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Poll: Do you play male or female characters?

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  • Squeak69Squeak69 Colorado Springs, COPosts: 956Member

    i only play males since i like to RP and honestly i just dont get why people play females.

    i always hear people ssya if im going to stare at a ass alll day i want it to be a female one, really cause i dont stare the the ass normally i usally am looking over the shoulder or what the hells going on.

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  • SuperDonkSuperDonk Vancouver, WAPosts: 781Member Common

    I like to imagine myself in the games that I play. So I always play male characters. I also play whatever race is the shortest - I'm only 5' 4" in real life - and if possible make the toon look like me.

     

    I could care less what toons others choose to play. I imagine some people are like me and want to create toons that look similar, while others what to RP someone they are not like at all. Neither way is the right or wrong way, play how you like.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member
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  • mari3kmari3k erger, AKPosts: 135Member
    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

     

    Completly agree with you. Males playing female chars are weird.

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  • CthulhuPuffsCthulhuPuffs Henderson, NVPosts: 363Member Common
    I have no insecurities about playing either gender.

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  • theAsnatheAsna AsnatownPosts: 321Member

     

    Sometimes I play male toons. Sometimes females.

     

    Regarding game mechanics there isn't much of a difference between the choices. Although in older RPG gender imposed some restrictions (e.g. different max values for strength). Partly that was a result of gender stereotypes.

    Admittedly female characters offer more appearance options in todays' games. If you like to try a lot of different outfits then female is the way to go. And no, I don't have "bikini mail" in mind...

     

    In online games you have all those cultural aspects. When people interact with another player's character, they treat it according to their own cultural background. If that character is female they might rather treat it like a woman (despite better knowledge). Could people act otherwise? When you get to know the other player then things change. Then they will be treated according their true gender.

    Opposed to that is RP (and non-H&S PnP). There you really try to act as if your character belonged to a different cultural background (campaign setting/lore), gender, etc.. It's not really that easy, but it's a good lesson in improvisational theatre. If you really wanted to play a character of different gender (and in a convinving way) then it's probably best to do so on an RP server. On a normal server that might rather lead to lots of irritations.

     

    When playing a female character I never had a situation where someone offered gifts. On the other hand I wouldn't accept it anyways. Flirting happend two or three times, but since I'm not interested I'll say so. But then most players were rather interested in getting the game goals done and usually don't bother with the gender of a character (or assumed true gender of the player behind that character).

     

  • JoeyMMOJoeyMMO SomewherePosts: 1,326Member
    My melee characters are male, ranged/casters are a mix of males and females. It's about 50/50 for me really.

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  • WumiWumi CopenhagenPosts: 85Member

    Hm well it doesnt rly have anything to do with sexual insecurity for me at least. If you have to wonder about if thats it is... that kinda means that you got a problem with yourself.

    Me being a dude playing female chars sometimes has something to do with ...the only time i can make a chick do allmost what ever i want! Wohooo! Try that IRL ^^

    In WoW a gnome female lock was fun as hell

    In Aion female chanter was just evil and helpfull at the same time

    In Planetside 2 there is something satisfying about a lil girl taking down big bad guys...and in a bad way too XD

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  • ThillianThillian BratislavaPosts: 3,143Member Uncommon
    I'm gay and I always play a male character if that's of any help.

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  • Total_HuntTotal_Hunt ChichesterPosts: 65Member
    Originally posted by Thillian
    I'm gay and I always play a male character if that's of any help.

    I rest my case :)

  • grimgryphongrimgryphon Pacific Northwest, WAPosts: 682Member

    A male playing a female character means nothing...

    ...except that you probably have your sights on being a drag queen when you grow up.

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  • Total_HuntTotal_Hunt ChichesterPosts: 65Member

    So far as I see it, when one is creating a character they are either;

     

    - Making a genuine representation of themself.

    - Making an ideal representation of themself.

    - Making something they fantasize about being (RP).

    - Making an object of sexual desire.

    - Don't care about character creation and just making a stupid looking toon for the lulz and pwning noobs in pvp.

     

  • AerowynAerowyn BUZZARDS BAY, MAPosts: 7,928Member
    what if a game offers transgender toons ala teras male elf? then what is said about people who play those characters?:)

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  • Total_HuntTotal_Hunt ChichesterPosts: 65Member
    Originally posted by fiftyplusgeek

    A male playing a female character means nothing...

    ...except that you probably have your sights on being a drag queen when you grow up.

    We'll see.

     

    I've only played girls in recent memory, though I've never been tempted to wear women's clothing :P 

     

    I think it's more likely to have to do with being single for a while.

     

    I wanted my last GF to cosplay as an elf, that didn't go down well. Alas. Still LF a witty, intelligent, nerdy life partner.

