't as 'socially enlightened' as you and might like seeing such things! They're causing the destruction of the female gender!
Now, resume jumping up and down and shrieking about how Riot are evil and misogynist and how the game would be so much better if every female were clad in nun habits because then there'd be none of that eeeeevil *** stuff trying to lead everybody astray.