First: My mom is 5 years older then my dad, my GF is 3 years older then me.. I am 24...
Second: My dad like's good graphics as much as the next guy.. also for him it's all pixels even if the Elin was running in the nude.
Third: if High school DxD, can get on NA TV uncensored.. all the Elin changes are unjustified.
I think you're missing the point. It's not a personal attack, and the fact that you seem to be taking it as such makes me wonder if you have your own personal reservations. You seem way too defensive.
I even said in my original post I don't think the armor changes were necessary.
Well, assuming that people that play elins are pedos because they're attracted to their character, that would mean your attracted to the bodybuilder guy you play. Depending on you or your friend that caught you playing it's level of homophobia, it may be more embarrassing.
I don't really care why people play Elin's. I certainly don't think they are all pedos, and I'm not one to judge regardless. I was just commenting on the embarrassing aspect of trying to explain that situation to someone in real life.
I personally think this country is overly obsessed w/ their sensitivity to all things sex and that it was silly that En Masse even decided to alter the armor in the first place.
Playing a male character that's heavily built in a fantasy game wouldn't even be questioned.
Is this a real question? The hypersexualized little girl, by like a billion miles.
By "little girl" you are implying that they are human... i am yet to run across a girl (regardless of age) in every day life with a tail and fox ears. Maybe if you live beside a nuclear reactor that's a common sight, but it's not here were i live.
I can already hear this conversation.
Dad: " Son, why are you playing a 10 year old dressed up like a playboy bunny with a short skirt?"
Son: "Well Dad, she's not really a little girl, she's an Elin. She's a hundred years old and an element of nature. She has bunny ears and a fox tail."
Dad: "So did your mom the night you were conceived. So why were you tilting your camera to look up her skirt?"
I was thinking of getting into terra but lately i have been hearing some bad things. The game is not so cheap and I don't want to pay $15 a month on a game that isn't going to keep me around. Thought I would see what u guys had to say before I joined. Are you happy with your purchase? Are you having fun? Now that you are 60 are there still plenty of things to do? does the hack and slah gameplay get boring after a while? Is the game boring in general?
I have also been hearing about things in the world like shrubs, mobs, and players not rendering until they get pretty close. Saw a video and that looked really lame. I am thinking that I should just wait for guild wars 2. What do you think?
Something to keep in mind about games marketed like GW2. You are going to pay nearly as much money as a subscription game. In all honesty, you're probably going to pay more.
Lets assume GW2 releases 2 expansion packs a year at $40 per. That's $80 a year you're paying to keep up to date on content. That's on top of the $60 you paid for the box. So about $140 for your first year.
Tera is sitting at $50 for the box, an $107.50 for an annual subscription. So $157. This includes all major content updates, as well as small patches and content updates throughout the year.
The difference isn't really that staggering price wise. The major difference is that because Tera is a subscription MMO, it really has to be careful w/ how much emphasis it puts on it's cash shop. People get really pissy about cash shops + subscription games. GW2 on the other hand will likely have a ton of stuff on it's cash shop, because it's a "non-subscription" game. People are very forgiving of F2P and B2P games when it comes to a cash shop, and are far more likely to splurge on those cash-shops themselves.
Now we've already established that you aren't really paying a lot less for GW2 in the long run. But because they market it as a non-subscription game, your brain tricks you into thinking that the cash shop is a more legitimate income generator for a game like GW2, and you'll probably be more likely to use it because "I'm not paying a sub". ArenaNet knows this, and believe me they will exploit it.
The end result is that GW2 will make up every single cent plus some in the cash shop just by using the B2P marketing ploy plus paid expansions. They will have a much larger user base because people shy away from subscriptions, and those users will be more apt to spend money in a cash shop because the marketing of the game makes them feel like they are paying substantially less than they would for a subscription game.
Now don't get me wrong, I like the b2p model more myself for a couple reasons, specifically because it incentivizes content creation more and lets me pay for that content -when it's done- instead of as it's being created. But ultimately, the difference is not nearly what people make it out to be, it's mostly just a marketing ploy to fool uneducated consumers.
ArenaNet does not use their buy to play method out of the goodness of their hearts. They use it because it's a very profitable business strategy.