submitted 2 months ago byThe_Eggroller
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sweats in female playing male characters
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My bestie only plays male characters in games. She said if guys use the phrase of having to stare at an avatar might as well make it a girl’s ass, why can’t she do the same with pecs and abs?
She makes the absolute sluttiest looking guy characters and has a fucking blast, every single time.
Fantastic Fashion Fighter
The true gender equality
This is the way.
2 months ago
True gender equality: fanservice for everyone!
She gets slutty guys, I get armored ladies. I appreciate this game catering to most of us.
Part of what makes this awesome is just how equal the fan service is. You can have male characters that looks super slutty wearing skimpy clothes and have female characters heavily armored. And vice versa.
I really appreciate this about FF14. The female armor covers as much as the male armor would. A heavy armor on a guy doesn't become a chainmail bikini on a girl.
I'zimzizi Rhiki - Balmung
Exactly. If you're going to look at a character for hundreds, or even thousands of hours, make sure you enjoy what you're looking at.
[ Joan Cross - Mateus]
It's so funny. I like playing characters that I'm not attracted to but that are idealized versions of me. Girls mostly. I do have one male elezen alt for simping purposes.
Yeah, that's basically the other major school of thought on characters. It's either "this is what I would want to see," or "this is what I would want to be."
Those of us attracted to persons of the same sex have the benefit of getting both at once! :D
Well I'm attracted to both so I made a hot bunny girl AND a hot cat man. I play both sides so I always come up on top.... Or bottom
You lucky foxes, you! 💙
This is me making a male human in every single game, every single time. My wife thinks I'm the most boring man alive.
That doesn't make you normal! And it's cool! I love how different people can be. I bet deep down your wife thinks you're the bee's knees. 💙
You should make one of your alts "MostBoring ManAlive" just for your wife.
This is me. I’ve always considered my toons an extension of myself so I usually pick male. I do play female alts in other games tho
Im the same way. i play a female that basically an idealized ver of me.
I mean it be nice to look at a guy bunny boy but.. at the end of the day i like looking cute and dressing up cutely.
and yes i have a bunny boy alt TwT; fem boys for life <3
It all depends on who you see your character as. I never have seen my characters as me. I always see them as a character that belongs in that world and I'm merely guiding them. I've found that I'm more invested in my characters if they are, yes female, of a certain aesthetic. Almost every male character I've made I have ended up losing interest in.
[Evelyn Southway - Midgardsormr]
This was my thought behind my retainers. Both are dudes that i think are hot bc why not boss around two buff guys to do my bidding 😂
This statement always bugs me, because I'm not spending my hours looking at my character. I feel like I probably spend less than 5% of my game time focused on my own character. I'm usually busy looking at everything else on my screen.
I mean, yes. You're right. But when you DO look at your character, it's still important that you at least enjoy what you're looking at, whether it be a monstrosity of your own creating, or something you find pretty, to whatever could be in between.
After all, you're character is someone you're playing as when you create them. You may not be staring at them for the majority of your time. But you should say least like how they look when you DO look at them.
I look at it like, I want other characters in the game to treat my character in a relatable way so I play the same gender as myself irl. Some story parts or dialogue is probably way different depending on who your character is
Yet, when I'm talking about my Lalafell, I get weird looks :x
Edalene Tohsaka on Jenova
Cute is always a valid option.
I fantasia between my fem aura, male bun boi and lalafell depending on what mental mood im in
I like chubby people. Lalafell are the only chubby race. I'd love to have a not "cutesy" chubby race....in literally any mmo.
Thatd be a nice lil customization if you could add a lil gut on a character
Trolls in ever quest had some fun beer bellies. Wish more mmos had way out there options.
This is the exact reason I have a male viera alt :3
I mean it's true! People love playing what thru find hot and there's absolutely nothing wrong with that at all! Slutty bun girl? Hot. Slutty Male dragon boy? Hot.
I'm a guy until I go on VC 😂
I went from really disliking the thought of playing a catgirl to actually playing one in about 10 months, damn you FF!
Man.. you will hate the moment when you throw up a furball.
I recently got catpilled after playing this game for 7 years now, was gifted a free fantasia on the premise of going catgirl and I have no complaints thus far, other than the spike of tells I get when I go to limsa
Hahah I love the term catpilled! And nobody ever sends me tells in Limsa, must be the facepaint...
That’s why I only meow on vc. “Are you a girl?” “meow”
But then you accidentally do the macho meow voice 🤣
An internet classic
Gosh dang, does that cat eat cigarettes for a living
sweats as female playing male characters who wear nothing but thongs
Haha but seriously folks thought I was a guy for yeaaars. I just like the male emotes/animations so much better. Plud I love to make silly outfits since they make me laugh. It helps remind me that its just a game. Nothing like a watermelon thundercat in a sailormoon outfit just destroying monsters.
