There are plenty of men who opt to play as a female character in a game, but why? Is it a matter of frustration and self-esteem?
Maybe some of them like in Oblivion had different stats as women. It's the main reason I'm always a female wood elf in Elder Scrolls, every other game I'm a male, I create the character to reflect me but ES is the only one where I pick the opposite gender. Another little thing I missed in Skyrim, gender stats.
Surprised the author never heard of "If i'm going to be grinding for hundreds of hours i would rather be looking at a fine piece of ass" I constantly hear this when it comes to MMOs lol. I also hear; "Females has better customization options" Though this is true when it comes to the Phantasy Star games. Male options is almost depressing.
GIRL = Guy In Real Life
MMORPG = Many Men Online Role Playing Girls
I like to try both, depending on the game's art style. If the game is dark and gritty I choose male. If the game is vibrant and pretty I might choose to play with a female avatar to match the art style.
If I can't roll a big fat Nose Tackle looking guy with an epic manly man's beard I will be choosing female... they really do need more customization options.
I play as a woman because i like to look at women. if i wanted to stare at a man ill get a mirror, stupid article.
Yeah, the author is a complete moron. Why would I want to endlessly recreate my own likeness in every damn game? It gets old fast, and it's fun creating original characters and ones based on pre-existing well-known characters. Apparently enjoying variety and not being boring = having self-esteem issues, LOL. Dumbass author.
Thou doth protest too much. The author wasn't being rude, nor judgmental. Never once did the author imply that EVERYONE that picked a female "had self-esteem issues." It was actually stated multiple times that it was simply something that the author was curious about, and thought was worth discussing. The fact that you managed to thread together "moron" and "dumbass" when you describe the author, for simply mentioning something that they find interesting, makes you look weak. *typographical error
Heisenburger: It just proves the other point I made in my article...people get really pissed when you ask them. I love how I can always count on the inherent hostility at N4G to prove my point for me.
Maybe I should've actually read the article, but the way the article (or at least this headline) is titled makes it look like flame-bait. Even so, the premise is still pretty stupid. It's like bringing forth the notion that people who play CoD must do so because they're too afraid to join the military or something. It's such a hypothetical non-issue that I don't see the point in it even having an article, but this is N4G, where most of the content is trash anyway, so it's to be expected, I suppose. @fathoms No, your perceived "frustration" from my post doesn't prove your point at all. What would a person who played as female characters be pissed about, exactly? "GRR I MAD, TIEM 2 CREATE OPPOSIT SECKS AVATAR 2 VENT MAH FRUSTRASHUNS!" It's easy to be so cynical about articles on this site after seeing so many terrible ones over the years, hence my reaction. This isn't an attack on your integrity (I recognize my blunder of not even reading the article itself, just the headline), but it's a typical reaction of people to not even click "read more" after seeing the headline and the sub-text, which in this case seemed like some sort of troll-bait condescension rather than anything of real substance.
It's because i can. It get's boring just creating a man all of the time, it's nothing to do with self esteem issues. What a stupid article.
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