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Voice 1: When given the option, what gender character do you pick?

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    I recently read an interesting article on this matter, but their sample size was small and only questionably random. I don't know that this thread might actually address either of those issues, but it should at least be able to get more opinion. When you create a character (and of course, have a choice), do you pick a gender that matches up with your own? And why?
     
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    I generally choose males. I've never been completely sure why; it's probably got a lot to do with the fact that I love myself some cute videogame dudes, but it's also got a lot to do with the fact that I grew up with girl characters who were generally only very girly. I don't want to be a girly girl when I play. I'm not a girly girl in real life and I don't want to be one on the net or in games. I think I feel more of a personal connection with the guy characters, they're more real to me. I don't like running around in a skimpy outfit with a high-pitched voice and some... dumb flail weapon or something.

    Of course, if a badass girl character is presented to me, or a girl character who is otherwise awesome and not the typical girly girl (Samus! Miria (From TGL, not Fallout 2)! Woo!), I might choose her. I guess it just depends.
     
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    I think it depends if I want to go with a character, and if so what their gender will be.

    But normally I go with female because... I'm female. I always found it odd having a guy for a character, even if it was just for... whatever.​
     
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    There's really no solid way to answer this. It depends on both the game, and how I'm feeling at the time. If I want to represent myself I will often choose female, but a lot of the time I model avatars after my original characters, many of which are male.
     
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    I usually go for females. I just find it nice for female avatars to own monsters or dominate in PVP. :D Though if it's a dancing game or something, I'll choose male.
     
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    If it's for human avatars, then I always choose female.

    If it's for roleplaying, then I'm quite mixed. I wouldn't mind to play as a male.
     
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    I always pick male over anything.
     
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    Generally it depends on the game but I do usually pick female.
     
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    Usually I pick male, but there are a few times where I chosen female. I did it for something different, everyone was using guys and I didn't want to be like them.
     
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    I've changed my tastes today. XD On MMOs, I now pick whichever avatar looks the most awesome. A sexy or cute woman or a bad-ass man? Harharhar~
     
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    I tend to go with females because I suppose I have slight feminist tendencies. I love strong, gutsy female characters. There's also the appeal of pretending that the character is a better version of myself (usually they're a mage and part animal/not human if possible so they're pretty darn awesome). Plus I find it easier to make good looking femal characters than male characters since the males I make don't look "manly" since I'm not into hairy folks (TMI).
     
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    I am girl. I pick girl. /derp
    And when it comes to pets/companions, I'm always wishing for guys. lulz

    I dunno.
    I find it funny when a small-ish girl character beating the living crap out of monsters and enemies alike. xD
     
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    I usually pick female characters because I tend to weave a story around them based on my own life. I tend to get super attached to them that way, but I'm okay with that. :)
     
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    With Human Avatars, I seem to always get girls, now that I think about it... (I can make her look however I want~!) Otherwise, almost always male. A lot of the time I don't like how the female characters look >_>
     
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    Depends on the game. Usually when I play Pokemon, I chose a girl, and then the second time through (on a diff. game) I choose a guy (however if the character is ridiculous enough, I'll chose the better looking XD). For DragonQuest IX I started as a guy because I thought they looked better (my main team is three guys and this girl). In the end, it depends on if I want to play as that character or not. :p
     
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    I was they had a "neither gender option" for those that don't feel like picking between male and female. Sounds interesting, right?
     
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    I mostly play as girls when given the option. Second play throughs I sometimes choose male though! Depends! I'm really not into playing really muscular male characters with huge arms. If the girls are too... Sexist then I don't choose them at all. I mean, most are, but there is a limit!
     
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    I'm female and I'll pretty much always pick a male character, unless the male option for a race/class are ugly and the females are less offensive to my sensibilities. When I play sims I make all male ones because I can make them all hot. But, for example, I made a female enutrof in Dofus because the male ones have a giant beard and look like unwashed gold miners, while the female ones look more like fun energetic grannies who bake apple pies. And I had a female tauren and dwarf in WoW to go along with my male blood elf and troll. That female dwarf was the only avatar I've ever made in a game that actually looked like me; I'm a BBW with a low alto voice, and it seems rare to see female avatars that have an option to be anything other than skinny girly-girls with high-pitched voices.
     

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