Diablo 3: Character Gender Choice

MTV Multiplayer Journalist Tracey John released another Diablo III interview with Jay Wilson (Diablo III Lead Designer). This time around the topic of discussion was gender choice. If you are a woman player, you want to play a woman Barbarian. Of course, that's open to personal choice. Blizzard is considering making both gender models for each class in multiplayer.
Unlike the previous games, every controllable character in “Diablo III” can be male or female. Sound innocuous? Lead designer Jay Wilson told me the gender option was the result of “quite a big debate.”

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  • #1 Siaynoq
    I can understand the archetypal argument. Especially if there was an Assassin class, I just picture them all being females. I do really want to be a female Necro though. Just like in Legacy of Blood.
  • #2 Discoshit
    Are there male amazons in the lure? Cuz if there ain't any, maybe there wont be an amazon class?

    pardon my english
  • #3 Atrumentis
    I say its definitely worth it. I really wanna play as a male sorcerer again, I didn't like the Sorceress that much cause she was female.
  • #4 Elfen_Lied
    Are there male amazons in the lure? Cuz if there ain't any, maybe there wont be an amazon class?

    pardon my english


    Yes there are. Though male amazons are not warriors, they hold clergy and governmental ranks.

    However the Iskari (I forget the name) from whom the amazon are said to descend have both male and female warriors.
  • #5 Paladin88
    Quote from "Medievaldragon" »
    Blizzard is considering making both gender models for each class in multiplayer.

    Keyword: Multiplayer

    Leaving unique gender characters in the single player campaign is the right way to go. The barbarian for instance is unique in his own right (from the videos we've seen).

    While in multiplayer they should allow (well force actually) players to generate their own characters including names, gender, visual body & face features etc.

    This won't leave either group (those that support multi-gender character creation and those that don't) out in the rain.

    ---------

    It will however bring a different type of problem: carrying over characters that players used while in single player to multi player as it was possible in the previous Diablo games.

    The remedy can be found in transferring the attributes, skills and items from the single player character into a new custom-built mp-char when the real-world player would wish to begin playing on-line for the first time by use of a utilize character for mp- games button while on the splash screen menu.

    Players that play only multiplayer and do not play sp could skip this and create their own custom characters early on. They could be allowed to transfer characters (making them the sp- unique ones with the complete attribute, skill and item sets they posses) if the core game engine is sophisticated enough to allows this.
  • #6 Veltras
    So nothing really new except that it cost them a lot of efforts to create 5 extra characters

    Still here's another unanswered question:

    Since every classes is now a specific character with a specific personality, will it change the way you go through the story if you play male or female (mainly in the dialogues).
  • #7 PhrozenDragon
    Quote from "Paladin88" »
    Keyword: Multiplayer

    The article itself makes no mention of multiplayer, and according to what Jay Wilson says, both classes will be playable in both genders in the Singleplayer.

    I like it, as I think I've said before. It may conflict with lore (Amazon and Sorceress), but times change. Would it be so hard for one single male amazon to become a warrior? Because that's all we're talking about. As Jay points out, these heroes are unique, so just because you play as a male amazon doesn't mean there are others. You could be the other one. So I could perfectly well accept every class being playable as both male and female.
  • #8 Combine
    I thought that female amazons killed males. And I like the idea of a female paladin. Just to see what her pixels will look like.
    Evil amazons,I hated them horribly in Diablo 2 L.O.D. ;-; :(
    And the :necro: was the uber lager of the game.
  • #9 PhrozenDragon
    Amazon males aren't killed, they just don't fight in their society (mind you, we're talking about the Amazon from Diablo. They is not the same as the Amazons from Ancient Greece).
  • #10 silver_wings
    guess that gives "more space" to a paladin return since act2 already had a female one...
    and act1 had a barbarian...

    i know they dont make decisions like that lol

    can't wait till bizzcon *_*
  • #11 waddlez
    Quote from "Veltras" »
    So nothing really new except that it cost them a lot of efforts to create 5 extra characters

    Still here's another unanswered question:

    Since every classes is now a specific character with a specific personality, will it change the way you go through the story if you play male or female (mainly in the dialogues).


    it is unanswered because it is a stupid question

    this is blizzard, not EA
  • #12 Combine
    What is blizzcon? :(
  • #13 always_tp
    what about a female "necromancer" :o
  • #14 deeman
    yes i to inmagin all assasins women but. there is a chance ofcours a barbarian or two roamees in to the camp and well the rest is history
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