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5-24-2010 @ 12:33AM
I usually refer to the general player as he or him, both in game and out. When have to refer to another player in the third person, and I am not sure of the gender, I will usually use masculine pronouns. That's not because I view it as a "neutral, non-confrontational" pronoun but simply because, well, most players are male. That's just a fact.I agree that it's awkward to say they or their, English doesn't leave us much choice. I just see it as a bit annoying to see yet another healing column written as though women are the healers. Women heal, men tank. When I heal my female characters are usually referred to as "she," when I'm tanking on a female char I always get "he". It's irksome, but it's probably just a personal pet peeve, and I can understand that it's just as much a personal pet peeve to you to constantly see "he".There really isn't a good solution to all of this, and mixing it up is probably the best you can do, which I do appreciate. I don't often read your articles I admit, but since my priest is almost 70 and I usually tank, I figured I'd give this one a read. So I can't say I noticed your switching the pronouns up, but I do appreciate that effort. I didn't notice it in this article, so I figured I'd chime in since the subject was already brought up :)
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