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# 471
11-27-2012, 06:17 AM
Repost to save me from typing:

The picture is awful, no two ways about it. It looks like it was drawn by an adolescent male for the cover of his Tolkien fanfic novella.

The background is a mural showcasing things that are relevant, like SHIPS and NEW ROMULUS. Only one of those ships is allotted more space than her boobs. The homepage is even worse, it's zoomed in on her chest and there's only a nacelle showing.

This is like those browser games that have a random picture of some elf chick in the banner but are pure spreadsheet sim games. The difference is, those are cheap asian carbon copy browser games, so you don't expect them to spend money on advertising or production.

Let me be clear, I don't object to the in-game costumes being showcased, and I don't have a problem with using sex to sell something. I have a problem with the god awful quality of that picture. I'm embarrassed to have that up on my screen for a friend or family member to see. It's done with the same hand as comic books or anime with a target audience of pre-pubescent males who have only a vague idea of the female form.

Maybe next season Cryptic should hire these girls. Here's one with some of the same elements as that disaster on the homepage. If they did this kind of stuff as a hobby, what do you think they could do if Cryptic threw a few dollars at them?
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# 472
11-27-2012, 10:45 AM
I kind of want to see the aftermath.
Her scratched up knees and the dirt in her cleavage from hitting the ground.
And the guy she accidently shot on the way down because she wasn't looking.

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Captain
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# 473
11-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by redricky View Post
Maybe next season Cryptic should hire these girls. Here's one with some of the same elements as that disaster on the homepage. If they did this kind of stuff as a hobby, what do you think they could do if Cryptic threw a few dollars at them?
This. Can somebody CC this to DAStahl?
Survivor of Romulus
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# 474
11-27-2012, 11:58 AM
Please either bring back the old picture OR put some clothes on the new one
the image is Sexist and physically implausable

she would FALL OVER
Captain
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# 475
11-27-2012, 01:04 PM
Could you people PLEASE indulge your uptight gender politics somewhere else?

This is a game, not the freshman year PoliSci course where you suddenly discovered you were an "activist."

Survivor of Romulus
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# 476
11-27-2012, 01:07 PM
Gender politics?

Don't be daft

The poor creature is physically off balance (and biologically unlikely)
this kind of image spreads the lie that Trekies are all teenage NERDS with unrealistic views of women.

And it is going to put people off playing.

its like those twisted facebook adverts for pirate games with a half naked woman captain

if you respect Women its not gender politics its callled "being a decent person"
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# 477
11-27-2012, 01:12 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by sollvax View Post
And it is going to put people off playing.
Everything else excluded, you're disillusional if you truly think that image alone is going to put people off playing this game.

What happens when you're in game and someone is running around with an Orion Woman dressed with as little as possible? Do you message them asking them to cover up (at which point your request will probably be ignored), or do you leave them too it?
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# 478
11-27-2012, 01:13 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by hanover2 View Post
Could you people PLEASE indulge your uptight gender politics somewhere else?

This is a game, not the freshman year PoliSci course where you suddenly discovered you were an "activist."

For me, as I said in my post up-thread, it has nothing to do with gender or sexuality. She just looks silly.
Survivor of Romulus
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# 479
11-27-2012, 01:14 PM
Usually I move
But ok

hypothetical

The game is downloading
A new player is excited and keen to play

his mother walks in
sees that Image
and turns his computer OFF

or
A female gamer (they do exist) decides to try a new game
she looks at this site and thinks "Ah its a game for teenage boys"
Captain
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# 480
11-27-2012, 01:15 PM
So don't look at her, and stop worrying about how you will be perceived by others foer your hobbies. OWN your nerdiness, people!
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