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Is there still a negative stigma against male players that play female character

#21DoramiPosted 7/24/2014 6:36:02 PM
Given the way males are usually portrayed in videogames, I wouldn't be surprised if perfectly normal male gamers relate more to the female characters.
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#22calcyclePosted 7/24/2014 6:37:07 PM
I usually play males. but if he is boring or if a female class fits my playstyle better then I will switch.
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#23jedinatPosted 7/24/2014 6:38:50 PM
Dorami posted...
Given the way males are usually portrayed in videogames, I wouldn't be surprised if perfectly normal male gamers relate more to the female characters.

lol, this is rather true.
#24rainedownPosted 7/24/2014 6:39:04 PM
Dorami posted...
Given the way males are usually portrayed in videogames, I wouldn't be surprised if perfectly normal male gamers relate more to the female characters.


This is the biggest reason I've heard out of my friends. That and Buffy the vampire slayer making girls kick @#$ very cool.
#25n0suchluckPosted 7/24/2014 6:43:17 PM
I don't think there should be. For me, I sometimes play a female character because there aren't many female protagonists. I guess it's just a way to switch/spice things up instead of always having the hulk like male character being the hero over and over again. In my world, Revan from KoTOR is a she
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#26machetemanPosted 7/24/2014 6:51:52 PM
there is something inherently wrong with male players consistently wanting to play as female characters.

The "i want something attractive to look at" is a terrible enough excuse (maybe when I was 13 I got off to videogame characters...), but as much as some people might not want to admit it....selecting a female character when given the choice is a projection of some part of yourself onto the game.

If you play videogames on a regular basis, you are projecting something. Now someone like gf who never plays games, I dont see a lot of projection, because she honestly doesn't give a crap.
#27ShadowThaReaperPosted 7/24/2014 6:57:58 PM
Yes.
#28DetectiveZPosted 7/24/2014 7:05:50 PM(edited)
Going to be the weird answer here. But, I mainly play as a girl because I want something different then real life. I always wanted to know how it feels like to be a girl. I roleplay as a girl as well when playing just to feel more in character. (That doesn't mean I go guy to guy asking give me free items for some action. lol)

Does that make me sexually confused or a pervert? Maybe. But, it's how I like to play and no one should tell you how to play.

(Just please, stop using the tough guy excuse when saying... "I only play as a girl cuz I like looking at their butt." It's honestly a bit degrading. xD)

It's just really disappointing when people are closed minded and hate it when guys play as girls.
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#29n0suchluckPosted 7/24/2014 7:08:14 PM
macheteman posted...
there is something inherently wrong with male players consistently wanting to play as female characters.

The "i want something attractive to look at" is a terrible enough excuse (maybe when I was 13 I got off to videogame characters...), but as much as some people might not want to admit it....selecting a female character when given the choice is a projection of some part of yourself onto the game.

If you play videogames on a regular basis, you are projecting something. Now someone like gf who never plays games, I dont see a lot of projection, because she honestly doesn't give a crap.


Thanks Freud! Tell us more of your theories on the inner workings of the gamers mind

Not everyone is projecting themselves as the character they are playing in a videogame. Sometimes it's just a character that is in a story that you control. When you play a GTA game and run over pedestrians or shoot rockets at cars are you really projecting yourself as that character?
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#30ElementalWindPosted 7/24/2014 7:15:15 PM(edited)
The "i want something attractive to look at" is a terrible enough excuse (maybe when I was 13 I got off to videogame characters...), but as much as some people might not want to admit it....selecting a female character when given the choice is a projection of some part of yourself onto the game.
Possibly the part that would rather use Endurance than Speed as a dump stat

Not everyone is projecting themselves as the character they are playing in a videogame. Sometimes it's just a character that is in a story that you control. When you play a GTA game and run over pedestrians or shoot rockets at cars are you really projecting yourself as that character?
Yep, you can tell from how I play Skyrim that deep down, I just want to stand at a forge making daggers all day.
... On second thought, I might actually do that if it paid better. Being on the clock would make working high-carbon steel pretty frustrating though.
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