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3-01-2010 @ 7:38PM
Women (and men) play all sorts of games. Before I started WoW I logged a lot of hours on The Sims (1/2/3) and Civilization (3/4). I like being a puppet master and kind of a control freak. My main excuse for avoiding playing wow was that I didn't want to kill things... but, as it turns out, I do love to throw lightning around and rock the lazer heals. My 10 man raid is 50% women--all three healers, the prot paladin guild leader and raid leader, and our resident warlock are all women. Two out of three of the main officers of the guild are women... and the male just cannot be trusted with master looter. Or he'll run off to the next boss while we're itching for him to give us our shiny purples.No, "playing games" does not equate to being a gamer or playing wow. I'm sure a lot of these hours are from solitaire, bejeweled, the sims, animal crossing, etc.Also, I'm a little disappointed by the article not being what was suggested by the title. "Women take charge!" because they play games? Because we do half the game playing we are taking charge... how? Examples like the recent '15 minutes of fame' about the professional FPS gamer who plays wow show that wow.com does know female gamers to talk about... but this article doesn't tell us anything but that they exist. Women playing wow is not the same as women taking charge in wow--some women like to spend their wow time picking flowers. So do some men. This article has no... depth. I feel like it doesn't really TELL me anything.
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