Does FOC's Multiplayer customization feature include a gender option?

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  1. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    I'm getting exicted for the game since I've heard that it's going to come a week early in August. The customization feature for multiplayer's really sounds promising! However does the feature include an option to either make your character male or female? I don't know because I wasn't really up to date with the news and coverage of FOC.
     
  2. BooyakaDragon

    BooyakaDragon I Don't Even Know

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    It would be neat.
     
  3. Secretcode

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    We don't know. We've seen very little of multiplayer as it is.
     
  4. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I highly doubt it. If the rumored voice options are in then you might be able to have them sound female but with the parts available she'd be less Blackarachnia and more Strika which I'll go out on a limb and say is probably not what you wanted.
     
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    No since high moon said there will be no fembots or femcons at all and transformers dont have genders they only look like men or ladies.
     
  6. Sideways77

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    I've heard nothing.

    I guess HighMoon wants the game to be a tincan fest.
     
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    I doubt it, since unless they were manly looking females, having a separate gender option would require an entire different set of options for female proportions in addition to what we have for males.
     
  8. kaijuguy19

    kaijuguy19 Keyblade Wielder

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    Really? :(  Darn it!

    But if that's true then why do most of them act thier gender? I mean in the Algned Countuinty it has Solus Prime the first fembot.

    But what about the Arcee and Slipstream models? Can't they use parts form that instead?
     
  9. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Sadly those models won't blend well with the others even if its restricted to the size classes. You couldn't have Vortexs torso with Slipstreams tiny legs or Cliffjumpers barrel chest sprouting Arcees stick figure arms.
     
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    Hate to intrude, but look at Slipstream's design again and say she has tiny legs.



    To add to what I said before, I don't know why they wouldn't include fembots. Are they following Bay's thing of 'we don't want to explain females'?
     
  11. Sso02V

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    That seems to be more the person playing the game's problem. If they want to mismatch their parts and make them look goofy, that's their prerogative.
     
  12. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    Compared to the others of her class? Yeah, she does.


    Very true, but it leads to ridiculous looking creations and the inability for the people who want to make female characters to make something that isnt a repaint of the two existing models and not big mclargehuge. The latter is just going to annoy people.
     
  13. Forceman4077

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    From what I heard, so take with a grain of salt, is that it's a no because the hitboxes of the female transformers are not the same as the males. Personally I think it might be partly due to that there aren't that many "fembots" in Transformers lore, but they should add the option for anyone girl or guy that want to play as a lady transformer.
     
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    The option for gender in the creation menu shouldn't a huge issue, just check the gender box and female chassis parts are available rather than male chassis parts. To be honest though, it doesn't bother me if we can't have female bots in multiplayer. The only thing I really want addressed is the color palate. I hated in WFC that bots were restricted to bright colors, while the Cons could only have the dark colors. I want the option to make a canary yellow Soundwave or a solid black Prime. I know they have said they improved the color system for FOC, as far as like oxidation of the colors and what not, but I haven't heard anything about the full color palate open to both sides.
     
  15. Sideswipe80

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    The color is open to both sides. There was even a pic a while ago. HMS said they listened on that front.
     
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    Sweet, thanks for the info. I must have missed that little nugget of news. I'll have to look for it.
     
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    Yeah no problem. That was one of my biggest gripes. I'm very glad they answered it. Also, you can choose how shiny you want the metal to look as well.
     
  18. Kaymac

    Kaymac I'M REALLY FEELIN' IT!

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    If Halo Reach can make female Spartans look distinct from males, and still have similar hit boxes, this game can do it too. I know it's harder since robots don't have the same proportions as humans, but they could try.

    If it was up to me, instead of the method they are going with now for customization, I'd have eight different protoform designs, two of each gender for each class. You choose the class and gender and it goes to an armor addition screen. There are different chests, legs, shoulders, heads, and arms, all unique. You choose the ones you think look the best, and it will show how the character looks Transformed. Each member of a class transforms the same way, so as not to mess with the pieces and eliminate clipping issues. The alt-mode is directly affected by every part of the robot mode, not just the chest. Each piece is designed to fit into certain parameters so everything looks nice.

    Males and females use the same armor pieces, just like in Halo Reach, but minor adjustments are made to suit each gender.
     
  19. Cyber-Scream

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    The most we'll get is an Arcee chasis probably. Gender customization is something for fit for the Universe MMO.
     
  20. Kalyx triaD

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    Not really how game development works. Teams just can't do something because it's been done elsewhere. The option would be nice, though.
     

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