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I actually like playing as females because why not? For instance, I always choose the girl in Pokemon games. There was an instance where someone sent me a message saying "Yo, what up girl" and I kinda just laughed and realized how cringey that was. Why would you send messages like that? I also find enjoyment when I play with a girl; the guys' hear a girl's voice and become thirsty. The conversations can become cringey and hilarious.
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Eh, I mangina'd in WoW since I dislike Blizzard's neckless roid ogre artstyle for male characters. I didn't get bothered too much. The key to being generally left alone is:

1) Wear pants. If you treat your character as a sex object so will everyone else.
2) Make a character that is taller than the average height of the most popular race. Creepers typically aren't secure enough in their masculinity to look up. Bonus points if you have larger biceps than they do.
3) Never, ever, ever, EVER, ever play a female elf or anything remotely elf like. EVER.




It depends on the game. In Vindictus, gender locked characters are a thing so it is quite common for males to be playing female characters, despite how lewd the game is. This is what Scarlet Blade tried to do by making everyone a female. But in Mabinogi, where fashion is a thing and there are more females, you're pretty much going to get free shit.
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Noo, what are you guys doing? Stop making me want to play Runescape again! My childhood <3
I loved those times.

Anyway, this actually happened to me when I was like 12 when I played the game. I played as a female character because for whatever reason, cuteness I guess. And, there was this one guy following me around, messaging me all the time and such. One day he asked me to be his girlfriend, and I was like "What...? I am a guy". And then he left immediately! Haha, pretty funny. Probably broke his poor, poor heart though.
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Dark_Alma wrote:


courtney9094 wrote:

In all honesty I have had it happen in any mmo I played but the weird thing was my biggest one was playing runescape when I was in middle school - high school so go figure. Anyway after runescape in all honesty learned to just play solo and mostly ignored people. Now I really don't play mmos anymore in all honesty so haven't had it happen in a long time.

Edit: Oh there was also this one time in runescape someone thought I actually wasn't a girl so all him and friends ganged up on me about it. All because I said something that made him think I was actually a boy. That was the only incident I had though in all honesty.

Oh never mind there was this once time I tried playing an mmo and the guy was trying to hit on me and was willing to give me over 100k in items and money but I never talked to him like he was expecting. So more then likely assumed I was a guy and never responded or gave me any of the stuff he said he would.

So in all honesty I mostly play solo and stick to my self. I see it as people can think whatever they want I mean in the end it's just a game in all honesty. Yeah you are supposed to play with a group and whatnot but most of the time you can solo everything unless it truly is a mmo involving team work but try to avoid those in all honesty. Don't want to be hit on or mistaken as a guy all because I don't say anything or something that makes them think I'm not actually a girl but like I said rarely play mmos anymore.


You had issues on Runescape? I played that game for far too many days accumulative days! 273 days or ~6552 hours. I very rarely met anyone on there who was that way to girls. Of course we all tended to be older high leveled. Usually had the girls coming to us for our money and what not.

Always skyped with those "chicks" and chicks to make sure they were real. Actually met some female friends who I later met up with IRL on there. The only time I saw issues with girls in in Free to Play. Go to world 1 Lumbridge and you would see "looking for gf, 50k gold to share!" Stuff like that. I had too much fun there.

The only time I have seen even a little issue with being a girl was in League of Legends. Probably has to do with the current generation and their ages.



Yeah got hit on a lot actually. Plus was never a member at all was 100% free to play. So makes sense in my opinion high level members would be nice. Do to the fact they didnt want to get banned or anything, do to paying and long hours put in. While free players you get banned you just made another account. So yeah free play wasnt all that great.

League of legends only played that game a little bit (have a low end laptop) but from little I played no issues.


League of Legends has probably the worst community, even beating out Dead Frontier for me. Too much E-peen in both games.
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I'm a big fan of role-playing in mmorpgs so I tend to create my character 3D (for possible fanfic stories or such). Which means if I have multiple characters on a game they could be entirely different to extremes. Male/female, light-skinned/dark-skinned,human/other...it's funny but the same that's being said about male/female characters can also apply to other factors here and yes there can be a major difference in treatment from other players. Whether blamed on age, upbringing or even just plain crudeness some of the worst element can be found on mmorpgs...luckily most of them have an ignore feature . I find the best response to any guy coming on to me while playing a female character to be "Dude...I'm a dude!".
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Mrcreepday wrote:
Noo, what are you guys doing? Stop making me want to play Runescape again! My childhood <3
about clan wars? (played RS 3 now? dunno if they got the html 5 version working?)
even though I kinda dislike the changes (theme and colors) vs the old one.



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I'm a big fan of role-playing in mmorpgs so I tend to create my character 3D (for possible fanfic stories or such). Which means if I have multiple characters on a game they could be entirely different to extremes. Male/female, light-skinned/dark-skinned,human/other...it's funny but the same that's being said about male/female characters can also apply to other factors here and yes there can be a major difference in treatment from other players. Whether blamed on age, upbringing or even just plain crudeness some of the worst element can be found on mmorpgs...luckily most of them have an ignore feature . I find the best response to any guy coming on to me while playing a female character to be "Dude...I'm a dude!".


I find roleplayers to be a weird bunch, but that's probably do to the amount of spamming the rest button I encountered.
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I am male, but I play as a female character probably 80% of the time when given the choice. I don't know if it's for a "change" or if it's that I simply like seeing a female character's backside as opposed to a male character's backside, as I play.

Most likely the latter.

