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    people shouldn't really hate guys playing as girls in games, it's their fault for getting tricked and it's not like they're cross dressing to make you poor.. its your choice to use money or not and it's not necessary to do that either over a game you can just help the player with ingame loots.

    then again the guys that abuse the "girl" characters for advantages are actually a turnoff

    i think it's actually not a bad idea for guys to play as girls because not all games have many girls in them and some guys wouldn't want to even imagine being in a game with 1000 to 1 ratio of guys and girls, if half of the guys roleplay as girls then it would turn into a 50/50 ratio, it can sound creepy but i find it cute that guys play as girls.

    if anything some of the guys that play girls probably wanted to be a girl irl or a girl trapped in a guys body
    it's a game and i think they should have the freedom to be who they want to be as you can't have such freedom in reality.

    some girls play as guys to avoid guys flirts or just for plain role play / some could also want a boyfriend ingame since you know how some guys play girls because they are single and want to level their "girlfriend" same could apply for girls on boy characters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryukiri View Post

    if anything some of the guys that play girls probably wanted to be a girl irl or a girl trapped in a guys body
    it's a game and i think they should have the freedom to be who they want to be as you can't have such freedom in reality.
    Some might. Though I doubt that would be the case for the majority.

    A few years back, I played an MMO with a online female friend, she usually played a guy character and I played a girl character. The whole guild got confused every single time we both voip.

    Used to only make male characters (well, back then there was only Ragnarok Online, which had gender locked to player's ID card), when I started playing Rappelz Online, I was also starting to write the 3rd fiction, the first time the protagonist was a female. Making a female char in MMO really helped a lot, actually.

    Now I'm doing 3d graphic, and make girls is lots more fun than making dudes.

    What does that say about me ....

    Cingal got it right. Definitely strange people.

    Though I'd like to think the dumb kids are the ones trying to flirt/skype/get email/facebook with the female characters in MMO.
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    For me it depends on the game, for example in Allods I feel weird when playing a female character.
    While in some other games like WoW I didnt care as much I would make both males and female characters depending on the race/class combination.

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    I basically play female characters on 95% of games unless games that have only male, Its not anything of sexual nature, Female characters usually have awesome hairstyles and armor designs like FFXIV does, In no way do I abuse it, I'll flat out say i'm a guy.


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    I don't have any issues with it nor has anyone given me any issues.
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    Ive noticed alot of people, typically male asians (not saying thats a proven fact, just my own experience), prefer pretending to be females in game to get treated better/be given free stuff/get in to partys easier etc.

    And yes there is a stigma, i dont really give a shit myself but I know people look down on males playing female characters, as they usually call that "character" a she, like "oh she can join if she wants" etc, and then they go on mumble and a deep male voice is heard and they get confused weither to call it a she, he or just an it
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    nah, ive only had little kids or trolls go 'omg your a guy and u play a female? whyyyy?' other then that i never had any comments.
    when the females look good i play a female cause i dont feel like staring at man ass all day. if the females dont look good i usually try to make a cool looking dude.

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    I honestly haven't noticed a stigma. There's no "huge wall of prejudice" scaling between G.I.R.Ls and everyone else, it's only a matter of if having a guy playing a girl avatar ends up personally offending someone or not. I do it all the time and nobody complains.

    If they do, oh well. It's your game-time, your fun, your character - not theirs.

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    I didn't even ever know there was an issue with this. Then again I just assume everyone has a penis.

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    Doesn't matter to me one way or the other. Just play what you want. I usually only stick to male characters but thats just because I relate more to them myself and enjoy playing masculine characters. Then again it doesn't matter if I play a gender locked game like say Vindictus so meh.

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    With more and more action/aim based games, expect more female characters. Look at Gunz for example!!

    Quote Originally Posted by SwedishGeneral View Post
    Ive noticed alot of people, typically male asians (not saying thats a proven fact, just my own experience), prefer pretending to be females in game to get treated better/be given free stuff/get in to partys easier etc.
    The cause of this is the ppl appraching female characters, with watever intent. Though this issue should be history now with all the VOIP and pre-built groups.

    I play female characters often, almost 100% if the server is foreign. It's a habit I picked up in a guild way back, and may have a little to do with all the anime I watch. Nowadays, really depends on the character customizations, whichever looks better to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorGamer View Post
    I didn't even ever know there was an issue with this. Then again I just assume everyone has a penis.
    Nice assumption to have on the Internet.
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    I play girls on rare occasions. I like playing a guy because it helps me immerse myself in the game.. duno cant explain it.
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    Don't blame the haters. Blame the guys playing as girls who pretend they are girls IRL, aka the people who CREATE the haters.

    Hell, I don't even mind that. If you want to identify as a girl that's fine by me. But there's too many horror stories of guys pretending to be girls and going so far as to entering some kind of cyber relationships, getting naked pics of the guy, or stealing his items, etc.

    So it's no surprise that there's negativity surrounding guys playing as girl characters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retto View Post
    Don't blame the haters. Blame the guys playing as girls who pretend they are girls IRL, aka the people who CREATE the haters.

    Hell, I don't even mind that. If you want to identify as a girl that's fine by me. But there's too many horror stories of guys pretending to be girls and going so far as to entering some kind of cyber relationships, getting naked pics of the guy, or stealing his items, etc.

    So it's no surprise that there's negativity surrounding guys playing as girl characters.
    That's almost like hating women because some women put sleeping gel on their nipples and pick up guys to steal their money. Hate the thief, not the gender.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASNZern View Post
    some women put sleeping gel on their nipples and pick up guys to steal their money
    I want a source.

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    Read it years ago, in Thailand. I'm not looking it up.

    But there are a bunch. Some done by women. Some done by transgender.
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    I don't mind it, but I do find it weird that dudes would pretend to be women online though.

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    I personally play male Characters, Thats because i generally play on RP servers when i can. I can in fact see it from the other point of view, If someone is going to spend 200+ Hours playing a game might as well get a model that is appealing to the eye...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASNZern View Post
    That's almost like hating women because some women put sleeping gel on their nipples and pick up guys to steal their money. Hate the thief, not the gender.
    In an ideal world. But in reality people stereotype. And that will never stop. People pick up on patterns, and become cautious.

    They would rather avoid/dislike all male players on female characters, than get tricked by one liar.

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    I don't think so, but when i play a female character some times people seem to think i'm a girl. Not because i act like one, but i guess because of the way i type sometimes, i didn't even think it'd be possible for people to come to that conclusion. Funny thing is though, i tend to get more friend invites and such when i'm playing a male character.
    Also This will probably seem weird, but i like to dress female characters up......Don't know when the hell i decided i liked doing that though, which is why i tend to play female characters in Asian MMOs. Alot of male outfits look like shit most of the time anyway. Hell alot of them look like shit in most mmorpgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaime View Post
    I don't mind it, but I do find it weird that dudes would pretend to be women online though.
    it's really fun, you should try it sometime
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    i always play female characters because staring into an ass of the man for hundreds of hours is not my thing, but its a preference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artojas View Post
    i always play female characters because staring into an ass of the man for hundreds of hours is not my thing, but its a preference.
    That's how I feel as well.

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    Whenever I play female characters, I tell people... I'm better at naming females than males.

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