I guess I don't get to argue with all the cool trolls. Seriously, it's like no one even considered the fact that they just don't want to show the assets for Highlander females yet, not a single other person?
Let's also ignore the dilemma that there is no canon on the site, or logical explanation as to why an entire "clan" of Hyuran (who are obviously sexual, possessing a male and a female) who at one point had an entire city; Ala Mihgo, which was recognized as the greatest state in Eorzea, would not have a female gender.
It's all very confusing to me, to be perfectly honest.
The highlanders dominate the remote, northern highlands. They are the strong, muscular, tribe of the Hyuran. After their city-state of Ala Mihgo fell to the Garlean Empire, with the exception of Male Mercenaries, it has become rare to see them in other cities.
I don't really see how it could be that confusing.
And since when has the site been non-canon? It's the official freakin' site.
They lost the war. They got kicked out a while back.
The characters that you can play (male mercenaries) are the only ones hanging around in the city (presumably to
adventure). The womens and childrens and normal-guys (likely not so buff as these characters) are off in wherever-they-live land.
It's not exactly a difficult concept :s
Nor is there much ambiguity in their description - I really, really doubt we'll be seeing female Highlanders.
In the end, if the Rogeadyn are genderless, there really are not more male options than female. Hence; genderless. Simply because they have a masculine appearance does not tip the tables, the game does not ask you your gender when you make a Square-Enix account and prevent you from crossing the gender bridge like some MMOs. A female player can make a Galka just like they can make a Rogeadyn. I have female friends who play Galka! (Oh noes!) Its not common, but its also not impossible.
In FFXI, I do believe for all practical purposes, Galka classed as a "male" character. For gender-specific quests and such. Didn't SE themselves say while they are genderless, they are pretty much dudes? Edited, Mar 31st 2010 3:28pm by LordFaramir