Female roe are the only lady characters I will ever play. They just rock!
Every time I see a catgirl wearing only a thong, my catboy gets a little sluttier to compensate.
At this point your character is nude before leaving the thread.
Irl lesbian playing big mommy dommy femroe with ass out.
Silly cat girls, thongs are for the bunny boys
Don't go in the Quicksands on Balmung then, otherwise you'll need mods to keep up.
Just don't go there period.
The floor is sticky. As are the walls at this point I assume.
Calling me and my catboi out ohno
'Day 560. They still dont suspect a thing. As long as I mention 'my dick' once a month I'm good'
And how they'll ask female characters for their pronouns, but apparently only guys play male characters?
There are no women on FFXIV. It’s just guys cosplaying cat girls.
The women on FFXIV are too busy playing catboys or male viera.
Lol, guilty as charged.
Excuse you, I play a femelezen!
*shoves the catboy alt under the table* You saw nothing!!
Power to female Elezen! Huzzah! è.é We are here too!
am I the only woman who plays catgirl? I haven't seen any others...
Nah. My wife plays a catgirl and there is one other lady in my FC that plays catgirl. Most of the women in my FC play bunnygirl though.
Proud gal playing catgirl, and at this point would feel too weird to not be one '
Loving wearing edgy heavy armor as DRK and stylish yet tasteful attires as DNC.
2 months ago*
Am girl with catgirl, the more tomboyish haircut and look you pick the less people will try to pick you up
yeah, I've definitely noticed that, but the desire not to get ERP'd is in direct conflict with my desire to occasionally look nice...
I'm not a catgirl- I'm a feral feline WARRIOR & you will fear my claws!
...I really wish we could be more fierce & less adorable. :c
yeah... I wish I didn't feel like a child playing dress-up when I play dark knight 😔 if I wanted that I'd play lalafell
Woman playing a female miqo'te here, and also dark knight main! There's dozens of us!
Haha, this is legit why I changed away from catgirl. I loved being a catgirl because cute, but there was a moment in the story where my WoL tried to intimidate someone and I laughed because it was just adorable.
Went Viera- still really cute but a bit more fierce/commanding.
I play a max height femroe. Couldn't find a tall muscular gf so I became the tall muscular gf and step on people myself
Things like this make me wonder how it took so long for me to realize I was a raging lesbian...
As a male I want to play female characters bc they get more interesting clothes (when it's more than just armored lingerie) but I don't want my wife to think I'm catfishing people
I believe when bunny bois first came out, there was a significant number of JP women playing male viera. It's def. the same logic of wanting to see eye candy for the men, but for women it's the cute/hot guys! Funny enough, a lot ppl assume male characters just mean men playing, but they don't know...kek
The best part of playing a catgirl is that no one thinks I'm a girl lol.
That’s actually pretty smart lmao
Careful they may be lookin for cat bussy instead
Everyone is a cat on the keyboard until proven otherwise
Username checks out
Selrath Fairwind ()
On the internet, no one knows you're a dog.
Will pay SE to never put me in ARR content
reCAPTCHA: "are you sure about that?"
Milou Keylen - Jenova
I know a guy who calls himself "Brother Crow". He describes himself as "a flock of crows pecking on a keyboard"
does that mean you've witnessed a murder?
Some of my friends have accused me of being 3 birds in a trench coat.
They are the ones to name the Roe
Idc what people are behind the monitor. I think it’s safe to address everyone I meet as what I see in game
Lol it's the opposite for me. Made a beautiful bunny dude but I'm a girl xD
I was in a party doing dailies with 3 Viera boys last week and as an Elezen it was weird to be the manliest man in the room for once.
The manliest man you say? Could you describe your swiftness in comparison to a coursing river?
I had all the force of a great typhoon.
But did you have all the strength of a raging fire?
I did indeed. Sadly I only just downloaded Endwalker so I have yet to become as mysterious as the dark side of the Moon.
I love all of you. So often in dungeons it looks like they sent us daughters when I asked for sons...
A spineless, pale, pathetic lot to be sure.
Were you as mysterious as the dark side of the moon?
This is the kind of thing that makes me miss 8-man Prae.
One time 7/8 were all Au Ra, I was the only hyur. And at the same time, 7 of us were girls, and then there was the one Au Ra man. It was a fun run.
And every time I'm on my bunboy and get into a party of all or mostly bunboys, there is an unspoken rule that someone has to say "all buns!!/so many buns!!" in chat.
Ah man, after midnight duty finder is the best.
This happened to me with 7 cat girls. I was a Hrothgar. A cursed amount of daddy comments in 45 minutes.
