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Session Name: Game Narrative Summit: Why Would a Gamer Want to Be Of the Other Gender: Gender-Changing In Role-Playing Games
Speaker(s): Meiqi Gao
Company Name(s): Netease
Track / Format: Game Narrative Summit
Overview: In common RPG games, players can create male or female characters to represent themselves in the game world. As the game experience deepens, some players may also project many ideas from reality onto virtual characters. Therefore, some players want to change the gender of the game character.nnWhy do players have this idea? In the RPG game, male and female characters have exactly the same skills and weapon equipment system. After the gender is switched, the abilities of the characters will not change. So what are they considering beyond their ability?nnThe speakers hope to talk about the interesting findings in NetEase's traditional RPG games, and discuss with the audience what degree of freedom the virtual character's gender can achieve in the game world.

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