BioWare Pits Blonde Against Brunette in New FemShep Poll

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BioWare Pits Blonde Against Brunette in New FemShep Poll

Mass Effect fans once again get to weigh in on the "official" female Commander Shepard.

BioWare is once again asking Mass Effect fans to chose their favorite FemShep. Her face is locked in, but it seems that other parts of her - namely her hair color - are not.

In the original vote, the blonde FemShep won out over her rivals, but speaking at Gamescom, BioWare marketing director David Silverman said that a number of fans had actually voted for the blonde FemShep because they like the hair style, rather than the hair color. With that in mind, Bioware has unveiled four "new" FemSheps for fans to vote on in an effort to make sure that they get exactly what they want. Joining the original blonde FemShep is a redhead, a brunette, and a FemShep with darker, "dirty" blonde hair.

In order to vote, you need to head over to the official Mass Effect Facebook page, and click "like" on the one you want to see in the game. The voting will remain open until PAX Prime, which is in a week's time. Silverman said that he was interested to see if the blonde FemShep would win out again, or whether another version would take the crown.

Of the new FemSheps, the brunette is probably my favorite, although the whole thing is starting to seem a little silly. I can understand that BioWare wants to give fans what they want, but it's not like hair color is particularly hard to change in Mass Effect.

Mass Effect 3 comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on March 6th.

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Gota go with the brunette. THe red haired one reminds me too much of Scarlett Johanson and the dark haired looks like a particularly angy chick in my economics class.

Blonde-Shep is getting crushed. Red-Shep FTW!

Ginger shep ftew

The point of being able to choose default femshep's hair color is that you actually can't change the default model's hair color. Like in Dragon Age 2, you can either choose default Hawke, or create a custom character.

Blindrooster:
Gota go with the brunette. THe red haired one reminds me too much of Scarlett Johanson and the dark haired looks like a particularly angy chick in my economics class.

But... Scarlett Johansson is blonde.

I like the red-head but I have to go with the black hair. She looks so close to my FemShep.

You know - normally I'd go with the red-head every time, but I think the 4th one looks the best in this case.

And given how much I love red-heads, that's saying something.

Red head, absolutely.

You know, if I actually played as a femshep, this would get me kind of happy.
Cuz I really like gingers, and if red-headed femshep wins, I'll actually want to play as her.

...okay fuck it, if she wins, time to replay ME1 & ME2.

I'm still bitter over the "hottification" of default shep (fem shep from ME1 and 2 was awesome), but given a choice to vote. I've gotta go with the redhead. or the blonde.

Can I take both?

red-head!

I kinda wanted the black girl to win....but sadly we got this...
-sigh- really we want Barbie Shepard to represent the female Shepard?

I wish BioWare had just stuck to their guns and made the damn decision themselves. Speaking as a FemShep fan, their attempts to win people over with a beauty pageant doesn't exactly garner any respect from myself.

draconiansundae:

Blindrooster:
Gota go with the brunette. THe red haired one reminds me too much of Scarlett Johanson and the dark haired looks like a particularly angy chick in my economics class.

But... Scarlett Johansson is blonde.

Actually this year,

http://www.stylelist.com/2011/05/01/scarlett-johansson-red-hair/

Red hair. Every girl I know who has read hair is attractive. Therefore Red = FTW.

Also I am annoyed that there is no 'ginger' option.

Aggieknight:
I'm still bitter over the "hottification" of default shep (fem shep from ME1 and 2 was awesome), but given a choice to vote. I've gotta go with the redhead. or the blonde.

Can I take both?

As I said in a similar thread:

There actually isn't a "default" femshep. What you're thinking of is a character that was created by using the rather crappy sliders Bioware provided for custom character creation. However, default manshep was NOT created with said sliders, and is significantly higher res and better looking than "default" femshep. The goal is to have a default canon femshep that is a counterpart to manshep.

Red-head ftw. My femshep is also. Blonde is decent too but not better..

Blindrooster:

draconiansundae:

Blindrooster:
Gota go with the brunette. THe red haired one reminds me too much of Scarlett Johanson and the dark haired looks like a particularly angy chick in my economics class.

But... Scarlett Johansson is blonde.

Actually this year,

http://www.stylelist.com/2011/05/01/scarlett-johansson-red-hair/

Oh gosh, I'm so behind on the times.

Edit: Oh god, now I see it.

Reeeeeeeeeeeed head!
I just have a thing for red-heads.

I have never seen an ugly girl with red hair, just saying.
And i know i'm shallow, but if you don't have red hair i ain't listening :P

I going with the first image (black hair) since to me it look right for some unkown reason (the others still look alright on her).

lolmynamewastaken:
Ginger shep ftew

Thats where my vote is going...

@Blindrooster

You make the fact that she looks like Scarlett Johansson sound like a bad thing!

btw red hair FTW

Look it's not like I don't like the other hair colors, they're all great in their own way and I'm leaning towards the brunette or black out of personal preference. However, this just seems like they're taking the people who argued "Shepard can't be a blonde because blondes are idiots" angle seriously. Out of principal, I have to vote for the blonde Shepard now. (And I'm not even blonde myself)

Completely going for the red-head. I fucking love red-heads.. coincidentally, my FemShep is a red-head. Who knew!?

The red-haired Shepard is actually pretty close to my character, so I'll go with her.

Or at least I would if there was a way to vote that didn't involve bloody Facebook. Pox on your house Bioware.

Who cares? Does anybody actually ever use the default Shepard face?

am i the only one who thinks that hair style is awful?

Red ftw. Seriously.

Redhead Shep. Going to have to throw my vote in.

TheFPSisDead:
am i the only one who thinks that hair style is awful?

Yes you are.

Well probably not, but a minority at least.

Go black hair. ^_^

Gotta admit, they all look pretty good. The hair definately looks better than the usual female hair options. As for which color I'd want to win, Im torn between blonde and redhead. Either way FemShep is still the best female character in gaming right now.

Also, it'd be nice if they could maybe patch ME1 and ME2 to include the new FemShep. I mean, it'd be kind of disappointing if the ONLY way to play as her would be to start a new game in ME3. You'd have a cool looking female Shepard, but what's the point of you can't influence the first two games with her?

I imagine a lot of people are going to be going back and replaying the first two games to see how it affects the third, so including the new official FemShep design to use in the first two would be a nice touch. I think so anyway.

draconiansundae:

Aggieknight:
I'm still bitter over the "hottification" of default shep (fem shep from ME1 and 2 was awesome), but given a choice to vote. I've gotta go with the redhead. or the blonde.

Can I take both?

As I said in a similar thread:

There actually isn't a "default" femshep. What you're thinking of is a character that was created by using the rather crappy sliders Bioware provided for custom character creation. However, default manshep was NOT created with said sliders, and is significantly higher res and better looking than "default" femshep. The goal is to have a default canon femshep that is a counterpart to manshep.

Some of us feel they are two games too late with that and that the particular way they are messing is pretty much degrading something that happened despite them.

Just my opinion

I'll go with the black-haired one. Though all of them look awesome.

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