Y'know, I am kinda shocked...not about the picture itself, but that it didn't happen sooner. Let's be honest, we've all learned what PWE is like, it's rather amazing it wasn't earlier, the season 7 release was a good job.
I'm curious, were there changes for previous seasons, however briefly, of the backround? If there were, I do believe they were changed back, so our ample elfish...Romulan...Vulcan...whatever species captain, may only be here for a little while.
I really don't care though about the new pic, I neither like nor dislike it. It is a clear, blatant attempt at being a sexual image (regardless) of what Cryptic or PWE would say, but how long would many of us here would look at all, before moving onto another page that you were going to anyways?
Aside from the cleavage, I am not surprised she's holding only a basic phaser. With the costs of everything, at least she can afford that.
Not trying to de-rail the thread of course.
But...is Handsome Phaser Guy gonna be the new 'Where's Sulu?'
The arguement that there were "sexy ladies with revealing clothing" in the TV and movie series just doesn't hold water in this case.
Show me one photo of a non STO female Starfleet uniform with a plunging neckline? You can't because they don't exist unless it's fan fiction.
Off duty clothing was a different story, but that's off duty or a special case like a councellor who isn't wearing a uniform while on duty. Seven was never a starfleet officer and never wore a uniform. I never watched Enterprise so I can't comment on the Vulcan.
Feds have been very consistent with women in uniform, skirts are okay just like some modern dress uniforms, but never anything like this. And to to it off she's obviously a vulcan.....the very embodyment of conservatism!
Mirror universe and Klingons/Orions are a different story. I wouldn't have a problem with an almost naked Orion shooting a disruptor, becasue to them sexuality is a weapon to be weilded to gain power over their adversaries!
Can I download a wallpaper centered on that girl with her legs showing? Cryptic? At least put it in the C-store please! (This is a semi-joke statement)
She looks cute enough, though from careful observation her skin seems to hold a pinkish and not greenish tint. Maybe a hybrid. Who has red blood, not the usual green.
To be honest, i think the previous guy should have been kept on the page alongside the new vulcan girl. To keep both genders of the playerbase happy.
As it was pointed out, he was handsome and athletic. Now a female is pretty and athletic.
I actually think sexism is a word that means :
"This woman looks way better then how I look. I am so jealous. I want to look like that, but I'm damn ugly. So I'm going to blame the picture of a pretty female to feel better about looks that could scare a cave troll away."
I just hope such people don't act so hostile against a real woman with good looks. Luckily here its a victimless act of rudeness, as the girl in question is just a bunch of pixels, and thus has no feelings at all.
Since when is it a crime to dress fashionably?
I mean some comments were looked like as if Marcy D'arcy wrote them at one of Al Bundy's playboy models.
And what is wrong with this? Nothing. An attractive female cover-girl replaced the handsome cover-boy. While the loss of one is regrettable, faulting the replacement is hardly constructive.
I do get it that her gun looks a bit odd, perhaps another type of pistol would have been a better idea.
Wait are you really trying to justify a supposedly sexist change by saying "Hey it's okay, Star Trek was always sexist before!" ?
Just because it was sexist before, doesn't mean it still has to be sexist now. Just sayin'.
Originally Posted by azniadeet
Wait? Kira was supposed to be a sex symbol?
LOL she sure as hell wasn't wearing a burkha, and then you also have her Intendant character. Her little fling with Mirror Ezri was quite interesting.
I do find it funny people bothered about what they are wearing or not wearing. If I were a woman, I would be more concerned about their roles in the game. Are women in the game given positions of power, authority, and intellect? Are they able to be in front line combat? They are not relegated to support roles such medicine, secretarial...etc.
Star Trek has no shortage of scantily clad women, but it was a trailblazer for women's roles on TV, it provided a lot of strong female characters.
When I created my KDF female toon, I really tried not to create a bimbo. I tried to model her a little after Grace Jones. That way she kind of looks like she knows how to operate a disruptor or command a ship.
Last edited by tejanahawk; 11-14-2012 at 12:08 PM.
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