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[–] Gazareth 0 points 73 points (+73|-0) ago 

Tons of males like to play as females so nobody has any idea what your gender is in those games.

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[–] oktober 1 points 28 points (+29|-1) ago 

or if you're a dog.

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[–] PM_ME_YOUR_FURRIES 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I would say it's at least somewhat fairly assumed; if you have a female character most people will refer to you as "her," though I wonder if this is more out of fear of offending someone for getting it wrong than actually assuming you're female.

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[–] Fenrirwulf 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

On an RP server they should overwhelmingly use 'her' because it is an interaction between the 2 characters, not the people playing the characters.

I just assume everyone is a teenage boy until their actions suggest otherwise no matter what they claim.

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[–] BaronVonMonologue 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

When I played a female character for a while in WoW, I just assumed "her" was referring to my toon, and was in-character, even though we weren't on an RP server.

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[–] Sragwaven 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I always just refer to other players on things as the gender they're portraying. It's just easier that way.

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[–] Icy-Defiance 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'd say neither. If the character is female, I'll use female pronouns just because the character is the only thing I know, so to me that person really is female...at least until I hear the person's voice. Even in league of legends, where champions can't really be customized, I'll do the same thing.

But then, I've never hit on people in games or cared about a player's gender for any reason. Maybe I just haven't been horny enough.

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[–] Gamedude 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

after Final Fantasy XIV, everyone went as a female. All the female characters were guys. Because who the fuck wouldn't like This

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[–] 1273652? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I like to play all the cloth wearing classes as female. For some reason, cloth armor looks better on the wimmins than the mens, when it comes to cloth.

But if it's a plate wearing toon, yeah, I'll roll a man, they look good in plate armor.

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[–] TheonGreyjoy 0 points 37 points (+37|-0) ago 

I tried playing Splatoon but couldn't because painting surfaces a different color is a clear analogy for cultural appropriation and whitewashing. I'm starting a petition to get it removed from stores. /s

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[–] indigoanasazi 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I tried playing Splatoon, but the confusion over whether I was a kid or a squid was too much.

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[–] TheonGreyjoy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I Identify as Kraken-fluid, where I am a squid sometimes and a kraken other times. This game is so noninclusive.

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[–] Sight_Unseen 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Schrodinger's kid-squid.

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

just wait until you use the mod that colours your teams paint white HUEHUEHUEHUE

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[–] TheonGreyjoy 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I heard they will be adding a Ben Garrison Player Character for that mod.

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[–] nivuahc 0 points 29 points (+29|-0) ago 

As an old guy who has played a variety of MMO's over the years...

I always play as a female character. Always.

Now I didn't start out that way. When I first started playing I played as a dude. And I got ignored by most other players. When I didn't get ignored I got yelled at for making rookie mistakes. I had an endless number of people questioning my sexuality, inviting me to perform impossible sexual acts upon myself, and recounting the many, many times that they'd had sex with my mother.

But then I started playing female characters and have never looked back. And do you want to know why? Because the guys in-game are nice to me. Those same guys try to help me. Those same guys give me things without me having to ask. I always have guys offering to help me level up or give me loot.

So much misogyny it's down-right terrifying! /s

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[–] morzinbo 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

I usually play female characters because the models are nicer looking. Especially in WoW, where most of the male characters still have massive fucking hands.

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[–] goronmon 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

But then I started playing female characters and have never looked back. And do you want to know why? Because the guys in-game are nice to me. Those same guys try to help me. Those same guys give me things without me having to ask. I always have guys offering to help me level up or give me loot.

Maybe I'm playing the wrong games, but it's been a long time since I've seen this type of behavior. I've been playing female characters for a few years now in games like Guild Wars 2, FFXIV, ESO, and so on, and I have yet to have this happen to me in ways different than when I played male characters.

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[–] nivuahc 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Here's my formula;

Make a tiny female brute/bruiser.

Make her as cute as possible.

