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:)
its true my common law wife, sister, boss and aunt all play WoW woot!
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..