I was going to make one of those comic things you know, that expresses a personal opinion about a thing but I just don’t have the energy. It’s about feminism and role play in the Guild Wars 2 community. In before you say but my experience wasn’t like that , I am really glad you had or are having an awesome experience! This is about mine, and it’s not that great. I mean what else can I say to that? I rarely do this but I really wanted to vent. You don’t have to read it. [I must also add ~ finding a community to roleplay with, whether it be 3 people or a larger group, that you trust and who respect you definitely alleviates the issues I speak about here.]
I’m sorry your experience has been like that! :[ I’ve been fortunate— or unfortunate?— enough to never be social or interesting enough to talk to strangers frequently enough that I run into the sorts of people who would make me feel bad for playing the game based on my or my character’s gender. I feel like I’m just passed by a great amount of the time, except by my friends and other people I know.
I’m not so sure that a female Xam would be taken so differently, though. I think I’ve avoided a lot of those kinds of problems, even before I found myself some friends, because my character is an asura- one that most people, at a glance, think is a male character anyway, and I think that’s a big part of it, but. I feel like people look at asura and think “oh, an asura” before they make any judgement based on the character’s gender, if they proceed to that step at all. It may be a bit late for Xam to change, if you’d even consider it at all, but you should know Xam is one of my favorite asura characters ever and I’m really interested in knowing more about his story— I’m just too shy to ask ;A;
I’ll never, ever get tired of seeing or hearing about him. You’ve made a really interesting character, and an interesting character is a great character no matter what their gender is, and the right people will receive them for what they are.