Virtual Crossdressing

The Escapist has a new article on crossdressing in MMORPGs, that is, playing as a character whose gender is opposite one’s own. It’s an interesting read, but doesn’t really have anything that hasn’t already been said in previous articles on the matter. Still, it is fun to get another person’s perspective and personal anecdotes or war stories.

As for me, I’ve been running around Vana’diel delivering virtual presents to virtual children while dressed as a virtual Santa, albeit a short, sexy, blonde Santa! Why bother? Well, for one thing, during the Starlight Festival, as it is called, these virtual Santa’s, the Smile Bringers, are allowed to freely teleport to and from any of the three starter cities in the game. The virtual world of Vana’diel is huge, so if you haven’t already seen the other starting cities, this is a great chance to do some virtual tourism while bringing smiles to the children of Vana’diel!

Soon I’ll return to the Lost Chocobo quest which has meant several long trips between San d’Oria and Jeuno. After that it’ll be time to find a good party for some serious leveling up on Qufim Island.