Originally Posted by jimit
The only exception: Kayle
and yet a LOT of us thought she was male when first joined League of Legends. this is a good example of my earlier post on this page
same with Samus Aran. (and she even had to show long hair and/or bikini for us to distinguish her as female)
Originally Posted by DustySniper
this is actually kind of interesting I never knew that. You learn something new every day.
thank you sir.
as a complementary comment, with females, as you have a LOT less room to play with physical features, you have to compensate mostly with clothers and hair in order to show the character's attitude, with Sejulani, you can clearly see she is a warrior, badass, veteran and yet femenine.
Yes sometimes you need to put on sexy clothes on females to make the point clear, but also, if you think of a barbarian (like Conan, Tryndamere), you'd atuomatically think of it shirtless woudn't you?
when designing a character you need to consider the perception of the viewer, if you see someone dressed as Karma, Sona or Soraka it would be difficult to imagine her as a badass warrior, even with a bigass weapon.
Just think of it, when we see an elegant female with weapons we automatically think of her as an assasin or ninja or martial artist, but not a barbarian, same with males.
Sometimes sexy clothes are necessary.