I would never even imagine in my wildest dreams that I would be posting about this, but enough is enough already Blizzard. As someone who struggled with obesity for a very long time and ended up with diabetes before I got my act together, and also had an anorexic friend who had health issues, this is just insane. I get that people come in all shapes and sizes, so why don’t you have different body shapes sliders then? Emphasize the beauty in all body types and promote inclusivity by implementing the sliders.
In Diablo 2, I played a summoner druid. The druid did not look hideous, or like he just ate at the all-you-can-eat buffet either. He looked like he probably ate a good balanced diet in all honesty, and looked like he came from “the woods”. I’m not sure what happened especially to the female druid now in D4. I was really looking forward to playing her as being a biological female (can’t believe I even have to say that), but all I see is a miserable fat girl, someone I used to be. I come to play video games to relax and really kind of “become one” with my character; working on her gear, stats, builds, BIS items, reading the plethora of blogs and guides already for builds and experimenting on them on my own as well. When my character is fully built, is when I start farming pets/transmogs or any other special items that are available. My point is, I do not want to look at a fat, obese and unhealthy character when I am playing.
Same with the necromancer. I feel like the females look like men. The D3 female Necromancer was a kind of gothic/beautiful, but with a tiny bit of eerie built in as well. The D4 necromancers have no breasts at all. It’s almost like I’m essentially playing a man in a woman’s body in all honesty. The voice actress is nice and that’s all I will give in this regard. I like my breasts, I want my character to have some as well. They don’t have to be anime babe Size K or something like that.
Please stop promoting obesity and Anorexia please.
Obesity is a major public health problem in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 42% of American adults are considered obese. Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher.
Obesity is associated with a number of health problems, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, certain types of cancer, and other chronic conditions. It is also a leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), an estimated 1% of American women will develop anorexia in their lifetime. However, this may be an underestimate, as many people with anorexia may not seek treatment or be formally diagnosed.
Anorexia can have serious physical and psychological consequences, including malnutrition, organ damage, osteoporosis, depression, and anxiety. In severe cases, anorexia can be life-threatening.
I don’t care if I’m burned at the stake for this article. But this is just not normal, I’m sorry Blizzard, but it’s honestly shameful and disgraceful.