Rhiannon: Yes, being recognized as female in a game is a good feeling, sometimes. Serpent Isle did a much better job of it (making it that much more satisfying to kill Great Captain Whatzis after he pretty much says you couldn't have caught him without the help of your male companions). And then came 8 and 9 when being female wasn't even an option. Gaah! And, speaking of Serpent Isle, I sometimes wonder what the more-or-less mandatory lesbian encounter with Frigidazzi goes down with some straight women players. Yes, you can resist her charms, but still. I've never had the nerve to just straight up (so to speak) ask. I can't think of any other game (that I've played) where such a thing happens whether the straight player wants it to or not. Consider Skyrim's marriage system. It allows same-sex marriages between the player's character and an NPC, which is nice and all; but if you go that route, you are your virtual partner are the only same-sex couple in the entire game world. That doesn't seem fair, somehow, and it does seem more than a little cowardly. So, good on Serpent Isle for going there and in the way it did.