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Breakfast Topic: Are you a WoW cross-dresser?

As you may have gathered, I'm a girl. The clue's in the name, really. All my characters in WoW thus far have also been girls, absolutely without exception. I have several female friends who play WoW, and to the best of my knowledge, all their characters are female. I don't know a single female player who has rolled a male character. Now, of course, this could simply be because you actually can't tell who's at the controls of male characters. There could be hundreds of women running around Azeroth disguised as men and I just haven't realized it!

However, I know a lot -- and I mean a lot -- of men who have female characters. In fact, I'd possibly even say that I don't know any male WoW players who don't have at least one female character! I know one man who has a female main, even. Now, whether this says more about my friends than the reality of the average WoW player, I'm not sure!

But why? I personally wouldn't want to roll a male character. I'm a bit of a girly-girl, appearance-wise, and I like being feminine. I don't want to feel masculine in game any more than I do in reality. I also secretly think that other players may have been kinder to me in the past thanks to my in-game femininity, and male friends have reported the same when they've rolled female characters. WoW's female characters are generally more elegant in movement and animation than male ones, so maybe that's part of why men play them too.

So, how about you? Do you stay true to your real gender in game? And why?

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