Sorry, just saw the live feed. That’s my two cents. Male rabbits have ears perked up, female rabbits ears are style by being swept back or ponytail style or pigtail style or across the eyes Jennifer Aniston style, I don’t know. But this way you don’t have to resort to colouring with pink or making big red lips like you mentioned!
When Tom (I think it was Tom streaming, not sure) opened the link that was being suggested for the ears swept back the initial reaction was that he thought someone was trying to make him open some softcore furry porn when in fact, if you read what the user suggested is just the ears, not the entire body of the female bunny.
Thank you for realizing what I was trying to accomplish. Most rabbit ponytails have the ears pinned together, but this image showed the ears parted (which is kinda what I had in mind). I couldn’t understand exactly what the problem was at first. Unfortunately, to my shock and embarrassment, about 10 minutes after the Live Stream ended I was closing that link and I finally looked below the characters neck. I am so thankful that the image was not pornographic and just racy. If Tom reads this thread, know that I am so sorry and that my intent was not to embarrass anyone but only to make an honest suggestion.
I actually really like the idea that was mentioned in the the stream re: humans simply not being able to clearly tell the genders of the bunnyfolk apart. I can’t tell what gender a normal rabbit is just by looking, either. Plus if they’re meant to be a dwarf-analog that fits also, in a lot of fantasy male and female dwarves are indistinguishable.
Very good point. However, I’m not sure how dependent on gender relationships between NPCs and their relationship to you will be yet. It might prove to be very useful to be able to easily determine gender at a glance once we get our hands on the beta.
The rabbit next to the female rabbit (the black and white one) has a pattern on it’s chest (the neck/chest fur in white) that contrasts with the black body. The line of that looks like a blouse. Add that to the femail rabbit, it will make her look more feminine.
Just a thought.
Hey guys. I’m not unsatisfied with the way the female rabbit turned out, but I’ll play around with different ear arrangements.
I recoiled at that rabbit pictures because it used every dirty trick in the book to encode “this is a girl.” Pink, sexy pose, sultry eyes…the works. Except for the ears (which is what the guy was trying to point out) it was the exact opposite of everything that I want our female characters to be.
Well, for what it’s worth, I am very sorry for the oversight. All I saw were the ears and I forgot that I had “safe search” turned off. It was certainly not my intention to offend you since I have so much respect for you as a gamer and a developer. I hope you don’t hold it against me as I hope to remain an active member of the community. Thank you and congrats on hitting another stretch goal… I’m really pulling for you guys.
While watching the recorded video I had an immediate thought: “Make female rabbit ears a tad pointy!” Just a little, maybe the points pointing back a wee bit and make the female ears a tad more slender and elegant in general.
After all: Is it not unnecessary for the female rabbits to be obvious from miles away? Male and female rabbits in general looks quite similar too.
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I’m glad. I will be sure to not be so quick on the draw in posting hastily searched for internet material in the future. There has been a lot of great suggestions for Rabbit folk of the female variety and I’m sure they’re going to look awesome in the end. Good luck in sorting out all the wonderful madness that your Kickstarter campaign has brought you guys and best wishes.