I've also noticed the catering to female avatars even without any evidence that they're actually female. Most of the time they aren't, either. I've had some people get really upset with me when they find out that I'm a man. Their attitude changes REAL fast sometimes... I'm secure in my sexuality and I'm not playing an MMO to find a female friend. Not that I'm opposed to that either, but... I've had guys come up and hit on me in-game when I've given no indication that I'm female. I assume that 90% or more female avatars in those games are actually men. My little made up statistic is probably pretty damn accurate too.

I just like beauty, and women are infinitely more beautiful than men... In light of that I don't find it strange that male players will instinctively treat female characters better. I probably do without realizing it, but not to the extent that it'd make me feel awkward when I find out they're male too.
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I play as a Female all the time and never get this.

Avid MMO player since 2008.

Guess either I'm lucky or it doesn't happen as much on Japanese and SEA servers

Online and real life I treat people mostly the same I guess I'm more polite to women and tend to make only female friends....but I have always been that way since childhood girls are easier to deal with and understand
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neugenx wrote:

I'm a big fan of role-playing in mmorpgs so I tend to create my character 3D (for possible fanfic stories or such). Which means if I have multiple characters on a game they could be entirely different to extremes. Male/female, light-skinned/dark-skinned,human/other...it's funny but the same that's being said about male/female characters can also apply to other factors here and yes there can be a major difference in treatment from other players. Whether blamed on age, upbringing or even just plain crudeness some of the worst element can be found on mmorpgs...luckily most of them have an ignore feature . I find the best response to any guy coming on to me while playing a female character to be "Dude...I'm a dude!".


I find roleplayers to be a weird bunch, but that's probably do to the amount of spamming the rest button I encountered.


Sadly, the spamming the rest button thing is something newer RPers think is part of RP.

Role-playing if done with a guild of RPers can actually be quite a lot of fun, especially during a war-like scenario with intense moments or during a raid or dungeon run.

In one game the game storyline had our home city (our guild house was actually next door) being invaded by undead. Our guild had vowed to take the city back and in character went to all the other cities looking for able hands to pay to fight by our side. The devs noticed and began showing up often as monster bosses and began to name us personally as their arch-nemeses. It was a lot better a reason than log in, grind, hope to get good stuff, rinse, repeat that we get in most of the "localized" current game fair. We had RPers and non-RPers fighting side by side and everybody loved it. We had whole towns created by RPers who would create game content to go along with that of the devs (treasure hunts, organized dungeon runs, festivals) and the devs would often launch attacks or show as guests on said events.

Since "localization" RP hasn't quite been the same.
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neugenx wrote:


PeripheralVisionary wrote:


neugenx wrote:

I'm a big fan of role-playing in mmorpgs so I tend to create my character 3D (for possible fanfic stories or such). Which means if I have multiple characters on a game they could be entirely different to extremes. Male/female, light-skinned/dark-skinned,human/other...it's funny but the same that's being said about male/female characters can also apply to other factors here and yes there can be a major difference in treatment from other players. Whether blamed on age, upbringing or even just plain crudeness some of the worst element can be found on mmorpgs...luckily most of them have an ignore feature . I find the best response to any guy coming on to me while playing a female character to be "Dude...I'm a dude!".


I find roleplayers to be a weird bunch, but that's probably do to the amount of spamming the rest button I encountered.


Sadly, the spamming the rest button thing is something newer RPers think is part of RP.

Role-playing if done with a guild of RPers can actually be quite a lot of fun, especially during a war-like scenario with intense moments or during a raid or dungeon run.

In one game the game storyline had our home city (our guild house was actually next door) being invaded by undead. Our guild had vowed to take the city back and in character went to all the other cities looking for able hands to pay to fight by our side. The devs noticed and began showing up often as monster bosses and began to name us personally as their arch-nemeses. It was a lot better a reason than log in, grind, hope to get good stuff, rinse, repeat that we get in most of the "localized" current game fair. We had RPers and non-RPers fighting side by side and everybody loved it. We had whole towns created by RPers who would create game content to go along with that of the devs (treasure hunts, organized dungeon runs, festivals) and the devs would often launch attacks or show as guests on said events.

Since "localization" RP hasn't quite been the same.


Localization? You mean like how South Korean MMOs show up in America and such? Never quite understood the politics of big name companies shipping them overseas, but if Nexon and Aeriagames are any sign, they do have terrible practices when it comes to reaching foreign players or worst yet, enabling the overseas team to handle content.
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Yeah, I get it sometimes, depending on the MMO. Mostly it's just when we're raiding and everyone wants to jump in Ventrilo or TS. A lot of omg, you really are a girl, then things continue on as before. But again, it's by game. Swtor is my current game, and it seems to have more open-minded people than some of the other mmo's I've played in the past.
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Unless it was a MOBA game I never rolled a female character if it wasn't gender locked
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I noticed it, too.
I also noticed that some people that play female characters encourage this behavior to get free stuff and extra help.
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Localization? You mean like how South Korean MMOs show up in America and such? Never quite understood the politics of big name companies shipping them overseas, but if Nexon and Aeriagames are any sign, they do have terrible practices when it comes to reaching foreign players or worst yet, enabling the overseas team to handle content.


Some examples...

Before localization...
"A two-handed hammer fashioned by the nomads to the north is said to still exist somewhere in the dungeons hidden in the mountains to the north..."

After localization...
"Event type: Dungeon Excursion
Event Reward: +2 two-handed hammer"

It was when the life got sucked out of many games.
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