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June 20, 2007


a person

In video games, the choosing of an avatar often has nothing at all to do with how the person would choose to look. Character appearance in Warcraft, for example, has to do with what skills and abilities your character will have, as well as what classes they can play. I'm a beautiful woman but I play a corpse in warcraft. And it is male. But the reasons are NOT because that is how I see myself!

As far as the book goes, it's a cute idea, but it's not really relevant to how people see themselves. Your exercise, however, has merit because there are no restrictions.

David Wahl

I agree about the limitations of video games and probably shouldn't have implied that every video game avatar is used as a representation of the person playing it.

Some of the characters in the book are from Second Life which is actually more in line with that thought than Warcraft.

I actually used to play Dungeons and Dragons and always played a halfling. I'm six foot five and that's not how I see myself, but I definitely think my choices say something about me. (Mostly that I wanted to play a chaotic evil thief...)

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