Paula, thank you for your post. Having a "perfect waist-to-bum-ratio" (according to my hubby *blushes*) myself, I so wished we could have some avatars with more curves.
(I deleted my doubts that this will ever happen, coz my critics got really nasty. And I promised myself to stay positive, which gets harder and harder with every month with no response by the devs to important topics and no significant update besides a hat)
You're welcome Sandra, and thanks of course, to others who have posted their thoughts on this thread about all of this— good or indifferent.
It's addressing the elephant in the room for sure, but you don't have to beat the elephant half to death just to get your point across. Rob brought up a good point about how asking for something like this, could alter the avatar's body the way it's been originally mapped in game, something that could cause, at least in a visual sense, problems down the road.
I never thought of it that way. I figured it was just an adjustment in numbers, but I now see how some animations, and their mapped surfaces, could suffer from errors. I could be wrong about my interpretations on how this game works, and I'm mature enough to understand my under sight on the subject.
Maybe the people working on this game will think,"You know what, let's try it out and see what happens. We have a new engine under the hood, the animations transferred over nicely, let's try a body adjustment and see what it looks like. If it doesn't work, we can always revert back to the way it was, and I'm sure women will understand. We will give them a heads up for the change, and give them time to let them know that it's screwing up the game, and put it back to the way it was."
I understand it's hard not to talk about this sort of thing without the urge to steer this conversation, into a nauseating bickering back and forth about how the people working on this game never read this or, how this game is run by men and they only want us to look like that because, foreign or domestic, they're sexist pigs.
God knows that shit's rampant in the news today, we sure as hell don't need it in a game designed with sex in mind. I would be doing women a giant disservice if my thoughts about starting a thread on here, originated with thoughts like that in mind.
That's another elephant in the room worth noting too, but not one string of conversation from that could bring about anything constructive. it would only further divide this community down the middle even more, when it's about bringing the community together.
For the most part, and I mean this with every loving fiber in my heart, it's certainly healthy to talk about the possibilities, to imagine what could happen, to daydream. Unity 5 brings with it, a good hope for great things for this game.
A girl can dream, can't she? ♥ ^-^