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    Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    As a female player, I would love to be able to play a dwarf. I know males like to play females but the reverse is rarely true. I assume that there can be females in lore and males dwarves don't spring from the ground.....

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Dwarves play their gender pretty close to the chest. The females look too much like males for the other races to see a difference.

    If you'll note, the other races say something like "elf (male)" at creation, the dwarves just say "dwarf". This is because they are of an unknown gender, the dwarf you are playing could be either male or female, really, it is just too hard to tell the difference.
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Indeed as Speaksoftly said, Dwarves are actually both males and females. No one knows if they are female. (Female dwarves even have beards). There is common assumption that all Dwarves are men, or at least the ones we meet in travels. Given female dwarves never inform us of their gender. So you can safely play a feminine Dwarf, letting us know whether you are female Dwarf or not is the question for yourself and for us to figure out hehe

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by speaksoftly View Post
    Dwarves play their gender pretty close to the chest. The females look too much like males for the other races to see a difference.

    If you'll note, the other races say something like "elf (male)" at creation, the dwarves just say "dwarf". This is because they are indistinguishable in gender, the dwarf you are playing could be either male or female, really, it is just too hard to tell the difference.

    Amended. Basically, if you name your dwarf with a feminine name, put a dress on Her, then you're playing a Female dwarf.
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kersha View Post
    As a female player, I would love to be able to play a dwarf. I know males like to play females but the reverse is rarely true. I assume that there can be females in lore and males dwarves don't spring from the ground.....

    If you notice on the character creation screen, there is no 'male' option either. It's merely 'dwarf'. This is because it's impossible to tell the two sexes apart.

    Feel free to play your dwarf as any gender you wish.

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    If you notice on the character creation screen, there is no 'male' option either. It's merely 'dwarf'. This is because it's impossible to tell the two sexes apart.

    Feel free to play your dwarf as any gender you wish.

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    If you notice on the character creation screen, there is no 'male' option either. It's merely 'dwarf'. This is because it's impossible to tell the two sexes apart.

    Feel free to play your dwarf as any gender you wish.
    That must make it pretty confusing on karaokee night in Thorins Hall.

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    If you notice on the character creation screen, there is no 'male' option either. It's merely 'dwarf'. This is because it's impossible to tell the two sexes apart.

    Feel free to play your dwarf as any gender you wish.
    Maybe you guys should change the gender-related titles to reflect this. My dwarf is female and she's sick of being referred to as "Son of", "Father of", "Master of" etc... Perhaps a more gender nonspecific such as "Child of", "Parent of" ?
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by duvelmoortgat View Post
    Indeed as Speaksoftly said, Dwarves are actually both males and females.
    Dwarves are hermaphrodites?
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    how are dwarf babies made?
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent7879 View Post
    how are dwarf babies made?
    They sprout from the ground, duh!

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    From what I understand, only a small percentage of the dwarf race is female (think something like 1/3) which would make it very hard for the females to go out exploring.

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    The Naugrim have beards from the beginning of their lives, male and female alike. They are in voice and appearance, and in garb if they must go on a journey, so like to the dwarf Men that the eyes and ears of other peoples cannot tell them apart. Their womenkind cannot indeed be discerned by those of other race, be it in feature or in gait or in voice, nor in any wise save this: that they go not to war, and seldom save at direst need issue from their deep bowers and halls. [HOME XI: Of Dwarves] They seldom walk abroad except at great need. Their resemblance to male dwarves has given rise to the foolish opinion among Men that there are no dwarf-women, and that the Dwarves 'grow out of stone'.
    I think that may be the reason why there aren't any official "sexes" for Dwarfs as it would have probably been against the Lore for them to be out adventuring. But by allowing players to name them female names and play them as females, they get around it.
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Of course, by using that same appendice, it wouldn't make much sense for there to be female dwarves in the game at all. If they don't go to war and rarely even leave except for "direst need," then we shouldn't really be seeing them running around killing everything in sight, should we? Who knows, though? Maybe the female dwarf was raised by another race and so doesn't mind going to war? Or there could be a variety of other background stories that could be developed to explain a female dwarf in this game. Still, to really follow Lore, the number of female dwarves actually out questing and such should be only a very small percentage of the number of dwarves in the game.
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    My dwarf guardian, Sallyanne, is a Lady AND a dwarf-- she is a bit of a rebel.

    As a child she had heard tales of the folks who go out on adventures, who hunt down the enemy and wander about seeing the world. It stirred her heart with a powerful longing to do the same. So, against her parents wishes, and to the dismay of her community, she set out on her great adventure.

    And by the way, since dwarves are VERY secretive about their names, she took upon herself a name that struck her fancy... Sallyanne was the family cow! The name always made her smile.....
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Hehe. Not sure that the name makes me smile, but your description certainly does!
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Actually, if you pay attention to the way NPC dwarves speak, some of their voices are higher in pitch and others are lower. I've always assumed the higher-pitched ones are the females.
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vincent7879 View Post
    how are dwarf babies made?
    I'm not going into details, but it involves shovels and a pick-axe!
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by mjk47 View Post
    I'm not going into details, but it involves shovels and a pick-axe!
    Armadillos?
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    My character Sylvi is a female Dwarf, proud daughter of the House of Blacklock.

    She was ostracised by her family when she went against her parents' wishes and abandoned her Jewellers profession and began training as a Runekeeper, a strange and otherwordly practice, that was in their eyes, not to be trusted.

    Despite this she still gives out her surname freely, which proclaims that she is the daughter of her father, Ingi
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    I will say this, it might be nice to give Dwarves the option of being clean shaven (shameful as that may be to a Dwarf...).

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sapience View Post
    If you notice on the character creation screen, there is no 'male' option either. It's merely 'dwarf'. This is because it's impossible to tell the two sexes apart.
    Um...unless you are a dwarf. Or maybe not. It would add some intrigue to date night.
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiamo View Post
    I will say this, it might be nice to give Dwarves the option of being clean shaven (shameful as that may be to a Dwarf...).
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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riamus View Post
    Of course, by using that same appendice, it wouldn't make much sense for there to be female dwarves in the game at all. If they don't go to war and rarely even leave except for "direst need," then we shouldn't really be seeing them running around killing everything in sight, should we? Who knows, though? Maybe the female dwarf was raised by another race and so doesn't mind going to war? Or there could be a variety of other background stories that could be developed to explain a female dwarf in this game. Still, to really follow Lore, the number of female dwarves actually out questing and such should be only a very small percentage of the number of dwarves in the game.
    Lore-wise you're correct. Female dwarfs don't leave their homes unless they're under attack. It would make sense for some NPC's maybe like up in Thorin's Hall but not in the game world as toons.

    Not that it's fair in terms of making a character, but lore-wise that's how it is.

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    I found in Moria a Female Dwarf Axe, I found a building their for Female Dwarves, Male Dwarves can tell the difference so the foundations for Female Dwarves by lotro are in place if they should in the future want to introduce Lady Dwarves openly. Males a square in built and Females are curvy,Think of it as a Short May West Figure with a thin beard type.

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    Re: Is there ever going to be Female Dwarves?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tiamo View Post
    I will say this, it might be nice to give Dwarves the option of being clean shaven (shameful as that may be to a Dwarf...).
    Your dwarf can be clean shaven, just visit any barber's (Prancing Pony in Bree, Bird & Baby In Michel Delving, etc) and you can become clean shaven, there was a thread on here last week (can't find it now) with pictures of a clean shaven dwarf after doing that.

 

 
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