I can agree with that. Although I think it's far more common to see men playing female characters than it is for females to play males. For this reason, designing appealing male models for women seems counterintuitive when SEVERAL men play female characters. This of course would create a discrepancy since many women, most of whom play female characters ( I assume), are generally playing models and gear on said models that men on average want to see on their characters, but women don't necessarily get the same thing for them when looking at male characters and gear. The next question should be: SHOULD male characters be appealing to women and female characters be appealing to men? The answers individually would vary but I suspect that in this case, it's majority rules. I don't know what the statistics say (much less if they're even accurate) on how many men vs. women play MMOs in particular, but judging by my experiences in the game, I've met far more men than I have women. Of those I've met, the vast majority of male characters have been played by men while female characters seem to be played more often than not by men as well, although I'd say the split is roughly down the middle. I could be way off here but from my own experiences, it appears that men dominate the player landscape of MMOs, so it's only natural that male and female character model and gear aesthetics are made to appeal to men more so than women. This may not be fair, but making games is a business and catering to your customer base is a rational choice. However, even though I and many people would never play an ugly or fat character as well as wearing gear that just doesn't look good or is excessively obnoxious, the game world IS enhanced by having that variety similar to how any story plot is enhanced greatly by including a diverse cast of characters. Customization and choice is a friend and provides the option for those who are different from most in their tastes to make their character look how they want. I know there's a few folks out there who'd like to make their female granok a Therazane lookalike. All power to them! You creeps... I don't disagree with anything you said. My point was probably not well made but it was the best example I could think up. I've seen countless examples of the differences in sex appeal between men and women and I have, although nobody's preferences are the same, seen a pattern in what women like in men vs. what men like in women from the aesthetic viewpoint exclusively. That is all that I meant. My example wasn't a good one because relationships, like you said, take more into account than just each partner's appearance.