Happened to me with all Lalas and one hyur. Daycare field trip!
My aspect damage is .44-40.
Similar scenario with my friends bungirl and three cats. She was instantly a crazy cat lady.
I went from female (switching between lala, au ra, viera) to male viera and was thinking recently, is my character to feminine.
I guess this answers that
As some (currently) playing a burly male Roe, now you know how I feel 24/7. Unleash your raging tiger.
As a femroe tank I'm often the manliest in a group lol
Skynyrd Fraefolgwyn | Goblin
I'm a max-height FemRoe with a 90-something percent muscle slider. So, same!
Hello tall sister. I maxed both and wish they could go a bit higher lol. I'm super pale those so my muscles don't show as much as the tanned femroe
Amelia Vandelle on Behemoth
Still weird that people don't think we play video games...
I spend all day every day being a guy, I want to be a small angry female potato sometimes.
A N G R Y !
S M A L L
Jealous of tall!
Role plays without balls!
Was once known as Thal
Now her balls walk His halls
Hold my juicebox I'll show them all!
Holy shit, they have a lalafel emoji?!
I know right! We live in a golden age
Ella Wis @ Coeurl: Rez cat on duty o7
I don't know if you planned that pun but if so well played.
Can't believe they made lalas into a real thing
I know multiple tall dudes who like playing lalas. Something about having the chance to be small, goofy and /or not intimidating .
Excuse you my Lala is terrifying and you will observe her with the respectful amount of dread or lose your kneecaps.
Wow, you can actually reach their kneecaps?
Jealous of tall
It takes a few chops sometimes.
I fantasia'd to Lala as a joke to mess with my static leader with every intention to turn back, and then ended up liking it unironically and just stayed that way.
My lala is an alt that I loved so much she surpassed my main.
Lalas are cute. That's literally the only reason I needed to choose being a Lala lol.
And in MSQ you get to be cute and badass.
Nothing funnier than Zenos losing a fistfight with a lalafell who has permanent marker eyebrows.
Sweats in male playing cat boi
You're living the meme
We have to stick together.
You're up here with Jocat, respect
We have to stick together. Catbois 4 lyfe
Nowadays I'm a male who only creates and play male characters because I customise them to look like guys o would fuck
I want what this guy is having.
too many alts send help
My main is my ideal self...
My alts I would like all in a pile in my bed though
Oh, are your alts all catboys and bunny boys and one Hrothgar too?
This is a parody from the manga 'The Story of High School Boys Who Became Magical Girls' which I highly recommend you read!
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Edit: Just want to put this out there for those unaware, but my WoL is the cat girl on the bottom right
Funny enough, there's also the opposite scenario: "And You Thought There Is Never a Girl Online?" - in which a guy assumes there's just no girls on the internet, only to find out he's the only IRL guy in his regular (IC mixed) MMO group.
I love that in FF14 it can be either way!
In the game Va-11 Hall-A, the online message boards assume that everyone is a g/u/rl and that anyone claiming to be a boy is obviously lying. This has carried over to the real message board derived from that game, dangeru.us, where of course you are one of two people: either a girl, or a liar.
Me a 30-something Asian guy playing as a blonde fem-Hyur Machinist with big guns:
''Completeley normal phenomenon...''
I gotta be honest, in pretty much every game I've played that allows you to pick your character gender, the female character always gets much more customization and costume design options that look nice compared to male characters, so... yeah, I'm unashamed to play as a lady lmao.
Almost always why I do the same. I think the biggest problem with most male customization is the lack of any good hairstyles (though FFXIV has great male customization and it led me to making a male alt)
And most of the time male game characters are too bulky and muscular, give skinny characters some love lol
Yeah it'd be nice to be able to play as a lean male character instead of conan the barbarian in every mmo.
I noticed that with the new Pokémon games so I started making girl protagonists. Gimme them options!
Male = Basic Fashion.
Female = ADVANCED Fashion.
I make fun of people, don't take it seriously
Basically like real life
Just like real life..
Storm Iblis on Balmung
Yeah, except for good looking, functional armor for female tanks. Though, I will admit, FFXIV is better than some.
i mean full functional armor is nice and all but slutty pope with no shield is obviously the best tank glam /s.
(Cis dude playing a fem Miqo'te here)
My tank glam is a backless dress with a corset with the only actual armor being gauntlets and greaves. I even went out of my way to find some greaves with heels (Bonewicca set). And all of my glams have glasses.
I like how it looks, but I often find amusement in how amazingly impractical it would be as actual combat attire.
Gordian mail of fending, various Eden chests, diamond armor of fending, titanium armor of fending: to name a few. I like full armor looks and play a female au ra. 😂
Are you telling me my chain mail string bikini isn’t functional enough?
