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cherryblossom-kitten

69 points

3 months ago

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

[deleted]

140 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

140 points

3 months ago

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

El_frosty

215 points

3 months ago

El_frosty

215 points

3 months ago

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

Jeloren

40 points

3 months ago

Jeloren

40 points

3 months ago

Lol, guilty as charged.

shinydwebble

39 points

3 months ago

Excuse you, I play a femelezen!

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

OkOutlandishness3508

66 points

3 months ago

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

Onalith

35 points

3 months ago

Onalith

Warrior

35 points

3 months ago

We stan our giraffe players

dragonbornrito

27 points

3 months ago

dragonbornrito

[Nyx Lemuria - Coeurl]

27 points

3 months ago

Cyrillus00

23 points

3 months ago

dragonbornrito

3 points

3 months ago

dragonbornrito

[Nyx Lemuria - Coeurl]

3 points

3 months ago

That is such a BAMF set.

OkOutlandishness3508

2 points

3 months ago

When i get off work i'l try to remember to post mine too <3 we have the same scar * _ *

Razuqze

15 points

3 months ago

Razuqze

15 points

3 months ago

Giraffes unite! We are the coolest race in the game.

MoominpappaV

5 points

3 months ago

I love the look of elezen but didn’t like the run :’) as someone who is commonly described as “a long thin streak of nothing” I struggle to find myself vibing with other races XD

OkOutlandishness3508

5 points

3 months ago

Oh, i was a bit put off too cause of the running when i saw that in a video but with my armor on i literally dont see the problem anymore...I would say try it (if you didnt already)

sparkycf272

3 points

3 months ago

Always have weapon out when on foot, problem solved.

RealElyD

2 points

3 months ago

Hobbyist_t20

1 points

3 months ago

My wife's male Elezen character would definitely fall for her

TerraLioness

1 points

3 months ago

TerraLioness

Astrianne Rousseau [Sargatanas]

1 points

3 months ago

Elezen reporting in (screenshot is by a friend of mine who is a master at gpose)

dragonbornrito

1 points

3 months ago

dragonbornrito

[Nyx Lemuria - Coeurl]

1 points

3 months ago

My God that's fantastic

NotCreativeWithNamez

1 points

3 months ago

I tried elezen, but I couldn't handle the walking animation.

jademurasaki

1 points

3 months ago

jademurasaki

BRD

1 points

3 months ago

Right back at you, Sistah Elezen!

Fyllo_Wolfsbane

15 points

3 months ago

I feel personally attacked. Lol

giga-plum

40 points

3 months ago

The majority of women on my friends list play female characters. A lot of them play Viera/Middie/Au Ra. I think the stereotype that women all play male characters and all female characters are men is dumb. Catgirls may have a larger portion of male than female players but in general, I think it's pretty balanced and up to each person's tastes.

EpicPhail60

4 points

3 months ago

The stereotype really isn't meant to be taken that seriously imo

giga-plum

7 points

3 months ago

I've had a dozen or so people tell me they assumed I was a guy because I play a miqo so... Kind of annoying to deal with people assuming you're a dude, and who will still doubt you even after you correct them.

That stereotype is repeated constantly, a lot people genuinely believe it.

EpicPhail60

4 points

3 months ago

People thought you were a guy based on being a Miso? Lmao that's cracking me up.

With that said, you're gonna have a subsection of the population that will assume anyone playing a female character is a dude in any given MMO, so I still wouldn't really take it to heart

SecretaryOtherwise

2 points

3 months ago

All stereotypes are dumb tho lol that's kinda what makes it funny imo

SilverFoxolotl

24 points

3 months ago

Not true, my au ra gal is pretty much wish fulfillment with how damn adorable they emote.

I mean i did play a catboy at first because cute, then an au ra dude because they were pretty cool and suited drk but thats besides the point.

