I had what I thought was an interesting thought the other day. I had a topic cross my mind and thought it would make an interesting discussion topic.
What sex characters do you normally play in your MMO’s, male or female?
I am a male gamer in real life, married, 3 kids. I have played both sexes in MMO’s quite frequently. On a game that lets me create on an average of 10 characters per server, my male to female ratio of characters is usually 50-50 male to female. I have also noticed a trend in them as well over the years. My male characters seem to usually be the melee brutes that smash face and my females always tend to be my ranged and rogue, usually also doubling as my crafter mains.
Why do I do this?
Heck I really don’t know. Probably because I want to break out of the norm of what I usually play, and partly because if I am going to have to stare at my characters back side for most of my MMO journey at least it can have some curves and be attractive to look at right? Yeah I know, w/e.
Have you given thought to Biowares story driven experience and romance arcs and how it might affect you as far as what sex character you decide to play in SWTOR?
The other day I was listening to a old episode of ToroCast, and Samm Money was saying that as a man in real life, he doesn’t want to play a female character because of the possibility that “there might be romantic encounters in your story as a female, and that would be too weird”.
I laughed my ass off when I heard that, but the more I thought about it I realized he was totally right. Why expect anything different actually, I mean just look at the romantic story options in Dragon Age or the Mass Effect series, Neverwinter Nights, etc… it is standard Bioware operating procedure, plus we have been told romance arcs will be in the game.
I want to be able to get into the story as my characters and I don’t think I could do that as a female character being romantic with a dood. So this fact has made me come to the conclusion that more than likely all my characters in SWTOR will be male.
This has made me change from my normal likes, to something that seems less interesting to look at and possibly not as fun for me.
I was just curious to see if anyone else had given this consideration or if this realization made them decide to change their style of play as well?
Thanks for reading! 🙂
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