View Poll Results: Are you attracted to your main?

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  1. #401
    If we were talking about a different game, like maybe TERA, then I could see the possibility. But not with these current character models, eww.

  2. #402
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    Uh... Never. For the same reason why I don't find cartoons or anime characters hot. It's all fake and full of pixels. It's a game about war, so I made a character that looks like he's seen a fair bit of war. My intentions were to make a badass looking character, not "Oh, how I wish I could romantically kiss my darling character."
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  3. #403
    Well, I'm a Male Tauren (shaman), I'd like to think we'd be bro's because they're into nature and I'm a Buddhist. If people are attracted to their characters and do quirky things, who is anyone to judge? It isn't for me, but if that makes them happy go for it.

    Though, thinking about it, even though he's my bro I think he has a thing for female Taurens. He flex's way too often.

  4. #404
    Only on MMOChamp will you find people so putridly judgmental and in denial. Incredible.

  5. #405
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    Uh, are we talking sexual attraction? Like... to a game character?

    Hmm, even in my most open minded of moments I can't take that seriously so I'm going to assume you're asking "Are you happy with the way your character turned out physically?" In which case, no, but after a few minutes in the WoD model viewer, I'm super stoked and more than satisfied with the Dwarf update.
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    Never throught about this before so no can easily say that was not why i made her.

    But looking at her now, i can defiently say i enjoy what i look at. But no im not attracted to my main but more my main has some of the qualities i am attracted to.

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  7. #407
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgon View Post
    Look, you didn't quite understand my point, and granted you probably haven't studied much of philosophy so I won't try to explain how your statement is identifying that you don't understand.

    But, to answer your question, if I didn't find myself attractive... then I think I'd have some seriously low self-esteem issues.

    But also, you are again wrong on thinking the personality of a character is: you.

    That is just wrong.

    Yes, it is "you" who created the "personality," but it is just 100% wrong to think the personalities are congruent.

    If you are actually interested in the irony I was pointing out, I suggest you research questions on "proof of reality." Because spoiler: you can't prove any "person" is more real than an "image of a person" (or a spoon for that matter).
    Look. You made a silly poll and now you want to cloak it in all kinds of quasi philosophical BS. I get it......this is your defense mechanism to being challenged on your conjecture. Not going to play. If you feel attraction to your character model that is all well and good. I and a lot of other people are not. And while you're at it.....check and see if you can prove otherwise.

  8. #408
    My main is a Male Orc who prolly looks like a battlescared mess.

    Though i might fuck my female priest belf if i was into fucking pixels LOL

  9. #409
    Quote Originally Posted by Kulanae View Post
    Look. You made a silly poll and now you want to cloak it in all kinds of quasi philosophical BS. I get it......this is your defense mechanism to being challenged on your conjecture. Not going to play. If you feel attraction to your character model that is all well and good. I and a lot of other people are not. And while you're at it.....check and see if you can prove otherwise.
    I don't think you get it. And you clearly didn't look up what I asked you to.

    Calling Solipsism (look it up), a well regarded and entry level philosophical study, "quasi philosophical BS" and my "conjecture" makes you look... well... uneducated would be a nicer term.

    Talking about real issues is not a "defense mechanism." I am trying to educate a prejudice against something that, in fact, every single person on Earth does. This is not a pseudo-science. We all can be attracted to what is not "real" say: an image of a beautiful man/woman.

    And really, this is just a huge, narrow minded, mistake for the connotation of "attraction." Really, you and many others are mistaking attraction to: sexual attraction .

    It is perfectly understandable that you might infer this from the context of my question. But this does not give the right to imply this is my question.

    I will try to prove your guilt, as you have ask, by using the transitive property where I can.

    1. You used an emoticon:
    2. This infers you can, in fact, have pixels represent a human form.
    3. You have stated you are attracted to the human form, as represented by "real" humans, but all the same bouncing light hitting your retinas, signaling your brain.
    4. If I were to create a "character model" whose "pixels" are so fine you could not see them individually, hook up, say a futuristic Oculus (that might completely "trick" your precious eyes) to your face and present you with a fictitious, albeit incredibly "lifelike," 3d model of a woman/man (whatever your into) whose characteristics you are most attracted to....
    5. Then by the transitive property: you can be attracted to a character.

