Nottingham Trent University has conducted a study, being published in US journal CyberPsychology and Behavior, which reveals that a mammoth 70% of female players use male characters, while a surprisingly high 54% of male players have female avatars.
(He plays WOW).
Maybe the guys prefer looking at a female characters ass instead of a man's ass?
Nope. That's not it ;)
when i played CoH more than half my toons were girls, as short as they could be made. i dunno why. maybe cuz i liked looking at a female cartoon run better than a male one.
If you're gonna spend a thousand hours playing a game, might as well be looking a female ass the entire time..
Hah I never got it until my friend put it that way a few years ago and I was like "ahhh". I once saw a dude hit on a chick in FFXI, who told the first guy he was a guy using a female char and the first guy still didn't give up.
Now you know why ladies use male avatars. *LOL*
I'm also guessing it's an insurance plan for some guys when the REAL girl dumps him.
it's true. A lot of guys play female characters. I know because I used to play WoW. I asked one of my friends why he chose to be a female night elf, and he said "I didn't, I accidentally picked it" Yeah....sure.
Your friend should have given rofldings' answer above, no shame in that!
Misleading title. I wouldn't have been surprised though. :D
it's common, this reminds me of a school mate that dressed like a guy and i would play rough with /her even punch her in the arm untill I found out Mikey was a girl.
I don't see anyting wrong with that. It is only wrong to those who are insecure about their sexuality.
It would of been a pleasent surprise though!? Unlike what happened in Crying Game....eeewww. I too created my own custom female character in Oblivion, she had tight skimpy top, with a very short rag for a skirt, and absolutely ZERO body armour! When I got bored of her I got bored of the game.
What about people who play as Taurens?
Taurens have sex too. They're not self-impregnative race.
Don't forget the other reason guys play as Girl characters.. It get's you free swag in-game. Lonely loser's trying to hit on you in-game because your a girl, will fork over free stuff to you if you build a friendship with them. In hopes of getting some naughty pictures or meeting you real life. LOL. You'd be surprised at how much faster you advance in an MMO if your a girl character. Where every guy is tripping over your feet to help you and give your free stuff LOL.
In MMORPG,using female avatars to trick me for gears, dont work on me. Because, I am also enjoy playing with females' avatar, therefore, I see everybody else is just like me. Yeh, I enjoy playing with female characters. It is fund to dress up my character which is female and it is fund to strip it naked and run around.
Christ i laughed pretty good reading the title it'd be more funny if they were literal though.
I role-play as a female character all the time in mmorpg, even on forums i will always have an female avatar. Sometimes people would think im a girl, lol.
N4G is a community of gamers posting and discussing the latest game news. It’s part of NewsBoiler, a network of social news sites covering today’s pop culture.