I know this might sounds silly to many of you, but I'm sure I'm not alone in this.
Most MMO's I have played usually portray sexy curvy women, and men are usually on the muscular/fit side, but awfullly plain, specially on the backside. They have big shoulders, huge biceps, big pecs, strong legs and calves, but a tiny flat butt that has nothing to do with the rest of the physique. MMO's in general and specially superhero MMO's have a standard of a fit body both for males and females, and a real male fit body has much more backside that what MMO's usually make their models. Heck I'm a slim/fit guy and even I have much more back there than some of the supposedly muscular bodies in MMO's.
I don't know if this is intentional or not, I don't know if some straight males get unconfortable looking at a bigger more realistic male butt on the screen, or the devs don't want to put too much work in that area, or if they just don't notice or don't care. But many of us do care and we notice it's not like that.
I know that many people think this is not important, but for some it is. Forum wars have started because of the infamous boob slider in many MMO's. Why do straight males get all the eye candy? MMO's are catering to a wider audience every year and character customization has to reflect that, sooner or later. For example I love strong women characters, that don't use their sex appeal to get what they want, a strong woman with a huge weapon, or armor, and I love my men to be more on the sexy side, it's just a matter of opinion and tastes.
The movie industry is already changing and adapting to it, these days you see as much beefcake as cheesecake in movies (and maybe even more) because they've realized their target audience is NOT only straight males anymore. Videogames and MMO's are slowly beginning to realize this aswell. But it's a very slow process.
There are already a couple of MMO's that have a buttocks slider for both males and females. I don't care so much for sliders if the default is a nice middle point and not a completely flat bottom for males and a super bubble butt for females.
If you want I can give you some examples of real muscular/fit males with tights and how does it look on their backside.
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