A big part of me feels like I can't win with the guys OR the gals.I'm female, and I've been gaming since I was 11 years old. I'm now 26. WoW is definitely the game I've played the most in recent months but in the past I've played (and still play) the Sonic the Hedgehog series, Mortal Kombat, Streets of Rage 2 and 3, Golden Axe, the Tekken series, the Age of Empires series, the Final Fantasy series and the Command and Conquer series amongst many others.But here's my problem.It's a fact that the video game world is still dominated by guys. As a result - as is the case with any male-dominated arena - gals have to work twice as hard to get the same recognition as their male counterparts. So with the guys I have that much more to "prove" before the point of acceptance as an equal entity.With the gals though, I feel almost as sidelined. Because I only started gaming at 11 and they've been gaming since they were 3, they had a Spectrum or an Amiga yet I started on the Sega Mega Drive (which was in fact my brother's and therefore I was piggybacking on a male's initiative), the fact that my hubby played WoW first and got me into it later, because I don't have an epic-geared level 80 character (level 68 Mage at the time of print and still very much learning)... I feel that I'm a "lesser" breed of female gamer. I've encountered female gamers who've made me feel as though I'm not as good as they are, not as much of a "female gamer" because I didn't beat Mania mode on Streets of Rage 3, or that I didn't own 4 consoles by the time I was 6 years old, or have a mega epicced-out level 80.Dammit, I'm a gamer like any other, male or female. I don't have an epic 80, but who cares? I will hopefully one day, and even if I never do it doesn't matter. I'm enjoying games like I have since I was 11, and that's what counts. It brings me happiness, and that's the only important thing.
woot a chick in wow, where?*scouts surrounding for one*/Sarcasm offOfc there is girls, woman and the oppisite sex from men in wow. People who are surprised by this is a bit out of touch. around 30-40% of the raider and officer in my guild is women and most skilled so it alot of stereotypes what they suck at playing. off to ulduar now:)
Sadly it seems most "girl gamers" that play WoW... only play WoW.I wouldn't call someone a gamer for playing one game, the same way I wouldn't call someone a reader for reading one novel.Not to rip on any WoW players female or otherwise, it does get irritating to try and talk about other games with someone only to get "what?" as a response.There are other games? /faintsActually, I gave up other games when I finally relented and got WoW this year. I played the Warcraft series (my husband at the time got me into it) but I had been console gaming long before we met, for over 20 years. The reason I put off WoW for so long was because I got into the last 2 weeks of beta testing (after trying for over 2 years) and after the first week my video card refused to play it. I burst into tears, I was so in love with it and overjoyed to finally get into beta testing. I didn't care that it was the last two weeks. Absolutely gutted when I only got to play the one week, as it wasn't worth getting a new card for that week. I knew then that if I got WoW, I'd never play Sims 2 which was released around the same time iirc, and I'd waited years for that to come out.When Starcraft 2 finally comes out...it's going to be very hard to put WoW down but I'll do it for that one. Blizzard has done a marvelous job and as a result, I've lost interest in other games. They are no longer satisfying or as enjoyable, and if I play them, all I think about is what I could be doing on WoW. As for the comments about who plays what gender and why: My ex plays females. He'd rather spend his hours looking at a hot female than a male, and he does his fair share of getting naked and dancing. I rolled mostly females but am fond of my male belf because he looks strangely hot in a purple dress. If you see two naked male belfs dueling fists and blowing kisses at each other while dancing, that's my ex and me having a laugh with our "gay couple". They look so cute together, we decided they had to be boyfriends.I tend not to reveal my gender to randoms because I don't enjoy being asked for sexy pics and my msn address by someone claiming to be a teenage boy. Having said that, one of my best mates on WoW is a teenage boy and he's one of the coolest people I've met in the game. He knows I'm female and doesn't care. Others have quit talking to me after they found out but until they found out, I was their 'mate' and we would pug together. Now they are never available. Their loss, not mine.For the Horde! (All the haters of those phrases - blame Blizzard. The factions have always said it in the series.)
i'm not a woman-hater,but most females i have noticed in guilds are well treated....too much well treated,i can't count how many times i saw those internet boyz treat girls like they are their girlfriends,i remember once i was on a guild (however poorly organised ),and they let a female have all items she wanted just because she had sweet voice in ventrillo.Sure,it's humanly to have attraction to females,but hey,some guys should hold a standard on that,you don't play wow to find girlfriend......Took the words right out of my mouth. I see that all the time and it's insulting.
