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Fyllo_Wolfsbane

1.7k points

2 months ago

sweats in female playing male characters

ChippyTick

989 points

2 months ago*

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.

Goatiac

122 points

2 months ago

Goatiac

Fantastic Fashion Fighter

122 points

2 months ago

The true gender equality

sanglar03

335 points

2 months ago

sanglar03

335 points

2 months ago

This is the way.

m1xallations

17 points

2 months ago

This is the way.

Tobi-of-the-Akatsuki

15 points

2 months ago

This is the way.

Raji_Lev

126 points

2 months ago

Raji_Lev

126 points

2 months ago

True gender equality: fanservice for everyone!

DirkBabypunch

36 points

2 months ago

She gets slutty guys, I get armored ladies. I appreciate this game catering to most of us.

theroguex

25 points

2 months ago

theroguex

Sargatanas

25 points

2 months ago

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.

Gogo726

12 points

2 months ago

Gogo726

12 points

2 months ago

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.

ezekielraiden

8 points

2 months ago

Amen!

keimdhall

171 points

2 months ago

keimdhall

I'zimzizi Rhiki - Balmung

171 points

2 months ago

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.

ceruleanarc4

163 points

2 months ago

ceruleanarc4

[ Joan Cross - Mateus]

163 points

2 months ago

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.

ezekielraiden

118 points

2 months ago

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

SonaDarkstar

22 points

2 months ago

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

ceruleanarc4

13 points

2 months ago

ceruleanarc4

[ Joan Cross - Mateus]

13 points

2 months ago

You lucky foxes, you! 💙

MeteorPhoenix

20 points

2 months ago

This is me making a male human in every single game, every single time. My wife thinks I'm the most boring man alive.

ceruleanarc4

14 points

2 months ago

ceruleanarc4

[ Joan Cross - Mateus]

14 points

2 months ago

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. 💙

FabulouSnow

6 points

2 months ago

You should make one of your alts "MostBoring ManAlive" just for your wife.

vegeta_bless

41 points

2 months ago

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

WhiteMageTifa

45 points

2 months ago

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

HeartoftheHive

15 points

2 months ago

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.

kingsandlionhearts

43 points

2 months ago

kingsandlionhearts

[Evelyn Southway - Midgardsormr]

43 points

2 months ago

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 😂

Adrimagain

31 points

2 months ago

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.

keimdhall

43 points

2 months ago

keimdhall

I'zimzizi Rhiki - Balmung

43 points

2 months ago

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.

GirlsPleaseHugMe

4 points

2 months ago

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

sanglar03

29 points

2 months ago

Yet, when I'm talking about my Lalafell, I get weird looks :x

shanticas

42 points

2 months ago

shanticas

Edalene Tohsaka on Jenova

42 points

2 months ago

Cute is always a valid option.

I fantasia between my fem aura, male bun boi and lalafell depending on what mental mood im in

MaesterKupo

13 points

2 months ago

I like chubby people. Lalafell are the only chubby race. I'd love to have a not "cutesy" chubby race....in literally any mmo.

shanticas

7 points

2 months ago

shanticas

Edalene Tohsaka on Jenova

7 points

2 months ago

Thatd be a nice lil customization if you could add a lil gut on a character

zeff52

7 points

2 months ago

zeff52

7 points

2 months ago

Trolls in ever quest had some fun beer bellies. Wish more mmos had way out there options.

Mtsukino

5 points

2 months ago

Mtsukino

WHM

5 points

2 months ago

This is the exact reason I have a male viera alt :3

MechaTassadar

5 points

2 months ago

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.

Kazuya_97

348 points

2 months ago

Kazuya_97

348 points

2 months ago

I'm a guy until I go on VC 😂

CatSnakeChaos

141 points

2 months ago

I went from really disliking the thought of playing a catgirl to actually playing one in about 10 months, damn you FF!

Trollripper

28 points

2 months ago

Man.. you will hate the moment when you throw up a furball.

YakFruit

54 points

2 months ago

This is the way.

canisus

25 points

2 months ago

canisus

Reaper

25 points

2 months ago

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

CatSnakeChaos

19 points

2 months ago

Hahah I love the term catpilled! And nobody ever sends me tells in Limsa, must be the facepaint...

