@superstition222: If any company wants to break the mould and, as a first, really provide equity in the eye candy department, contact me and I will work for you. I am serious. I am beyond bored with the grizzled, old, wrinkled, homely-looking "heroic" male lead — and assorted less-than-lovely NPCs. That, of course, is always coupled with attractive females. What's the point, for a gay gamer like me, in being able to have a haggard old homely guy who is able to romance homely men? It's not interesting. I'd rather play the female because at least she looks okay. If you're going to make romance compelling for all players you need to stop embedding the looks double standard.It is not necessary to subject gamers who can't tolerate looking at beautiful men to that, either. It's easy enough to give people choice, up front, about how they like their men and their women. Remember Total Recall, where Arnold is asked how he likes his mates, before the action starts? Make it a setting, literally. Of course, having to encounter a few actually attractive male NPCs shouldn't kill anyone. However, it could be a setting to apply additional ugliness/age to male NPCs to satisfy the mindset, for those who need that. Apparently, a lot do because this is perpetuated, over and over, for as long as I can remember in gaming. It's profoundly humorous that so many were so concerned with how pretty the rendering is for the hair of the old man in Witcher 3, for instance. He needs pretty hair even though he's ugly? Hmm...Even better than control over just the haggardness of the avatar's skin would be to give people their choice of avatar (not just the avatar's sex). And, the word is sex, not gender. I see gender used all over the Internet when discussing this game. Gender is about self-concept and other complexities, not basic biological fact (dimorphism via DNA). People are scared of the word sex in this culture so they substitute another similar, but not the same, word, erroneously. People have a biological sex and they have a gender. Two different things.