I prefer woman raid leaders.They're more calm.
Raid Leader - MaleGuild Leader - FemaleOfficer Make Up: 2 Male - 2 Female
Our raid leader is a guy.To be fair I think it has more to do with the desire to lead (and of course to be good at it), than a particular bias towards one gender or the other.
I don't know about raid leaders but it seems (based on my entirely meaningless anecdotal experience) that more guild leaders are female.
Historically, I've mostly had male raid leaders. My last two raids groups, however, have been led by a male/female combo. I'm only familiar with a few raids that are led by women only.However, there's been many, many women who controlled raids, but more in a behind the scenes kind of way...
I have a female raid leader. She's an older woman, but she gets the job done, is pleasant, and very fun to talk to. She is also my guild leader.
My old guild leader and raid leader was a man. I can't say I've ever had a female raid leader (I didn't use Vent for pugs), but I don't believe I have a preference.
I hated when my guild leader (male) left and our female officer took over. I generally prefer male leaders, they enforce rules without much question.
My weekly raids are lead by a guy... though by the thought process of women raid leaders being calmer he's definitely a woman.He's way more calm then the entire raid and has never lost his cool. He gets irritated at times but never looses his cool... It's neat. XD
I have noticed that the most competent raid leaders have been tanks or healers. As for their gender, I'd prefer to have a female raid leader as people are less likely to argue and get angry with a woman.
I am a woman and would love to lead raids in a *good* raiding guild. As it is, I have yet to find one that is not elitist, and establishing a good one and going through the recruiting process is painful, and I just don't have that much time to devote to it (yet!).With that being said, I have never ever had a raid lead by a woman, that I can recollect. In fact, in all my guilds that have fallen apart, it has been over another girl in the guild causing drama/fights/breakups in an online relationship.I can also agree that in an age of technology, it makes me want to pursue Psychology as a major in college, (after 3 years in a different major,haha) and then study online gaming interactions. People are angry and mean to each other online constantly, so I think a good question to ask is - what about the anonymity of the internet unleashes that pent up rage? What makes it okay to say horrible things to another person, when you would *never* say that to a person face-to-face? But it IS interesting, and it *does* make the mind boggle. Very good points you have, you have made me think even more about how the internet shapes us!
I've had both male and female raid leaders. Being an officer in my guild I sometimes lead a bit in raids as well. When the female GM would lead a 10 man I would find myself leading much more and organizing more than she ever did. This has nothing to do with gender bias it just seems as though she didn't have as much of a desire to lead as her husband did. Guild make-up is:2 GMs - 1 Male and 1 Female (married)4 Officers - 3 Male and 1 Female (all tanks/healers) Generally I find that tanks/healers work better as raid leaders/officers as well
I've led many raids, and I'm female. Works out pretty good. Just have trouble with younger boys, since they generally don't want to listen. And I've also had an assortment of male/female raid leaders. Both male and female leaders seem to be stern, tough, but kind people, in most general cases. I had a male GL that treated women like utter crap though, and, just like you said, reflected sexist men out in today's society. Last guild I was in though, me and another female led raids. I'm the main tank, and she was the main healer.
I've been in countless raids where leaders are female and they are experienced and calm in both management of time and instruction. I've been in very few "Jenkins" situations where people become impatient over discussing mob strategy. My guild leaders are male and female, married couple who take on the job of managing the guild together. I often have found that male raid leaders tend to be less forgiving when there is a new person to the raid, or to the fight, and far more judgmental about gear and achievement status, but find also that some women I've had as raid leaders tend to ask their raid assists for advise about looting/roles and position within the raid.
I'm a female and a RL/GL. Although recently I've gotten a good friend to step up and we now RL together as a team (He's a tank, I'm a healer) and things go rather smoothly (probably helps that he has a sexy aussie accent and we're both very mellow).Most of the raids and guilds that I have been in have been lead by men and all of the most recent female-lead raids that I have been in have been absolutely awful. I don't think it's gender as much as just ignorance of the encounters and how to lead, though.
I'm female. I am also a guild leader. The raids are shared over who formed the event. if it was my idea, I had to run it.I am a little ball of rage. So the comments about women being more pleasant as raid leaders, i must disagree.My guild is all males however. most didn't believe I was female until I hopped on vent. I think we have one casual female in the guild, and she joined because her boyfriend raided with us. I dont care about gender. What i care about is the lead knowing WTF to do.I've been in so many pugs, and a few other guilds before creating mine. It made raiding not only terrible, but long drawn out and boring or stressful at times. This is why I lead if I can, if you want something done right, gotta do it yourself.
Personally i belive that women are more organized calm two things can never be missing from a good raid and the most important authoroty cuality that most women have SO yeah i prefer a woman leader and can be complamente with a male (some females are to softhearted)