Posted 05 September 2009 - 04:11 AM
Looking at all the opinions here in this thread, I cannot help but think about how f'ed up today's internet generation is. Most people seem to be so drifted away from the real life, that they actually think it matters what the gender of somebody's avatar in a fantasy game should be, and even more - feel betrayed or even lied to when they find out that the cute little pink hairish caster they are used to raiding with is a guy. What give? Really, what gives? Did you hope to get a blowjob or the full experience from that person someday? Just chill out and remind yourself this is a game, not reality, and chances are that in 99,99% that you will never really meet your game buddies in person. All that should matter if the dude/dudess (is there such a word?) on the other PC can do their tanking/healing/dps duty without causing wipes, doesn't ninja, beg for gold, etc. Thinking that RL gender should equal IG gender only means that one has doubt about their sexual identity, and they need to constantly prove themselves there's nothing wrong with them. Get a grip over yourselves and stop putting RL and MMO identity in the same equation. For all that I care, I do not want to know anyone's RL gender, when the OB starts tomorrow. I will treat all of you with equal politeness and consideration, no matter if your avatar is a trollish looking gent with red beard and yellow eyes, or some minute girlie, that just jumped out of Pokemon, or whatever the current anime hipe is about. If you like staring at animated female behinds, roll a woman character. If you have it for rough looking toons, make a male. Your gameplay will not change and you would still be the hardcore freak or the casual gamer that you are. Everything else is IN YOUR HEAD, and nobody else's.
And I have to admit I didn't really think about it till half an hour ago, but I promise to roll a big boobed blond sorc for the OB, and I am a guy. So watch out, cause here I come!
If the dolphins develop nuclear arsenal and decide to preemptively strike at the mackerel, all that's going to be left will be sprat.