After reading BBB's and Kestrel's opinions on men playing female characters etc. hubby, hubby's brother and myself began discussing why we played the characters we do. I play female characters because I do view them as mini-extensions of myself and any time I tried to roll a character completely different from myself I quickly lost interest. My brother-in-law frequently plays female characters. I never got around to asking why he plays females. I think its for aesthetic reasons. I tease him endlessly about it but it doesn't seem to bother him. Hubby always plays males because he thought I would be bothered by him playing a female. That made me pause. Why would that bother me? Would I be threatened by him rolling an attractive female character? I should hope not. 'Sides, he'd probably play either an undead (because he likes their starting area) or a gnome (he thinks they look cute). So maybe he should create a female character if he wants to. I'm thinking of a cute little gnome with pigtails for him, and a hulking brute of a draenei (spelling?) for me. That does mean going alliance. Maybe a little blood elf pixie for him and a great ugly orc for me. An interesting thought just occurred to me: except for an undead all the females hubby has suggested creating have resembled me. Hmm.
So I rolled (is that the correct term?) a female warlock. Frustration! Although I did discover that I was totally playing her the wrong way. I was using my little imp like I do my pets and he was dying right and left on me. Poor Zilbis. Such a grumpy little imp. But I really want her to reach lvl 19 so I can play battlegrounds with her and wreak havoc on everybody. Although lately its the darn rogues that have been bothering me (as Beowulfa). I don't have flare yet (as Beowulfa) and although I switch back and forth on my tracking options I still don't detect them until they've stabbed me a couple of times. On the bright side I frequently trap them with my freezing trap. /sigh. We lost last night. It was a good long battle (so much so that I had to sign off after only one game). Lots of honor though. FOR THE HORDE.