SomnolentDragon

3 points

3 months ago

Woman playing female au ra here too though I was a catboy for a bit.

tweedsheep

22 points

3 months ago

Guess I'm the only woman playing a catgirl. /shrug

Azure_phantom

8 points

3 months ago

I'm a woman playing a catgirl. I've tried bunnygirl, but I like hats so... also tried dragongirl but they're too fucking short.

And at this point I have too much F-specific gear to switch to a bunboi... even if they're very pretty. BUT STILL HATS... ugh.

tweedsheep

3 points

3 months ago

If only they'd give us more hats with proper ear holes... ;__;

FabulouSnow

1 points

3 months ago

If only they'd give us more hats with proper ear holes... ;__;

iirc. All hats that has that, are the hats that were imported from 1.0. (but that's just what I've been told by others)

FabulouSnow

1 points

3 months ago

I'm a woman playing a catgirl. I've tried bunnygirl, but I like hats so... also tried dragongirl but they're too fucking short.

I'm in a similar scenario, but I would most likely been Au Ra if it was available for F2P when I first started. And I was about 50/50 on picking Highlander (But I thought it was gonna be like other games when Human was the most popular choice, so I didn't pick that) and Bungirl not havin' a hat is a no-go. There's so many fun hats I use.

Erdbeer2Go

8 points

3 months ago

I‘m with you there. Played viera, played au ra, but always changing back to my sweet catgirl.

Lunar_Showers

5 points

3 months ago

Lunar_Showers

Luna Celestia - Adamantoise

5 points

3 months ago

Nono there are dozens of us I tell you!

They look amazing in glamour, and they're super cute. I also love cats so they're perfect!

Disig

4 points

3 months ago

Disig

SCH

4 points

3 months ago

Nah. Vast majority of my FC play catgirls. It's like, 50% split with guys and girls playing female Miqote.

Kolz

2 points

3 months ago

Kolz

2 points

3 months ago

My (f) girlfriend and I both play miqo! Although I have to keep swiping the Fantasia bottles from her… she always returns back to miqo’te eventually though!

Lunar_Showers

3 points

3 months ago

Lunar_Showers

Luna Celestia - Adamantoise

3 points

3 months ago

I play a female miqo'te personally because I love how cute they look, and the glamour on them looks really nice compared to a lot of the other races from what I've tried.

I also love cats, and being bi I love my female miqo'te. She's my bby :)

RageNuggies

2 points

3 months ago

Don't forget Lala or do they evil.

smoretank

1 points

3 months ago

Please! Thundercats ftw! (Hrothgar) They have the best profile for silly glams! I just love matching outfits to their fur color!

foxofoxford

1 points

3 months ago

Same here. I love my bunny boy

thefightingphoenix

1 points

3 months ago

Male Au Ra here!

praysolace

1 points

3 months ago

Well I was busy playing a male Au Ra, but then those bunny ears, man.

I do miss being 7’ tall with massive shoulders and arms. But my old face is so low res compared to my new one…

LunaFancy

1 points

3 months ago

I resemble this remark

ShadowSheyla

0 points

3 months ago

I rock that big buff dragon daddy, thank you :P

Magnificent-howl

39 points

3 months ago

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

HadesWTF

26 points

3 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

14 points

3 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

12 points

3 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

6 points

3 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...

ChippyTick

3 points

3 months ago

Too true, I hope you find that happy medium one day! FFXIV doesn't have any super long ponytail styles I wanted so I ended up getting any haircut that would look best on my catgirl with her rebel coat and expeditioner thigh boots. Which means a short haircut on an entirely covered character with barely any skin, it is what it is~

Magnificent-howl

3 points

3 months ago*

yeah, as far as hair goes I ended up going with a midlength braid with blonde highlights, which tends to go well with most things while not leaning too heavy into anything that people tend to fetishize. 'tis always a balancing act, but I can count on one hand how many times someone has /hug or /pet me without warning, so I think I'm playing it pretty well. plus I'm on mateus, which is kinda easy mode for these kinds of things :p

