I have a friend, she is hooked on Pandas. Seriously hooked, I have had many long email conversations with her about the cuteness factor, bounciness status and general panda talk. Though to be honest our emails are not limited to pandas, she also sends me many emails about lore, npc status (thanks to her I now know about Cro and Granny Smith), quests and general wow talk. In fact I don’t think she works, it’s simply an excuse to use company email to talk about wow.
She loves pandas so much she (also being an altoholic) has made 5. Here, meet Potbelly, her latest panda addition, he’s a cutie isn’t he.
She is seriously considering changing her main toon, a Night Elf priestess, to pandahood. But not just any panda, a male panda. Her reasoning, because they jump/dance/sit better of course. Which, after watching Potbelly dance in Stormwind last night, I tend to agree. I have a little Panda girl and comparing them, well Potbelly was just cooler.
But it got me thinking, I’ve never made a male toon before. In fact for a long time, I took people’s gender behind the screen to be the same as what they were on-screen. For ages I was in a tiny and closed guild where we didn’t pug out much, so it wasn’t until only recently when I branched out and made a guild with friends and started pugging a lot and speaking on vent with those pugs that I realised how common it is for guys to play girl toons, but I don’t come across quite as many girls playing boy toons.
I have to admit some of the male animations are fantastic, a Night Elf male caster beats the female animation in my mind and a male Tauren warrior is just fearsome. Maybe it’s time I broke out of my comfort zone and tried a male toon.