|The current recruitment page image
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(and you should, it is really nice work!)
Ever just type “ddo.com” in your browser and go? If this is your first reference to DDO.com (or first in session, depending on your cookie settings) you don’t actually go to ddo.com but instead are redirected to the recruitment page.
Normally this is not very interesting and certainly wouldn’t merit any sort of mention in this space. No, this space is reserved for way more important topics, like gas jokes and bad haiku that probably isn’t haiku and whether or not I rate my own posts.
But it ranks today. Look at the image. The dragon is no doubt a black dragon, but what about the warrior the dragon is menacing? Clearly an attractive warrior, but then, this is a fantasy game and I don’t recall ever even one time seeing an unattractive heroine in a fantasy genre.
I am going to engage in baseless speculation with no evidence whatsoever beyond the existence of this image: I am speculating that she is some kind of Druid, and this is a not-so-subliminal reminder that Druids are coming in the new expansion pack.
Which leaves a bunch of questions:
- Is the bikini top coming as an armor kit?
- Are we getting body paint and tattoos?
Those would both sell like crazy in the DDO Store.
- Are big boobs a Druid class requirement? Or a class “enhancement”?
Those would both sell very well at the DDO Store too.
Really though, to me this looks like nothing so much as a Halfling Commando! Look at her, very Commando, and not very big (chest notwithstanding of course). The ears are too pointed to be human but not pointed enough for Elf. Too attractive to be half-elf. To thin to be Dwarven, too pale to be Drow, too … fleshy? … to be Warforged.
I think (hope?) the devs are finally embracing the Eberron vision of wild barbarian Halflings and this is a full-on Halfling Commando.
You go, Halfling Commando girl!
🙂 😀 🙂