Originally Posted by IronStylus
Hi IronStylus - seriously, thank you for reading this and for considering variety in female body types, etc. It's great to see this getting some attention!
My pet peeve related to this topic is a recent change - the Soraka redesign. To me, it's taken a character who was not previously hyper-sexualised, who was a little bit ageless (in that kind of creepy way), and replaced her with a kind of vapid-looking T&A 18-year-old. This seems very much counter to your goals of creating greater variety and less objectified characters! Don't get me wrong - the art itself is lovely, and the remodel...well, I don't love the colour choice, but I don't have to! But the change in the presentation of the character is huge, and to me very negative. What were your thoughts around this redesign?
While you're (hopefully) listening - more variety is absolutely what we need. A similar three archetypes for female characters would be great - at the moment we seem to have one archetype with differing amounts of clothing. Something like the Diablo 3 barbarian would be great, in terms of body type - stocky and powerful. Sejuani would actually have been a great candidate for this.
I think the fundamental thing is that there is a difference between 'attractive' and 'sexy' - and while sexy isn't a bad thing in and of itself, when it's all that's available it feels very objectifying, and makes playing a little bit uncomfortable for even a hardcore female fan.