History PlayingWith / GameFavoredGender

2nd May '16 4:19:26 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* '''Defied''': During early beta testing, players were frustrated by the fact that in one level, male characters get an amusing DisguisedInDrag subplot where they infiltrate a castle disguised as maids, while female ones get an [[WhiteKnight annoying knight]] who tries to "[[StopHelpingMe protect]]" them. To avoid player annoyance, the annoying knight was demoted to a minor {{NPC}}, and female characters were given a SweetPollyOliver subplot where they infiltrate a castle disguised as footmen.

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* '''Defied''': During early beta testing, players were frustrated by the fact that in one level, male characters get an amusing DisguisedInDrag subplot where they infiltrate a castle disguised as maids, while female ones get an [[WhiteKnight annoying knight]] knight who tries to "[[StopHelpingMe "[[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper protect]]" them. To avoid player annoyance, the annoying knight was demoted to a minor {{NPC}}, and female characters were given a SweetPollyOliver subplot where they infiltrate a castle disguised as footmen.
1st Feb '16 6:35:31 PM Kindle4Light
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* '''Exaggerated''':
1st Feb '16 6:35:02 PM Kindle4Light
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* '''Inverted''': PurelyAestheticGender

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* '''Inverted''': PurelyAestheticGenderBoth males and females have access to the exact same set of equipment.
1st Feb '16 6:33:12 PM Kindle4Light
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** Female equipment is slightly more common than male equipment, but that's because there are more female characters than male in the party.
** Female characters have more customization options, which are purely aesthetic. There are no gender differences in the actual gameplay.

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** Female equipment is slightly more common than male equipment, In ''Hope of Travtropia'', [[BreastPlate certain equipment]] can only be used by females, though the males can handle with standard equipments just fine.
** In ''Repvrot's Bane'', only men can use the [[ScaryImpracticalArmor strongest armor]] and [[{{BFS}} biggest weapons]],
but that's because there are more female characters than male in the party.
** Female characters have more customization options, which are purely aesthetic. There are no gender differences in the actual gameplay.
[[ArmorAndMagicDontMix they wouldn't be able to use or handle magic]] if they do.
* '''Exaggerated''':
1st Feb '16 12:47:56 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': When you play as the disadvantaged gender, later parts of the stories will have [=NPC=]s lampshade your difficulties and cut scenes become much more dramatic compared to the other gender. You will also earn a special achievement for clearing the game that gender.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': When you play as the disadvantaged gender, later parts of the stories will have [=NPC=]s lampshade lampshading your difficulties and cut scenes will become much more dramatic compared to the other gender.gender's storyline. You will also earn a special achievement for clearing the game that gender.
1st Feb '16 12:45:47 AM Kindle4Light
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* '''Subverted''': In theory, one of the genders has an advantage over another, but this advantage turns out to be negligible.

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* '''Subverted''': In theory, one One of the genders has is described to have an advantage over another, but this advantage turns out to be negligible.



** One of the genders is described to have an advantage over another, but this advantage is only applicable to certain levels.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ''Serfs and Swordsmen'' is a semi-realistic game based on historical information about the medieval era. Whichever gender you choose, your character intends to become an adventurer, but female characters have to overcome sexism in order to do so. {{NPC}}s are generally more cooperative toward male characters and unwilling to sell weapons or give quests to females. Female characters are often treated as social pariahs for defying social expectations. There may be an AttemptedRape situation which only occurs for female characters, or the male equivalent is an easier scenario in which he helps a woman fight off a rapist. Later in the game, the character goes from RagsToRoyalty. It's easier for kings to exercise power than queens. Queens face a conflict between being a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royal who actually does something]] and producing an heir, and there's even the chance of a DeathByChildbirth-induced NonStandardGameOver depending on the player's decisions while the character is pregnant. This has the effect of making the player feel the sexism of the era, while also creating a form of DifficultyLevels.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ''Serfs and Swordsmen'' is a semi-realistic game based on historical information about When you play as the medieval era. Whichever gender you choose, disadvantaged gender, later parts of the stories will have [=NPC=]s lampshade your character intends to difficulties and cut scenes become an adventurer, but female characters have to overcome sexism in order to do so. {{NPC}}s are generally much more cooperative toward male characters and unwilling dramatic compared to sell weapons or give quests to females. Female characters are often treated as social pariahs for defying social expectations. There may be an AttemptedRape situation which only occurs for female characters, or the male equivalent is an easier scenario in which he helps a woman fight off a rapist. Later in the game, the character goes from RagsToRoyalty. It's easier for kings to exercise power than queens. Queens face a conflict between being a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royal who actually does something]] and producing an heir, and there's even the chance of a DeathByChildbirth-induced NonStandardGameOver depending on the player's decisions while the character is pregnant. This has the effect of making the player feel the sexism of the era, while other gender. You will also creating earn a form of DifficultyLevels.special achievement for clearing the game that gender.
12th Nov '15 12:26:22 AM SystemCellar
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* '''Parodied''': One gender has access to a whole slew of options... that mean absolutely nothing and are just there for the sake of being there.

