The world of gaming has changed quite a bit in the last few years, most of it for the better. One of those changes has been the influx of actual females playing MMO's. Reading through the forums of several of my favorite MMO's I see a consistent request from these ladies and after a bit of thought, I do not think their request is unreasonable. To put it simply they want more covering armor for their female avatars and quite a few of them want less covering for their male avatars. Considering these ladies are not men and basing my suggestion on the presumption that we would like to keep these ladies gaming I have derived a solution.
For many years now across several MMO's we have had a simple check box in the interface that allows to hide a piece of gear or show it, my solution to this current situation would simply be to add one additional checkbox. The modesty checkbox, this checkbox would allow a player to choose between skimpier versions of their gear, or the current male version of the same gear.
While I understand this change would take some time to implement for male characters, it should be a quick fix for female toons as only minor adjustments to the male versions of the gear would need to be made to keep the female characters at least looking female. Breast, smaller waist, etc etc.
EDIT: After reading several post,
I think some of you seem to be seeing this as an anti appearance slot request, which it is not. I am all for appearance slots, but I see no reason this could not be implemented as well.
Why limit your options by downgrading this idea and only supporting the appearance slots? I understand there are female players out there who like the skimpier versions and would love item slots so that they could enhance that further maybe make it a tad bit more modest but keep it risque, I gotcha I understand, and I'm all for it.
But at the same time why dont you support an idea that would allow other players to just click a simple checkbox so they don't feel so nude? Why not support an idea that would improve their gaming experience as well?
Ladies, Guys who are not freaks, please vote for the thread!
All it would do is give everyone a few more options, making the game more enjoyable for each individual person. If you wanted to run around half nude more power too you this wouldn't stop you, what it would do is let the players who do not want to run around that way or just like the look of the heavier armor wear it in a manner they like too!