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Do Mechari really need underwear? Do Chua?

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Mekaroo   

I get why Draken and Granok got bras, but did Mechari really need gold crotch and breast plating that only matches a single chassis color? The gold private plates seem really unnecessary and just look terrible on all but one chassis color currently available. Is Lex going to get the same treatment? What about Axis? Also, none of the Chua art that I've seen (not even the old Christmas card) has them wearing briefs. Why do ours have to? Is this something the ESRB takes issue with? I can't imagine even they're that daft as to demand robots and rodents have underwear. Yeah, this is a silly topic, but it's a silly issue.

 

EDIT: Some figures depicting the problem.

 

 

 

Change made somewhere near the end of Winter Beta and now:

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Clashing brown-gold plating:

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What used to be:

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What now is:

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Guest BloodySunBoy   
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It's to hide their robot *cupcake* of course.

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Lemurian   

I personally feel it was a bad choice, as there's innumerable 'naked' robots and animals in childrens shows and games already, but they probably did it because there are also sexed up aspects of this game, and they needed to be sure they got a T rating.

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Horu   

Irrelevant.

 

If a mechanic "life form" would exist in our world, would it feel uncomfortable to be naked if it learned it from it's creators...? I'd point you guys to C3PO in Episode 1 when it notices it was "naked" without it cover parts. Same thing applies to Humans, would a baby raised within a nudist society grow up and feel awkward for being naked?

Chua are humanoid, they need underwear. In children's shows animals are naked because they don't add in the reproductive organ of said animal, thus not qualifying as pornographic.

 

Horu.

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Lemurian   

Chua don't have any external sex organs. Other than that I have no idea what you're trying to say Horu.

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Fille   

It's to hide their robot *cupcake* of course.

 

 

Must .. resist .. urge .. to .. make .. joke .. about .. batteries

 

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Artimise   

Meh, likely someone will get their britches in a bunch if they didn't have them, and because of said crowd, Carbine is likely just playing it safe to ensure they keep the ESRB as low as possible. I knew a few people who really though Bugs Bunny should wear some pants. *rolls eyes*

 

It doesn't really bother me much, but I can see why it may be a little immersion breaking for others, especially of they're looking at at NPC that is more free with nature than your personal avatar.

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Guest Mahanaxar   
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I don't know about Chua but I'd imagine it's to keep the Mechari from oiling their pants.

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Launch can't be helped, but if you really care, it could be petitioned & patched out after we're in the whole "game launched, some online content may not match existing rating, parent beware" phase. At least make it optional?  :huh:

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bdotalex   

The underwear is fine, we just need to be able to change the colour. I always run my mechari naked because I feel like it's kind of dumb for a robot to wear clothes, so it does annoy me too.

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They did not have it originally. It was patched in. And I HATE the chua un-tidy whities with a passion. They are hideous and distinctly male, in a race that is supposed to be visually gender neutral . . . they all now have hideous *cupcake* flaps.

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Typrop   

I'm gonna have to look into this the upcoming beta weekend. I would hope the colour at least changes depending on your "skin" choice for mechari. I haven't looked at "naked" chua and mechari but if anyone has screens prior to this change be nice to share that with us. I roamed around my house in "boxers"(which were just plate pants) so i didn't notice...

 

So if anyone has screens of before and afters of Chua and Mechari, I'd like to see. Chua it seems very silly as it takes away form the mystery of their reproduction. I like to imagine that the wild Chuas jsut slap their ears together or something crazy..., but undies take the fun and imagination(yes i said fun and imagination) out of it...

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Meh, likely someone will get their britches in a bunch if they didn't have them, and because of said crowd, Carbine is likely just playing it safe to ensure they keep the ESRB as low as possible. I knew a few people who really though Bugs Bunny should wear some pants. *rolls eyes*

 

It doesn't really bother me much, but I can see why it may be a little immersion breaking for others, especially of they're looking at at NPC that is more free with nature than your personal avatar.

 

Probably why it happened.

 

I'm still trying to collect my jaw from the topic anyway... I guess I never look at the underwear of my characters o.O Had no idea Mechari had undies.  It's weird enough we wear clothes instead of cool metal parts, but I'm into costuming so I'll take it!

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bdotalex   

They did not have it originally. It was patched in. And I HATE the chua un-tidy whities with a passion. They are hideous and distinctly male, in a race that is supposed to be visually gender neutral . . . they all now have hideous *cupcake* flaps.

Well, I agree that having a flap, as you say, makes no sense really, but all of their voices are clearly male in the game. Just about all of their character customization options have masculine features also. All I'm saying is that I'm not really surprised, but it's too bad for the people that really wanna play a more feminine chua. It kindof ruins that. Short-legged briefs with no "masculine" features would probably be a nice compromise, as girls irl wear that style of underwear all the time.

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Horu   

Chua don't have any external sex organs. Other than that I have no idea what you're trying to say Horu.

 

Well, you obviously haven't tried reading my post then.

It's clear to me that this is irrelevant to the game feel. It's a comical cartoonish game. Why would Mickey need shorts and Donald need a sailor uniform?

It's made to be funny and it's a funny concept to the game that Robots would wear underwear.

 

I was just making fun of this discussion in my own way that is, most of times, misunderstood.

 

I dislike Chua, don't wanna have anything to do with those. D:

 

Horu.

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Chuaurin   

Chua wear underwear for scientific research to better understand the other life forms around them, thus giving them ideas on how to improve on new and interesting way to make things die. One term that Chua are particularly interested in for underwear is the atomic wedgie, and ways to improve it for maximum lethal effects.

 

Underwear for science!

 

Plus, if you dress like the fools around you, you lull them into dropping their guard and making them comfortable. Mwahaha.

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Guest Voqar   
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You never know what kind of attachments or sockets that stuff could be covering.

 

If you've ever listened to Zappa, for ex, like Joe's Garage, you'd know that bots can get pretty rowdy.  ;)

 

Gimme that, gimme that...Sy Borg!

 

Oh well, I try.  I doubt many on this forum even know who Zappa was.

 

 

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Horu   

You never know what kind of attachments or sockets that stuff could be covering.

 

If you've ever listened to Zappa, for ex, like Joe's Garage, you'd know that bots can get pretty rowdy.   ;)

 

Gimme that, gimme that...Sy Borg!

 

Oh well, I try.  I doubt many on this forum even know who Zappa was.

 

Are you talking about Frank Zappa?

 

Horu.

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