    That is: You have made it apparent you can anthropomorphize pixels as representations to humans --> you are attracted to humans --> futuristic pixel created lifelife human model is subjected to your eyes in a vital space just as lifelife, surrounding your vision to give no "cues" to think anything is fake --> you are attracted to models.

    Now this is character preservation. You attacked my character (no not my WoW character, in this instance of the word I am talking about my "mental and moral qualities attributed to myself", just so you don't jump the gun), so I felt it necessary to reply, as it seemed you might be educated in the matter, and hopefully learn.

    Now I've thoroughly countered every point you have made. If you think I'm so ill-informed, please prove me wrong. This is how science triumphs over "conjecture." Do you see the irony?
    Last edited by Forgon; 2014-05-24 at 04:47 AM.

  10. #410
    I guess...? Night Elf females are pretty.

  11. #411
    Quote Originally Posted by Shirohibiki View Post
    Only on MMOChamp will you find people so putridly judgmental and in denial. Incredible.
    I agree and quite disappointed. So many people are implying a prejudice to those who would vote yes, which is so backwards and uneducated it's stifling how confident they can be.

    We've made such great humanitarian leaps from the 19th century, I sometimes forget how much more this is to go.
    Last edited by Forgon; 2014-05-24 at 07:16 AM.

  12. #412
    From the posts so far, I assume the OP is talking about sexual attraction.

    In that case, no. My toons are all male, I am male, and I'm straight.

    In fact, I don't believe I've ever found a character I designed for an RPG sexually attractive. Even the female ones. Maybe because I view them as some kind of extension of my personality, rather than a separate entity. Or maybe because I have a fun-killing wall in my brain between pixels and flesh. Regardless, it's just never come up, pun intended.

  13. #413
    Quote Originally Posted by mizeri View Post
    I'd bang my fem orc dk :P
    lol....10 points for honesty!!

  14. #414
    Quote Originally Posted by Breccia View Post
    From the posts so far, I assume the OP is talking about sexual attraction.
    Wait what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Forgon View Post
    Oh come on!

    You don't have to find the character physically attractive. One other talked about being attracted to their character's perceived personality!

    The question can go many different ways.
    This is from the first page.

    What's strange to me is how the vast... VAST majority immediately thought "sex" as opposed to platonic attraction.

    Although, then again, why should it be strange? The vast majority is hard-wired for sex, that's for sure. So I guess it makes complete sense.
    Last edited by Forgon; 2014-05-24 at 06:11 AM.

  15. #415
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgon View Post
    I don't think you get it. And you clearly didn't look up what I asked you to.

    Calling Solipsism (look it up), a well regarded and entry level philosophical study, "quasi philosophical BS" and my "conjecture" makes you look... well... uneducated would be a nicer term.

    Talking about real issues is not a "defense mechanism." I am trying to educate a prejudice against something that, in fact, every single person on Earth does. This is not a pseudo-science. We all can be attracted to what is not "real" say: an image of a beautiful man/woman.

    And really, this is just a huge, narrow minded, mistake for the connotation of "attraction." Really, you and many others are mistaking attraction to: sexual attraction .

    It is perfectly understandable that you might infer this from the context of my question. But this does not give the right to imply this is my question.

    I will try to prove your guilt, as you have ask, by using the transitive property where I can.

    1. You used an emoticon:
    2. This infers you can, in fact, have pixels represent a human form.
    3. You have stated you are attracted to the human form, as represented by "real" humans, but all the same bouncing light hitting your retinas, signaling your brain.
    4. If I were to create a "character model" whose "pixels" are so fine you could not see them individually, hook up, say a futuristic Oculus (that might completely "trick" your precious eyes) to your face and present you with a fictitious, albeit incredibly "lifelike," 3d model of a woman/man (whatever your into) whose characteristics you are most attracted to....
    5. Then by the transitive property: you can be attracted to a character.

