Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Wednesday May 14, 2014

Why Men Choose Female Avatars in World of Warcraft

When given a choice, do you prefer to play as a male for female character? Why?

In fact, it’s all about the butts. Because players see their avatars from a third-person perspective from behind, men are confronted with whether they want to stare at a guy’s butt or a girl’s butt for 20 hours a week. Or as the study authors put it in more academic prose, gender-switching men "prefer the esthetics of watching a female avatar form."