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Difference Between Gamers and Furries

Over the past years, leisure activities have greatly evolved, with significant growth in non- physical games and also furries. These have continued to grow in possibilities and power, leading to avenues of visual socialization irrespective of ethnicity, sex, gender, nationality, and even race. 

 

Who are Gamers?

Gamers are persons who engage in interactive games such as card games video games, and role-playing games, usually played over a long period of time. Although women participate, there is a stereotype around gaming which sees most men involved as opposed to women. 

Among the ranks in gaming included;

  • Newbie- This is a person who is new as a gamer. 
  • Casual gamer- These plays less frequently. 
  • Core gamer- Someone who plays more frequently.
  • Hardcore gamer- This is a player who is primarily involved in the game, and can be competitive. 
  • Professional gamers- Persons who mainly for salaries or prizes. 

The expectations in gaming include interest in game related materials, high level of dedication to gaming and personal preferences for certain games. They are also more associated with young men. 

 

What are Furies?

These are anthropomorphic animal characters with human characteristics and personalities. They exhibit human features such as speaking, facial expressions, intelligence, wearing clothes, and even walking on two legs. 

Among their uses include; 

  • Role-playing on mailing lists and other internet forums. 
  • Conventions, which may include the sale of artwork
  • In business to promote products or services

 

Similarities between Gamers and Furries

  • Both may be used as a form of leisure

 

Differences between Gamers and Furries

  1. Definition of gamers vs. furries

While gamers refer to persons who engage in interactive games such as card games, video games, and role-playing games, usually played over a long period of time, furies refers to anthropomorphic animal characters with human characteristics and personalities. 

  1. Expectations in gamers vs. furries

The expectations in gamers include an interest in game related materials, high level of dedication to gaming and personal preferences for certain games. On the other hand, the expectations in furries include the ability to convey a message and also attract a certain demographic. 

  1.     Stereotype

There is a stereotype involving more men than women in gaming. On the other hand, there is no stereotype in furries.     

Gamers vs. Furries: Comparison Table

 

Summary of Gamers vs. Furries

While gamers are persons who engage in interactive games such as card games, video games, and role-playing games, usually played over a long period of time, furies are animal characters with human characteristics and personalities. 

 

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