I am, quite honestly, at the point in my MMO life where I assume that any female character on screen is probably a male on the other side. And it no longer comes as any surprise to me when I see polls supporting this theory
. However, what does continue to puzzle me is why players do this. I've played both male and female avatars in the past, but something about the pronouns always leaves me a feeling bit confused when trying to play the other side. This article suggests that it's just "pure MMO capitalism," with people simply playing to the advantage of being a pretty girl. I'm open to other ideas, though - why do you play a character of the opposite gender?