Who plans to play as a GIRL in Skyrim?

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Ever since I played that one chapter of Dragon Quest (may have been DQ4 or 5) where if you choose to play as a girl, the people STILL refer to you as "my son, my lad and my boy"; I have always enjoyed seeing what game developers include (or forget to include) when adding a gender option into their game.

I have noticed (for many years) that games that have a gender option typically have a "male oriented" script with a He/She exchange in the wording.

OR

Have a "gender neutral" script, that leaves out all sense of sex by using phrases like "My friend, my child" or even "Young one".

Personally... I can't wait to lace up my bingo-chip-bra and iron thong and see what they've (Bethesda) done with their game.

They never saw it coming. There was no way to predict the inclusion of a female option would lead to people playing females.

Semi-related to the topic at hand, but when I play Fallout 2, I always play as a girl, just because there are so many more options to a load of quests and situations if you do. Okay so all of them are "let's just fuck" but in some cases that's way more fun than having to throw out a load of caps, y'know!

I could consider playing a woman if I was planning on getting the game. I'm not sure what penalties there'd be for being a child though.

I started a female Wood Elf as my second character, and so far the game has done a pretty good job of pointing out both. Actually being female hasn't really changed any quests, but its cool that people still mention it.

Way ahead of you. Went for a female character since they're always the better looking ones. And, well, Bethesda have a lot of dialog and random dialog that's been specifically made for female characters. Especially the opening after you've gotten to pick a gender. And some different dialog options here and there too from what I've so far noticed myself.

I tend to make all my characters female in games with exception of the brute soldier role.

As such, all my Skyrim characters will be female except one. It all comes down to the aesthetics. I'd rather look at a female character during gameplay than a male. Unless I'm attempting to roleplay myself in the world.

cswurt:

babinro:
I tend to make all my characters female in games with exception of the brute soldier role.

As such, all my Skyrim characters will be female except one. It all comes down to the aesthetics. I'd rather look at a female character during gameplay than a male. Unless I'm attempting to roleplay myself in the world.

Nope. You're just a troubled little girl who's trapped in a troubled little boy's body. You feel like there's been a mistake in your birth, don't you?

And Skyrim is mostly played in first person. It's actually quite annoying (esp. in combat) to play in third person.

So, unless you have a hand-fetish, your reason is invalid.

I concede to your logic. My personal opinion on character gender is invalid and everything you said/assume is %100 true. Why was I unable to keep this a secret until my grave...why?

For what it's worth I'm a creature of habit. I play Skyrim 90% in first person. But considering I've played those gender roles in RPG's, MMO's and the like for many many years...I see no reason to change just because I'm not actively looking at my character most of the time.

I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

poiumty:
I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

They may get modded into the game at some point.

Nimzar:

poiumty:
I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

They may get modded into the game at some point.

They'd have to implement animations, perks, models and balance all of them to the current metagame.

Gotta be a hell of a mod.

I considered it, but the female orcs don't look anywhere near as badass as the male ones.

So Sir Tusky was made male.

I might if I ever manage to get my hands on the game. I sometimes like to roll a female character just to see if it changes the game at all. You know, to see how much work the Devs put into mixing the game up or if it's just purely a cosmetic thing.

poiumty:

Nimzar:

poiumty:
I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

They may get modded into the game at some point.

They'd have to implement animations, perks, models and balance all of them to the current metagame.

Gotta be a hell of a mod.

Animations would be the hardest part I think.

Perks would fall under the (2-handed) perk tree.

OT: I'm not getting until around Christmas time and my first character will be male.

What I play in RPGs depends on many factors. The Skyrim setting screams (or at least Dragon Shouts) for my first character to be a male. Subsequent characters may end up being female.

My stealth based characters and magic wielding characters are always female, I always just felt that females look better wearing that type of armour.

I was planning on playing a female Argonian. That depends on whether or not theres a stat difference between male and female like the last few games.

I play as a girl in every game where it's an option.

And at least in games like Mass Effect and Saints Row, it works out really well, because what would have been a bland, generic male character turns into a really badass and intriguing female.

poiumty:
I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

I, too, wish for SPEARS. Still, didn't stop me playing a female character.

After playing a bit more on my current male Breton account, I'm going for a female Dark Elf. Why? Well, I ask, why not?

I tend to play as a female all the time when the option is available. So, I'm playing as a female Bosmer at the moment, specialising in stealth an archery. Didn't really notice anything special about the script though - BioWare have been incorporating specific sex scripts for ages now...

Anaklusmos:
My stealth based characters and magic wielding characters are always female, I always just felt that females look better wearing that type of armour.

Probably cause 90% of mage armor looks like a dress lol. Thankfully Dark Souls broke the tradition giving me this http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6019/6296662272_2f864c0426_o.jpg

Unrelated but how do magic classes play in Skyrim? I might pick this game up maybe...

