We all want to look the best in a new game and therefore the character creation can take years...! Or something that feels like it at least.
But why is it we can spend hours on picking the right hair, eyes, nose etc.?
Personally I spend a long time creating the perfect character, cause the character represent me in the game, or at least thats how I look at it. Others may just create a character that looks funny, sexy or fantasy like. It is up to the person itself. I always try to aim for something that match what I find pretty and that fits the lore of the specific game.
Another idea about why it can take ages to make the right character, might be the fact as soon as you start the game you are focussed at levelling, and when you reach max level, you might look into other alternatives in the game such as roleplaying, events, etc. and that's the moment where you want your character to suit your alternative, whatever it may be. On top of that you don't want to be looking at an ugly character for about 50-80 levels no? Maybe thats just my point of view.
Generally I would say that with a new game I can spend up to 1 hour in character creation screen, but usually that's what I try out betas for, so I am prepared for how my character should look like and can easily set all the bars and sliders once again on behalf of my notes and drawings. Geeky? Yeah I know!
But anyway I am curious as always:
How much time can you spend in the character creation screen and why?