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Body type preferred for each class.

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Burana
01.28.2013 , 10:22 AM | #41
Quote: Originally Posted by Abominant View Post
Body type 1 Sith Marauder is where it's at.
I was very happy with my body type 1 female marauder. Until i dinged 50 and got Tionese Horrible! Other players were laughing at my char. To say that she looks anorexic is an underestimation. To continue playing I had to remove mods and move them to orange pieces. I sacrificed tier buff for the looks, but hell, I couldn't play my character at all at lvl 50!

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sentientomega
05.03.2015 , 11:18 PM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Horta View Post
All my characters are female. I have a body type 4 knight and I roleplay her as insecure about her looks (she asks friends "Does this robe make my butt look big?"), but it works because body type 4 female (unlike male 4) is more about being naturally curvy than being out of shape. My only type 2 females are an imperial agent because I figure looking sexy is a job requirement for a secret agent., and an inquisitor who started out as a slave (so again, being unusually good-looking is part of her backstory). My smuggler is body type 1 because (in my mind) a skinny body goes well with the sassy/sarcastic attitude. My sith warrior is body type 3 because she's supposed to have been hand-picked as the best of the best, which (to me) means a super-athletic body.

Right now I'm trying to roll a consular and I can't decide between type 1 and type 2.

My only real complain is that head size doesn't always match the body. On type 1 bodies the head seems way to big, and on type 4 bodies the head seems too small.
All my characters are female (I am, so I couldn't play with what, to me, look like over-sized and badly-sculpted sweet potatoes), and my body type 3s (most of mine are, 38/66 in fact) are pretty much all the "men" I need; the rest are mostly bt2, with a few 1s and 4s.

If I had to *be* one of my chars, it would be the bt1 Red Sith sorcerer I have on EH.

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Arkeran
05.04.2015 , 01:34 AM | #43
Size 2 for everyone (male), no exeptions, even for soldiers. Actually you don't really see that much real-life soldiers like body 3, it's more of a showoff than real strength.

I never tried to make a female, but regarding answers it looks like there is no equivalent of male size 4 female-side oO ?

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Makrogai
05.05.2015 , 10:36 AM | #44
2 On everything, not to big, not to small. 3 on males can look pretty good if you got some good looking armor. I just cant stand the ugly face

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Ultrazen
05.06.2015 , 09:20 PM | #45
The answer is always 4, with a mustache.

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Spetulhu
05.07.2015 , 05:03 AM | #46
Mostly type 2. Marauder, Agent, Smuggler, Trooper and Bounty Hunter. They don't look out of place anywhere and can at least pretend to be "ordinary" people if needed.

My female Inquisitor is a type 1 - IMO it fits the slave origin. A pretty twilek girl has probably been a household slave kept for looks and manners, not put into heavy labor.

I made a male Inquisitor just the opposite, type 4. Take off the shirt and look, that's not just a fat guy - it's someone who's been working long and hard doing some very heavy manual labor. The arms are like tree trunks attached to an even bigger tree trunk. He's a man who is strong for real, not just ripped from lifting weights in a gym while popping steroids and drinking protein shakes. He'd crush a type 3 male in a heartbeat, and if there's work to be done he'd pull 12 hours with only three breaks while the bodybuilder would collapse after 30 minutes.

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-TheDelta-
05.07.2015 , 05:45 AM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by Arkeran View Post
I never tried to make a female, but regarding answers it looks like there is no equivalent of male size 4 female-side oO ?
Well, male type 4 is "comically hilariously fat" and female type 4 is "slightly above anorexic", which in general perception seems to be considered almost as fat. If that was a ironic commentary by some Bioware designer on the double standard of body perception by gender, it would be kind of funny, but I don't think that was intentional.

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eldefail
05.09.2015 , 02:01 AM | #48
My default is body 2 for male and female. There are some exceptions, however.

Consular female, body type 1 or 4 work as well.

Warrior male or female, body 3 also works. I feel like female body 1 is channeling some Thana Vesh as well, it surprisingly works with human or pureblood.

Inquisitor - Body type 1 also works with males and females, for that "malnourished slave" vibe. Body type 4 works for certain female characters as well.

Bounty Hunter - Body type 3 also works for male and female.

Smuggler - Body type 1 and 4 also work for male or female.

Trooper - Body type 3 also works for male and female, I also think body type 4 can work.

My default is body type 2 across the board, though. I think currently I have one or two characters out of 10 that differ from this.

Quote: Originally Posted by -TheDelta- View Post
Well, male type 4 is "comically hilariously fat" and female type 4 is "slightly above anorexic", which in general perception seems to be considered almost as fat. If that was a ironic commentary by some Bioware designer on the double standard of body perception by gender, it would be kind of funny, but I don't think that was intentional.
It's a lot more than "slightly above anorexic." If the female body type 4 looks slim to you then your aspect ratio is incorrect. The female body type 4 is definitely and notably plump at a correct screen aspect ratio, though it's definitely disappointingly nowhere near as grand as the male body type 4. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't either have a kinda plump male or a very rotund female. We need a body type 5 that corrects this!

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-TheDelta-
05.10.2015 , 03:03 AM | #49
Quote: Originally Posted by eldefail View Post
It's a lot more than "slightly above anorexic." If the female body type 4 looks slim to you then your aspect ratio is incorrect. The female body type 4 is definitely and notably plump at a correct screen aspect ratio, though it's definitely disappointingly nowhere near as grand as the male body type 4. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't either have a kinda plump male or a very rotund female. We need a body type 5 that corrects this!
I was using hyperbole, I thought that was obvious. And as you note yourself, compared to the ridiculously large male type 4, female type 4 could as well be anorexic. And I'm fully in agreement, they should've just made equivalents to the other genders type 4s, but I'm pretty sure that won't ever happen, women just aren't allowed to be seriously fat unless they're comic relief characters (and black)...

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Sorpaijen
05.13.2015 , 02:21 PM | #50
Most of my characters are Body Type 2 just because that seemed the most "normal". As my number of characters grew, though, I branched out a bit.

My female Sith Pureblood Juggernaut is Type 3 and wears a dancer's top ---- not to show off her, um, assets.... but because it shows off her back muscles (and ridges, being Sith) and her shoulders and biceps. When she hunches over into her Seething recovery animation, one red lightsaber twitching dangerously to the side, her size really works for her.

I made a female human Mercenary bounty hunter and went with Size 1 for the first time. She's using Adaptive gear, so she doesn't look all bulky like most bounty hunters. She looks more like a gunslinger, frankly (and that was the intent) and she looks quite good (particularly the face options).

I have not yet used Body Type 4 for females because I guess I always though it was the "fat" version (like the males have) but when one actually LOOKS at it, and when I saw other characters with that body type, I realized it's NOT really "fat" at all, just curvy. Not sure how the faces will appeal to me, though (amazing the differences there seem to be between body types and faces).

I only have a few male characters; an Operative and Assassin are both Type 1 because they are weasels and I have a Type 3 bounty hunter who runs around bare chested (Covert energy chest) just so I can look at those AMAZING back muscles as he runs around! I have zero interest in Type 4 men, even as a joke. Type 2 being the 'standard' I did not really see anything particularly appealing (or disappointing) in that choice.