I'm world building for a fantasy MMORPG and I really want to have a safe and acceptable environment for all possible players. Of course I am going to be realistic and have prejudice in game, it wouldn't be believable if everyone got along. However I personally feel that if a paying consumer of my game feels like having a male and female character, why should I limit them and make them feel uncomfortable? They could always make two separate characters, but then there's a lack of sync and feeling that they are one person. My team also discussed having a feature that switched between avatars while keeping gear and skills. Another idea was a sort of illusion spell that would alter the players body to a set form based off of their original facial shape and general traits. I would like to hear more suggestions and thought of this topic in games, or if something like this has been done before, even if it was not intended for gender fluid people.
I'm sorry if this seems too opinion based, but in a way, it is. I'm asking for ways some one could change their appearance in a believable way from a world building perspective, in order to make my game more enjoyable to a part of my demographic. I'm sorry if I confused anyone by this, but I am asking for opinions from other world builders, not from a development or functionality stand point.