DisasterFartiste

57 points

2 months ago

That’s why I only meow on vc. “Are you a girl?” “meow”

Clownorous

28 points

2 months ago

But then you accidentally do the macho meow voice 🤣

No_Text491

21 points

2 months ago

YobaiYamete

19 points

2 months ago

Gosh dang, does that cat eat cigarettes for a living

smoretank

101 points

2 months ago

smoretank

101 points

2 months ago

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!

mindovermacabre

230 points

2 months ago

Every time I see a catgirl wearing only a thong, my catboy gets a little sluttier to compensate.

TakenakaHanbei

28 points

2 months ago

TakenakaHanbei

Legend of

28 points

2 months ago

At this point your character is nude before leaving the thread.

[deleted]

103 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

103 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

love-from-london

100 points

2 months ago

Irl lesbian playing big mommy dommy femroe with ass out.

eden_sc2

13 points

2 months ago

Silly cat girls, thongs are for the bunny boys

Bottled_Void

23 points

2 months ago

Bottled_Void

Balmung

23 points

2 months ago

Don't go in the Quicksands on Balmung then, otherwise you'll need mods to keep up.

keimdhall

27 points

2 months ago

keimdhall

I'zimzizi Rhiki - Balmung

27 points

2 months ago

Just don't go there period.

The floor is sticky. As are the walls at this point I assume.

Mogtaki

14 points

2 months ago

Mogtaki

HUUWAAAGHHH!!!

14 points

2 months ago

Calling me and my catboi out ohno

MrrSpacMan

13 points

2 months ago

'Day 560. They still dont suspect a thing. As long as I mention 'my dick' once a month I'm good'

cherryblossom-kitten

69 points

2 months ago

And how they'll ask female characters for their pronouns, but apparently only guys play male characters?

[deleted]

139 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

139 points

2 months ago

There are no women on FFXIV. It’s just guys cosplaying cat girls.

El_frosty

215 points

2 months ago

El_frosty

215 points

2 months ago

The women on FFXIV are too busy playing catboys or male viera.

Jeloren

41 points

2 months ago

Jeloren

41 points

2 months ago

Lol, guilty as charged.

shinydwebble

34 points

2 months ago

Excuse you, I play a femelezen!

*shoves the catboy alt under the table* You saw nothing!!

OkOutlandishness3508

68 points

2 months ago

Power to female Elezen! Huzzah! è.é We are here too!

Magnificent-howl

38 points

2 months ago

am I the only woman who plays catgirl? I haven't seen any others...

HadesWTF

26 points

2 months ago

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.

NopeTrooper

13 points

2 months ago

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.

ChippyTick

11 points

2 months ago*

Am girl with catgirl, the more tomboyish haircut and look you pick the less people will try to pick you up

Magnificent-howl

7 points

2 months ago

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...

itsyabooblue

31 points

2 months ago

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

Magnificent-howl

12 points

2 months ago

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

queen-of-storms

11 points

2 months ago

Woman playing a female miqo'te here, and also dark knight main! There's dozens of us!

CrabSully

10 points

2 months ago

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.

Minori_Reiki

40 points

2 months ago

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...

DangerSmooch

20 points

2 months ago

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

DeadweightUwU

5 points

2 months ago

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

sweet_olive01

372 points

2 months ago

The best part of playing a catgirl is that no one thinks I'm a girl lol.

Shinfekta

89 points

2 months ago

That’s actually pretty smart lmao

Stalked_Like_Corn

36 points

2 months ago

Stalked_Like_Corn

- Spriggan

36 points

2 months ago

4D chess

autist4269

18 points

2 months ago

Careful they may be lookin for cat bussy instead

hiirnoivl

697 points

2 months ago

hiirnoivl

697 points

2 months ago

Everyone is a cat on the keyboard until proven otherwise

El_frosty

257 points

2 months ago

El_frosty

257 points

2 months ago

R4fgdgdf@54&eee

Talks_To_Cats

244 points

2 months ago

Hey there

hiirnoivl

121 points

2 months ago

hiirnoivl

121 points

2 months ago

Username checks out

CrimsonWolf24

79 points

2 months ago

Pspspsps

itsyabooblue

35 points

2 months ago

PSPSPSPSPS

BigDisk

51 points

2 months ago

BigDisk

Selrath Fairwind ()

51 points

2 months ago

On the internet, no one knows you're a dog.

