Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

General feedback and discussion of the game.

Moderators: Forum Moderators, Developers

User avatar
beetlenaut
Developer
Posts: 2390
Joined: December 8th, 2007, 3:21 am
Location: Washington State
Contact:

Re: Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

Post by beetlenaut » August 6th, 2014, 12:37 am

I'm sorry I misinterpreted your sarcasm, Chewan.
Campaigns: Dead Water,
The Founding of Borstep,
Secrets of the Ancients,
and WML Guide

Kuchen
Posts: 13
Joined: September 12th, 2010, 2:22 am

Re: Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

Post by Kuchen » August 6th, 2014, 2:08 am

I haven't read this thread in its entirety but I just wanted to say I'd personally prefer to play campaigns made for human beings and telling stories about human beings, instead of campaigns about fantasy gender stereotypes made for fantasy gender stereotypes.

User avatar
Sapient
Inactive Developer
Posts: 4453
Joined: November 26th, 2005, 7:41 am
Contact:

Re: Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

Post by Sapient » August 6th, 2014, 5:10 am

Kuchen wrote:I haven't read this thread in its entirety but I just wanted to say I'd personally prefer to play campaigns made for human beings and telling stories about human beings, instead of campaigns about fantasy gender stereotypes made for fantasy gender stereotypes.
What do you have against non-human campaigns? :roll:
http://www.wesnoth.org/wiki/User:Sapient... "Looks like your skills saved us again. Uh, well at least, they saved Soarin's apple pie."

TheCripple
Posts: 103
Joined: March 19th, 2011, 3:30 am

Re: Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

Post by TheCripple » August 7th, 2014, 12:11 am

Kuchen wrote:I haven't read this thread in its entirety but I just wanted to say I'd personally prefer to play campaigns made for human beings and telling stories about human beings, instead of campaigns about fantasy gender stereotypes made for fantasy gender stereotypes.
Nobody is asking for fantasy gender stereotypes, just lead characters who are female. That hardly requires a stereotype; the employment of one is actively detrimental to the quality of the campaign.

User avatar
beetlenaut
Developer
Posts: 2390
Joined: December 8th, 2007, 3:21 am
Location: Washington State
Contact:

Re: Why are all mainline campaign leaders male?

Post by beetlenaut » August 7th, 2014, 1:45 am

Sapient wrote:I noticed no one responded yet to Velensk's offhand remark that Harper would have worked better as female protagonist. I'm curious if anyone else agreed with that.
I think Harper would work fine as a girl, and it would make the campaign stand out a bit more. We would just need a new or modified portrait.
Campaigns: Dead Water,
The Founding of Borstep,
Secrets of the Ancients,
and WML Guide

Post Reply