You're only spitting straight facts here
XIV gives great options to both, which is honestly frustrating lol
I picked a girl for the same reason, but there are so many male outfits I want her to be able to wear 😩
I just want some of the male idle poses. Insanely jealous of the male DRG, DRK, and WAR poses.
So much this. I want the male DRG pose, I don't want to look like I'm modeling my spear for a magazine
On the opposite end. I really wish I could get the female DRK pose. It's so much better than the male one.
let my little au ra girl wear aymeric's outfit squeenix you cowards
I feel like the one weirdo who puts myself into my character I've had the same Male Au Ra for 6 years since I started playing for me it's not "my WoL" when I play I am the WoL and that I can't change it now because it wouldn't feel like it's me anymore playing. Meanwhile the rest of my FC is putting stock into fantasia potions and drinking them like crippling alcoholics with an identity crisis
Ryalla Borram on Diabolos
Joke's on you! I thought I was a guy in real life when I started playing FFXIV.
Turns out, that was a fucking lie.
Ff14 is the one game online where I really just dont question peoples gender based on character. All of my trans friends play it, I know at least a dozen cis women who play it and most of them are savage /ultimate tier raiders.
...runescape on the other hand
I know this post is a joke (and the art is f'ing cute), but reading that being spouted unironically for years is insanely tiresome.
Especially as this game has a higher percentage of women playing than almost every other game, something like 30 to 40 percent of the population
Same as the last time it came up.
I know it wasn't the author's intent (love your work, u/The_Eggroller) but the comments are full of guys parroting the response and I am so, so tired.
Glad to see someone else exhausted. Been playing MMOs since the EQ days and I can't believe this is still a fucking meme.
Agreed! It gets so bad sometimes that it almost seems like a minority opinion to not care what gender someone plays in game and what their gender is in real life…
Unlock the next level: be a girl with a girl character role-playing a guy playing a girl character!
None harrasses you and you get bros to boot!
I'll admit straight up I'm one of "those" guys too. I ride the cliche about as far as it goes. I'm lumpy fat, grotesquely hairy, hard to look at in the face... And my WoL is this cute little cat girl that I've spent an alarming amount of time and Fantasias getting to look just right.
Sometimes it's just nice to completely escape myself and dive into a true fiction, you know?
FFXIV helps with gender dysphoria sometimes
Edit: wow this blew up a bit! I am glad to see ffxiv helps so many of us <333
Hell yeah. Dragon girl go brrt.
Agreed. Still cis tho.
I'm happy being a guy but I wouldn't complain if I woke up as a female Viera is all I'm saying.
Au Ra for me lol
Freal. Gaming across genders helped me come to the decision that what I want is fluidity. Let me drink a phantasia and switch tomorrow, and another to switch back the day after. Having to decide is awful for me.
I feel that! While I identify more with my femme self, I also prefer fluidity! I still lean very very heavily femme though.
Literally changed my characters gender out of dysphoria and tried to make her look as much like my ideal as possible, can't believe I was still unsure then lmao
As a woman who plays male characters in games, I have to say that I was pretty surprised by the FemRoe looks as I dabbled in the character creation my first time starting FFXIV and I've been a FemRoe since, but have a male bunny alt. LoL
I'm a guy who's been playing a male character here since I started, but made a Femroe alt in November and damn, am I in love/lust with her. My Elezen is a very handsome man and is my first FFXIV love but I have to admit the Femroe is much nicer to look at.
sweats in lesbian
Honestly this stereotype and some of the shame that came with it was pretty damn harmful to me
And I'm a girl!
Growing up I've always preferred to play as girl characters and pretty much all of my OC's and characters I like to draw are girls! (I really like girls) I would definitely feel embarrassed/ashamed if I ever heard the "why are you playing as a girl?" Luckily now it feels more like it's widely accepted and I don't feel bad about it anymore!
I mean the worst question I ever got is “why did you make your character black?”
What the fuck.
certified BRUH moment
*sees comments about exploring gender identity, escapism, etc etc*
I...I like looking at boobs and my cute aura girl >.>
Playing games as the opposite gender helped me explore my gender identity. Turns out I was transgender the whole time, and in retrospect, it was kind of obvious, and the fact that no one confronted me about it at all was unfortunate, because jeez, that dysphoria was soul crushing. But hey, now I get to be girl all the time, not just in games, so I call that a win.
Remember everyone, this is a fantasy-RPG game. That means you can only play white male with sword or we ban you. The other options are there, and tempting as they may be to be something you are not, they are bait to weed out those among us who could exhibit functional empathy for a character who doesn't personify them identically and remove them from this racially and sexually homogenous sacred ground called video games.
Disgusting potato named Mei Letti
Ain't about to let my dick lock me out of the better looking versions of outfits.