Octogunspunk:

poiumty:
I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

I, too, wish for SPEARS. Still, didn't stop me playing a female character.

I'm leaning on my second character (2-handed sword fighter) being a girl. Probably.

I usually play a female character in RPGs sooner or later, it helps me to not just project myself and actually create someone cool. My main character is a Khajit archer dude, but if I get bored of him or complete the game I've got a bald redguard warrior lady waiting for me. Now that I've read that it genuinely impacts the dialogue, I'm even more tempted. Goddamn it, Escapist.

Still, I would miss all of those people threatening to turn me into a rug.

everythingbeeps:
I play as a girl in every game where it's an option.

And at least in games like Mass Effect and Saints Row, it works out really well, because what would have been a bland, generic male character turns into a really badass and intriguing female.

This is true. Male Shepard is unremarkable, female Shepard is awesome. I worry that it's actually kind of backhandedly sexist of me to still find a woman doing exactly the same thing as a man far cooler, but meh, got to take awesome where you can find it and it's better than the alternative.

poiumty:

Octogunspunk:

poiumty:
I would have made a female character if the game had FUCKING SPEARS.

Seriously, Bethesda. It's a game about KILLING DRAGONS. You know what the primary dragon killing weapon is? DO YOU?

I, too, wish for SPEARS. Still, didn't stop me playing a female character.

I'm leaning on my second character (2-handed sword fighter) being a girl. Probably.

My character uses a 2H sword anyway, but with a 1H blade as well. She can use both quite proficiently, but I wish I could cast magic whilst holding the 2H sword, that would solve so many problems.

I usually play my Elder Scrolls games as female characters (I'm a guy). I tend to go with the 'Zen' approach to character creation, making something that is pleasing to the eye. SO I go with female Wood Elves for my play style, I have noticed that the creaters did make dual responses for characters, referring to you as a female, so they didn't botch that at all.

I haven't played as a woman in Skyrim but I distinctly remember in Fallout 3 a lot of dialogue and Liam Neeson's audio diaries were completely different dependant on your gender. I suppose its reasonable to assume Bethesda carried that attention to detail over to Skyrim.

i always play as female character if given an option. So naturally my character in skyrim:


and yeah game do a pretty nice job recognising my gender.

Ordinaryundone:
I started a female Wood Elf as my second character, and so far the game has done a pretty good job of pointing out both. Actually being female hasn't really changed any quests, but its cool that people still mention it.

This. It is amusing to have some people mention my that my being a girl doesn't change the fact that I am a badass Nord, and others say vice versa. In every game that allows me to be a girl, I usually make a girl toon just for lulz, and then make a serious "this is me if I existed in the world" character.

I'm already playing as a girl. She's lvl 26.

I already made one, nord two weapon fighter :)

if it's multiplayer, i'll play a male. if it's single player, i'll play a female. thus, yeah, in skyrim, i play a female. i was kinda disappointed in one part when i was supposed to be engaged to someone, and it ended up being a female bird creature instead of a male somethingorother though. it felt like they didn't account for gender in that part and assumed i'd be male or something. made me wonder if the rest of the game was like that.

I do; I intend to have Helga Bloodbane come out of a two hundred year coma and kick ass once again; she slew daedra, vampires, mercenaries, zombies, bandits, magicians and anything else you can think of; time for dragons, werewolves and anything else Skyrim has that Oblivion didn't.

When my steam copy unlocked at 12:05 AM 11-11-11, my brother suggested I make a female Khajiit modeled as close as possible to our female black cat. So I did. Gypsy slew 3 dragons and became Arch-Mage before I decided to recreate my Breton Sorceress, who is also both Nerevarine and Champion of Cyrodiil, and whose current incarnation is actually an avatar of the Madgod Sheogorath sent to Skyrim to investigate this Aldmeri Dominion business.

So I'm a guy, yet I've made and remade the same Breton Sorceress character across three Elder Scrolls Games. It's my way of empowering the women of Tamriel to aspire to divinity, just as Tiber Septim did for the men when he became an Aedra. The difference being, Daedra - especially Princes - cannot be killed, while lore states the Aedra can die if enough mortals stop worshipping them. This is sort of a tangent, but

No shit I'm playing as a girl. And so is my sister. I have only noticed one instance where in the subtitles it says "he" even though the character said "she" aloud. so far I haven't noticed anything thats like "well you are just a puny woman" or something like that. I suspect the gameplay would be exactly the same wether you play as male or female.

maybe one day I might make a male character but probably not because I like to be able to think in first person when I play an RPG.

guys playing as girls never made sense to me... and kinda pisses me of sometimes depending...

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