I don't think there's any need to make male elves look more "manly", because those who want to can choose a manlier head and move the slider to the right to get more muscles. This update lets people still make "manly" elves, but removes the option for people like me to make elegant slim elves. Not everyone should have too look like they're out in the woods fighting all day
Originally Posted by Lyzau
I'm all for options, but let it stay as options! Let us choose if we want the new looks or keep the old look.
Let me keep the look of my elves the way I made them, please Turbine! If I had wanted to play a manly man with a wider waist and big muscles, I would have moved the slider to the right. I'm very happy with my gentle and elegant elves, and I would be very very sad and upset to see them all turn into beefy slouching thugs
A comment on the sidenote: I don't feel the shoulders are too broad as such (at least not for the thinnest elves), I think they fit the head size, but I've noticed that it looks like there's something wrong under the arms. Like a tiny piece is pushed into the arm (sorry it's hard to explain in English ). It's like their arms have been ever so slightly pinched but it looks fine most of the time, and I'm thinking that fixing it might mess up the look of lots of outfits? I don't notice it at all in some outfits, and never during movement.
I've seen lots of people ask for more head and hairstyle options, and more sliders to change bodyshape, and sliders to get added to the barber so you can change your mind after character creation. But I've only seen a few people ask for things to get removed so something they prefer can take it's place. No one is against people getting new looks, we're against our looks to get changed to what other people like, and what other people want us to look like.
Originally Posted by frickinmuck
This is a rare community we're in. In other games I get taunted constantly for my soft and gentle-looking male characters, but in LOTRO it has only happened once Please Turbine, if you're going to bring this to Live, give us an option to keep the look we chose.
;) “There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.” ~ Hindu Proverb