Real genders choose fantasy characters: Class choice in world of warcraft

  • Nicholas DiGiuseppe
  • Bonnie Nardi

Abstract

Gender stereotypes inflect discussions about character choice in World of Warcraft (WoW), an online multiplayer video game. We interviewed 47 players, 33 males and 14 females, about why they chose their characters. We found the stereotypes contained a grain of truth as stereotypes often do, but that they mask interesting dimensions of gender in character choice.
Published
2007-05-07
How to Cite
DiGiuseppe, N., & Nardi, B. (2007). Real genders choose fantasy characters: Class choice in world of warcraft. First Monday, 12(5). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v12i5.1831