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Why do Men choose Female Avatars?

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Andoria Thara
Fallen Avatars
#21 - 2012-06-05 20:05:45 UTC
I'm here to chew bubble gum and play eve... and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Mr LaForge
Deep Core Mining Inc.
Caldari State
#22 - 2012-06-05 20:06:22 UTC
For the boobs?

Stuff Goes here

Kiteo Hatto
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#23 - 2012-06-05 20:07:21 UTC
Because there are many sexually insecure men out there who play video games. Having a male avatar is deemed "gay" by them.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#24 - 2012-06-05 20:08:30 UTC
Kiteo Hatto wrote:
Because there are many sexually insecure men out there who play video games. Having a male avatar is deemed "gay" by them.
Funnily enough, the exact same argument can be used for the opposite choice.
Andoria Thara
Fallen Avatars
#25 - 2012-06-05 20:08:36 UTC
Kiteo Hatto wrote:
Because there are many sexually insecure men out there who play video games. Having a male avatar is deemed "gay" by them.


Because there are many sexually insecure men out there who play video games. Having a female avatar is deemed "gay" by them.

See what I did there?
Spy 21
Infidelia Black
#26 - 2012-06-05 20:09:10 UTC
Mr LaForge wrote:
For the boobs?


heh boobs


Obfuscation for the WIN on page 3...

Andoria Thara
Fallen Avatars
#27 - 2012-06-05 20:09:14 UTC
Tippia wrote:
Funnily enough, the exact same argument can be used for the opposite choice.


You beat me to it :P
THE L0CK
Denying You Access
#28 - 2012-06-05 20:14:08 UTC
Svarek wrote:
Besides, I doubt any of us are here (or I hope we aren't) to make cyber-sex-buddies, so the sex of the avatar shouldn't be that important. If you get to know the person to the point where it'd make a difference, you would know the difference, I should think.


Once when I was online in my dwarf clan, I met a level 41 dwarf named Cindy and we fell in love despite her being below my status. I would send her poetry about warcraft and she would edit it for me. As my wife works a hundred and eighty hour week, this gave me plenty of opportunity to organise a liaison with Cindy in real life. After arranging to meet, I packed my dwarf costume and battle axe and used my wife's credit card to buy a bus ticket to the town Cindy lived in. As it turned out, Cindy was actually a real dwarf. And a man. We still made love so as not to waste the money I had spent but I left feeling deceived and only partly satisfied. Why can't people just be honest?

Do you smell what the Lock's cooking?

Ituhata Saken
Killboard Padding Services
#29 - 2012-06-05 20:16:04 UTC
Really it's not a big deal in EvE. Until captains quarters you never saw your character, only a ship.

To me its not a big deal, 6 one way, half a dozen the other. In the other MMO, it only seems to be a problem with the guys walking around trying to hit on every "hot chick" they see in game, and get their noses bent out of shape when you reveal there's more than meats the eye under your dress. I'm usually dismissive of any argument they make because they've made the assumption because my character is hot that I must be hot. We haven't even covered gender yet and already this person has failed to judge character correctly.

Sad thing is, I have actually received private messages in game telling me how hot i am and can they have my number. Not sure if srs or troll.

So close...

Fredfredbug4
The Scope
Gallente Federation
#30 - 2012-06-05 20:16:39 UTC
I have a female alt, mostly because if I'm going to be staring at someone all the time they might as well be somewhat attractive.

Watch_ Fred Fred Frederation_ and stop [u]cryptozoologist[/u]! Fight against the brutal genocide of fictional creatures across New Eden! Is that a metaphor? Probably not, but the fru-fru- people will sure love it!

Svarek
#31 - 2012-06-05 20:17:46 UTC
THE L0CK wrote:
Svarek wrote:
Besides, I doubt any of us are here (or I hope we aren't) to make cyber-sex-buddies, so the sex of the avatar shouldn't be that important. If you get to know the person to the point where it'd make a difference, you would know the difference, I should think.


Once when I was online in my dwarf clan, I met a level 41 dwarf named Cindy and we fell in love despite her being below my status. I would send her poetry about warcraft and she would edit it for me. As my wife works a hundred and eighty hour week, this gave me plenty of opportunity to organise a liaison with Cindy in real life. After arranging to meet, I packed my dwarf costume and battle axe and used my wife's credit card to buy a bus ticket to the town Cindy lived in. As it turned out, Cindy was actually a real dwarf. And a man. We still made love so as not to waste the money I had spent but I left feeling deceived and only partly satisfied. Why can't people just be honest?


I know, man, it tears me up inside every time I hear stories like this. It really does.

Whoops.

Tor Gungnir
Sebiestor Tribe
Minmatar Republic
#32 - 2012-06-05 20:20:25 UTC
Because of this

Space. It seems to go on and on forever. But then you get to the end and a gorilla starts throwing barrels at you.

Bane Nucleus
Assault and Battery
Transmission Lost
#33 - 2012-06-05 20:21:05 UTC
I call males that have female avatars "netvestites". Lol

But, like the OP states, I don't really understand it either. If you want to watch decent looking females, go watch porn or the Brazilian Women's Beach Volleyball Team. P

No trolling please

Mildew Wolf
#34 - 2012-06-05 20:22:20 UTC
i too am deeply disturbed by this phenomenon
Ituhata Saken
Killboard Padding Services
#35 - 2012-06-05 20:23:00 UTC
Mildew Wolf wrote:
i too am deeply disturbed by this phenomenon


A like for a disturbingly appropriate avatar for the situation.

So close...

Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#36 - 2012-06-05 20:26:05 UTC
In hopes of hearing someone say, just once in their lives, the words "you - look - faaabulous darling..."

Just a guess...

Signatures should be used responsibly...

Nyreanya
Serenity Labs
#37 - 2012-06-05 20:26:19 UTC  |  Edited by: Nyreanya
It makes your forum posts seem 20% smarter.

Edit: misspelling Oops

[/sarcasm]

Bossy Lady
Vanishing Point.
The Initiative.
#38 - 2012-06-05 20:27:55 UTC
Spy 21 wrote:
To me it seems freakishly weird for a male to run around in a virtual universe with the identity of a hot looking woman...



OK, thanks for letting us know about your insecurities.

Posting on this character because apparently some people get upset when they're asked difficult questions. M.

MissyFire
Texas Mining and Industry
#39 - 2012-06-05 20:28:21 UTC
This


You just HAD to ask
Gogela
The Conference Elite
CODE.
#40 - 2012-06-05 20:28:41 UTC
Nyreanya wrote:
It makes your forum posts seem 20% smarter.

Edit: misspelling Oops

Women. Amiright? Big smile

(just kidding ladies)

Signatures should be used responsibly...