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Men thinking w/ their heads? Women & Choices

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In every major game decision involving a man and woman, woman have come been heavily favorited.

75% chose Carley over Doug

87% choose not to shot Jolene

68% tried to help Lilly revive Larry, a guy that tried to kill you

Do you think it's coincidence or are men choosing women for other reasons, like possibly sex or romance?

Sometimes, like with Larry, it defies ration. He's not only a danger alive, he's clearly going to die and be a bigger threat.

If Katjaa where in a life or death situation I'm curious if guys would be so heroic. She older, not physically as attractive as Carley or Lilly, married w/ a kid. Personally, I think men would be less likely to help, like if it was Katjaa or Doug's life or helping Katjaa revive Kenny. You never know but it would be cool to test it out in an episode.

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  • @Red Panda said:

    Do you think it's coincidence or are men choosing women for other reasons, like possibly sex or romance?

    @Red Panda said: Guys can list other reasons for their choices, and maybe it just coincidence, but the motives are suspect.

    I understand that people like that exist but you are generalising. I'm a man, and here were my decisions:

    I rescued Carly because she knew how to handle a gun. If Doug had been the one who knew how to shoot, then I would have chosen him instead. I shot Jolene when she threatened to go to the farm and kill everyone. I killed Larry because he was about to come back as a zombie.

    Also, roughly 30-40% of gamers are female; not less than 5% which many are lead to believe.

    I really couldn't care less whether or not there are any romance options later on.

  • im sure a good part of the choices where made by thinking in a possible future romance outcome.

    However on my main save i saved doug, did not shot jolene, and tried to save larry not because of trying to romance a crazy woman from the forest but because thats how my lee roll doesn't kills anyone because he can.

  • I didn't try save Larry on the off-chance Lee would get to bone Lilly. I did it because I couldn't let an old man suffer a slow death from a heart attack nor was I going to crush the man's skull in. No matter how big an asshole he's been. Especially after hearing why he is such an asshole.

    I saved Doug because why the hell not? And at the time I thought there would be a chance to save both him and Carley.

    I didn't shoot Jolene because I wanted to see if I could talk her down.

  • I dunno, I saved Carley because she had the gun, that was my main reason, in retrospect I would honestly save Doug but, keeping my decisions and whatnot.
    Jolene, I didn't shoot her simply because I wanted answers about Clem and maybe she could be talked down.
    Siding with Lily in the meatlocker, that was in no one because she was a girl, I just didn't think Larry was actually dead yet.
    Of course, this is just me, not sure what others feel.

  • @asdf64 said: I dunno, I saved Carley because she had the gun, that was my main reason, in retrospect I would honestly save Doug but, keeping my decisions and whatnot.
    Jolene, I didn't shoot her simply because I wanted answers about Clem and maybe she could be talked down.
    Siding with Lily in the meatlocker, that was in no one because she was a girl, I just didn't think Larry was actually dead yet.
    Of course, this is just me, not sure what others feel.

    tbh, I for one didnt care if he was actually dead or not!

    after the pharmacy, when i risked my life to aquire his nitro pill's to have him punch my Lee in the face leaving him for the zombies, I swore then at first chance, Larry was dead.

    meatlocker was that first opportunity! I didnt even give Kenny the honor!

  • Well I'm a man, and I chose Doug because I thought he had more to offer. All Carley had was a gun and I was sure we'd all find some and train ourselves eventually like the people in the comic/show. I did not shoot Jolene cause I didn't think she'd actually shoot me right away and she seemed to have info on the farm and brothers that they we're trying to hide so I wanted to hear what she had to say. As for the meat locker scene I helped Kenny because the chance of Larry coming back and being okay without medication or proper CPR was very unlikely, at best we could have delayed his death.

  • I only picked Carley because she knew how to shoot. When I saw that after the timeskip everyone could shoot, I felt better about gambling on Doug in the second playthrough. Doug's way more useful. I still don't think about the romantic opportunity with Carley.

  • I did save Carley because she had the gun but I wont say that there wasnt a little bit of "us girls stick together" going on, lol.

  • @Red Panda said: They did. In order of popularity, it was Clem, Duck, Mark and Larry.

    Keep in mind Carley rejects the food and Lilly refuses it also (unless you're persistent). Kids are kids so... And feeding Larry makes Lilly happy.

    Maybe the writers are making the appealing decisions so, but there is no instance when the majority of players don't side with the attractive woman on major decisions.

    Even killing Danny St. John, Lilly says "I should kill you." She doesn't, but the majority of players do and yet spare the brother. It's interesting b/c Lilly seems a little disappointed if you did kill Danny.

    Guys can list other reasons for their choices, and maybe it just coincidence, but the motives are suspect.

    I'll admit have thought and continue to think about future romantic relationships with Carley or Lilly. I'd probably be kidding myself if I said it didn't influence my decisions.

    Well if we have data and plenty of time between episodes might as well see if this data tells us anything. I think that episode 3 data is needed to really draw any conclusions but maybe what you're saying is generally true with some exeptions ofcourse.

    The TTG poll was interesting as well. Carley (38%) was the top pick. If you exclude Lee (since Lee is you maybe) the next up is Lilly (9%). Way down at the bottom are the men (4%) and poor Kat (1%). Looks like a progression of attractiveness to me. I feel bad for Kat - who would have thought medical skills in a ZA would be so out of style.

    Anyways, I saved Carley because she had a gun, our only gun, and walkers were everywhere. Now I'm nice to them, Carley and Lilly, because there could be a possible romance option in the future but for sure there will be walkers and both of these fine human beings have guns.

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