The Lolies: Crazy S**t in MMO Games Episode 1

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So, eh, lolies. What the fuck? Just how did this weird trend started and why are lolies becoming so popular in Eastern MMORPGs, you know, games that we’ll all eventually end up playing, such as TERA Rising, Scarlet Blade or Blade & Soul… I mean, scratch that, we’ll never actually see a Western release of Blade & Soul.

Anyway, what is a loli? A loli could be described as a barely clothed, sexualized woman that looks like a little girl. We’re not usually enlightened about their age in most games, so we could also say that they are adults in kid bodies. Or not, we can’t say for sure. We do, however, find this class a little bit… disturbing, don’t you agree?

We’re not pretending to be saints. We do like our stunning female characters but there’s just something out of place with the loli characters, like the Lyn in Blade and Soul or the Elin in Tera. The new Korean action MMORPG Asker: The Light Swallowers, formerly known as Project Black Sheep, also includes a loli class, for somewhat reason.

There doesn’t seem to be an agreement on the role of a loli in an MMORPG. While in Scarlet Blade the preferred weapon is a pair of pistols (and Scarlet Blade is known for featuring BIG guns), in Tera the Elin goes the God of War way, using dual chainblades to wreak havoc. So while speed is a thing, we don’t see them wielding huge, powerful weapons. Sure, it’s up to each dev to choose whatever they want, after all it’s their game, but we see this class as the most fragile of them all and certainly not suited for heavy combat. Perhaps a supporting role would be the best for the class. By the way, as far as Western Tera goes, the addition of the Elins apparently ruined the game for many players. So lolies couldn’t be more divisive than that.

Anyway, this isn’t the point of our rant. We’re just a bit baffled about the popularity of the loli character class, one that is pretty divisive and works in the love it or hate it kind of way. That’s something that just doesn’t seem right and while we don’t want to call it pedo-bait, the thought and sight of seeing a loli running around in underwear is just that little bit disturbing.

Now, we’ve read some stuff about this topic and we spotted a bit of confusion in regards to what a loli truly is. We’ve seen some users referencing Ellie from The Last of Us and Elizabeth from BioShock Infinite as lolies, something that is just… What the hell are you thinking? Ellie is a teenage girl and regular teenage girls are just that, they couldn’t be farther from lolis. Remember that a loli in an MMO is a sexualized woman who looks like a child and is probably underage, even if not clearly stated in the game. So, Ellie? No. Ashley Graham from Resident Evil 4? Not a chance. The Lyn race from Blade and Soul? There, now you’re getting the hang of it!

So yeah. Lolies? We don’t think so. They just don’t seem to fit in most MMO games, free or not. What would it look like to have a bunch of lolis running around in the world of Black Desert Online? Or seeing them frolicking around in EverQuest Next? God, let’s hope not!

So here’s hoping that some better, more compelling and less pedo-funny classes will eventually be created in the coming months.

PS: If you celebrate your lolis and can’t play with any other race, then hey, screw it, let’s all get up and dance!

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  • Ginters

    defuq..? lolies.. rly :/ , ye i agree with you ;p

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  • hellblueboy

    Blame Terra.
    We have lolicon character in mmo since Lineage 2 Zfemale dwarf), but Tera take it to the extreme.
    50% of Tera player played Elin.

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  • Gepard

    So ignorant it’s almost unsub-worthy. The video is full of mistakes, misinterpretations and omissions. The defining trait of loli is not ero, but kawaii. Also, TERA had Elin race playable with all classes from the very beginning. Only recently, a new Elin-only class mentioned in the video (Reaper) was added. So yes, we do see lolis wielding huge weapons: http://imgur.com/HhKy1ET Forgetting that it’s not the age that makes lolis appealing (and calling them pedobait or even worse, comparing to cp) is unforgivable >< They can be hundreds of yo but still be cute.
    All in all, the video is just a crappy rant with almost no understanding of the subject.

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    • Wilson

      Intelligent post, but may I dare to disagree with you. This video is made without much research and understanding of the subject? This may be true. However, nor do many everyday MMO players -they too are no experts in the field of lollis and Japanese culture. We are merely tackling the subject from their perspective.

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      • Gepard

        That’s why I’m disappointed. I expected a bit more insight from a person who makes videos on MMO games; a proper explanation of the phenomena instead of repeating layman’s opinions and rumors. Of course, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if one does not want the video to look like totally biased and personal rant, should at least try to include multiple points of view.

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        • trollgre

          lolies + sexy costumes / undergarments / shows lots of skins

          yes its clearly not a pedo bait

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          • Gepard

            You are confusing real life with 3d/2d art. If you enjoy lolis on the screen/in the comic book, it doesn’t mean you would find the same kind of imagery attractive in real life with real people. Exactly the same way people who love horror movies, wouldn’t necessarily want to relive them in real life.

            I know I just replied to a troll, but I still hope to raise some awareness in other people reading this.

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        • trollgre

          just accept it most games now are made for fanservice
          its their main goal now to attract lots of players
          not just lolis but almost all female characters

          a nun will look like a prostitute if you dress it like a prostitute

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  • Sir Dingus

    I personally am not into lolis, but who are you to judge? It’s not hurting anyone, and they “belong” about as much as the supermodels with J cup tits barely squeezed into bikini armor. Which is what I am into. So get off your high horse and mind your own beeswax. More important crap to worry about than whether or not someone likes to play as a loli in a video game.

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  • MRM

    Loli always make good OP pvp character imo, they are cute and deadly , as for the pedo bait thing get serious, i choose them cause they small and makes it harder to attack them,plus it hilarious when a cute tiny girl pawns ure ass.

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