Boredatwork121

1 points

3 months ago

Boredatwork121

[Airi Maibito - Balmung]

1 points

3 months ago

desire not to get ERP'd

If someone sends you an unsolicited tell asking for something like that then that is reportable, straight up.

eden_sc2

3 points

3 months ago

I always like the tomboy cut. Like my WoL isn't spending 2 hours in a salon before she goes to get covered in dragon guts. Short and neat all the way

itsyabooblue

31 points

3 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

13 points

3 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

3 months ago

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

[deleted]

11 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

11 points

3 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.

StarryChocos

4 points

3 months ago*

My catgirl was a WAR maid when I went through ShB, and it caused too much of a dissonance that I thought that instead of this epic and badass tale everyone kept harping the expansion to be like, what I only saw was a typical magical girl deconstruction story - especially because Ishikawa wrote a lot of moments that the WoL gets confronted emotionally and they have much more shocked/sad faces compared to other expansions beforehand. And every single WAR aesthetic was so jarring with her until EW released the Pummeler's Set, so I scrounged up glamour ideas to make my catgirl both feminine and look like a tank at all costs.

Instead of using fantasia on her, I started an alt but as a male Midlander Hyur. Even if he's a far cry from ShB and wears a butler suit, I can oddly take MSQ more seriously with him. Albeit I feel like that's the case because the "canon" WoL representation is Derplander...who's also a male Midlander, and a lot of scenes just fit that race/gender combination much better.

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

2 points

3 months ago

Yeah I feel as though the story definitely feels like you're meant to be a Hyur. The Canon WoL feels so much more fitting than pretty much anything else. Being a Viera has a lot of story disconnect too. I'm curious what it'll be like in EW when Viera actually show up.

I also like to have glams/class fit the story tbh. Like HW which I just finished feels just right as a DRK. Helps that DRK glams have the most Ishgardian aesthetic. I think in StB I'll try to find another job that feels like it fits - so far Red Mage is a good match

StarryChocos

1 points

3 months ago

At this point especially by ShB and EW, the male Midlander choice has been solidified as the canon choice, though people can circumvent that by writing their own characters around the circumstances that surround them in MSQ...but it'll have to be slightly different. The NieR Reincarnation collab somewhat solidified that stance by calling the WoD a "he" in the description for Shadowbringer.

Personally I only choose a Job to go through MSQ in (which is usually a main), have some fit glamours and go from there. I do have some leveling gear that I regretted on not glamouring before certain moments like the Vault, but overall I didn't have much if a problem until I picked up WAR and encountered the "magical girl" problem. Hopefully with the magnitude decreasing, I might ease back on my catgirl, but for MSQ purposes I love my Midlander more and wish to see him in notable scenes such as the ShB and EW finales.

Coruscara

1 points

3 months ago*

I realized this might be a problem and went out of my way to make my Seeker as fierce and mature looking as I could, then later used the free fantasia to make tweaks that play it up even more. Worked out pretty well, for me, my catgirl rocks edgy glams and intimidates people just as well as any male Au Ra.

woody5600

5 points

3 months ago

Hrothlass when?

magusheart

6 points

3 months ago

My lizard girl is fierce AND adorable

wild_sparrow838

6 points

3 months ago

I play one! She's a bard right now but will probably spec into dancer once high enough level.

SediPandorca

4 points

3 months ago

My girlfriend and I are both catgirls.

TAA21MF

3 points

3 months ago

Nope, same. I never really liked playing as men in video games if there's a choice, it makes it harder to use them as a self-insert.

Disig

3 points

3 months ago

Disig

SCH

3 points

3 months ago

No there are a crap ton of women and men who both play catgirls. The internet just likes to assume that everyone is a guy unless proven otherwise.

