I don't really agree that these are horrible things, but it's way past my beddy time, so I shouldn't launch into lengthy exposition.
id have to agree with that. those things in and of themselves arent horrible per se, theyre completely neutral. theres nothing wrong with ignoring what someone else says, its the context that gives it a sense of rightness or wrongness.
Fair enough; I should clarify: It's not these things that are inherently bad, but what they lead to tends to be.
Also, grats on 8000 Quor.
I think the thread is getting a bit off-topic...Besides the excellent posts regarding gender stereotypes and modern social interactions deserve their own threads.
Back on topic...Yes there were many female players in FFXI. And from my personal experience they mostly played either Hume or Elvaan females. Hmmm I wonder why?
Of course I am sure there were also a lot of female players who played male characters.
EDIT: O/T...So I'm a total forum noob, but what's this 'scholar' thingy that just appeared under my name??
Edited, Jul 27th 2010 12:39pm by uomaru
Every poster has a hidden rating. As people rate your posts up (if they liked them or thought they were informative) or down (if they were useless drivel wasting precious space on the internet), your rating will go up or down. Your rating has been raised (by people rating your posts up enough) such that you are now "Scholar" and able to rate other people from here on out (unless you lose scholar).
If your rating (called karma) gets higher, you may get up to Sage or Guru. If it goes down, you could lose scholar and your ability to rate.
As long as you provide helpful, informative, or funny posts, you should be fine. Occasionally you'll end up with people rating **** down for no good reason, but those people are ****** so don't mind them.
As for an attempt to get on topic: Most males who play female characters do it either because they just prefer to look at a female or because they "oversexualize pixels". Many of them actually play Mithras (and some of them hide under "I'd play a male Mithra if I could!" yeah, 75% of you are lying). They obviously won't play Galka, and the common thread of thought is that "Taru look like kids", so that's why you see most of them as Hume or Elvaan Females. I played Elvaan for the STR bonus because I initially planned to be a DD when I created my character.