x EvilErmine x
Cake or death?!
- Apr 5, 2010
Well to echo a lot of other people 'if i have to stair at some digital ass for hours on end then i'd like it to be a pretty female ass thank you please'
I try to avoid playing as the Marcus Fenix type characters whenever I can, but I absolutely loved Brick, especially when you got his level up to the point where you could RAAAGE almost constantly.Senaro said:I tend to not touch musclebound gorillas that call themselves men. I make characters of either gender, though I avoid the big truck with legs body type whenever possible. I've no problem playing males when it's characters like Commander Shepard or Mordecai (Borderlands), but if you expect me to play as something like Marcus Fenix, I'd rather take the chick.
Weirdly enough, I have no problem playing games as the Brick, but that's because he does nothing but scream at the enemies, and inconspicuous treasure chests, with his roid-rage induced bloodlust, which I find hilarous.
Having just noticed your an actor it gives me a better anology than the ones I was using in my way way earlier post.Chairman Miaow said:EDIT EDIT EDIT: anybody about to post a comment along the lines of "HURRDURR you are uncomfortable with your sexuality and femininity because you don't play as a girl", I am an actor, notoriously some of the most feminine people on the planet, and my favourite characters in Super Smash Bro's Melee were Jigglypuff and Peach. (I still beat everyone I knew with both.) If that's not comfortable with femininity I don't know what is.
Personally, I play female characters in games for a number of reasons. I'm quite an aggressive man, I don't find it easy to get along with other men and I'm extremely sensitive to "jokes" from other men which attempt to establish a pecking order without exchanging blows. I respond with my fists, immediately, without a word. That's just who I am, I invite anybody to take it or leave it.Chairman Miaow said:TLDR: Why do men play as women?
First and foremost, good job completely snagging everything I wanted to say away 3 minutes before I posted it lmao. But totally agree with you; I rarely see many black characters online, minus on PSU (where I've spent the most of my MMO time). But this is probably affected by out of all my friends, I only know white, and Asian, dudes who play MMOs. But I haven't gotten into anything huge like WoW, so I can't really say. Little appetizer to that food for thought.Gralian said:Incidentally, you may want to ask yourself why no-one ever creates a black character in online games... maybe something to do with my point of not being how you see yourself or want to be represented? Maybe there's subtle, unspoken tones of racism? After all, saying you like objectifying women as the sole reason you play as one is just as sexist as not playing as a woman at all for whatever reason, if not more so. Just food for thought.
I dislike this sort of oversensitivity. The idea that men and women shouldn't objectify eachother is nonsense. We are sex objects to each other- that doesn't mean we aren't compassionate, gentlemanly and courteous in our everyday lives. It doesn't mean we have less respect for a woman when they talk to us, when they have well paid jobs and so on. It just means that we weigh up the sex potential of every female we meet or observe- which is something we're hard wired to do.Gralian said:After all, saying you like objectifying women as the sole reason you play as one is just as sexist as not playing as a woman at all for whatever reason, if not more so. Just food for thought.
...and I disagree. I was indeed talking about such RPGs. The point is to design a concept of a character and to create them in the game. Limiting yourself to remaking yourself alone betrays a lack of imagination.Vykrel said:a good majority of RPG's have you playing a character with no voice, and with no name or features until you assign them. naturally, you would expect people to make the character like themselves, since it will be their choices affecting the outcome of the storyGill Kaiser said:Not in RPGs it isn't. In RPGs the main purpose is to become more like the character yourself by roleplaying, not to make the character more like you.Vykrel said:not really. one of the main purposes of games is to become the character in a way. its easier to do that when they are actually LIKE youGiantRaven said:Why not? It seems awfully backwards to say that you can only play a game as your own assigned gender.
Also, this also depends on the game. Example: in Dead or Alive, I played as Tina because I was good with her(imo) and was comfortable with her moves. In WoW, I play both types for variety.Daystar Clarion said:(just this) Because I can?