Do You Ever Play As the Opposite Gender?

Discussion in 'General Fallout Discussion' started by DwayneGAnd, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. DwayneGAnd

    DwayneGAnd Still Mildly Glowing

    Oct 12, 2016
    In other words, guys, do you play through the games as a woman? Girls, you do play as a man? I do.
  2. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    What the FUCK?!
  3. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015

    He didn't make a spelling mistake or anything, am I missing something here?
  4. 0wing

    0wing Все умрут, а я волномут

    Mar 23, 2015
    It's called sex.
  5. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    If I remember correctly, there was a study done on this back in the early 2000s with online games. Men would often gender bend because female avatars were treated more favorably by other players which gave them a tactical advantage. Women liked to customize their avatars more and found playing as a man offered them less options.

    Personally as a man, I usually make my characters male for the purposes of relatability. I did always play as a girl in Pokemon Crystal however, mostly because it was a new and exciting feature at the time. Crystal also sounded better as a female if you liked to use the naming conventions from Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, and Silver.
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  6. Atomkilla

    Atomkilla Hazel Hegemon oTO Orderite

    Dec 26, 2010
    Depends on the game, but it usully goes like this.

    For the first playthrough I play as a male character because I can relate to him more easily and experience the world.
    However, subsequent playthroughs often include female characters, which I tend to craft to detail in a roleplaying sense - if you already know the world and the story, you can create a character to fit it better (I do this regardless of gender).

    Also, I tend to spend more time to create a female character that I will find attractive. Whereas I go with a dude as "good enough" or even skip the editor, I spend at least half an hour on average while creating a she.

    That being said, I've yet to complete any Fallout with a female character.
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  7. Millim

    Millim What the fuck is this for a shit?!

    Oct 13, 2010
    I like to play as a Woman cause for a minute... I can pretend I'm a lesbian
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  8. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Veronica in New Vegas, amirite guys?
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  9. Norzan

    Norzan Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Apr 7, 2017
    Guilty here. Made a Legion aligned chick who is a lesbian. Even went as far not telling Veronica that i destroyed the Brotherhood of Steel. Also, got Christine to like me because three way with Veronica.
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  10. Valdetiosi

    Valdetiosi Still Mildly Glowing

    Jul 14, 2017
    It depends upon the game, but it seems I have been stuck trying to make Ellen Ripley - clone for every RPG I play. When it comes to male characters, it usually comes off as a total joke or overly exaggrated one, be it from national or race standpoint.
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  11. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht I guess you're through, huh? Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    Yeah, I often do. It prevents me from roleplaying myself too much.
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  12. TerminallyChill

    TerminallyChill Be excellent to each other.

    Feb 16, 2018
    Modders, what the fuck are you waiting for? Drop everything and get your asses on this now.

    I really like your reasoning Hassknecht, I might have to try doing this more often.
  13. Kohno

    Kohno Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Jul 30, 2009

    Just started a jinxed/sex appeal female run of Fallout 2.
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  14. Cobra Commander

    Cobra Commander Water Chip? Been There, Done That

    Dec 6, 2016
    Sometimes, let's say about 15%.

    NEVER in pokemon, I like to roleplay as myself when I was kid.
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  15. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    Aug 9, 2017
    Sometimes, it depends on the character I try to roleplay as.
  16. ironmask

    ironmask Still Mildly Glowing

    Mar 10, 2018
    Sometimes I play as the opposite gender in games if I can create a lesbian hot chick. But I mostly play as a man in most games.
  17. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish ...I Remember...

    Sep 11, 2010
    There's so many male protagonists that if I get a choice I'll pick female simply for that reason.
  18. Risewild

    Risewild Half-way Through My Half-life
    Modder Orderite

    Jun 14, 2014
    I only ever play females if classes/jobs are gender dependent and I want to play that class. Otherwise I always play as male.
  19. Jogre

    Jogre It's all JO'Ger now

    Oct 25, 2015
    I do understand the distinction between sex and gender

    However, when it comes to Video Game Protagonists, I would argue the word "Gender" is more appropriate.

    When you play as a male or female character in an RPG, usually the core differences are the way the world reacts to you, eg. characters will refer to you as what you picked, you may approach situations differently because you are treated as male or female. Usually the main difference is in regards to the way society treats the character, the roles and expectations imposed on them, ect., all of which are more to do with the social gender of the character than they are to do with the pure biological sex of the character.

    Thus, I'd argue the word "Gender" is appropriate in this context.
  20. mithrap

    mithrap Ring a ding-ding, baby

    May 17, 2016
    Ah, your character would have been very interested in meeting Valius, one of the companions made by Kris Takahashi. It's not on the nexus, it's on his personal website (just google "interesting NPCs"). Won't spoil anything, but it's quite an interesting take on the sex subject within the legion, and not enough legion friendly followers anyway.