    That is: You have made it apparent you can anthropomorphize pixels as representations to humans --> you are attracted to humans --> futuristic pixel created lifelife human model is subjected to your eyes in a vital space just as lifelife, surrounding your vision to give no "cues" to think anything is fake --> you are attracted to models.

    Now this is character preservation. You attacked my character (no not my WoW character, in this instance of the word I am talking about my "mental and moral qualities attributed to myself", just so you don't jump the gun), so I felt it necessary to reply, as it seemed you might be educated in the matter, and hopefully learn.

    Now I've thoroughly countered every point you have made. If you think I'm so ill-informed, please prove me wrong. This is how science triumphs over "conjecture." Do you see the irony?
    Dude, you're trying too hard. Just let it go. You can't seem to separate beauty or symmetry and attraction. I might find a painting beautiful, or even a character model. But it doesn't mean I am attracted to same.

    Perhaps to you attraction is solely based on the physical form. For some of us it needs to be a bit deeper than that.

  16. #416
    initial reaction: dafuq??????????

    and then i laughed. we're getting down to the real nitty gritty here on mmoc aren't we?

    oh and no. i'm attracted to, y'know, real people.

  17. #417
    Quote Originally Posted by Kulanae View Post
    Dude, you're trying too hard. Just let it go. You can't seem to separate beauty or symmetry and attraction. I might find a painting beautiful, or even a character model. But it doesn't mean I am attracted to same.

    Perhaps to you attraction is solely based on the physical form. For some of us it needs to be a bit deeper than that.
    Why do you make it too easy for me?

    I can't separate beauty from attraction... because they are a part of each other.

    Beauty: "Combination of qualities... that pleases the aesthetic sense"
    Attraction: "The action or power of evoking interest, pleasure"

    If you find something beautiful, you are attracted to it... These are just words, they work like math: things add up, if they don't add up correctly something wrong with the initial conditions.

    You seem to be presenting your own self-defined connotation to "attraction" that is not present to the literal meaning of the word. Please refrain from using such personal connotations.

    "perhaps to you attraction is" --- this, just no. Words are impersonal, and need to stay this way so to not have this exact problem.

  18. #418
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgon View Post
    Simple Question:

    Are you attracted to your main character?
    And if you desire to respond to also: Was this a part of your reasonings for their look?

    I'll go first:

    I do find my main quite attractive, and yes it was a factor for the creation.
    You mean sexually attractive? Nope, I happen to be a straight guy playing a male human paladin. (To some wannabe-psychiatrist dipshit that's probably a sign of some monstrous sexual insecurity.) But could say that I am somewhat attracted to the class and what it represents: knights, chivalry and justice! Even though I shamefully often tend to skip the "chivalry" part when dealing with people who don't deserve it... :P

    My main is also my first character; in the character creation I at first searched for face options that would look a little bit like myself -- to better identify with it -- but soon found out that there were none, so I just thought "...the heck with it!" and covered the worst with a beard. (I grew a beard afterwards, but it has nothing to do with WoW - just wanted to see how it would turn out.)


    Edit: Woohoo, got rid of that idiotic "pandaren monk" title!
    Last edited by Gahmuret; 2014-05-24 at 07:18 AM.

  19. #419
    Quote Originally Posted by Gahmuret View Post
    Edit: Woohoo, got rid of that idiotic "pandaren monk" title!
    Congratulations!

  20. #420
    Quote Originally Posted by Forgon View Post
    Why do you make it too easy for me?

    I can't separate beauty from attraction... because they are a part of each other.

    Beauty: "Combination of qualities... that pleases the aesthetic sense"
    Attraction: "The action or power of evoking interest, pleasure"

    If you find something beautiful, you are attracted to it... These are just words, they work like math: things add up, if they don't add up correctly something wrong with the initial conditions.

    You seem to be presenting your own self-defined connotation to "attraction" that is not present to the literal meaning of the word. Please refrain from using such personal connotations.

    "perhaps to you attraction is" --- this, just no. Words are impersonal, and need to stay this way so to not have this exact problem.
    "Simple Question:"

    Well I guess simple question is code for let's delve into a in depth scientific and philosophical discussion on how humans perceive beauty and attraction in a digital world and the ability to separate reality from perception.

    I guess.

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