08/07/2022 (Sun) 06:29:48
I'll need it.
I think I've said this plenty before but, here goes again. And keep in mind, it's not just Mihoyo that does this, since something very similar seems to come out of all the Chinese games, and even some western ones.
Initially, they'll try to push the bounds as much as possible. This A: Finds the line they'll need to ride as the censors start cracking down, since it'll actually entirely depend on the whims of a reviewer that day. And Two: generates interest.
Be honest with yourself. Let's say Nicole WASN'T as obvious coom bait as she is right now, would you still have interest in ZZZ?
Like I said, something directly similar seems happens in GFL, Azur Lane, where initially the designs are pretty overt, and later dialed back.
Sometimes a lot. Sometimes in really arbitrary ways. More than 200 outfits in GFL alone had to be censored and redone.