Well, so I read through all the red posts and some of the others, and I guess pretty much anything I would have wanted to discuss has already been discussed
Originally Posted by Aphet
I still want my sexy gay man champion. :<
Well I guess that would be Taric
I know his concept is not one to be a homosexual/gay man, but his art design is strongly reminding of it, as well as his audible design.
On a different side note, I can't help but get reminded of Thomas Anders
every time I see his Pink Taric artwork.
And on another side note, I really think Taric is one of the candidates in need of an art rework :P
This video is actually pretty good (think I've seen it before) - though his voice gets annoying after watching the full 10 minutes - and insightful on why girls may not be attracted to video games.
Also, I think this has been said before, but I just wanted to say that there are also (and I think these are not to small number) girls who do want female champions to be attractive or posing. I do know girls (including my GF) who aren't even touching male champions because they don't find them attractive and therefore are only playing female champions they like.
For my part, I like champions being attractive, but I also watch out for gameplay designs. I play champions that I like gameplay-wise, but I guess that's a totally different topic. Sure, I am always taking visual design into account, but that should (in my opinion, don't nail me for it) not be the deciding factor of whether playing the champion or not.
Note aside from that, you were talking about the apparent age of champions, not listing Leona (I know you said "absent from the list are [...]"), and I think she would be around early to mid 30's, and she's still attractive at certain parts. So this would be another "older" (well, 30 isn't really considered "old", but relative to all the others) champion being still attractive.
I'd really like to hear IronStylus answer on the designed age of Leona though :P