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Male Wizards.

Discussion in 'Wizard' started by nurman, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. nurman

    nurman Diabloii.Net Member

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    Male Wizards.

    Well, I've been pondering the Male Wizard's looks and I came to a conclusion that...

    Male Wizard needs a beard and has to be older than this 24-year guy.
    Balding is a huge plus.
    :whistling:

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    Re: Male Wizards.

    They should just arbitrarily give the Wizard D1's Sorceror appearance.

    That's like an instant 349034930% Approval Jump.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    Indeed. You can leave the Female alone, it's fine. The male just does NOT look... how should I put it? Cool.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    The whole point of the wizard design is to avert the traditional "wizard" archetype. Instead of an old white man in a tower, it's a 19 year old asian Girl/Boy.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    well i rather the old man wizard lol. if they were gonna go young at least make them look good. female is fine the male model is really bad imo
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

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    Male Wizard needs a beard and has to be older than this 24-year guy.
    Balding is a huge plus.
    What you are describing is already in the game: the male monk.

    Male wiz looks fine to me. His in-game voice will determine whether hes a bad *** or a whimp.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    Again, I reiterate the offer to make him look like the D1 Sorc. Have Samuel L. Jackson voice him.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    konfeta wins this thread and any other thread he ever speaks in
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    The Crafting Sanctuary Panel showed some of the armor sets and the one they showed the Wizard in also had the picture of his face already implemented in the UI. Looked very good, not really like a young boy, very close to my chosen Avatar to the left.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    Now go tell that to Jay Wilson please. I totally approve of that idea. Though i don't think this would mean, that he would need to look mature or older or anything. Just think "Shaft" :thumbup:

    Otherwise the young asian look is a bit averting to me. Could indeed go a little bit more into the male barbarian direction.



     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    I think Sam Jackson would be better utilized for voicing the Male DH. Get the Govinator to voice the male Barbarian. Or Sean Connery.



     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    That would be funny ! It made my laugh IRL !


     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    A young wizard goes with the game lore though. I am just happy that we can select our gender. Allows me to make an emotional connection with my character, but then I play hardcore only.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    the recent gamestar male DH interview asked about the asian wizards, in awesomely abrupt fashion. One of the funniest D3 interviews ever.

    http://www.gamestar.de/specials/spiele/2321087/diablo_3.html

    So basically they made the wizards Asian for sales reasons. And that's also why the male wiz is young and anime-style; so the all the koreans and chinese and japanese blizz wants to buy d3 will have a char to play who looks like them. Plus the mage play style seems to be very popular in Korea; I recall Sorcs dominating the asian D2 ladders back in the day; more so than the sorcs did on any of the US or EU ladders.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    As a Caucasian American who has spent a fair amount of time in China, I like the Asian influence for the Wiz, it adds some flavor. And I think the male looks good. As someone said earlier, his mannerisms and voice will really sell the cocky, headstrong aspect of the class if Blizz does it right.

    It seems some people have a hard time grasping the real world ethnic influences in Sanctuary.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    at least some 5 'o'clock shade on him and maybe some marking/tattoo in his face.
    But the best alternative would be to make him in samuel jacksons image.

    Though i do think that it is the perspectives and poses we get to see him in that makes him look 'weak', ingame i think he looks quite badass, i'd imagine he does not look as submissive even when zoomed in. And all of the characters look pretty wierd on thier pvp facial zooms.
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    Not to get too sociological, but it's odd that most of the debaters on this issue are Westerners, who have no hesitation in saying how the characters should look for their taste. I guess that's normal enough, especially with Blizzard located in the US.

    But do you suppose there are similar forum threads on Korean sites, talking about how ugly and useless the female barb is, with her grotesque muscles. Or how the male monk is freakish with his bald head and beard and how he should look like a proper Buddhist monk. Etc?

    If there were such discussions, would you guys think they had good points and wonder why Blizzard wasn't changing the look of the fB and mW the chars to accommodate them?
     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    Very innerestin' perspective, Flux. Speaking at least from the Asian perspective, their concept of evil, masculine, etc. is often the opposite of what we in the West consider evil, masculine, etc. For example, in the U.S. we think of the hero always wearing white. In Chinese media, the villain often wears white, as white symbolizes death in their culture. And we all know about the Japanese concept of masculinity, in which the guy we in the West would consider fey or emo is considered masculine, whereas overly muscled butch types are often depicted as homosexuals.

    Speaking from my own experience, the male Wiz is very reminiscent of what would pass as a "rocker" type in mainland China. IRL he'd be wearing torn skinny jeans and a black shirt and jacket with nonsensical English on it, but in the world of Sanctuary he would obviously have to opt for robes and such.


     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    This.

    While I'm fond of Gandalf and Zeddicus and Albus Dumbledor and any other number of stereotypically-portrayed wielders of arcane knowledge and power, I think that this goes in line with Diablo III breaking the norms. Not to mention his cool demeanor is a nice contrast to his young features, and those in tandem are a nice contrast to the Wizard's dangerous streak.


     
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    Re: Male Wizards.

    i agree. needs a beard
     

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