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95% male players, 50% Female characters???

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Solhild
Doomheim
#241 - 2013-05-05 23:30:39 UTC
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
Ovv Topik wrote:
I vaguely remember reading that for some it is about creating detachment to minimize the sense of loss when podded.

Anyone here do it for sort of that?


I think you are overthinking this. lol

Most men like their main character (themselves) to be surrounded by a harem of pretty females that don't talk back and dont shout at them for not doing chores (their alts) :) Just like in real life.

Also the [email protected]@b issue is a strong determining factor.


Quoted for truth.
Harland White
Adventurer's Guild
#242 - 2013-05-06 02:25:36 UTC  |  Edited by: Harland White
Man, you people resort to some pretty amazing mental gymnastics and accusations to defend how weird it is for you guys to be playing female characters, and especially roleplaying as them. Lol But no one ever said the player base in EVE was anywhere within 100 miles of normal.

By their fruit you will recognize them.

Sishen Gzi
Hellion Support Services
#243 - 2013-05-06 03:48:22 UTC
Statistically enough people are born hermaphrodites that they should be included in this discussion, shame on you op, shame.
Zodiac Smith
Doomheim
#244 - 2013-05-06 06:01:06 UTC  |  Edited by: Zodiac Smith
It's not weird to play a female character. I'm sure everyone here has some female TV or movie characters that they like. Making one on EVE is no different. You are making a character. That's it. The end. People been doing this on RPG's and MMO's since the dawn of time. Too much couch-psychology babble going on in here. It's 2013 people, these types of discussions are so archaic.
Akirei Scytale
Okami Syndicate
#245 - 2013-05-06 06:42:17 UTC
Here's the thing. Akirei is not me. She is not a reflection of me or even just an analogy. She's just Akirei.

I am not some spacesip-piloting, suicidally aggressive asian tomboy IRL.

I've never understood people who link their characters with themselves, TBH.
Kytayn
Kronos TEchnologies
#246 - 2013-05-06 07:32:28 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Here's the thing. Akirei is not me. She is not a reflection of me or even just an analogy. She's just Akirei.

I am not some spacesip-piloting, suicidally aggressive asian tomboy IRL.

I've never understood people who link their characters with themselves, TBH.

It depends I suppose. I identify with Kytayn. In game, he is me. I have female alts that I do not identify with. They are characters I manage or direct.

I think there are a number of levels people create and use avatars for:

  • Identity - the character is a representation of you
  • Masquerade - the character is a representation of who you want people to think you are
  • Propriety - They are not me but they are mine. This can range from viewing the character as a pet, a child, a favored pupil, to something more unseemly like ownership of a slave or minion.
  • Convenience - Don't care about the character just didn't want to look at dude/dudette all day


My female characters tend to be a combination of the last two.

Be careful in Pulsar systems, you might get Pod Flu.

(Bio for YouTube reading)

Anyura
Dark-Rising
Wrecking Machine.
#247 - 2013-05-06 07:59:34 UTC
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Here's the thing. Akirei is not me. She is not a reflection of me or even just an analogy. She's just Akirei.

I am not some spacesip-piloting, suicidally aggressive asian tomboy IRL.

I've never understood people who link their characters with themselves, TBH.


Androgyny is way cuter than excessive cleavage. ^_^

For myself, yeah, I like Anyura's image but then I'm from the Bloodline times as well and Khanid males were not just hit with the ugly stick but also with the ugly Titan and then podded by a Lachesis.
Jenny Jupiter
Garoun Investment Bank
Gallente Federation
#248 - 2013-05-06 09:07:12 UTC
Why does no one say that it's weird to be playing a space pirate when you're clearly not one in real life.

Who cares what gender your picture is?
Higgs Foton
Mission And Mining Inc
#249 - 2013-05-06 09:15:46 UTC
I got a female friend to play EVE.

She made a male char, and judging by a post on her facebook she went for the perfect man in her most humble opinion.

Caldari, completely bald and with piercings seem to be what she likes best.
Cas Mania
We - are peaceful people
#250 - 2013-05-08 21:44:13 UTC
Ovv Topik wrote:
Rebecha Pucontis wrote:
Ovv Topik wrote:
I vaguely remember reading that for some it is about creating detachment to minimize the sense of loss when podded.

Anyone here do it for sort of that?


I think you are overthinking this. lol

Most men like their main character (themselves) to be surrounded by a harem of pretty females that don't talk back and dont shout at them for not doing chores (their alts) :) Just like in real life.

Also the [email protected]@b issue is a strong determining factor.

I'm not convinced.

It never even crossed my mind to pick a girl.

There's got to be some Freudian subtextual explanation for that.

Theories???


