Bending Gender in MMORPGs
According to the WoW Gender-Bending section of the Daedaulus Project, which I just stumbled across:
“Men over the age of 18 are more likely to gender-bend (10%) than men under the age of 18 (25%). Players who gender-bend score significantly higher on the Customization and Mechanics motivations than players who do not gender-bend. In other words, the two primary reasons why players gender-bend are to be able to be more stylish and to optimize their character (via gifts?).”
lol…this is soooo funny because I know people personally who do this. I’m ashamed to admit that I, personally, know complete sluts who used their female characters to whore for gifts and help from higher-level males…how totally non-PC, how shameful. *snicker*
Actually, it’s kind of like real life, I suppose…if you’re a real girl, anyway. It’s a bit more difficult to pull off as a cross-dresser than as a WoW Night Elf. Cover Girl just doesn’t have the camouflage power of really good computer graphics.
Skanks…you know who you are…