Males can only play male avatars

If you play King of the World, a massively multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG), and you have found that your account has been frozen, don’t worry, it’s only because you played a female character while being male in real life.

I’m not sure why they are doing this, seems very, very strange and probably sets a precedent. A lot of gamers play as female characters when they are in fact males; this ban affects over 17,000 players. And, one of the lures of online gaming is that you can play something that you are not in real life.

World of Warcraft, another MMORPG, says 84% of account holders are male, while 35% of characters are female.

And if you do want to play as a female avatar, then you’ll have to confirm your gender via webcam (could that be a problem for this guy?).

This ban is one sided, though. If you’re a female and wish to play a male character; no problems, just play away!


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