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Playing as a female character

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Playing as a female character

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TaylorNova
04.03.2013 , 05:27 AM | #51
Thought this was good thread, to add some comments too:

I Play many games as A female, The difference with what I seen in posts here, that guys prefer the actual attire & voices in SWTOR. But , in my case, I am, or used to be when younger a Trannie, So for many years, Shopping real life for female clothes, was always a very enjoyable part of the Life style.

I Play my display name TaylorNova on an other EA game online, and I play him as a guy, namely after Taylor from Terra Nova. In Sec. Life was always a female for 5 years I was in it, and been in charge of combat groups within the urban combat community.

I think, that as long as you are honest, and don't get to a point where I did , many years ago, when I fell in love with another female in the old text type games of old, There is no harm in it, and certainly brings many peoples real life tendencies out playing this game. But imagine, me and this girls shock and sadness, (which my Wife did warn me about) When, One day, my love, who lived in Texas, said "I have something to tell you, because its eating away at me." My heart sank, because I almost knew what she was going to say. he took a long time, to finally get it out, but he said I am not The girl whom we had shared many comments, in game and in private chat.

He still thought I was a real girl too, so it was only appropriate that I tell him, "I'm Sorry, for I, To am a feminine guy, and have had troubled thoughts on misleading you. Obviously after 3-6 months of being so close, it actually came to hammer blow to us both, because we did care about each other, and often would stand up for each other, or help in different ways. Of course my Wife, who knows all about me, and has no problem with my orientation, "See! I told you so,Now you both Hurt, by making a false relationship."

She was indeed right, we were both gutted, to say the least, but learn't a valuable lesson. Nowadays in certain situations, I always tell someone if I get close to them , I am not real female. Surprisingly, being more prevalent in MMORG'S than ever, many player's Accept that fact, some even thanking me for my honesty.

Bottom line is I play all my Alice Clones from res Evil, as her, because Im a huge fan of Mila, and I want to kick , the baddies ***, But I also want to show the other side of Alice, who wants to help , even if it costs her ,her very life. I enjoy , being a female trooper, confronting male and female enemies, plus interacting with my companions makes my Star Wars Story A truly inspirational experience. So far, I don't get interactivity with real players, Im not in a guild, and im hopeless doing group missions, except in warzones, where Im trying to get as good as I was in WoW, I find a rather imbalanced feel to the warzones, with players, same lvl as me, defeating me with 1850 damage. Im armored to the teeth , as far my knowledge, and galactic buys to upgrade will let me. Modifications, Im still in the dark, really And dont really want to get involved with that, I make items using mechtech and Svavenging, Buts thats the limit of my technolgy knowledge at this time.

Hope this comment is useful to the thread.

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AussieAlan
04.03.2013 , 11:52 AM | #52
Interesting story, and brave after reading some of the same sex romance comments I have seen from the cavemen on this forum.

I have noticed most of my toons look the same, freckles and the pony tail with front side bangs, I wish they had Satele's hair.
I mostly went with female for looks, the guys are either military or football hair cuts, its kind of funny you can be a fat guy but not have long hair

I did recently get some off comments about the shape of their backsides.

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KennethHoover
04.03.2013 , 11:01 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by AussieAlan View Post
When I play a RPG where you can play as male and female and they're voiced I like to play as both at least once, but I have not played an MMO before this.
How do you guys find playing as a female character?.
Do you get bugged allot by idiots?.
I play male and female characters in all my RPG, OP. No one bugs me about it. It's your game, play it any way you want.
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Aryh
04.04.2013 , 01:53 AM | #54
I mostly play female characters. I have some male toons that I roleplay in my mind when playing.
I absolutely love the male SW voice so I just had to roll one.
On all my female characters I never got talked to just because it was female. Recently, I was having a bad day in Directive 7 HM (got stuck several times and slowed them down in the beginning), but they were all kind and patient. Maybe they would have behaved differently if I was male but I don't really think so.

My sorcerer has been wearing the top of the security key vendor but has never been talked to in a negative way. Only got asked once what outfit she was wearing.

In another game I used to play I was talked to so often when wearing prettier outfits so this is quite nice.

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Uvirith
04.04.2013 , 03:18 AM | #55
We mmo-folks know that 90% of all the female-characters are actually dudes, so no special treatment there.
I personally cant get myself to play a female character (being a guy myself), but I see the point of the voice over.

/edit
oh, and most guys playing females choose ridiculous names like booberella, so they are easily spotted as drag-queens....did i say that loud? Im sorry
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Tatile
04.04.2013 , 04:32 AM | #56
Quote: Originally Posted by Uvirith View Post
/edit
oh, and most guys playing females choose ridiculous names like booberella, so they are easily spotted as drag-queens....did i say that loud? Im sorry
Real Drag Queens would have more flair than that - don't confuse the fierce ladies for those types of men.

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Aryh
04.04.2013 , 05:11 AM | #57
Forgot to mention something:
I recently grouped for hk parts with two members of my character's guild.
I hadn't known them before. We talked to each other over ts. One guy and one girl. The characters were male and female as well. I was confused before I figured out the male character belonged to the girl and the female to the guy.
And even after figuring it out my mind was still trying to relate the female voice to the female character and the male voice to the male character. Can be really confusing at times.


Nevertheless, everyone should choose the gender he enjoys playing more.

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Tatile
04.04.2013 , 05:15 AM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by Aryh View Post
Nevertheless, everyone should choose the gender s/he enjoys playing more.
I had a guildie who was like you Back when my husband still raided regularly, he did so on his lady Twi'lek and I was healing on my Agent chap. Most of the other characters in the raid were also male, but all played by men as well.

Our poor tank friend couldn't wrap his head around why someone would play a character that wasn't the same gender as them. Of course, he couldn't quite grasp the irony of this when he was also playing a Rattataki Powertech

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Aryh
04.04.2013 , 05:27 AM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by Tatile View Post
I had a guildie who was like you Back when my husband still raided regularly, he did so on his lady Twi'lek and I was healing on my Agent chap. Most of the other characters in the raid were also male, but all played by men as well.

Our poor tank friend couldn't wrap his head around why someone would play a character that wasn't the same gender as them. Of course, he couldn't quite grasp the irony of this when he was also playing a Rattataki Powertech
I must admit I am not sure which of them you relate me to.
I'm sorry could you please clarify for me?

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Tatile
04.04.2013 , 05:42 AM | #60
Quote: Originally Posted by Aryh View Post
I must admit I am not sure which of them you relate me to.
I'm sorry could you please clarify for me?
Our Rattataki Powertech - it's not exact, but he was confused why I wasn't the lady Twi'lek and my husband wasn't the manly-manly Agent