  • insaner666insaner666 Sao PauloPosts: 18Member
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Ah, text-based rpgs...no wireframe models to get hangups over.

    Interesting phrase here.

    Back in the days when video games where different, Male character were the majority.

    THE REAL RPG pen/paper, not the eletronically digital version, males playing females were harrassed.

    I Guess Pop-Action no care for the REAL RPG stuff  care about the ass of the character in a eletronic mmorpg nowadays.

    Let's imagine these same players playing  a pen/paper RPG, or a text based rpg?

    would they play males or females? (changing the scenario a bit)

  • Total_HuntTotal_Hunt ChichesterPosts: 65Member
    Shame none of my RL friends even understand what 'WoW' is.
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,671Member Uncommon
    Male priests, female archers.

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  • NatticNattic Chickasaw, ALPosts: 2Member
    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

    If I am going to stare at the back of something for days on end....  Its not going to be male

  • Total_HuntTotal_Hunt ChichesterPosts: 65Member
    Originally posted by insaner666
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Ah, text-based rpgs...no wireframe models to get hangups over.

    Interesting phrase here.

    Back in the days when video games where different, Male character were the majority.

    THE REAL RPG pen/paper, not the eletronically digital version, males playing females were harrassed.

    I Guess Pop-Action no care for the REAL RPG stuff  care about the ass of the character in a eletronic mmorpg nowadays.

    Let's imagine these same players playing  a pen/paper RPG, or a text based rpg?

    would they play males or females? (changing the scenario a bit)

    I'd still play a female. I have no transgender issues :P I just prefer telling the story of a female. Harrassment doesn't bother me.

  • insaner666insaner666 Sao PauloPosts: 18Member
    Originally posted by Razeekster

    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

    i rest my case? XD

  • SovrathSovrath Boston Area, MAPosts: 18,461Member Uncommon

    difficult poll.

     

    Where is the choice "I'm a male who plays either male or female characters depending on their "character" and how he thinks they fit into the game based upon self ascribed back story, personality, motivations, etc.

    It's a bit "role play" but it's sort of how I go about it.

  • IG-88IG-88 GrandosPosts: 143Member

    Sorry, should have added more voting options.

    I didnt foresee all these responses and the way the discussion turned out.

    There seems to be alot of homophobics around, thats for sure.

     

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,645Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Total_Hunt
    Originally posted by insaner666
    Originally posted by Icewhite
    Ah, text-based rpgs...no wireframe models to get hangups over.

    Interesting phrase here.

    Back in the days when video games where different, Male character were the majority.

    THE REAL RPG pen/paper, not the eletronically digital version, males playing females were harrassed.

    I Guess Pop-Action no care for the REAL RPG stuff  care about the ass of the character in a eletronic mmorpg nowadays.

    Let's imagine these same players playing  a pen/paper RPG, or a text based rpg?

    would they play males or females? (changing the scenario a bit)

    I'd still play a female. I have no transgender issues :P I just prefer telling the story of a female. Harrassment doesn't bother me.

     

    Same, I would RP a female char in D&D or whatever no problems and have done repeatedly. Me doing so expresses no more desire to be a girl in RL then me playing a dwarf makes me want to be a dwarf. The further away from me a character actually is usually makes them all the more challenging (and therefore fun) to play.

    I couldn't imagine anything more boring then to play carbon copies of myself constantly, physically and mentally, in D&D... and I am pretty sure that isn't the point of the 'role' in 'role playing' anyhow.

    I have never experienced one second of 'harrassment'.

  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    F who plays either. Didn't see the option so unanswered.

    It really is about which backside you want to look at in a 3d game. Sometimes I main a male so that I don't have to out myself as fem. if I'm looking for a guild. That way I can gauge their maturity before I let my voice be heard.

  • insaner666insaner666 Sao PauloPosts: 18Member
    Originally posted by IG-88

    Sorry, should have added more voting options.

    I didnt foresee all these responses and the way the discussion turned out.

    There seems to be alot of homophobics around, thats for sure.

     

     

    I don't care about what people play, but i find male playing female sometimes tricky, he uses it to promote himself, like obtaining items from the  no GF nerdy idiot .

    I don't get why playing as a male can be homo-erotic, male ass doesn't means nothing to me i dont look at ass while playing, i look at the UI i look at my character shooting, my character swinging a sword an etc

     

    I Play Females and Males, Mostly males:

    A - A representation of myself

    B - A story to be told with a charismatic protagonist ( no care if it's male of female)

    X - I don't feel attracted to pixels, im being honest, at thirteen maybe but now my GF is enough for me to not use some pixeled created image as an sexual desire thing

    I Enforce players to do what they want ! play Males, or Females we don't care !!

    But please dont use any of these to trick on other peoples or something... (maybe trick some nerdy childs XD)

    Im just trolling there, but man there's homofobic in varios ways.

     

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