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Prizrak232
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Alright I'm a close to normal guy, but I've put almost 21,000 hours into the Fallout series and I would say about 3/4 of those 21,000 hours I played as a female, and now I find myself playing as a female in almost any game you can. My friends think I'm weird or quote "gay" for doing so. So I guess what am asking is what do you guys and gals think of it?

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Vagueshade
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I think it's understandable, in my opinion.

In every game I play where there's some type of character creation or customization, I create my "Ideal" Character.

Your ideal character just happens to be female, sometimes :/

Blaster901
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I see nothing wrong with playing as female characters.

Sometimes, male and female characters have different stats and whatnot.

In FE8 (Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones), for example, males have a higher strength cap than females if they are units that use swords, lances, etc.

On the other hand, female magic users have a higher magic cap than male magic users.


So yeah, it goes to preference and stuff.
If you want to play as a female character, go ahead.

partydevil
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My friends think I'm weird or quote "gay" for doing so.


what? you rather look at a girly figer then an buff dude.
i would think that watching buff dude all the time is more gay.

i like to watch girls. i do that all the time.
why would i want to watch a dude when i play a game?
AceofSky
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Well in some games I do pick the other gender if it is useful. Like for this one game they can shoot you in genitals for a man which would be considered a Nutshot, but being a girl....
Yeah, for the same game, I also picked a girl because they have slimmer body figure meaning, it is less of a body mass to be shot upon. And I think they are faster. (That's a myth though).

I only pick it when it has benefits, but if you can't switch genders I would get a guy.

partydevil
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I also picked a girl because they have slimmer body figure meaning, it is less of a body mass to be shot upon.


the hit box could be the same size tho.
d_dude
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the hit box could be the same size tho.


In Halo games, the hitboxes are the some for both genders.
partydevil
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In Halo games, the hitboxes are the some for both genders.

so are they in every game i can recall.

only exception on ut2k4 where they had 8 different hit boxes for over 40 chars.
but there it wasn't about gender but about your movement style.

movement style? yes in older shooters you needed to move and dodge. (boring shooters of the last 8 year. =( spoiling the newer generation)
PauseBreak
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If you are worried about it, don't be.
Everyone plays as a different gender to just play different. Sometimes the gender role has different mechanics than its counter part. And sometimes, more often than not, it doesn't matter at all which gender is selected.

Grael6774
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I think it's a bit of a cheat since male players would be VERY willing to help a female character. It's just my observation though.. and hypothesis.. hehe

partydevil
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I think it's a bit of a cheat since male players would be VERY willing to help a female character. It's just my observation though.. and hypothesis.. hehe

arn't video games great?

i dont have that "cheat" in real life. so i'm happy that i have it online. it makes life so much more easy. =D
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Playing as a girl because you want to look at a female is pretty objectifying. People calling you gay because you play a female character is just stupid and homophobic. Playing a female character expressly to "do lesbian stuff" is also objectifying and homophobic. The worst part of it all, though, is that I see a lot of guys who feel like they need to justify the desire to play a female with one of those bad reasons. "No guys, I'm not gay! I'm just as degrading and offensive when I play a female character!"

I don't mean to accuse anyone here of anything. Just sharing some of my thoughts. Maybe I'll drop and essay on the subject on this thread if I find the time.

Now, I play a female in basically every game I get a choice. Sometimes I refuse to play a game because I'm forced to be a male (Fable). If I'm given a choice, I always select the lesbian romance option. If I only have heterosexual romance options, I will often forgo the romance subplot entirely. Like in Harvest Moon, even. I even skipped the romance in Mass Effect on the grounds that it was not lesbian enough. I also skipped it in Dragon Age, but that's because the "lesbian" romance was more a "I totally like girls, but only to amuse men, and I can be cured of the gay as long as a big strong man shows me my place" kind of thing than a lesbian romance. I hate BioWare, by the way.

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I usually choose a girl character but i don't pretend to be. It's just how I want to play the game especially from the start where you can customize the character looks. I want to create the perfect looking girl in every game, that could be the reason for me.

destroyer006
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If you really wanna know go on to any MMO and you'll see that more than 3/4 of girl character's are guys so maybe ask them? :P

Wulfehz1234
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21,000 divided by 24 is 875...
You've spent 875 FULL DAYS playing one game??
Sorry to say this, but I think you might have a problem.

shidazenmai
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It is much easier to ask players for help or sympathy if your character and character name is for a girl ^_^

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