PSO2 has been around for so many years and ironically, the one thing that it still lacks is a hairstyle I actually really like. At best, I can find one "decent" but nothing I love and want to use a lot. There's always something off. And with NGS especially coming, I just really want to say please make some better ponytails.
I will say part of the issue isn't exclusive to PSO2-- a lot of Japanese games I've played have this weird issue where a ponytail is almost always straight with maybe just a slight twist at the end.
Any divergent from that is usually:
- Very short
- A side ponytail
Heck, even from one of the recent releases we got, this is a perfect example of what I mean:
Mid-length straight ponytail versus long wavy pigtails.
There's so many nice long down hairstyles with ringlets, waves, curls, etc. as are there many variants of pigtails and those only even show close in some sidetails (usually short).
But we pretty much constantly have the exact same type of ponytail with some bang changes at best. There's only been a few exceptionally long ponytails and I used the Armeure one for a good amount of time before I just got tired of dealing with how long the bangs were (you can have long hair and still have shorter bangs!! If it had the like... Hime Cut that one of the starter ponytails has, I'd probably still be using it).
I'd love to see more expansions to ponytails being longer and not always just straight. Curly and wavy hair is often tied in a ponytail! So is ringlet-y hair! I don't know why these seem to only exist if the hair is super short or down or pigtails, but I really hope it's considered.
Aurora's hair is just one great example of something I'd love to see as a ponytail (though, with shorter bangs).
When it comes down to it, the differences between regular ponytails are completely negligible-- short ones have the most variance, but with most mid-length ones, beyond maybe how they're held up and the general width, it's still some form of a regular straight ponytail and it's so disappointing.