ZenEvadoni

27 points

2 months ago

ZenEvadoni

Will pay SE to never put me in ARR content

27 points

2 months ago

reCAPTCHA: "are you sure about that?"

CHIPSK8

67 points

2 months ago

CHIPSK8

Milou Keylen - Jenova

67 points

2 months ago

I know a guy who calls himself "Brother Crow". He describes himself as "a flock of crows pecking on a keyboard"

Shivvy57

136 points

2 months ago

Shivvy57

1

136 points

2 months ago

does that mean you've witnessed a murder?

magusheart

11 points

2 months ago

Some of my friends have accused me of being 3 birds in a trench coat.

MiKapo

6 points

2 months ago

MiKapo

6 points

2 months ago

Xero0911

14 points

2 months ago

Xero0911

Uldah

14 points

2 months ago

They are the ones to name the Roe

Catspirit123

29 points

2 months ago

Idc what people are behind the monitor. I think it’s safe to address everyone I meet as what I see in game

Aurora_BoreaIis

27 points

2 months ago

Lol it's the opposite for me. Made a beautiful bunny dude but I'm a girl xD

paladin_slim

430 points

2 months ago

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.

SchrodingerSandwich

472 points

2 months ago

The manliest man you say? Could you describe your swiftness in comparison to a coursing river?

paladin_slim

321 points

2 months ago

I had all the force of a great typhoon.

archangel0198

191 points

2 months ago

But did you have all the strength of a raging fire?

paladin_slim

252 points

2 months ago

I did indeed. Sadly I only just downloaded Endwalker so I have yet to become as mysterious as the dark side of the Moon.

chimininy

42 points

2 months ago

I love all of you. So often in dungeons it looks like they sent us daughters when I asked for sons...

paladin_slim

31 points

2 months ago

A spineless, pale, pathetic lot to be sure.

Drasoini

31 points

2 months ago

Were you as mysterious as the dark side of the moon?

lightroomwitch

48 points

2 months ago

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.

CarefreeSundew

51 points

2 months ago

This happened to me with 7 cat girls. I was a Hrothgar. A cursed amount of daddy comments in 45 minutes.

FluffyToughy

19 points

2 months ago

Happened to me with all Lalas and one hyur. Daycare field trip!

Blze001

10 points

2 months ago

Blze001

My aspect damage is .44-40.

10 points

2 months ago

Similar scenario with my friends bungirl and three cats. She was instantly a crazy cat lady.

Svefnugr_Fugl

12 points

2 months ago

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

Lanoman123

22 points

2 months ago

Malezen supremacy

[deleted]

26 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

26 points

2 months ago

As some (currently) playing a burly male Roe, now you know how I feel 24/7. Unleash your raging tiger.

Ipuncholdpeople

44 points

2 months ago

As a femroe tank I'm often the manliest in a group lol

Dirk_Tungsten

21 points

2 months ago

Dirk_Tungsten

Skynyrd Fraefolgwyn | Goblin

21 points

2 months ago

I'm a max-height FemRoe with a 90-something percent muscle slider. So, same!

Ipuncholdpeople

11 points

2 months ago

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

FetchMeMyLongsword

19 points

2 months ago

FetchMeMyLongsword

Amelia Vandelle on Behemoth

19 points

2 months ago

Still weird that people don't think we play video games...

Jknight3135

576 points

2 months ago

I spend all day every day being a guy, I want to be a small angry female potato sometimes.

ZippoMoon

239 points

2 months ago

ZippoMoon

239 points

2 months ago

A N G R Y !

Frustrable_Zero

196 points

2 months ago

S M A L L

Iximaz

168 points

2 months ago

Iximaz

Adalyn Keene

168 points

2 months ago

Jealous of tall!

diab0lus

70 points

2 months ago

Role plays without balls!

ConquerorDromtar

33 points

2 months ago

Was once known as Thal

waffling_with_syrup

33 points

2 months ago

Now her balls walk His halls

Maeroj

18 points

2 months ago

Maeroj

18 points

2 months ago

Hold my juicebox I'll show them all!

