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2-09-2009 @ 3:47PM
Maybe we don't see many female teams because there arent many female gamers. As a gaming community, us guys can be kinda unwelcoming to ladies. Even this article seems like it doesn't want to accept that women could be "better" at PvPing than us guys. I would say the lack of kickass women players is because the game & playerbase are very male-centric. Furthermore, many women players choose to hide their identity because they risk sexual harassment or other forms of alienation for being "out" as a girl.This is a great article about sexual dimorphism in WoW! It explains some of what I'm talking about. Check it out:http://web.archive.org/web/20071126044941/http://www.theirisnetwork.org/archives/12
2-09-2009 @ 4:01PM
I dont think female gamers are as unwelcomed in wow as much as they are unwelcomed on xbox live. Females get constant harrassment for 10 year olds in games like halo. Ive actually known quite a bit of female players in wow, and interestingly they were only interested in pve.
2-09-2009 @ 3:58PM
Yeah, that was my take on it too. I'm betting less female gamers go in hard for PVP and for exactly the reason cited below; boys get a lot more competitiveness fed into them at an early age.That said, I bet you that we will see a top Arena team made up entirely of women sooner or later.
2-09-2009 @ 4:13PM
Checking in as a girl gamer. It is, in fact, true that there are a lot of guys who get really rude and really pissed off when they find out a.) I'm a girl, and b.) I know my class/spec better than they do. The enviroment can be pretty hostile overall. Not just in WoW. But you know it's bad when roll on an RP server and my nelf constantly gets 'Hey baby" whispers. I just made a macro that I spam back. "Hi, my name's Mike. What's yours?" Although I got another good suggestion from another girl gamer: "Well, I'm not a babe yet, but I will be after the surgery.."It's really sad when we have to go to these kinds of lengths in order to just be able to play. :/
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