Do you think there is still a negative stigma regarding guys playing female character

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    Default Do you think there is still a negative stigma regarding guys playing female character

    Or is it gone?

    I mostly play female characters in anime-style MMORPG, since I feel like Anime-style is better suited for females than males.

    However, in terms of Western MMORPGs I usually play male characters.

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    Yeah there is. But I wouldn't call it a ''stigma''. Some people think its weird, some don't. Who cares what they think. Do what you want.
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    It still is, but only because people still associate their real identities with their ingame ones. I personally play an equal amount of both so I'm used to it.

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    I play both, just usually go by who looks better in the games armours/clothes xD
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    no this again ... only time i had a male character was in WoW as Draenei shaman because shoulders looks cool when they are big... never had a male character in any other mmo... except if its gender locked.
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    Usually I play a male character, but when I play an MMO and I figure I wont play it long I will sometimes make a female character. However, this sometimes comes back to bite me (in Dragon's Prophet and Wurm Online, for example) and I end playing the game a lot and my main character is a female.

    I find that, unless I encourage it, most people figure I'm a guy to begin with and treat me as such. There's definitely a few people here and there that treat me a bit odd until I tell them I'm a guy or they hear me in VOIP. I've seen some people go from White Knights to white supremacy racists in a matter of moments. But most people just don't give a shit. I've never had anyone that I actually play with (IE friends and guildies) complain about me playing female characters, and I've never complained about a guy playing a female character either.

    I do give people a choice, though. Some people just want to be the other gender so they'll play the other gender. If these people tell me that they're the gender that they're playing, I will treat them as such, even if I know they're really a guy. Most of the time, this just means I'll call them a her/she instead of a he/him, or vice versa.

    Generally, unless it's just someone trolling, a majority of gamers don't give a flying **** what you are, what you're playing, what you like, etc... as long as you're not being an ass hole.
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    It's only an issue because the people judging you are having issues separating the importance of real world identity with the laid back nature of online gaming. Turn it around on em as they likely have the far more serious issues to deal with.
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    I'd say there is no stigma and no one cares. MMOs have been wildly popular for over 10 years and this kind of thing is common. The only people who give you crap for it are people who don't play MMOs or games in general.


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    There still is, of course. But I'd venture to say that no one who matters cares.
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