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Amandarling
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how do I change my player avatar for online game? Thu, 21 June 2012 02:41
I have been playing TTR online for over a month, and I would like to change my onscreen avatar to something more gender appropriate. I regularly play against male appearing and female appearing players online. I guess DOW automatically assigned me to look like this goofy boy with a green golf hat. When I log on and change my profile to the proper gender, it still logs me in to the goofy boy with the green golf cap. What must I do to change my online representation to be more appropriate?
      
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Re:how do I change my player avatar for online game? Thu, 21 June 2012 05:33
Amandarling wrote on Thu, 21 June 2012 04:41

I have been playing TTR online for over a month, and I would like to change my onscreen avatar to something more gender appropriate. I regularly play against male appearing and female appearing players online. I guess DOW automatically assigned me to look like this goofy boy with a green golf hat. When I log on and change my profile to the proper gender, it still logs me in to the goofy boy with the green golf cap. What must I do to change my online representation to be more appropriate?


It looks like you might have figured it out already, but you'll just need to go into your account by clicking on "My Account" in the top right corner of the screen.

You should see an option on the Left that says "Change my Avatar". Smile
      
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Re:how do I change my player avatar for online game? Thu, 21 June 2012 07:51
rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 20 June 2012 23:33

Amandarling wrote on Thu, 21 June 2012 04:41

I have been playing TTR online for over a month, and I would like to change my onscreen avatar to something more gender appropriate. I regularly play against male appearing and female appearing players online. I guess DOW automatically assigned me to look like this goofy boy with a green golf hat. When I log on and change my profile to the proper gender, it still logs me in to the goofy boy with the green golf cap. What must I do to change my online representation to be more appropriate?


It looks like you might have figured it out already, but you'll just need to go into your account by clicking on "My Account" in the top right corner of the screen.

You should see an option on the Left that says "Change my Avatar". Smile


Perhaps I am getting my vocabulary confused. When I log in to DOW to play TTR, it always depicts me as a boy with a green golf cap. When I play online, I regularly play against people who are depicted in both genders. DOW apparently reserves "Avatar" for the picture that accompanies a post I make on these forums, but it still does not change the character I am depicted as when I play TTR online.
      
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Re:how do I change my player avatar for online game? Thu, 21 June 2012 08:52
Amandarling wrote on Thu, 21 June 2012 09:51

rasmussen81 wrote on Wed, 20 June 2012 23:33

Amandarling wrote on Thu, 21 June 2012 04:41

I have been playing TTR online for over a month, and I would like to change my onscreen avatar to something more gender appropriate. I regularly play against male appearing and female appearing players online. I guess DOW automatically assigned me to look like this goofy boy with a green golf hat. When I log on and change my profile to the proper gender, it still logs me in to the goofy boy with the green golf cap. What must I do to change my online representation to be more appropriate?


It looks like you might have figured it out already, but you'll just need to go into your account by clicking on "My Account" in the top right corner of the screen.

You should see an option on the Left that says "Change my Avatar". Smile


Perhaps I am getting my vocabulary confused. When I log in to DOW to play TTR, it always depicts me as a boy with a green golf cap. When I play online, I regularly play against people who are depicted in both genders. DOW apparently reserves "Avatar" for the picture that accompanies a post I make on these forums, but it still does not change the character I am depicted as when I play TTR online.



Ah, I see what you're asking. Sorry for my confusion. Smile

To help you properly, I guess the next step is to ask what version of the game you're playing. Are you on the iPad, through Steam, on the computer version, or on an iPod? I think each one is a little different when it comes to changing the character you are. Cool
      
Amandarling
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Re:how do I change my player avatar for online game? Thu, 21 June 2012 17:41
I am playing TTR version 1.0 (33) that I downloaded through the App store and play on my Mac Book Air
      
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Re:how do I change my player avatar for online game? Sat, 23 June 2012 15:00
Sorry for "abusing" your thread...
I'm new on TTR (download via steam) and not yet used to the tools! Can anyone tell me, how to change my username (when I play online it shows my real name!!) Confused

I couldn't find anything like "my account" or "change name" - but it must be somewhere..... I'm sure! Embarassed
      
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Re:how do I change my player avatar for online game? Thu, 25 October 2012 03:02
As far as I can tell, this is how to do it:

1. Enter the Train Station
2. Select "Settings" near the upper right-hand corner
3. You should see the Avatar-O-Matic
4. Use the next / prev arrows - beneath the Avatar-O-Matic's screen - to find a suitable avatar
5. While your favorite avatar is visible, back out of the Settings screen
6. Resume the game

My only frustration with this option is that while I can change the gender for each of my AI competitors - no matter what color they're wearing and thus which trains they control, I can't do the same for my own avatar. If I prefer a certain color, I'm stuck with the gender presented in the the initial image. I can change the gender of the purple railroad baron for an AI opponent, but if I want to play purple then I have to play it with a masculine-looking avatar. It's better than having no choice whatsoever, but I find it odd that I can adjust that feature for opponents but not for my own account.

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