Give her either a cute or suggestive name ("Tiffany" is one of my go-to "cute" names, "Leiah Sweetly" is one of my go-to suggestive names).

Wander around a lot.

It usually doesn't take long before guys start lining up. And I never talk. When they try to talk to me I just giggle or wave.

Maybe it's the games (I've not played any of the ones you mentioned).

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[–] Muesli 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Maybe I'm playing the wrong games

I've had it happen to me in WoW, LotRO and SWTOR. Not in Rift, interestingly enough. But, then, I played a dwarven lass there, maybe it was that :-D.

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[–] Tonguestun 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

For reals, I haven't encountered this since the Ragnarok Online beta.

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[–] Stoaty 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

I've been on the internet for thirty years (holy shit, I just realized I've been on the internet for thirty years!) and my gender has helped me at least as often as it hurt me online. Mostly, it didn't make the slightest bit of difference. Mostly, I don't mention it because, why would I?

Also, as Gazareth says, plenty of males play females and vice versa. Makes me snort when people claim gamers are super misgynists -- gamers are super into the game. If they thought there was a gaming advantage, they'd happily play as a one-legged lesbian tranny.

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[–] voatmoat 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

*monopod lesbian tranny.

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[–] m4tthew 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Seriously, unless they have chat you can't really tell (even then it could be a kid or something). And with the way some people play it could just be a chicken trained to do rotations. You just can't tell.

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[–] Fagtardicus 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

somewhat related: i once did a raid where the guild leader had trained a duck to play healer with surprising skill.

i remember it being a shameful waste of an opportunity that he didnt name the ducks character aflac

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[–] headpool182 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

BAHAHAHA My cousin was talking to someone on FF14 from his FC, was like "I didn't know you were a girl." They were a 13 year old boy.

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[–] Thisismyvoatusername 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is an interesting point. I wonder if some of the "common wisdom" regarding mistreatment of women online is a result of some women interpreting rude behavior as aimed at them because they are women, while some men who receive the same treatment don't even remember it 10 seconds later because why would they?

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[–] LiterallyWhat 1 points 9 points (+10|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Well, you'd best get in step with your feminist sisters-in-arms and start acting like a developmentally stunted woman-child, or you'll hold back, uh, equality.

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[–] Madonnymous [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Until I mentioned it to my brother last night, it never occurred to me that I would be anti-feminist for a mod that makes all of the elves in Dragon Age almost naked. I thought "They aren't real and it's my computer in my own home. My brother laughed, but until I said it out loud it didn't occur to me that it would be even weird.

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[–] RedditCEOEllenPao 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Best part of this is you can take off all your gear, dance naked on top of a mailbox when you AFK, and come back to potential gold! Not that I'd do such a thing, personally, or anything...nope...definitely not...

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[–] Madonnymous [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

It's such an honor to meet you, glorious leader.

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[–] TopShelfPrivilege 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago  (edited ago)

As a dude, I've always played female characters and I've never been hit on or bothered. The reason people think that, is because people who don't play video games started repeating it until people believed it.

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[–] goronmon 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

I've found the same thing honestly. I mean, I did see it a little bit back in the beginnings of WoW and earlier games. But it was never that noticeable.

Of course, it is true that if a player actively broadcasts being female, then the behavior can become more noticeable, but requires the person to seek out that behavior.

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[–] castillle 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What do you want? A cookie for your internalized misogynistic tendencies? You dare just walk away and let that person know its alright to rape womyn with coppers and steal locks of their hair? HUH?? I am a privileged white cisgendered male and I weep for womynkind who are being abused by this patriarchy especially after people like you enable it /s

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[–] Madonnymous [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Think it'll be good if I just copy and paste parts of that for the future? That's what I'm supposed to say, right? /s

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[–] ColePram 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I really wasn't aware you can ACTUALLY give away locks of your hair...

WoW confirmed for training creepy stalkers.

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