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* '''Parodied''': '''Parodied''':
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One gender has access to a whole slew of options... that mean absolutely nothing and are just there for the sake of being there.there.
** The game flat-out says "you can only get the GameBreaker stuff if you play as [Preferred Gender]!" on the character selection screen. If you should choose the other gender anyway, the game becomes NintendoHard at best.



* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???
"What? You expected me to be angry because IWasBeatenByAGirl? When it happens a few hundred times, you just... stop caring. Trust me on that one."
* '''Conversed''': ???"[[WildMassGuessing I'm gonna bet]] the whole {{GIRL}} thing started because games kept making the female protagonists' abilities better than the guys'."



* '''Played For Drama''': In-universe, the characters did not choose their classes, but had their classes chosen for them based on their gender at birth. {{Gender Bend|er}}ing Magic is in high demand among fighters, but people who successfully undergo the change have to hide their true origin from their officers; if they fail, they get sent back to their original camp and are (depending on how many times you can bend in the universe) forcefully reverted to their original gender or demoted to {{Red Shirt}}s due to losing the perks that would fit their original class. It is actually possible to play as a character post-change who has to pay extra attention to their RelationshipValues, lest you get a NonStandardGameOver where those who dislike you tattle to the higher-ups.



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%%* '''Played For Drama''': '''Implied''': ???
27th Apr '13 1:03:27 PM Lullabee
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ''Serfs and Swordsmen'' is a semi-realistic game based on historical information about the medieval era. Whichever gender you choose, your character intends to become an adventurer, but female characters have to overcome sexism in order to do so. {{NPC}}s are generally more cooperative toward male characters and unwilling to sell weapons or give quests to females. Female characters are often treated as social pariahs for defying social expectations. There may be an AttemptedRape situation which only occurs for female characters, or the male equivalent is an easier scenario in which he helps a woman fight off a rapist. Later in the game, the character goes from RagsToRoyalty. It's easier for kings to exercise power than queens. Queens face a conflict between being a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royal who actually does something]] and producing an heir, and there's even the chance of a DeathByChildbirth-induced NonStandardGameOver depending on the player's decisions while the character is pregnant.

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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ''Serfs and Swordsmen'' is a semi-realistic game based on historical information about the medieval era. Whichever gender you choose, your character intends to become an adventurer, but female characters have to overcome sexism in order to do so. {{NPC}}s are generally more cooperative toward male characters and unwilling to sell weapons or give quests to females. Female characters are often treated as social pariahs for defying social expectations. There may be an AttemptedRape situation which only occurs for female characters, or the male equivalent is an easier scenario in which he helps a woman fight off a rapist. Later in the game, the character goes from RagsToRoyalty. It's easier for kings to exercise power than queens. Queens face a conflict between being a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royal who actually does something]] and producing an heir, and there's even the chance of a DeathByChildbirth-induced NonStandardGameOver depending on the player's decisions while the character is pregnant. This has the effect of making the player feel the sexism of the era, while also creating a form of DifficultyLevels.
26th Apr '13 11:13:07 PM VPhantom
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* '''Exploited''': Bob starts playing a RolePlayingGame and makes a half female half male party so he can equip both the best armor and best weapons.

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* '''Exploited''': '''Exploited''':
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Bob starts playing a RolePlayingGame and makes a half female half male party so he can equip both the best armor and best weapons.weapons.
** Tired of always being at the short end of the bargain, a character uses some kind {{Gender Bend|er}}ing Magic and/or AppliedPhlebotinum to turn himself[=/=]herself into the opposite sex, so she[=/=]he can [[MinMaxing enjoy the nifty battle perks]] that come with it.
26th Apr '13 8:02:50 PM Lullabee
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ''Serfs and Swordsmen'' is a semi-realistic game based on historical information about the medieval era. Whichever gender you choose, your character intends to become an adventurer, but female characters have to overcome sexism in order to do so. {{NPC}}s are generally more cooperative toward male characters and unwilling to sell weapons or give quests to females. Female characters are often treated as social pariahs for defying social expectations. There may be an AttemptedRape situation which only occurs for female characters, or the male equivalent is an easier scenario in which he helps a woman fight off a rapist. Later in the game, the character goes from RagsToRoyalty. It's easier for kings to exercise power than queens. Queens face a conflict between being a [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething royal who actually does something]] and producing an heir, and there's even the chance of a DeathByChildbirth-induced NonStandardGameOver depending on the player's decisions while the character is pregnant.



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