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Poll: Do you play male or female characters?

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  • strangepowersstrangepowers Chiacgo, ILPosts: 602Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by xeniar
    I don't really get why Males play female characters..

    Are you that insecure about your posible gayness that you HAVE to stare at a female pixxel ass in order to feel confident about yourselves?

    As i always play a tank/melee class i want them to look badass with that heavy armor so i alway play male. Also because i am a male. i jsut never roll anything with mana:P


    LOL, you have it a$$ backwards, literally.

    That's quite the insecure comment in itself. Maybe it's you who prefers to look at a male avatar butt.

    Seriously though that comment of yours tells the whole story.

    You are aware that homophobia is an indication of repressed homosexual tendencies right.

    The scary part is one day the world will be run by adults who were never spanked as kids and got trophies just for participating.

  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,928Member Uncommon

    It depends on the game and even class I choose to play.

    I did not vote in the poll as it does not offer this option.

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  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    I pick whatever character model i think looks best and I generally look up s/s and see what armor looks best on the models. female models imho usually look a lot better in armors and have better animations for my taste, but in wow I did play tauren male characters because the females looked odd same with trolls and orcs.. In gw2 i play male asura and charr because females look silly to me

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  • DihoruDihoru ConstantaPosts: 2,731Member
    If classes are gender locked and for example I wanna play an archer and it is called amazon in-game then I am stuck playing female even though I always play my real gender as opposed to gender swapping for the hell of it (and I tend not to stare at my character's ass so I don't mind it not being a female ass).

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  • A.BlacklochA.Blackloch NexusPosts: 831Member

    Insert the typical "I'd rather stare woman's videogame @ss than male's" explanation. Like, when you go kill around stuff, you still only look at the @ss all the time?

    Oh, and then the "but I'm a girl in RL *giggle* " explanation and your account shows you as male on the game's forums.

    So many weird guys online these days.

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  • WarmakerWarmaker San Diego, CAPosts: 2,231Member
    Originally posted by xeniar

    I don't really get why Males play female characters..

    Are you that insecure about your posible gayness that you HAVE to stare at a female pixxel ass in order to feel confident about yourselves?

    As i always play a tank/melee class i want them to look badass with that heavy armor so i alway play male. Also because i am a male. i jsut never roll anything with mana:P

    LOL, and *YOU* need to stand on a soapbox complaining about sexual insecurity?  I'm straight and during my time in the military, I've had my fun in different corners of the world doing stuff that you'd be embarassed to hear.  The Far East, the Med, South Pacific, etc.

    [A salute to our Australian friends... you guys are by far the most outgoing, inviting, and sometimes very inebriated, hosts that I've ever seen!]

    Anyways OP, I can have my toons be either.  It depends on the style and theme of the game, how it all goes together.  It sometimes comes down to the art and variety.  Let's face it, there are titles where all the quality artwork and design go to the female characters and equipment, while males look like a rock with armor painted on it in watercolors (a bit of an exaggeration, but hopefully you get the picture).

    Also, when it comes down to male character design, I prefer a more average appearance, or regular soldierly look.  I don't like designs where my soldiers are stacked with muscles upon muscles, that have even more muscles on them, because that's completely unrealistic.  And on the other end of the spectrum, I don't like my male toons to look like they just stepped out of a woman's beauty salon.

    I prefer my male characters to be "Average Joes," but on the other hand, I prefer my female characters to be "purdy."

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  • allendale5allendale5 kansas city, MOPosts: 124Member
    i've always played a female character just because i would rather look at her ass and breasts instead of the sweaty hairy backside of a man, but recently i rolled a male character in gw2 and i gotta say, after staring at his movements for some time now, he's kinda hot.
  • sschruppsschrupp Cedar Rapids, IAPosts: 386Member Uncommon

    I wonder if the guys that think guys who play female characters are strange are also so homophobic that they avoid watching any show/movie that has women as main characters, reading books that have female dialogues, and listening to music that has female vocals.

    For me anyhow the "gender" never crosses my mind because they're pixels on a computer. Why would I give a flying fart if those pixels are arranged into pictures of boobs or hulking men? I'm playing a game to have fun, not change my psyche to turn myself into the opposite gender.

    I can play a character with pixel boobs and still comprehend that I have male reproductive organs and that my girlfriend playing the game next to me will be enjoying that fact later.

    I have troubles understanding how someone could be afraid to play a character in a video game that's the opposite gender. Are they afraid they're going to magically turn homosexual? Do they also believe wearing certain colors magically turns a person into a specific gender?

    Oh, and I bet they can't play games like Monopoly because they're afraid they'll magically turn into a top hat, race car, dog, thimble, etc. Can't play scrabbble either because that would mean instead of being a man they're actually blocks of wood with letters on them. It's just mind boggling.

    Oh, and the poll is missing the "I play either gender and any person of even remotely average or above intelligence and common sense would realize it doesn't matter" option. It's also missing the "I was raised a homophobic redneck so obviously a man that plays a female character in a game is gay hur hur hur" option.

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  • sschruppsschrupp Cedar Rapids, IAPosts: 386Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by allendale5
    i've always played a female character just because i would rather look at her ass and breasts instead of the sweaty hairy backside of a man, but recently i rolled a male character in gw2 and i gotta say, after staring at his movements for some time now, he's kinda hot.

    lol brilliant.

