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    Male Wiz got no love back in the day.

    Male Wiz got no love back in the day.

    This topic came up in the last Fan Art Watch, when I noticed that HolyKnight had selected 10 arts of the Wizard, with 5 featuring the male and 5 featuring the female. That was curious since those of you who have been around for a while will remember the huge (but brief) controversy over the “too wimpy” male Wizard, when that half of the class was first revealed in his glorious “Star Fish” helm.

    That happened way back in 2009, and I didn’t conduct a gendered survey of Wizard fan art pre-launch, but I can guarantee you it was not 50/50. We saw mostly female Wizards, partially since Blizzard used the female for the Wizard intro cinematic, but also since the Diablo 2 Sorceress was female, and most of us fans just sort of associated the gender/class in that way.

    Do we still? Let’s find out. Vote for your favorite gender for Diablo 3 Classes. Part Two will run tomorrow with the Monk vs. Nun, Wizard, and Witch Doctor vs. Witch Nurse, so check back for that. (Part two is now live.)

    What's your gender preference for the Barbarian?

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    What's your gender preference for the Crusader?

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    What's your gender preference for the Demon Hunter?

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    You can “prefer” a gender for any reason; visuals, lore, voice acting, one piece of artwork that caught your fancy, etc. If you’ve got some quirky reason you like one or the other, let us know in comments, since I bet there are some weird reasons floating around out there.

    Taking this beyond just preferences… does anyone play differently, like maybe you do really tanky Barbs when they’re male, but more speed and ranged attacks with female Barbs?

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