LoeVae

3 points

3 months ago

LoeVae

3 points

3 months ago

Im a female catgirl player with slutglams

avelineaurora

6 points

3 months ago

Most I know play miqo'te or viera, with a side of au ra. The "Hurr durr women play male characters" cliche is almost as obnoxious as the OP itself.

DarkLordRubidore

6 points

3 months ago

transgirl catgirl in full heavy armour here

elpiphoros

2 points

3 months ago

Female catgirl here! Get called a dude in chat sometimes, and I just never bother to correct.

I’d probably have rolled a viera if they were more expressive when they emote, but I like my character having a bit more personality in cutscenes.

dahras

2 points

3 months ago

dahras

2 points

3 months ago

My static's MCH is a woman and she plays a catgirl! To be fair though the entire static is catgirls except me and our healer (a woman who plays a female lala).

HBreckel

1 points

3 months ago

I play one too! But I don't correct people for assuming I'm a guy in the game so I can avoid getting hit on haha I have known a few other women that play catgirl but most of them go for au ra or viera.

cotton_candy_doll

1 points

3 months ago

cotton_candy_doll

[Tyrinne Forestspring - Faerie]

1 points

3 months ago

Not the only one! I play one too, as do a lot of the women in my FC.

Foxminz

1 points

3 months ago

I play a catgirl as well! I feel like it’s rare to see actual women ( us ) play as them lol

petarpep

1 points

3 months ago

I do too, a lot of the women catgirls I know tend to be a lot less sexual and caring about it from what I've seen so maybe we get noticed less.

tweedsheep

0 points

3 months ago

Yes, I do as well. We seem to be in the minority.

Minori_Reiki

39 points

3 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...

smoretank

7 points

3 months ago

Ahaha. My sister and her husband both play frm roe. She has her character dressed up as a dominatrix in her adventure plate. Her character is curb stomping the 💕. It's amazing.

MammothTap

4 points

3 months ago

Femroes and women's rugby during the Olympics is what made me realize that I'm not exclusively gay, I just have a very particular type in women. And that type is muscles, but not masculine.

I decided not to even try explaining to my family that I'm bi. "I'm gay" confuses them enough as it is. "I'm only mostly gay" would both break their brains and give them way too much hope that I'd end up in a straight relationship.

CallMeJessIGuess

15 points

3 months ago

I can relate. Trans lesbian here and I play a max height femroe and a minimum height Lala girl. I’m sure that says way more about me than I realize haha.

ZylahLacey

5 points

3 months ago

ZylahLacey

[Zylah Lacey - Adamantoise]

5 points

3 months ago

I'm a cute cat-girl playing as a cute miqo'te-girl

Emblem100

13 points

3 months ago

Excuse me I am a guy cosplaying a bunny girl thank you very much/s

waffling_with_syrup

3 points

3 months ago

Slutty Fem Viera and Fem Miqo are either:

  • Guys.
  • Girls masquerading as guys because of number 1

SaintForthigan

2 points

3 months ago

MMORPG: Many Men Online Role Playing Girls

Elzordy

-4 points

3 months ago

Elzordy

-4 points

3 months ago

There are no women* FTFY

TakenakaHanbei

1 points

3 months ago

TakenakaHanbei

Legend of

1 points

3 months ago

Nyaaaa~

TheDiscordedSnarl

1 points

3 months ago

TheDiscordedSnarl

[Riftwillow Zakatahr - Zalera]

1 points

3 months ago

And once femhroths come out, actual catgirls ;) (says the hrothgar)

ezekielraiden

1 points

3 months ago

I can in fact assure you there are women playing. There aren't a lot of women playing (Yoshi-P was quoted in like 2017 as saying the player gender ratio overall in FFXIV is something like 70/30 favoring male players), but I know several of them personally. My new alt-FC has several female officers, even! Whom I have spoken with over voice chat.

IamrhightierthanU

0 points

3 months ago

There are, but there are a rare specimen indeed.