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  • GaoxinGaoxin BluhPosts: 196Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by allendale5
    i've always played a female character just because i would rather look at her ass and breasts instead of the sweaty hairy backside of a man, but recently i rolled a male character in gw2 and i gotta say, after staring at his movements for some time now, he's kinda hot.

    ^^^^^^

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon

    I'm a male playing a female because I'm gay and feel as if I'm more girl than man in real life anyways. I make sure to tell that to people in-game though. Thankfully there seems to be an abundant amount of LBGT friendly guilds in the games I play so I usually don't run into homophobic asses :)

     

    P.S. Although sometimes I play guy characters just to stare at their hot bods :D

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  • sumdumguy1sumdumguy1 avondale, AZPosts: 962Member Uncommon
    It was hard to vote for me because I play both depending upon the game.  If the female is easy on the eyes and I can make her wear skimpy clothes then female since she is easy on the eyes and that's what I am going to be looking at the majority of the time.  If not usually a male then.
  • PpiperPpiper Horsham, PAPosts: 648Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sanshi44
    Originally posted by xeniar

    I don't really get why Males play female characters..

    Are you that insecure about your posible gayness that you HAVE to stare at a female pixxel ass in order to feel confident about yourselves?

    As i always play a tank/melee class i want them to look badass with that heavy armor so i alway play male. Also because i am a male. i jsut never roll anything with mana:P

    When i choose gender i think what i want this character to be general my Melee characters are usualy male and my range characters are usualy female. It realy come down to what i want this character to be.

    this ^

     

    I also try to choose gender based on the role they will play in the game, especially if it's an RP server.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Total_Hunt

    The same discussion could be had about women in the military, police etc. Any work environment actually. It's old fashioned and attitudes towards women in the work place have changed.

    This news just in: Place Kicker trying out for the NFL. Yep, she's female. What does it mean!? Analysis!

    Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the thread...

    All right, back to work.

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  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Yikes, 1/3 are males playing as females. Makes you think twice next time cybering in mmos :-)
  • ZaltarkZaltark Lockhart, TXPosts: 421Member

    Im a male, and... boobs. Thats all I have to say.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
    Originally posted by Yamota
    Yikes, 1/3 are males playing as females. Makes you think twice next time cybering in mmos :-)

    ...thought twice about that as far back as the 80s. I thought most of us had learned the hairy trucker lesson years ago.

    MMOs didn't invent sexting, not even close.

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  • QuirhidQuirhid TamperePosts: 5,969Member Common

    None of the above: I play both.

    See Icewhite, we got a "guys playing girls"-thread again. I told you this was overdue!

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  • ThorqemadaThorqemada BerlinPosts: 1,277Member Uncommon

    I play both - i have higher expectation about the look of my male avatars and often the games fail to meet this expectation while they offer an acceptable female avatar, some roles do fit better a male or a female avatar, some games offer only one gender per class etc...

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  • BrenelaelBrenelael Warren, MEPosts: 3,996Member

    You are missing the option for both. I play male fighter types and female rogues and mages. To me at least those roles seem more natural. A male in robes just doesn't look right to me personally. Also females seem to be more naturally adept at being sneaky little backstabers as well(Sorry ladies). When it comes to big burly fighter types I always choose a male character just because it looks right to me. I'm not trying to be sexist or anything like that. In real life I strongly believe in equallity but in a fantasy world I view things a little differently.

     

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  • shalissarshalissar Pohjois-PohjanmaaPosts: 298Member Uncommon
    Females. If in a gender locked game I always go for the class I like best in spite of the gender.  If given a choice I'd rather not play a male, I'm so used to female characters now that playing a male character feels weird. Like they're huge and blocky and it just feels like they don't have as much finesse (my own perspective, I know that this isn't really the case)
  • RossbossRossboss Runes of Magic, TXPosts: 240Member
    I usually pick both. I like my characters the way they are in my head. It's not all about the TNA for female characters, I often make humble females or muscular ones. Men don't always have to be macho men with their arms the size of their head. It's sad that people only use the "Ideal Person" body types.

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  • PyrateLVPyrateLV Las Vegas, NVPosts: 1,096Member Common
    Originally posted by xeniar

    I don't really get why Males play female characters..

    Are you that insecure about your posible gayness that you HAVE to stare at a female pixxel ass in order to feel confident about yourselves?

    As i always play a tank/melee class i want them to look badass with that heavy armor so i alway play male. Also because i am a male. i jsut never roll anything with mana:P

    LOL!

    Does that mean YOU are so secure in your "gayness" that you feel completely comfortable looking at pixelated Man-ass.

    I doubt it has anything to do with sexual orientation.

    Quit being insulting.

     

    For me, the gender of my character depends on what I want that character to be.

    I usually play my melee or closer ranged toons as Male. Long range and casters as Female.

    Also, I have found that females are treated very different than males in games. My female toons always get free stuff from male players.

     

    That, and as a Male who loves Women, Id much rather look at a sexy looking female toon than some dude.

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  • just1opinionjust1opinion Kansas City, MOPosts: 4,844Member
    I'm female and play BOTH female and male characters. Of course your poll had no option for that, so I just said female playing female, since I have MORE female toons than male, but I do play both.

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  • TheHavokTheHavok San Jose, CAPosts: 2,398Member Uncommon

    IG-88 - you should have added ' played both female and male'.

    I play both.  I don't give a fuck playing a female character, despite being a guy.  I play whatever looks most appealing - maybe a female for that one class looks cool.  Maybe a male looks badass for that class.  Its whatever I feel like.

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