Toon Choices and words of wisdom
I play female and male characters of different races. I pick based on what I want to see. I’m paying to play, and it’s supposed to be fun, remember?
What astounds me is the number of people who, on discovering I’m a nearly-50 male using a female night-elf as my main, decide all sorts of things about my personal character.
Heya, jerks. I’m not running this character for you, I’m doing it for me, OK? sigh. Ok, let’s quit being personal.
People, it’s a game, not a dating system. Even the casual players are doing eight or more hours a week. We all play for enjoyment. And a big part of the enjoyment is the eye candy. Oh, not just the T&A (or the big muscles of the males for lady players) but the great scenes and monsters and cities and… have you stopped somewhere and just LOOKED? There are some breath-taking scenes in the game.
Now, let me be fair. A lot of people so closely associate with their toon that they think of themselves as that toon. And they are … bothered at the thought of confusing their sexual identity. If you so associate with your toon, more power to you. It’s a game, and we all have the ways we enjoy it.
But me, I am a casual player. I am not going to confuse myself and my toon. But I do have to look at it. So I pick toons I like. Female night elves and blood elves are easy on my eyes, while female gnomes and tauren are just wrong to me. I like the looks of both genders for Draenai and Orcs. The looks of both genders of undead neither delight nor disgust, but since I personally don’t like the understory of the undead I tend not to choose either (except to stay current on skills and talents). But notice the important thing:
I am choosing for me.
And when you’re choosing, please choose what YOU like. The game’s full of choices – it’s built that way to make it enjoyable by more players. But it’s still a game- – it’s supposed to be FUN. Fun for you, and for the other players. If you don’t like someone else’s choice, well… allow me to quote a recently discovered line of wisdom: