Mass Effect 1 Change Appearance
When importing a character from one Mass Effect game to another in the Legendary Edition can we have the option to change Shepard's appearance? People change over time, get new haircuts, hair dyes, makeup styles. It would be nice to do this mid-game too, but first I'll ask not to skip the character editor at the beginning.
Mass Effect 1 Change Appearance
Don't you hate not being able to change your appearance after you get past the character creation screen? Not even makeup or hair styles? Don't you hate needing to edit your save file to use custom hair mods? Well no longer. You can now manage your appearance in game, with a live preview, from inside the armor locker interface.
You unfortunately can't change your appearance mid-game (not without a belt-sander....), though you CAN change your imported character's appearance when you import your character. This can only be done at the start of the game.
When you start ME2 to that point, you can change Shepard's appearance because his body was fairly burnt to a crisp. Technically, when you get to those options, you're taking the role of a Cerberus agent who's reconstructing Shepard's body. The wanted to make him the same, but they could always change his appearance and class. Because nothing like that happens from ME2 to ME3, the option can't really be there.
It has been confirmed that you will be able to change both your appearance and your class. They're adding a bunch of new customization options, anyway. They're not going to restrict you from using them. --HellfireDezzy 23:26, February 7, 2012 (UTC)
The Mass Effect trilogy contains three games that are BioWare RPGs through and through, which includes each game having a morality system. During their exploits throughout the Milky Way, Commander Shepard can earn Paragon and Renegade points based on dialogue choices and actions made. Amassing points in one or the other will make more Paragon- or Renegade-aligned dialogue available, and will even let Shepard interrupt conversations in certain ways in Mass Effect 2 and 3. These latter two game also use the series' morality system to affect the appearance of the player character.
The appearance of the face and neck typically changes with age. Loss of muscle tone and thinning skin gives the face a flabby or drooping appearance. In some people, sagging jowls may create the look of a double chin.
Missing teeth and receding gums change the appearance of the mouth, so your lips may look shrunken. Loss of bone mass in the jaw reduces the size of the lower face and makes your forehead, nose, and mouth more pronounced. Your nose may also lengthen slightly.
If you have played Mass Effect 1, you can choose to import your character. This will allow you to play Mass Effect 2 with the same character and decisions you made during ME1. This will affect the storyline of Mass Effect 2. Please notice that you can still change the appearance of your imported character and the Class it belongs, though the Pre-service History, Level and Profile of your original character will remain the same.
Furthermore, the media has a well-documented influence on desire for cosmetic surgery. Sociocultural theory suggests that people learn beauty standards within the social and cultural context (Thompson et al. 1999). People judge their own appearance based on the beauty standards defined by the society in which they live. The media is one channel through which messages about beauty ideals are portrayed (Cafri et al. 2005) and has an effect on how women perceive themselves and thus whether they engage in appearance-changing strategies. For example, greater psychological investment in physical appearance and greater internalisation of mass media messages of beauty are found to predict more favourable attitudes towards cosmetic surgery (Sarwer et al. 2005). Similarly, media (cosmetic surgery-related and appearance- related television programmes and cosmetic surgery adverts) and peer influence (friend conversations about appearance) predict attitudes towards cosmetic surgery. Specifically, a higher amount of media exposure and friend conservations correlates with more positive attitudes towards cosmetic surgery (Sharp et al. 2014). This suggests that traditional forms of media such as television programmes about cosmetic surgery are a motivating factor in women undergoing cosmetic surgery.
A potential model explaining the effect of social media use (e.g. Instagram) on the desire for cosmetic surgery points toward the mediating role of body dissatisfaction. Studies have found that social media use can impact desire for cosmetic surgery (American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2013; De Vries et al. 2014). Therefore, we hypothesise that those who use social media more will show a higher desire for cosmetic surgery than those who use it less. Additionally, body dissatisfaction has been found to influence attitudes towards cosmetic surgery (Lee et al. 2009; Markey and Markey 2009). Thus, it is hypothesised that those who have lower appearance satisfaction will have a higher desire for cosmetic surgery than those who are more satisfied with their appearance. Also, social media use has been found to negatively affect body satisfaction (Brown and Tiggemann 2016; Holland and Tiggemann 2016). It may be that social media use influences body dissatisfaction, which in turn leads to an increased desire for cosmetic surgery. This study aims to test this mediation model as a mechanism for how social media affects desire for cosmetic surgery among young women.
Ahead of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition's May release, developer BioWare keeps teasing us with comparison shots of just how much the upcoming remaster reimagines the appearance of certain characters and places. The studio has now tweeted a side-by-side for how protagonist Shepard's appearance changes.
A face-lift surgery can cause complications. Some can be managed with appropriate care, medication or another surgery. Long-term or permanent complications are rare but can cause changes in appearance. The risks include:
Hormones help shift bodies into a more traditionally masculine or feminine form. Using testosterone, for example, can deepen the voice, activate facial and body hair growth, redistribute fat, cause the clitoris to enlarge, and may stimulate male pattern balding. Vaginal tissue typically becomes more fragile and less elastic and may not lubricate easily. The vaginal opening may become smaller and tighter, especially if the person does not use their vagina for consensual sexual penetration. Testosterone use usually, but not always, results in the cessation of menstrual cycles and renders the individual infertile. Using estrogen, progesterone, and anti-androgens can cause breast growth, reduce body hair, redistribute body fat, soften the skin, cause some loss of muscle mass, and increase the risk of blood clots, particularly following surgery and in people who smoke. Although mood swings are a typical side effect of hormones in the first few years of use, people who use them frequently report that hormones make them calmer and happier.11 350c69d7ab