Where are all the Tarts – opps uh scantily dressed women in Mogged gear?
Can I say that? I think I have just put feminism in MMO’s back a few years.
I shall qualify this first by reminding you I am female, and yes I wore these pants and I liked them. **
For those under a Rock the newest patch 4.3 bought about the ability to transmogrify via Transmogrification, pieces of armor to look like other pieces of amour in-game that you have in your possession. AKA Mogging!
The first set of gear I mogged into on my Priest Main was the easiest one I could find, and involved a nice little red crimson cloth set. Feeling ‘sexy’ with plenty of cleavage. I wore it around a little because I could, and felt rather silly.
I got my tier shoulders and changed into something more respectable.
I came across one of the few players I have seen who have gone out of their way to expose every bit of flesh possible in the AH. It was more of a crotch-ful – eyeful. Be careful where you pan your camera when they are standing next to the Auctioneer.
There doesn’t seem to be many people who have mogged their gear into the most extreme cases of ‘lets show all the flesh I can on my Toon . ‘ The Santa baby Human commoners in their little red santa suit are dressed more scandalously then even a small fraction of players toons are.
” Where are all the Tarts?” is sensationalistic, and it’s a backwards mentality that women are judged by what we wear – more so then a man ever will. It is a very clear judgement of the choices you make in the clothes you wear as to how you are perceived. I’m not restarting the armor design and every mans fantasy argument either, but I will observe that given the choice ( within your armor class) all players have the ability to Mogg their gear into what ever they please, and the vast majority do not seem to have gone down the path of the scantily clad.
Have we been shamed into not dressing like that? Can we just not be bothered? Have we chosen to dress more respectable, or is the value we place on matching tiers from the past, and style more important then dressing like a Tart? ( sic)
I changed out of my Red Crimson set because it ‘felt’ inappropriate – it’s not how I wanted my character to be perceived, but lastly it didn’t match my new tier shoulders and I wanted to show them off more than I wanted my NE boobs cleavage flashed.
Wear/Mogg what you want. Sometimes we have a choice, Sometimes we don’t. I remember playing my first pally that I attempted and put a quest reward on in Westfall on to find it wasn’t much more than a bikini bottom with some side flaps and another toon chasing me around telling me to put some clothes on.
But for the same reason I will probably make my toon wear the santa suit at least once, why occasionally I dress up in a ‘lovely dress’ I like my toon looking cute, feminine, sexy, lovely, adorable, pretty and that’s ok, but I guess I can only liken it to playing dress ups I only want to do it occasionally.
( PS – I love seeing the careful effort people have put into the collection their favorite tier pieces to mogg into)
Metal boob shaped plates basically shout ” My heart is in between these – stab me here”