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5-20-2008 @ 9:17PM
I really hope you're part Asian. There's nothing more annoying than a white person who thinks they can appreciate (or, dare I say, 'exploit') 'Eastern' elements - that it's not just because they like anime (blech!) or hope to hook up with Asian women.Your 'girls kick ass' argument has to be one of the lamest ever. Personally, I just can't get wrap my head around the concept of playing as a female. I happen to be one of those people who thinks that guys who *complusively* roll human/nelf/belf/draenei females are hot for their toons. (I can understand if people who have a million alts and want to see things from a different perspective.) Just admit that you're one of those people. Don't worry, you're not the only one.Other than that, great job on everything else.
5-20-2008 @ 9:51PM
Oh sure.Y'know, it couldn't be at all the classic appeal of the strong female protagonist character. Couldn't at all be the fun of a classic fantasy archetype. Y'know, couldn't be one of any number of reasons for choosing a female character above a male one.It's all about the hot butts.Sigh.Also, have you checked out Exalted by White Wolf? What's your opinion on that?(I did like Jade Empire, but I acknowledge it's a sore case of exactly what you're talking about.)
5-20-2008 @ 10:55PM
I personally cannot roll a female that I am gonna play past level 5. However, I can understand why some people want to play a Female, it's a hell of a lot nicer to look at for hours at a time then some guy.
5-21-2008 @ 2:23AM
i would find it very easy to appreciate asian culture and elements, its the same as appreciating someone that isn't yourself. you don't have to be of the race or background to appreciate anything. and what about those white people that study asian history and culture? would they not have an understanding of the subject? and i myself am in an inter-racial relationship with an asian woman. does that make me a bad person? would that be classified as a perverse fetish? or could it be that i actually enjoy the company and love this woman no matter her race and culture?as for the "girls kick ass" argument, Sean,you put it perfectly... /applaud. i don't know exatly what your trying to emply with that comment, but alot of people find it refreshing when a woman or the underdog is the hero instead of the musclebound man (and no im not saying women are the underdogs, those are 2 seperate things).bottom line is padoodies, think before you speak, otherwise you show your true intelligence, which doesnt seem to be much.
5-21-2008 @ 2:26AM
Oh, and Alex, Great job, keep it up!
5-21-2008 @ 6:46AM
Erm, I'm a guy, my 2 main characters are night elf and gnome males. My third is a female Draenai.I'm not a girl. Neither am I a night elf or a gnome. Just leave others be.
5-21-2008 @ 1:20PM
I play on Alex and Daniel's server. My DK will be my Warrior's mom, raised from the grave. While I primarily play male toons, I admit the female animations have a different appeal, either aesthetically or contextually. I take issue when female toons are given names or played in way that's unecessarily sexual or "cute". It feels exploitive and reductive.And I made a female human priest once - felt right, considering what I was thinking was a cross between Mother Theresa and Florence Nightengale.
5-21-2008 @ 7:37PM
Heh.You could've just put "weeaboo" in that comment.I really hope you're (partially) Asian, because there's nothing more annoying than a caucasian, white person telling others that my heritage is "MINE AND MINE ALONE!" and that it's tantamount to sacrilegy to appreciate another culture while not being part of it.Oh wait, I've just thought of another: The yellow / black / white pride espousing folks.Other than that, great job on everything else.
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