I know a certain guy on Shattered Hand who's ( I hope ) going to get his mouth shut.It's this random guy that keeps standing in the cities.He keeps saying, "Girls Don't Play WoW"Poor sod, in my own opinion.
i'm not a woman-hater,but most females i have noticed in guilds are well treated....too much well treated,i can't count how many times i saw those internet boyz treat girls like they are their girlfriends,i remember once i was on a guild (however poorly organised ),and they let a female have all items she wanted just because she had sweet voice in ventrillo.Sure,it's humanly to have attraction to females,but hey,some guys should hold a standard on that,you don't play wow to find girlfriend......Took the words right out of my mouth. I see that all the time and it's insulting.It works the other way too, ya know. On one server I'm on the top few raiding guilds are blatantly anti-girl. They're sexist, insulting and downright rude to any female member, and are constantly saying how terrible girls are at playing. Both scenarios are pretty pathetic IMO.
its true my common law wife, sister, boss and aunt all play WoW woot!
For those of you who want the link directly to the Nielsen report, it can be found here: http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/stateofvgamer_040609_fnl1.pdfFirst time, I'm reading this threadSo weird...i know those 2 people who made that report since we work in the same company! I literally just got done emailing them about something completely different...
i'm not a woman-hater,but most females i have noticed in guilds are well treated....too much well treated,i can't count how many times i saw those internet boyz treat girls like they are their girlfriends,i remember once i was on a guild (however poorly organised ),and they let a female have all items she wanted just because she had sweet voice in ventrillo.Sure,it's humanly to have attraction to females,but hey,some guys should hold a standard on that,you don't play wow to find girlfriend......Took the words right out of my mouth. I see that all the time and it's insulting.Well you cant blame the women for that, age old problem of men thinking with the wrong head ....And if a female is getting items just because she have a pretty voice on ventrillo, i cant say i blame her for accepting them.... Only hope that chicks like that get some selfrespect, and stop giving the girls, who actually can and do, play wow as good as the guys, a bad rep.Now girls lets all go burn our Plate/leather/clothe/mail Brassieres, and start a revolution :P
Even we have girls in he guild. Too bad their either married or too young :(
In the final analysis, does gender really matter? Personally all I care about it is if the people I group with are compentent. Are they knowledgeable about their class? Can they anticipate what is required next? Do they perform well? Are they team players, committed to group success? Are they pleasant people to play with? Do they believe in fair play, or are they greedy bastards?Have they got a brain in their head, or are they a complete tool?Seems to me, with all the things you want in a group/guild/raid member, gender is the last thing to worry about.
i think about the same thing to is the person good will he cause us to wipe will he/she ninja something that drops if i get something that someone else wanted does that person know where i live and does he/she have a glock 49? i dont really think about that but trust me anyone who ninjas something i could care less what sex they are there not getting invited back. im not sexeist im just really want to have a good time with my group and just have fun in the game.
half the time if u tell someone your a girl they flame youmy brother showed me wow adn im hooked my boyfriend hates the game cos i play it too much, apparently.my bro's guild master is a girl too.
I am a twelve year old girl. I found out about wow while googling something about 'Yeti's. I begged my dad to let me play when I figured out it was a online game. He relented. Now I'm a blood elf going crazy trying to get to level 80 then make a Death Knight.
Being of the female persuasion myself, I have to say I really haven't encountered anything different on WoW playing a female character then those of the other gender. *shrugs*I guess most men and boys have finally wised up to the fact that 99 percent of our servers 'girls' are in fact guys. So I have never had gold, gear or runs handed to me, infact, everyone thought I was a dude until I hit lvl 70 in my guild, and on a Kara run my true 'identity' was revealed via vent. lol Also, I belong to a mature guild (mature as in most players are age 30+, not as in mature "we make stupid frat boy jokes all day" mature) who contain many a married couples of men and women who play wow, so I have never encountered any gender favoritism. Which I think is a good thing.
on my server we have 2 sister guilds one on horde, one on allaince of just women, you have to pass a vent test and everything, now im a woman and can can honestly say, that many of us in one place is never a good idea..