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Playing characters of the opposite gender in MMO's.

Well I'm a male IRL, and most of the time I play male characters. More so in an MMO environment than a single player experience. The reason I USUALLY play males in MMO's is because of a couple factors:

1. The character is my avatar, a virtual representation of myself, so I pick a male. Helps if I can make myself look like a bad ass. lol.

2. Female characters are guaranteed to get hit on by every other male in the game (which is about 90% of the population). Can be extremely annoying. I feel sorry for the real women who play these games :P

However, lately I've been playing female characters in WoW. Why you ask? Well, for one thing, it's something different. And I just find the female models to be more aesthetically pleasing (i.e. stylish animations, etc.) I am NOT one of those guys who sits there and strips his Night Elf naked to dance in Ironforge lol. When I say "aesthetically pleasing" I mean just that; the animations, the art, etc. But there will ALWAYS be other people who judge and don't understand and blame you for being homosexual just because you played a female character in an MMO. To these people, I'd like to ask if they ever played Tomb Raider, or ANY game with a female lead role, and ask them if they think playing that is homosexual behavior. Pure nonsense and absolute rubbish. But then, I really don't care what the opinion is of someone who is that immature.

For some reason, in WoW I find it harder to play females than in Guild Wars. In Guild Wars all my characters are female. Maybe it's the fact that WoW has more of a sense of a "World". I don't know the reasoning. In Hellgate London, my characters are female. Just some examples.

I once was a member of a guild in WoW who had a male character who was actually played by a female. And I can understand why women do this. The flirting and one liners really get annoying when you're playing. I mean come on people. We are here to play a GAME, NOT to pick up a date. If you are using WoW to meet women, you have some serious issues that need dealt with.

Some people just won't ever get it, or understand. But I'm fine with that. It's like a lot of things in life. The important thing is that I play the way I WANT to have fun, and enjoy myself.

Hellgate London - Simply Awesome

Well I preordered Hellgate London and got my beta key. The game is simply awesome and I can't wait for the retail release. Flagship Studios will prove to be just as good a dev as Blizz, since it's made up of ex-Blizz employees such as Bill Roper and crew. So far beta is very polished and it is looking good for final release. See you in London! :)

Stuck in Super Paper Mario

Well I'm like early into the game, and I'm stuck at the part where there is the blue platform. The signpost said to stand on top, then the hint was 3 left arrows. I don't know what that means :P I tried tapping left 3 times, nothing lol. I'll have to look up an FAQ or if you know what I'm doing wrong, feel free to post.

Sorry folks, but I really don't like World in Conflict

Well I reviewed it and gave it a 6.0 check out my review for more details. This game just didn't do it for me. I played single player and multiplayer and the only thing it had going for it was the graphics. I thought the single player campaign was corny, and multiplayer was just a spamfest where you purchased units and zerg rushed your opponent. Over. And over again. I don't really see what the fun is in that. I know I'm in the minority because everybody is praising this game, but I just don't get it. Where's the strategy?? Isn't that what RTS games are about? Blah....

New Blog banner and new PSN and XBL ID's!

Well I slapped together a new banner in photoshop for my blog. I want to do a header image for my profile, which I will work on here soon. In the meantime, My Xbox live ID and Playstation Network Id is now ShotInReno. Bonus points if you figure out where I got that name from ;)

New Games!!!

Well I traded in a ton of movies, xbox and ps2 games, and came away with about 300 dinero lol. I picked up for the Wii:

  1. Super Paper Mario
  2. Mario Strikers Charged
  3. Rayman Raving Rabbids
  4. Mortal Kombat Armageddon
Then I also picked up Stranglehold for Xbox 360. Wow, lots of gaming goodness for meee! woot.

Taking some old Xbox and PS2 games to Gamestop for trade....

Well, I have quite few games in my collection I don't really need anymore, so I'm going to take them to Gamestop and trade them in. Not 100% sure what I'm going to get with them yet. I also have several movies on DVD I'll see if they'll take as well. Kind of cleaning house at the moment and just getting rid of stuff I won't ever play again. I was going to sell them on ebay to try to get more for them, but really, I just don't want the hassle of ebay. I just want to take them in and get trade in value.

I'm late to the party I know, but Lego Star Wars is awesome!

Just had to post how much I love this game. Got it for my 360. I have Lego Star Wars II The Original Trilogy. This game is just plain good fun. I also love it's sense of humor. Some of the sequences are downright hilarious. I'm HIGHLY looking forward to Lego Star Wars the Complete Saga for Wii! I will get that for sure. Expect a review from me soonish as I complete more of the game. So far I am loving it and it's dirt cheap since its a greatist hits title. Also, look out for Lego Batman in 2008! That should be great as well. Can't get enough of these Lego games!