And I cannot lie.
No, it’s not me, it’s you guys. An article just came out in Slate magazine about why men choose female avatars over males:
In fact, it’s all about the butts. Because players see their avatars from a third-person perspective from behind, men are confronted with whether they want to stare at a guy’s butt or a girl’s butt for 20 hours a week. Or as the study authors put it in more academic prose, gender-switching men “prefer the esthetics of watching a female avatar form.” This means that gender-switching men somehow end up adopting a few female speech patterns even though they had no intention of pretending to be a woman.
Look, I always knew why CD Rogue was a cross-dressing rogue: his female human rogue is a hottie. No lie. She’ll cut you as quick as look at you, so don’t mess. Is he a pro player? Is he a heroic raider? Um…no. But that’s okay. I’ve said this before that in reality I’m glad he has other interests, and I have my own. It may be tough for some to understand that people can have friends of both genders in Azeroth, and you know – it never seems to matter. Take my friend Turk, for example. When he reads I got Kovok on a Flex run with his guild while he was out of town, he’ll be so happy for me!