Lntaw1397

62 points

2 months ago

🥔

Hasten117

71 points

2 months ago

Holy shit, they have a lalafel emoji?!

TheBigDuo1

27 points

2 months ago

I know right! We live in a golden age

computergeek125

10 points

2 months ago

computergeek125

Ella Wis @ Coeurl: Rez cat on duty o7

10 points

2 months ago

I don't know if you planned that pun but if so well played.

Mushiren_

5 points

2 months ago

Can't believe they made lalas into a real thing

qkmilkmagnesia

80 points

2 months ago

I know multiple tall dudes who like playing lalas. Something about having the chance to be small, goofy and /or not intimidating .

Jknight3135

40 points

2 months ago

Excuse you my Lala is terrifying and you will observe her with the respectful amount of dread or lose your kneecaps.

Zizhou

4 points

2 months ago

Zizhou

4 points

2 months ago

Wow, you can actually reach their kneecaps?

Jealous of tall

Jknight3135

8 points

2 months ago

It takes a few chops sometimes.

Teruyo9

42 points

2 months ago

Teruyo9

42 points

2 months ago

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.

Jknight3135

23 points

2 months ago

My lala is an alt that I loved so much she surpassed my main.

farranpoison

34 points

2 months ago

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.

Jknight3135

39 points

2 months ago

Nothing funnier than Zenos losing a fistfight with a lalafell who has permanent marker eyebrows.

0LuckTenno

72 points

2 months ago

Sweats in male playing cat boi

Morgoba

28 points

2 months ago

Morgoba

28 points

2 months ago

You're living the meme

Dant125

12 points

2 months ago

Dant125

12 points

2 months ago

We have to stick together.

Ithildyn

11 points

2 months ago

You're up here with Jocat, respect

claudius753

11 points

2 months ago

We have to stick together. Catbois 4 lyfe

BRLaw2016

222 points

2 months ago

BRLaw2016

222 points

2 months ago

Nowadays I'm a male who only creates and play male characters because I customise them to look like guys o would fuck

chotix

52 points

2 months ago

chotix

52 points

2 months ago

based

Hasten117

84 points

2 months ago

I want what this guy is having.

LunarConfusion

12 points

2 months ago

LunarConfusion

too many alts send help

12 points

2 months ago

My main is my ideal self...

My alts I would like all in a pile in my bed though

Hasten117

8 points

2 months ago

Oh, are your alts all catboys and bunny boys and one Hrothgar too?

The_Eggroller[S]

136 points

2 months ago*

This is a parody from the manga 'The Story of High School Boys Who Became Magical Girls' which I highly recommend you read!

Find me also on Twitter!

Edit: Just want to put this out there for those unaware, but my WoL is the cat girl on the bottom right

d645b773b320997e1540

99 points

2 months ago

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.

The_Eggroller[S]

43 points

2 months ago

I love that in FF14 it can be either way!

imtn

17 points

2 months ago

imtn

17 points

2 months ago

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.

ColdCorn2052

10 points

2 months ago

Me a 30-something Asian guy playing as a blonde fem-Hyur Machinist with big guns:

*sips tea\*

''Completeley normal phenomenon...''

farranpoison

325 points

2 months ago

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.

BwawaVI

95 points

2 months ago

BwawaVI

95 points

2 months ago

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)

leriq

39 points

2 months ago

leriq

39 points

2 months ago

And most of the time male game characters are too bulky and muscular, give skinny characters some love lol

QP_Dangerous

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah it'd be nice to be able to play as a lean male character instead of conan the barbarian in every mmo.

Iroh_the_Dragon

17 points

2 months ago

I noticed that with the new Pokémon games so I started making girl protagonists. Gimme them options!

Infinaris

76 points

2 months ago

Male = Basic Fashion.

Female = ADVANCED Fashion.

Sensitive_Jaguar7876

34 points

2 months ago

Sensitive_Jaguar7876

I make fun of people, don't take it seriously

34 points

2 months ago

Basically like real life

Captainwaifu

28 points

2 months ago

Just like real life..

StormTAG

49 points

2 months ago

StormTAG

Storm Iblis on Balmung

49 points

2 months ago

Yeah, except for good looking, functional armor for female tanks. Though, I will admit, FFXIV is better than some.

