I can’t believe it. Now even my son has a female avatar. He started playing Guild Wars. Oh yes, he has the expansion pack as well. After all, when I am addicted to MY virtual life, who am I to refuse the use of my credit card to him? The graphics in GW look much like SL. Each time I catch a glimpse of his screen, I blink in confusion, because I know he isn’t in SL, but it looks like “home” to me. Anyway….. So he’s got a female av. (He’s 18, I can’t stop him. LOL. Happy Birthday, my wonderful boy!) I just looked at him when he showed me. You know that “look”. The one mothers give their sons. THAT look. He said “Mom, I know why all your friends have female avs. The guys just look stupid.” Oooooohhh-kaaaay. Sure. Of course. I said “So you too are spending hours staring at a female derriere (that is not the word I used, in case you are wondering). So HE made the “son” face back at me. You know that one too. That long-suffering “how many times do I have to make this woman see reason” look. He repeated that the guy avatars looked bad BUT, he hastened to assure me, when he plays a wizard, THEN he uses a male avatar, because the beards are cool. ROFL. Yeah, the first thought of a wizard IS Merlin or Gandalf, this is true. Quick thinking, hon.
I may have once agreed that the male avatars are blech. But not anymore. I have seen some VERY good looking male avs in SL. Even more than good looking. A friend sent me a pic of her partner. He was downright hot. So guys – I’m simply not buying that excuse anymore. ‘fess up.
So. Here’s my question to you all. Do you know ANY females with MALE avatars? They have to be that av more than 25% of the time. That male persona has to have friends, inventory, history, etc. Come on – tell me you are or that you REALLY know a female living in SL as male. I have not, to the best of my knowledge, met a single one. I think it’s an urban legend.