Homosexuality? Not to be insulting.
Abused Slave
Titan Veneration Society
#251 - 2013-05-08 21:56:18 UTC
Stan'din wrote:
Well iv always wanted a Minmatar Slave girl so .... it was meant to be Lol


selling on bazzar as we speak
Meryl SinGarda
Belligerent Underpaid Tactical Team
#252 - 2013-05-08 22:36:56 UTC  |  Edited by: Meryl SinGarda
Akirei Scytale wrote:
Here's the thing. Akirei is not me. She is not a reflection of me or even just an analogy. She's just Akirei.

I am not some spacesip-piloting, suicidally aggressive asian tomboy IRL.

I've never understood people who link their characters with themselves, TBH.


Yeah all those people who play RPGs are so frikken weird, amirite? /sarcasm

This whole topic is absurd.

Let people do what they want to do. It isn't any of your business whether they're male or female unless said player happens to divulge that information voluntarily. And stop flirting with female characters, because obviously it's going to keep spawning topics like this.
Neil armstrong
Honestly We didnt know
Riddle us this
#253 - 2013-05-09 21:49:11 UTC
Ovv Topik wrote:
I’ve often wondered and can’t find any thread on this.

Trolls & flames welcome as always. But some thoughts appreciated as well.

So why did you pick a female character?



when your in 3rd person view would you rather look at a blokes arse or a womans?
Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#254 - 2013-05-09 22:10:11 UTC
Neil armstrong wrote:
Ovv Topik wrote:
I’ve often wondered and can’t find any thread on this.

Trolls & flames welcome as always. But some thoughts appreciated as well.

So why did you pick a female character?



when your in 3rd person view would you rather look at a blokes arse or a womans?


To be honest, I'd rather look at my own glorious man bewbs. Although, if I do say so myself, I've got a nice tight little tush.

Mr Epeen Cool
Morganta
The Greater Goon
Clockwork Pineapple
#255 - 2013-05-09 22:19:00 UTC
Ovv Topik wrote:
I’ve often wondered and can’t find any thread on this.

Trolls & flames welcome as always. But some thoughts appreciated as well.

So why did you pick a female character?


cause it pisses you off when some ugly ***** woman kicks the tar out of you and your GQ runway model

or so the theory goes anyhow

and you're just starting to wonder about this now?
its been the norm for 20 years already
Dersen Lowery
The Scope
#256 - 2013-05-09 22:22:44 UTC  |  Edited by: Dersen Lowery
Harland White wrote:
Man, you people resort to some pretty amazing mental gymnastics and accusations to defend how weird it is for you guys to be playing female characters, and especially roleplaying as them. Lol


Defend? I've had to explain to people who are trapped in gender essentialism that playing a woman and playing a man (in text) is about 80% identical, and the differences tend to be in the details.

To say that a man can't play a woman, or that a woman can't play a man, is to say that neither gender can feel empathy toward the other. I call BS on that. There are people who have never tried to develop empathy for other genders, but that's their problem.

Harland White wrote:
But no one ever said the player base in EVE was anywhere within 100 miles of normal.


You think this is in any way particular to EVE. Lol

Proud founder and member of the Belligerent Desirables.

I voted in CSM X!

Mr Epeen
It's All About Me
#257 - 2013-05-09 22:28:56 UTC
Oh...by the way.

Men have been playing women since at least the time of the ancient Greeks. This ain't some MMO thing. It's more about semi religious drivel spit out by people who are afraid of their own sexuality.

Just sayin'

Mr Epeen Cool
Shiho Weitong
Perkone
Caldari State
#258 - 2013-05-09 23:05:34 UTC
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
Ovv Topik wrote:
James Amril-Kesh wrote:
My main is male. Female alt is a change of pace. It really doesn't make any difference except being slightly more fun to customize in character creator.

So it's a [email protected]@B thing. I should have guessed.

More like how it's near impossible to make a male character that actually looks like a badass.


We Achura beg to differ.

Cool

My alt is female.

Same modus operandi for all games for me.
Male - Female - Male - ...
That's just how i do it I guess.
Concurssi Mellenar
Doomheim
#259 - 2013-05-10 09:36:48 UTC
Cas Mania wrote:
Ovv Topik wrote:

I'm not convinced.

It never even crossed my mind to pick a girl.

There's got to be some Freudian subtextual explanation for that.

Theories???


Homosexuality? Not to be insulting.

I lol'd irl. This is the mental gymnastics part of this thread, not the part that someone was referring to previously.

He who controls the veld, controls the universe.

smokeAjoint
No Self Esteem
#260 - 2013-05-10 11:22:50 UTC
this is my main i also have allot of female alts and a few male

GIRL as in guy in real live
name not gender specific tho it tells something about me :)

i would cross dress my main male alt if i could

i guess the homophobe people in this thread that say you should get a male char if you are a male look funny at me now :p

it is a game about space ships hwo cares what gender your char is

** legalize it**