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# 111
11-13-2012, 07:57 PM
Saw her, don't like it, too much sexism in it and it is not StarFleet approiate
Treat her with the same standard as the former was...

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Yes, good-bye, old friend! But... Hello "Pretty Phaser Lady"!!!

You might need to refresh or clear your cache to see her.

Cheers,

Brandon =/\=
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# 112
11-13-2012, 08:01 PM
QFT...Here,here..
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Well i haven't posted in a while, but seeing the new season 7 frontpage has given me a reason to do so.

I cannot believe how absurdly bad she looks. I don't normally have an issue with revealing outfits or uniforms. But this is just gratuitous and cheap.

She is a captain in starfleet, yet can't seem to pay attention to where she is aiming her phaser, the cleavage is tastelessly right above the download button, and she is falling over, apparently because she is too top heavy, or maybe because she is too empty headed to walk and shoot phasers at the same time.

You want a vulcan chick in a revealing outfit? Fine. But for the love of Trek, make it tasteful! Make her look competent! Make her look like she actually earned her command through hard work and accomplishments, not by being on assignment under Quinn's desk!


She could have been pointing the phaser at us, held in both hands with a look on her face that says she means business, and in that pose, her breasts would have had plenty of reason to be pressed together.

Or perhaps she could have been sitting in a chair looking stressed and a bit tired at a mountain of reports to explain her dressing down. Its the kind of scene that says here is a competent, attractive woman trying to fix these problems, but there's just too much for one person.


So honestly, give us something better. You can dress her however you want, but make her look like she isn't a bimbo tripping over her own feet about to complain about breaking a nail, because the caption for that picture screams, "Like OMG, I dropped my phaser!"
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# 113
11-13-2012, 08:14 PM
Honestly thought the phaser guy was better still glad my game case has him, this new lady is wierd and I refuse to acknowloge here preseasnce.

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Time to TLDR this mother. This is what I'm referring to.

If anyone wants to respond, please post pictures of the sexy ladies of Star Trek, done RIGHT!

This linked image insults me directly, not just as a straight heterosexual male but as a human being. As someone who has love and adoration for all the sexy ladies of Star Trek, the vast majority of whom were portrayed in a sensual yet respectful light (considering the PG-rated viewers at the time).

Lets ignore everything after ST:Voyager for the time being since that has been said to take place in a parallel universe or whatever they wanted to pull.

This goes out to both Cryptic and PWE. Who is your audience for STO? Who?
The answer: EVERYONE. You want and need as much money from as many players as possible, of BOTH genders. There is ZERO reason to EVER piss off HALF (or more) of your current (and potential) playerbase with **** like this!

Cut dat **** out PWE. Cut the male-gaze pandering. Cut the stupid pseudo-elven females with plunging necklines. Cut it out, now. You don't need it. You need to be the ONE mmo that females can join in and feel a part of the community instead of joining a 'mens club' like almost every other MMO has been. Cryptic did it with City of Heroes so time to keep up the reputation.

Cryptic. I don't care if you're owned by PWE. At least SOME of you have to be offended by this and voice that loudly to PWE or they won't care. PWE are Chinese Ferengi, so treat them appropriately when dealing with them.

Star Trek has had sexy ladies across the series, but this artwork isn't done tastefully or even lore-accurate (what race is she? Vulcan? Romulan?). It is poorly shoddily-made craptastic 'artwork'.

I guarantee there are hundreds of starving artists on several art-focused communities across the entire internet who will bend over backwards to make you FREE artwork for your promotions that is sexy and WAY better than this ****. All you have to do is make it a contest, maybe throw in some free ZEN and guaranteed credit/recognition within the game credits and website. That's it.

Not this ****. Do NOT **** this up PWE, damn Chinese Ferengi. >_>
Or you'll find we're more than happy to take all your GPL and shove it down your frontal lobes.
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# 115
11-13-2012, 09:16 PM
I like it and think its a good image to accompany the new Season. Its pretty tame actually

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# 116
11-13-2012, 09:16 PM
It's just cover art.
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Lets ignore everything after ST:Voyager for the time being since that has been said to take place in a parallel universe or whatever they wanted to pull.
wat

So, I assume you're super angry over the Orion women, then? The ones with the lack of clothing, the pheromones, the loincloths?

EDIT: Cryptic must be following Rules #30 and #41. lol

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# 117
11-13-2012, 09:17 PM
You're really throwing a hissy fit over that? An open jacket you can buy in game and not much cleavage and a skirt? Oh jeez.
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# 118
11-13-2012, 09:20 PM
Its a blatant continuation of the terrible tradition started by Evony. Why should it have even come to this.

We can choose not to BUY the open jacket option. We however, cannot choose what image is promoted on other websites. And with the OP, I hate the message this is sending out!

I know Gene was just another tv producer who made good, but ever since TNG, I've always wanted to believe Star Trek represented something more grown-up.

This is a step backwards. Not just for us female enthusiasts, but for every one who wear the uniform, or fight with Klingon honor!

Change it back! Phaser Dude was so much better than this!!

I guess the naysayers were right. Star Trek is dead.

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# 119
11-13-2012, 09:21 PM
I have to agree with you here. This is offensive and distasteful. At LEAST give her a proper military uniform, not this "sexelf" costume.
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# 120
11-13-2012, 09:33 PM
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I have to agree with you here. This is offensive and distasteful. At LEAST give her a proper military uniform, not this "sexelf" costume.
This, times 10.
I have NO problem with 'sexy' when it is done PROPERLY and LORE-APPROPRIATE (or at least justified somehow).

Seven of Nine, a blatant overtly sexual symbol and a 'Liberated Borg' but she had PERSONALITY that made her MORE than just a sexual object.

Deanna Troi, ship's counselor and a really fantastic 'MILF' in many ways, but she had PERSONALITY that made her MORE than just a sexual object.

Need I go on?
The woman in the picture offends me because (knowing what little I know about art) the posing and emphasis in the picture tends to draw 'male gaze' toward her mammary glands. This hurts me as a male and a human being because I'm not some horny teenage **** virgin who goes 'OOO BOOBIES' every other minute. I did that back TEN YEARS AGO.

Game advertisers/marketers still haven't grown up, have they?

Also more importantly, my informal survey of dozens of ESD residents has the population estimated at well over half FEMALE. I'm sure they don't appreciate the emphasis being poorly attributed to T&A.

And FINALLY, Star Trek has NEVER been about sex appeal ALONE. Part of Star Trek has often been about exploration of our humanity and what it means for us as a species. Advancing beyond our base and crude instinctual needs.

This? This 'artwork'? Its ****. It is poorly drawn, offends almost everyone who isn't a virgin, and it reflects poorly on STO as a whole.

Hey PWE, fire the marketer/promoter of that image and hire me instead. I'll get you 1000x the quality at less than half the cost. How can even a Chinese Ferengi say no to that? ^_^

December 20th, 1987. Phantasy Star 1 for the Sega Master System (an 8-bit console) was released in Japan and featured a 15 year old female as the main protagonist that you controlled directly as your avatar in the game. Absolutely ZERO of the marketing or artwork was done to emphasis or show off her female attributes.

November 13, 2012. So much progress, right?

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