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Swagnar #826578 12/08/22 08:49 PM
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Oh yes, definitely better beards required. I was just playing around with the male dwarf in character creation again as a result of this thread, and the only contender for me is the plaited long beard, style 10. There's a knotted beard, style 12, available for humans (and maybe some other races - I didn't check), that could be a contender as well but that doesn't seem to be available for dwarves. What's with that? Surely dwarves should have access to all the coolest beards.

EDIT: Plus, while I think greying makes the fuller beards look much better, beards turn grey so much more slowly than hair as the slider moves that it just doesn't look right unless your dwarf is bald or almost entirely grey. Going off bearded men I know, if anything it tends to be the other way round and beards are greyer than hair.

EDIT 2: And the beards seem to move really oddly, which would be distracting.

But the biggest killer for me is still the voice, so this guy is going to have to wait for his playthrough until there's another voiceset. And as you can see, I'm also a proponent of not messing with a classic when it comes to male dwarves.

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Originally Posted by The_Red_Queen
Oh yes, definitely better beards required. I was just playing around with the male dwarf in character creation again as a result of this thread, and the only contender for me is the plaited long beard, style 10. There's a knotted beard, style 12, available for humans (and maybe some other races - I didn't check), that could be a contender as well but that doesn't seem to be available for dwarves. What's with that? Surely dwarves should have access to all the coolest beards..

Odd because one of the Duergar NPCs has that beard in Grymforge

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Originally Posted by Swagnar
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There's a knotted beard, style 12, available for humans (and maybe some other races - I didn't check), that could be a contender as well but that doesn't seem to be available for dwarves.

Odd because one of the Duergar NPCs has that beard in Grymforge

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Oh yes! I hadn't noticed that. He's pretty cool. Hopefully it'll get added to the character creator in an upcoming patch. Or probably it's already available in a mod, though I've not been installing any mods while the game is still in EA.

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Originally Posted by The_Red_Queen
Going off bearded men I know, if anything it tends to be the other way round and beards are greyer than hair.
Odd ... being bearded man myself i for one know it dont go other way around ...
I have some gray hair, but my beard is still dark brown. laugh

Gues it depends on person. wink

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Originally Posted by The_Red_Queen
Oh yes, definitely better beards required. I was just playing around with the male dwarf in character creation again as a result of this thread, and the only contender for me is the plaited long beard, style 10. There's a knotted beard, style 12, available for humans (and maybe some other races - I didn't check), that could be a contender as well but that doesn't seem to be available for dwarves. What's with that? Surely dwarves should have access to all the coolest beards.

EDIT: Plus, while I think greying makes the fuller beards look much better, beards turn grey so much more slowly than hair as the slider moves that it just doesn't look right unless your dwarf is bald or almost entirely grey. Going off bearded men I know, if anything it tends to be the other way round and beards are greyer than hair.

EDIT 2: And the beards seem to move really oddly, which would be distracting.

But the biggest killer for me is still the voice, so this guy is going to have to wait for his playthrough until there's another voiceset. And as you can see, I'm also a proponent of not messing with a classic when it comes to male dwarves.

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

+1 on the voice. Where is the Scottish accent??

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I'm fine with the current proportions. That said, I don't know the first thing about anatomy. The only thing that bothers me is the possibility of a proper long beard clipping through that humongous chest.

On the voices - I'm not a big fan of the Scottish accent for dwarves. I prefer American and Slavic accents, like in Dragon Age and Age of Wonders Planetfall. I agree that the game misses a proper voice for loud and/or brutish characters, dwarven barbs and fighters could benefit from it. Voice 3 is really not that bad for clerics though. Sufficiently deep and wise-sounding.

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