View Poll Results: Do you play as the opposite gender?

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  • [Men]: Yes I do.

    527 68.53%
  • [Men]: No I don't.

    142 18.47%
  • [Women]: Yes I do.

    53 6.89%
  • [Women]: No I don't.

    47 6.11%
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  1. #1
    The Lightbringer Mojo Risin's Avatar
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    Do you play the other gender?

    What ho!

    I'm interested in sexuality and gender in video games, particularly in WoW.

    Men: Do you ever play as a female character? Vote and give your reasons in the comments!

    Women: Do you ever play as a male character? Vote and give your reasons in the comments!

    (If you're a man, select an answer beginning with [Men], and if you're a woman then select an answer beginning with [Women].)
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  2. #2
    Male and I only play female characters in WoW because they look a lot better than male.

  3. #3
    im a guy and i 90% of the time play a female character something about it just seems right.

  4. #4
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    Male and I only play female characters in WoW because they look a lot better than male.
    Female and for the same reason I will play some male characters. Most of my toons are female though.

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    Scarab Lord Schattenlied's Avatar
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    Needs an option for "I play both"

    The gender of my characters depends largely on the race. I don't like the models and animations for some genders in some races, and I like them in others.
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    I'm a woman, my main is a male and some of my alts. Sometimes I just prefer how they look, or if I'm interested in a male character in their lore then I usually make a male, I'm not really sure why.

  7. #7
    I play both genders, It is mostly depends on what role I want to play with that toon.

    For example:
    My priest which I sorely made for healing was made female, the healing aspect+cloth robes (dress) feel better with a female. Don't wanna watch a guy in dress :P

    My DK was made purely so my guild could progress heroic raiding and needed someone to tank. Because I wanted a more bulky figure for fetching the blows I made him male. Bit more muscles on it so felt good as a DK tank. (+no dress! :P Although T14 = dress plate.... Transmog ho!)

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    (men) Both, depends on what race and how they look, it's not like i'll dress up like a woman irl anytime soon so np ^^

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    I am Murloc! Scoli's Avatar
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    I'm a guy and I generally play which gender I find to be best looking on a character. Though I prefer playing a male character (like a gnome). It's just which looks best. For a human it's pretty obvious. But so is for tauren ;P

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    Bloodsail Admiral Ethes's Avatar
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    I prefer the female models, except for gnomes. They're both viable! :-)

    Basically all the male models have way to wide shoulders or other issues whereas I find that the female models are pretty good!
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  11. #11
    I play both, with a slight emphasis on female models because I find them to be... less ugly. It depends on the race, the class, and the "feel" of the particular character.

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    Fluffy Kitten Rivelle's Avatar
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    I'm a female and all of my characters are female, in every MMO I've played. I've attempted to make male characters before but I could never get used to how they looked, it just didn't feel right.

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    Herald of the Titans Kuthe's Avatar
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    I have 90% males, and 10% females.
    Only time I've made females are for my warlocks, I don't know why, but every warlock I've ever made is a female.
    Also always named her 'Hellan', so some sort of terrible pun is why I do it.
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    feamle, only because I prefer the female human model.
    when i played worgen / dwarf it was male
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  15. #15
    I always play female characters, i mean c'mon, make night elf anyone? would play males if they looked like new model malfurion or thrall

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    Herald of the Titans Draknalor186's Avatar
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    (man) i like begin a big bulky brute in any game i play so most of my toons are male

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    I am Murloc! Irony's Avatar
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    I dislike how all of the horde males look, so just played female.
    You can tell WoW changed the MMO for good when players started complaining about the amount of time they sink, into a time sink.

  18. #18
    My main is a male. The rest of my characters are female.

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    New Kid Zaelsino's Avatar
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    Male, and yeah, I don't mind playing female characters at all. Pretty sure I have more female toons than male ones.

  20. #20
    Well that's only gender. If you're interested in sexuality as well... um, my female Orc is kinda butch I could RP her as a lesbian I suppose.
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