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Male player playing as a female character: Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Games' started by Mega-Japan, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. ZenZimZaliben

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    I enjoy playing female glass cannon mages. They just fit better for me imo. Some hot spellcasting sorceress with low health but gobs of mana and awesome AoE spells, very sexy and of course very powerful without needing muscles or a huge sword/armor.

    And... DAT ASS!
     
  2. Sasqui

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    Indeed, after playing Tomb Raider, and then watching the 1st movie (even though it wasn't that great), I've had a crush on Angelina Joilie

    Next best thing to playing WITH a woman (like a hot female scientist in HL2)... is playing AS a woman. Yep, I'm a lesbian trapped in a mans body :laugh:
     
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    Would something like this be acceptable? :laugh:
     
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    If that's what he enjoys doing, why not? He does look silly in my opinion though.
     
  5. Mega-Japan

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    he has a beer belly chi lee
     
  7. Goodman

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    Yeah! same here played a few females character & like a lot Tomb Raider games can't wait for the next game hope that she gona have bigger ti... :laugh:

    Anyhow if your friends still find you weird for choosing a female character just ask them when they are at the shopping mall or at the beach do they enjoy looking at guys or girls passing buy?

    They should answer girls then ask them what they look at when playing games.... end of discussion ;)
     
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  9. kuroikenshi

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    I know that you are not strictly referring to MMO's but... MMORPG = Many Men Online Role Playing Girls

    :)
     
  10. digibucc

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    i've always had a harder time getting into a game when it's a female character. granted there aren't too many games where it's forced so i haven't tried too often.

    i was at my sister's this past week and i gave my niece a copy of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and that was the first time i realized how it must be for girls with every single other game in existence, they are all made for guys, so whatever hesitation i may feel - i now see as kind of unreasonable.
     
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    lol i play female orc rogue named Nananananan
    no problem with it hardly a slutty name, its not like i get gold from dudes or try to

    DCuni had so many sluts on it when i played lol
     
  12. Kreij

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    I think that most guys play a female character to get in touch with their feminine side.
    That, of course, is your maniacal killing, throat slitting, gut disemboweling, bone crushing, limb amputating, decapitation loving Amazon woman from hell side ... but still feminine :laugh:
     
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  13. Chevalr1c

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    For me it depends on:
    1) Do I actually have a choice?
    2) SP or MP?
    3) If not MP, then what kind of game is it?
    4) If e.g. fantasy, what kind of character will I play through the game with? If it is an archer / a magician or whatever female characters can be fun (unless their female bodyparts are over the top, then I will prefer male). Of course, sword/axe fighters, game characters in shooters etc. "should" be male.
     
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    i love to play as a female characters allways something prety to look at :) [​IMG]

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    i also name my female characters proper female or femalish names
    i do the same with pets female sex female names
     
  15. Mega-Japan

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    lol, what's the male to female ration in an MMORPG? Sure it's higher than it is in console games, no?

    Edit: According to source, the male to female ratio is 3:2, with the latter increasing over time. Not bad.
     
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    Cause I like boobies.
    And as one poster said about glass cannons, if playing with female character, shes usually something that can shoot arrows/fireballs/whatever from distance.
     
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    Here are my two lovely ladies full raid geared of course :)
    same concept follows for me, when i play a game i like to have something pretty to look at whether it be pretty scenery or a pretty/cute looking character - if i get both im usually in love with the game

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    I choose either male or female as a character, doesn't worry me what other people think.

    I'd prefer to look at a frmal;e character rather than a male character while I am playing.

    My GFWL profile has a female avatar and boys get the assumption that I am a female.
    I let them think whatever they want to.
    Sometimes allowing them to think I am female works in my favor as they are nicer to me in comparison to knowing I am a male.

    But...... things can get weird.

    I had one guy make a video for me as he took some in game footage of me for some youtube clip.
    He eventually started to call me baby too : /
     
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    i never had that problem they did called me a hacker or bug user cus my char usualy was overpowered xD
     
  20. Drone

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    I guess No one Lives Forever and Perfect Dark would've been more popular if player could look down at boobs.
     
  21. Yukikaze

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    Very game dependent, though. In EVE Online the ratio is 19:1 (with character demographics way closer to 50-50). Some of the cute-looking browser games are probably 1:19 :D
     
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    Combat Arms has a large number of male players taking advantage of the female character's smaller hitboxes while gaining no disadvantages.

    Thought I'd toss that in.
     
  23. Goodman

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    Any male who doesn't "play" with a female from time to time got a serious problem... :D
     
  24. NC37

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    While this is true, I've found quite a few males picking decent names for female toons. Unless they completely lack in creativity. The males also tend to portray the females as idealistic as possible. I've found more often than not, if the toon is ugly as a female, it is a real female playing it. The males that do choose to roll a female, want to make her as perfect as possible.

    I'll admit to doing it in WoW. I made toons based on simple ideas. If I rolled a rogue, I'd pick appearance options I'd expect a close combat specialist would have. Short hair or a pony tail. Less pristine looking face. Paladin, I'd pick a more elegant amazon look. Gotta be a tough girl to wear the plate, but the plate would protect from damage so, she'd be a little cleaner looking. Medium length hair, not too long. Mage or casters would go to the extreme end of that with an emphasis on attractiveness and as long of hair as possible. Obviously don't get into fights much so they'd be ones more prone to care about their appearance.

    TOR has been similar. But I've rolled more male toons since the models are decent enough unlike WoW's roid ragers.

    Same can be said for female gamers. I've known some that only roll male toons and they are the most idealistic looking men in their eyes.

    However, any toon named something silly like Lampstand or Bookshelf...tend to be men.
     
  25. techtard

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    A huge cross-section of gamers are not what you'd call handsome, and are very lonely. They are also socialy retarded, and attracted to cartoon women and pixelated T'n'A.
     
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