Male Wizards.

nurman

Diabloii.Net Member
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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konfeta

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

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

That's like an instant 349034930% Approval Jump.
 

nurman

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Grug

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Apocalypse

Diabloii.Net Member
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
 

fmulder

Site Contributor
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.
 

konfeta

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Male Wizards.

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

Neltharion

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

melianor

D3 Wizard Moderator
Re: Male Wizards.

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

That's like an instant 349034930% Approval Jump.
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.



 

Pente

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Flux

Administrator
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

GameStar Back to the classes: The model for the wizard looks distinctly Asian, but we’ve never seen Asian people in Diablo. Where do they come from?

Christian Leitner When we design classes we want to make sure that they have a very broad appeal. And Blizzard is a very global company now.

GameStar Alright, but there has to be an in-universe explanation for the wizard’s origin.

Christian Leitner Of course, it is harkening back on the fact that Diablo is a bigger universe. So the witch doctor shows some Caribbean and African influences, for the demon hunter we looked at desert and middle-eastern scenarios.

Jason Bender That’s why every class comes from a different region, the barbarians are from the mountains, the witch doctor is from the jungle, the Wizard comes from a city in the east. There are books in the game that tell you about those places. So we are showing you more of Sanctuary without actually sending you there – unlike in World of Warcraft, where you can just go wherever you want.
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.
 

AtomicJ

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

GuardianHadriel

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
 

Flux

Administrator
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?
 

AtomicJ

Diabloii.Net Member
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?
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.


 

Seroha

Diabloii.Net Member
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.
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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