Discussion in 'WildStar Races' started by Xecks, Aug 18, 2013.
The avatar is pretty accurate.
I've only played a female character once, and it was when I faction transferred my Draenei Paladin to Horde and all I could be was a Blood Elf during Wrath. SO I made a female because I would hate myself if I made a male Blood Elf.
But in any other game I play a male character.
I find this a bit strange too. I often play characters as "an extension of myself", and I don't really care if they're a male or a female, I can still get into it no prob. I hear people say "I wouldn't know how to be a female/male", but... What's there to "know", really...? We're all people, some of us just have things hanging off our chest instead of between our legs... Sure, some women act really feminine and some men act really masculine, but so what? Doesn't mean they all have to follow their stereotypical gender roles, does it?
Male. Depends on the game, the class I'm playing and the armor styles that are available. TSW I play male. Tera I played female. Rift I played female. FFXI I played male. FFXIV I played male. EQ I played male. WoW I played female. etc etc.
If they're roleplaying I could relate somewhat, but otherwise people are just playing avatars. Shouldn't impact player behavior that much.
I am a male and my main is usually male. My alts tend to be female and I usually try to make them look as hot as possible . . . cause that's how I role
Real men play women. Trufax.
The more interesting thing I get from this poll is, that women prefer to play female chars, while men are torn apart between those 2 options almost equally.
Would be interesting to see why women act that way and not similar to the men's choice.
My bet is that women actually biologically evolve faster then men, reaching (mental) maturity way faster. Picking a hot female avatar as a man seems like something mainly a younger dude would do.
Nah, I know plenty of mature (mentally as well as physically) men who play females. I think for women it's more along the lines of wanting to be pretty, so they're more likely to pick a female character. Men? Well, we've seen plenty of explanations to their preferences in this thread. Some prefer the slender character models, some like to look at dat ass and some play both depending on the game and their mood, etc.
I'm a female myself (not a very feminine girl though, but not a tomboy either) and I play both, so I can only guess as to why this is as well.
I tend to play the characters that look better. I love aurins, but the males look quite meh in my opinion. On the other hand aurin females look awesome, therefore I will play aurin female.
Human = Female
Aurin = Female
Granok = Male
Mordesh = Male
Cassian = Female
Draken = Female
Chua = Male
Mechari = Female
To this I'd say.... NOPE!!!! Sounds more like you are somewhat prejudiced against men who play female chars.
I think the real reasons, while not perfectly generalized, are pretty simple to understand. Men tend to have crazy sex drives (especially today, can't find a guy NOT talking about hot chicks, sex, etc.) while women tend to be very interested in their appearance. Naturally, the idea of being in a woman's body is hotness to the utmost extreme for many men. On the flipside, men can have a nice chiseled look to them that is natural and handsome in which case you can get an astonishing number of females to play them (blood elf males) but otherwise female models almost always are prettier than male models.
I'm not really surprised to see things the way they are. I don't mind it either TBH. It comes down to what people want to play and often times the same set of reasons emerge every time.
I play both purely dependent on aesthetics.
I tend to prefer sleeker models as opposed to bulky so my melee/tanks tend to be female to avoid looking like a walking road block. Casters and healers vary - it amuses me to play a bloke in a dress so in WoW/SWTOR for example my clothies were male. Hated the tusks on trolls so my troll priest ended up female and so on.
The downside of playing female characters is getting hit on by oversexed teens (I can see why a lot of lasses I've played with prefer male characters now - much less hassle in that department). Although one advantage to that is the reactions when I tell them I'm a 39 year old bloke and they're welcome to come and live in my sex dungeon and model the latest leather gimp gear (xxx has left the party - much hilarity on teamspeak ensues) A guildy rolling an alt to troll me on this gave me the biggest scare of my life though
I'm a female and I usually play a female character as my main, although in most games I've played I've had a few male alts. I think I tend to want to identify more strongly with my main and so I make it female, while I'm more likely to make alts based on some sort of archetype or personality.
whoever has the biggest pauldrons and shoulder plates
As stated before i usually tend to go with the "whatever fits the class" type of choice. But i kinda went over to mostly roll females nowadays. The only thing that really bugs me is that people tend to believe i am a girl IRL and hence start hitting on me. A lot of my friends kinda pushed this happen-stance on me "typing like a girl". Whatever that actually means.
No preference here, either way. I am an Altoholic though, I admit I have a problem. So I usually have a pretty decent mix of male and female characters, across a full range of races and factions eventually.
This time around, all I want to be is a Granok Male (Exile) and Mechari Female (Dominion). Those two really stand out in my mind as total awesomeness in a cupcake pan!
Man who plays female characters.
I dunno, just always liked female characters. I don't have a big long winded speech as to why or a justification. I just like it.
Oh also some of the female outfits look prettier. And I don't mean the sexualized skimpy ones, but just things tend to look better to me on female models like cute dresses and things.
Maybe they mean that in that you actually try to type everything out and use proper punctuation. That's my only guess LOL.
Honestly, i actually try to do that. But i kinda guess that has more to do with me beeing a teacher and all. ;D Most people kinda relate to me "typing like girl" seemingly because of my smily usage 3 , ^^ and =3 ). No idea where this shiet stems from, but i guess i'll have to just go with it. ;D
Smilies might do it too.