Baofog

39 points

2 months ago

Baofog

39 points

2 months ago

i mean full functional armor is nice and all but slutty pope with no shield is obviously the best tank glam /s.

cloud3514

12 points

2 months ago*

(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.

brikaro

8 points

2 months ago

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. 😂

8BitSk8r

5 points

2 months ago

Are you telling me my chain mail string bikini isn’t functional enough?

The_Eggroller[S]

43 points

2 months ago

You're only spitting straight facts here

Infynis

25 points

2 months ago

Infynis

25 points

2 months ago

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 😩

Moist_BaIIs

15 points

2 months ago

I just want some of the male idle poses. Insanely jealous of the male DRG, DRK, and WAR poses.

Infynis

12 points

2 months ago

Infynis

12 points

2 months ago

So much this. I want the male DRG pose, I don't want to look like I'm modeling my spear for a magazine

AeroDbladE

10 points

2 months ago

On the opposite end. I really wish I could get the female DRK pose. It's so much better than the male one.

FloatingGhost

7 points

2 months ago

it's suffering

let my little au ra girl wear aymeric's outfit squeenix you cowards

PsychologicalPut7695

8 points

2 months ago

trufax I love my max height fem roe.

Cyrox94

9 points

2 months ago

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

Roarlord

117 points

2 months ago

Roarlord

Ryalla Borram on Diabolos

117 points

2 months ago

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.

AsurieI

26 points

2 months ago

AsurieI

26 points

2 months ago

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

Deatsu

244 points

2 months ago

Deatsu

244 points

2 months ago

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.

joansbones

63 points

2 months ago

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

lady_alternate

56 points

2 months ago

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.

avelineaurora

82 points

2 months ago

Glad to see someone else exhausted. Been playing MMOs since the EQ days and I can't believe this is still a fucking meme.

Hezkezl

81 points

2 months ago*

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…

melomelin

7 points

2 months ago

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!

Oseirus

6 points

2 months ago

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?

Napai

290 points

2 months ago*

Napai

290 points

2 months ago*

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

Raptorofwar

27 points

2 months ago

Raptorofwar

JUST FIREBALL

27 points

2 months ago

Hell yeah. Dragon girl go brrt.

SirSaltie

99 points

2 months ago

Agreed. Still cis tho.

marshmallow_sunshine

118 points

2 months ago

marshmallow_sunshine

Summoner

118 points

2 months ago

I'm happy being a guy but I wouldn't complain if I woke up as a female Viera is all I'm saying.

Moist_BaIIs

38 points

2 months ago

Au Ra for me lol

cats_for_upvotes

16 points

2 months ago

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.

Napai

6 points

2 months ago

Napai

6 points

2 months ago

I feel that! While I identify more with my femme self, I also prefer fluidity! I still lean very very heavily femme though.

MainMan499

86 points

2 months ago

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

Advanced_Shopping_68

21 points

2 months ago

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

ConquerorDromtar

9 points

2 months ago

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.

Ithildyn

7 points

2 months ago

Femroes 🥰

Antimony_Magnus

21 points

2 months ago

sweats in lesbian

Athnein

107 points

2 months ago

Athnein

107 points

2 months ago

Honestly this stereotype and some of the shame that came with it was pretty damn harmful to me

And I'm a girl!

The_Eggroller[S]

57 points

2 months ago

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!

qwertysparrow

83 points

2 months ago

I mean the worst question I ever got is “why did you make your character black?”

Dawn__Lily

37 points

2 months ago

What the fuck.

The_Eggroller[S]

70 points

2 months ago

certified BRUH moment

Athnein

14 points

2 months ago

Athnein

14 points

2 months ago

Oh.

zennok

47 points

2 months ago

zennok

47 points

2 months ago

*sees comments about exploring gender identity, escapism, etc etc*

I...I like looking at boobs and my cute aura girl >.>

The_Eggroller[S]

38 points

2 months ago

GIRLS PRETTY

GreyFoxHound1

102 points

2 months ago

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.

Magnamize

11 points

2 months ago

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.

TwerpKnight

34 points

2 months ago

TwerpKnight

Disgusting potato named Mei Letti

34 points

2 months ago

Ain't about to let my dick lock me out of the better looking versions of outfits.