Could BioWare's public vote for the appearance of Mass Effect 3's female Commander Shepard change her image and identity forever?
I've always used DudeShep, but didn't FemShep already have a default look since Mass Effect 1?
Yeah, she has. Which is why this move feels a little odd.
The default femshep was just something Bioware chucked together in five minutes with the character creator and for all accounts was a pretty awful look. This "new" femshep is going to be used for marketing purposes and will appear on the Collector Edition box. The old default femshep does not cut it hence the need for a new femshep. The competition is meant to be a bit of fun and give us the opportunity to give our feedback to Bioware about what we want the PUBLIC face of femshep to look like. Naturally in the video gaming world this is quite literally bordering on a war crime and as such it should be complained and bitched about at every single opportunity.
I'm kind of getting sick of developers making their communities make decisions for them.
4 non-avatars in a row, change your avy dude!!!
Doesn't this defeat the point of featuring FemShep more prominently in the first place?
Hey dude, change your avy!!! XD
Wait, I'm a little behind in Mass Effect...are people really calling it DudeShep and FemShep? That's pretty awesome, actually.
I don't understand what they hope to achieve by this? Make the masses feel like they participated in a design decision by letting them vote on something utterly insignificant? It seems pointless since you can customize it anyway. When I have the option to change this stuff, I NEVER use the default.
The femshep vote is to determine the PUBLIC face of femshep. You can of course use whatever femshep you like in the actual game. However Bioware need a decent default femshep for marketing purposes like trailers and the femshep appearing on the box, that is what people are voting for. Basically we are voting for the female version of Sheploo.
Don't care which default female they chose ,just give us consumers a chose of cover box art.cause i don't want to be force to get the default chick on the cover cause EA/Bioware are try to be more PC or using this tactic to draw in more female gamer, give me a chose of covers between default male & female .
Can't they just hire a porn star for this or something? Plus playing as the femshep just never felt right unless she's lesbian or something...with Miranda constantly sticking her ass out at my character and all the time.
I prefer the original FemShep over all the proposed designs, tbh.
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